EY has today announced 900 net new jobs on the island of Ireland which will grow its total head count to 5,100. It is estimated that 550 of the positions will be for experienced hires while 350 will be filled by new university graduates.
It is the intention of the company to fill these 550 experienced roles as soon as possible. The majority of the 350 university graduates who were offered roles in EY for this financial year are now in the process of being onboarded with the remainder due to take up their new roles over the coming months.
EY will be actively recruiting candidates to fill a wide variety of roles across its core areas of tax, audit, corporate finance and consulting as well as in new growth areas including technology consulting, digital and emerging technology, data analytics, cyber security, sustainability, law, strategy and transformation. The firm is also recruiting heavily across other growth areas such as workforce and organisation design and planning, change management, transaction diligence, and valuations, modelling and economics.
Speaking this week, Managing Partner at EY Ireland, Frank O’Keeffe said, "Our plan to increase our current headcount on the island of Ireland from 4,200 to 5,100 people is hugely exciting for us. Strong client demand for our services gives us confidence to continue with our ambitious growth plans. We’re seeking to recruit the brightest and most diverse talent across a host of disciplines to join our brilliant teams. We recognise the important role we play in supporting the development of Ireland’s future business leaders and so we have a laser focus on ensuring our people have access to world class training and mentoring throughout their career at EY."
This comes after EY has reported record levels of growth for its business on the island of Ireland, with revenues to the end of June 2022 up 26% to €536 million (up from €425 million in the prior Financial Year).