Working for Ernst and Young "Building a better working world"

How it All Began

  • Arthur Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated in law, but became interested in banking and investment. In 1906, he formed an accounting firm, Arthur Young & Company, with his brother Stanley.
  • Alwin C Ernst was born in Cleveland, USA. After leaving school he worked as a bookkeeper. Then, in 1903, he and his brother Theodore started Ernst & Ernst, a small public accounting firm.
  • Both firms were quick to be successful
  • As early as 1924, they allied with prominent British firms: Young with Broads Paterson & Co and Ernst with Whinney Smith & Whinney
  • Once the two firms were combined, a global organization of over 231,000 employees was formed
Arthur Young and Alwin C Ernst never met in person, but died just days apart

Company Culture

  • People who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teaming.
  • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.

The Better begins with you program is an important way that Ernst and Young builds their shared culture and stays strongly committed to their values.

A Future with Ernst and Young

  • Summer Internship
  • The work you do will be similar to our graduates’ work, you’ll be able to help and make a positive contribution.
  • If your internship goes well, there’s a chance you’ll be offered a graduate position within the team you’ve been working for.
  • If things go really well, could be offered a graduate position where you can attend the International Intern Leadership Conference (IILC) in Florida the summer before you start full-time.

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