EY gets apprenticeship training status

One of the world’s Big Four accountancy firms has been awarded training provider status. Ernst and Young announced its award earlier this week, when Maggie Stilwell, EY Managing partner for Talent, said, “Gaining employer provider status helps us to deliver high quality apprenticeships for our people that are tailored to the needs of our business.”

As part of the wider announcement the firm has revealed that it will admit 200 school leaver students to its Business Apprenticeship scheme, which begins in September this year. Stilwelll adds, “Apprenticeships provide an attractive alternative to University for students and, at the same time, an opportunity for employers to upskill their people and indeed the UK workforce.”

Successful applicants to EY’s business apprentice scheme will work towards an apprenticeship and a globally recognised accountancy qualification, on a structured programme that will offer on-the-job coaching and the opportunity to work with EY clients from day one. The full-time role will have a starting salary of up to £21,500 and the career path and experiences will be the same as for graduates.