EY Graduate Jobs & Internships

Ernst and Young (EY) is a professional services firm that provides services to clients across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions. We exist to build a better world, create long-term value for our clients, people and society and to build trust in capital markets. 

About EY

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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About EY service lines

About EY service lines

1.     Assurance

Background to Assurance

Assurance professionals play a vital role in the economy by providing companies, investors and regulators with confidence about the validity of financial statements, business-critical information or processes. But assurance skills are not limited to audit or to finance. Assurance professionals also help clients make informed decisions about environmental policies, governance and management systems and fraud investigation.

A career in Assurance - Audit

  • Examine a company’s financial statement and test their reliability
  • Get to know the business and assess processes / controls use to produce the financial statement
  • Understand business drivers, associated risks and their potential effect on financial statement accounts

2.     Tax

Background to Tax 

The Tax department provides quality services in many industries. We help our clients understand and manage their tax compliance and reporting obligations responsibly and proactively. We help them assess, improve and monitor their tax function’s processes, controls and risk management and maintain effective relationships with the tax authorities. Our services include business tax services, human capital, indirect tax, international tax, and transaction tax.

A career in Tax

  • Manage and coordinate tax compliance work for clients
  • Maintain continuous interaction with clients, manage expectations and ensure outstanding client service.
  • Team with tax professionals to provide comprehensive tax services
  • Determine all information required to ensure / complete accurate tax compliance products

3.     Advisory

Background to Risk

Risk management protects business performance and contributes to sustainability in results. It’s about achieving a clear understanding of risks and developing plans to manage them. As part of our team of risk professionals, you will work with multinational businesses and public sector organizations to develop and integrate holistic approach to risk and control.

Underpinning our risk capabilities are our strengths and skills in day-to-day operations, management and strategic decision-making. These skills are concentrated in the four supporting areas of:

  • People and organizational change
  • IT advisory
  • Strategic direction
  • Program management

A career in Risk

  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication
  • and updating senior team members on progress
  • Help prepare for meetings with client management teams and participate in these meetings
  • Help prepare reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships with EY Advisory Services and with other service lines across the organization

Background to Performance Improvement

Our Performance Improvement team is all about helping clients improve security and efficiency, while also reducing their costs. We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation and process efficiency services in experienced areas like finance, customer, supply chain, operations, IT, people and organization management.

A career in Performance Improvement

  • Build productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Perform daily fieldwork, inform supervisors of the engagement status.
  • Understand and execute advisory services procedures including client interviews, problem analysis, and
  • advanced fact gathering
  • Commit to developing knowledge. Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with team members, and enhance service delivery.
  • Build strong internal relationships with EY Advisory Services and with other service lines across the organization

4.     Transaction Advisory Services – Valuation & Business Modeling

Background to Transaction Advisory Services

We are committed to delivering independent and objective business valuation services to a range of private and public companies in various industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China and throughout Asia. By identifying critical value and risk drivers, and determining the linkages that affect performance, we help our clients improve alignment between management decision-making, resource allocation, executive compensation and enterprise performance. 

A career in Transaction Advisory Services – Valuation & Business Modeling

  • Conduct equity research, industry research, management interviews and site visits; and support managers by analyzing information obtained from various channels for use in the preparation of valuation reports
  • Review and analyze valuation reports issued by other firms in order to assist audit teams on the projects associated with fair value measurements
  • Appraise company or asset values using the income approach, market approach or asset-based approach for transaction, financial reporting or tax purposes
  • Work closely with clients, targets and other professionals in the financial due diligence, legal, tax and valuation fields

A career in Transaction Advisory Services - Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Review companies financial status, prepare pre-liquidation forecast and prognosis of cash flow requirements
  • Assist the engagement managers to prepare comprehensive financial reviews of companies' operations for the intention to secure investor, dispose and recover of assets
  • Involve in day-to-day management of judicial management, receivership, agent for mortgagee-in possession voluntary and compulsory liquidation engagement
  • Help client in corporate risk management

EY Experience

EY Experience

Nick Yeung

"By giving our clients exceptional service and helping them manage regulations, we give them the confidence to grow their businesses. We’ve been growing alongside the financial services market in Hong Kong, so our team is expanding all the time, and we’re working more and more with global businesses who want to set up operations in Hong Kong and Mainland China. This adds an international element to a lot of the work we do, and the global nature of EY means we work with colleagues from all over the world helping our clients get established here. But the moment I realized how truly global we were that was at our conference for newly promoted managers. I met hundreds of peers from around the world, and began building a vast network that will be useful for years to come.”
- Nick Yeung
Manager, Assurance

Selina Jiang

“I recently worked on a 6-week engagement with a highly influential, national professional body. We were investigating the organization’s financial affairs, to give their members confidence and find ways of improving their governance. I analyzed five years’ worth of financial reports for 13 entities around the country and also worked with EY HK on the final report. I was also asked to present my findings to the client’s Executive Officers around the country. What a great experience!”
– Selina Jiang
Manager, Transaction Advisory Services


“My role was to research how their social media presence compared to global peers – and come up with creative ideas to keep this iconic Chinese company relevant to its youthful social media audience. The client gave us total creative freedom. To help us select options for our recommendations, I set up a project room and created a collage of the coolest ideas from around the globe. We looked at what the organization was doing across social media across the entire business and how it could be improved. Along the way, I interviewed senior people in the company. My presentation changed the way this client operates in the digital world. What an amazing opportunity – and such great exposure to global leaders – so early in my career!”

– Andy Liu
Senior Manager, Advisory 

Vivian Jing

Every day in EY is an adventure. You’ll be faced with challenges but at the same time you’ll be provided with all the support you need from managers and colleagues. You’ll be handling different tasks but at the same time you’ll be armed with solid technical knowledge and the best business practice. People here are ready to share with you their fruitful experiences and subject-matter resource, being honest and nice.”

- Vivian Jing
Senior, Tax

EY Recruitment programs

EY Recruitment programs

Graduate Opportunities


Aptitude Test

Manager Assessment

Partner Interview


Target onboard date

2016 Graduate Program

(For final year graduates study outside Hong Kong)

From 1 Jan onward


Mar - Apr

Apr – May

May – Jun


2016 Summer Internship Program

(For non-final year students study outside Hong Kong)

1 Jan - 31 Jan





Jun – Aug
(6 -8 weeks)

2017 Spring Internship Program

(For non-final year students study outside Hong Kong)

1 Sep – 30 Sep


Oct – Nov



Jan – Mar 17 (3 months)


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor / Master's degree with an emphasis on Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or business are preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Conversational Japanese or Korean (only applies to  the Japan or Korean desk Assurance positions)
  • Strong analytical, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm in the performance of responsibilities
  • Permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or international graduate (or holder of valid work visa) who is eligible for employment in Hong Kong for employment in Hong Kong (for graduate and internship recruitment programs)

How to apply

Submit an online application at www.ey.com/cn/careers, with your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts.

Should you have any questions regarding the programs, please email to [email protected].

Interview arrangements

What would be the interview arrangement if I cannot come back to Hong Kong for assessments?

  • For candidates who are not able to come back to Hong Kong for interviews, phone or skype interview maybe conducted depending on different service lines' practice.
  • In some business units for graduate positions, shortlisted candidates are required to meet personally at the final stage of recruitment process.

Opportunities to know more about EY and talk to our recruiters?

We organize “EYHK office visits” in school vacation period.  If you are interested in visit us, please write an email to [email protected] with subject “EYHK office visit for overseas students_[Name of university]_[Your name]”, and we will notify you the details. 


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