Accountancy giant re-jigs recruitment process

EY is removing the conventional ‘one-to-one’ final interview and will instead conclude its recruitment process with an ‘assessment event’.

The Big Four firm said that the change will help to provide a more rounded view of each candidate and boost diversity among its new recruits. EY also stressed the process from application to job offer will be much quicker – falling from nine to typically five weeks.

Students first need to complete an online assessment, which focuses on identifying their strengths and future potential. This is followed by a job simulation that gives applicants a feel of what the job would be like. The final stage is an assessment day, where candidates take part in around eight activities, learn more about life at EY and meet existing employees.

The input of five appraisers at the assessment day will be used to make the final decision on whether to make a job offer.

EY’s Justine Campbell said: “To keep pace with the changing world of work and also the demands of the next generation of employees, we have further enhanced our student recruitment process.”

She continued: “We know that students want a speedy, interactive process that helps them to get a sense of what life is like at EY, while we understand more about them.”

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