Standard graduate recruitment process
Assessment day, personality tests, application form with attached CV
No boring standard psychometric test like other big 4, very focused on team dynamic and motivations.
Online testing, assessment day with group activity and individual interviews
I did grad recruitment - online application, psychometric testing (unnecessary), assessment day including a group case study, office tour and partner interview and then a phone call to confirm the position.
The tax team usually bring in a whole pile of applicants for a morning or afternoon session. You then are interviewed by a partner and do a group activity, along with meet a handful of the junior staff, where you can talk to them about their day to day work
Submit application, attend assessment day which includes interview and group activity
I had a phone interview and a meeting with a partner. Did not do assessment day.
These are fine. Assessment day consisted of: Interview with Partner and Manager, team case work and networking session.
Split out into two sessions - interview with staff and group assessment. Good to see how the person interacts on both an individual and group level. Intern programme a good opportunity to know whether the grad role is a good fit.
Applied online, completed two online tests, invited to assessment day which composed of a solo interview, a group exercise and a networking lunch.
I only had an interview and it was so comfortable, it felt more like a conversation
Graduate recruitment run well, however rigid negotiation and completely different treatment (and benefits) for lateral with equivalent experience.
Interviewers made me feel comfortable and able to open up and be myself. EY appreciated how people interacted within the group during the group assessment, rather than the one or two people bringing all the ideas to the table.