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EY 2020 Melbourne Co-Op Program

One decision, a lifetime of opportunity

As a Co-Op with EY you’ll be able to add value to your clients and shape your career as a professional. From entrepreneurial start-ups to multinationals, we’ll guide you on how to help our clients manage risk, address issues and capitalise on opportunities. And, we’ll give you exposure to some of the largest clients and most interesting projects, both locally and globally.

When it comes to finding out what a global organisation's like, nothing compares to working there. During the Co-Op Program, you'll work with our clients, access our learning resources and gain experience similar to that of a first-year graduate. You will participate in our extensive training to build your technical and soft skills throughout the year. Our Co-Op Program allows you to work with us for between nine and twelve months before beginning your final year at university.

You'll enjoy the support of a 'buddy' to help you settle in and a counsellor to help you plan your development. You'll have your own areas of responsibility and may even be offered a full-time position with us after you graduate.

Our Melbourne Co-Op Program will commence in early 2020.

If you’re passionate about a career in professional services and external audit, we encourage you to apply for our Assurance or Advisory Co-Op Programs. We're interested in talented students who are studying or majoring in accounting or technology.

To be successful in the application process, you’ll need to be highly motivated with a genuine interest in working with clients to handle complex issues and resolve challenges. You’re team focused with strong analytical skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. You’ll work with clients as soon as you start so you'll also need to be a confident communicator and passionate about client service excellence.

To ensure you match your interests and career goals, we encourage you to research our service lines before applying.


To apply for our Melbourne Co-Op Program, you are required to be:

  • In your penultimate year of study and willing to defer your studies for 2020 to undertake the full-time placement OR 
  • Required to complete a one year placement with an employer prior to your final year of university studies
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident. International students are not eligible to apply for the Melbourne Co-Op Year Program   
  • Studying or majoring in accounting or technology

Please also upload your resume as part of your application.

Recruitment process

You may be invited to complete a situational questionnaire and an aptitude ability test if you progress through our process. Please check your email regularly for updates as you will have 48 hours to complete these.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment day and are required to provide original academic transcripts and proof of citizenship or current permanent residency status documentation.

Apply today at www.ey.com/au/careers/apply

Applications close 12:00 noon, 23 August 2019 or unless positions are filled prior to this date. We encourage you to apply early to get the best opportunity to secure an offer to join EY. Our preference is that you only submit one application for your preferred location.

EY is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion across all diversity groups. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via [email protected] or +61 1800 017 666.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider.

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  • Job type:Graduate jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Business and Commerce, Information Systems,

  • Workrights:

    New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen,

  • Locations:


  • Closing Date:23rd Aug 2019, 2:00 am


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