EY has revealed that it has welcomed a total of 1,088 graduates and apprentices into its UK
offices this year, compared with the 1,048 graduates and apprentices hired in 2020.
Some 44% of this year’s cohort of 909 graduates and 179 apprentices will be based outside of London in EY’s regional offices.
Meanwhile, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Reading have seen a particularly strong intake as the firm continues to invest in its regional business. Of the new joiners, 46% are women, 38% are from an ethnic minority, and 4% are black.
Hywel Ball, UK chair, EY, said: “I am delighted to welcome our student recruits as they begin their career with EY. At a time when many students have been facing a challenging jobs market, we believe that it is important for our communities and the long-term success of our business to keep recruiting.
“Almost half of this year’s students will be based outside of London, which represents a significant investment in our regional business and our commitment to developing diverse talent from across the UK.”