What is EY Reconnect?
In 2018 we launched our EY Reconnect program for female career returners, providing a bridge for professionals re-entering the workplace after an extended career break.
This four day per week, 12-week program offers a supported route back into work with induction, coaching and mentoring for talented individuals who have had a career break of between 2 and 10 years. Joining as part of a cohort, you will also have an instant peer group for additional support.
This is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your career, your previous experience and knowledge within business.
What background and past experience is needed for EY Reconnect?
You will have left the workforce having had over 5 years relevant work experience, with a background in professional services, consultancy, financial services, technology or a related industry.
EY Reconnect offers the opportunity to join an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we encourage creativity and flexibility. It’s not just something we talk about; the skills you’ve acquired from your career break will be celebrated and valued as much as those from your professional CV.
Which area would suit me best?
EY Reconnect offers roles across multiple business areas, we encourage you to research the service lines prior to applying to ensure they are aligned to your interests, skills and experience.
At the end of the 12 weeks, all participants will be considered to transition into a permanent role with EY utilising our flexible working practices. Find out more about these here.
What if I don’t know which area is the best fit for me?
When you apply, you will be asked for your service line preference however if you can’t decide, there is the option for a second choice.
Will I have to work full time?
The 12 week program is designed to be four days per week, giving you the exposure, support and opportunities whilst allowing you to transition back to work whilst still having time to pursue your other interests. All EY roles are open to flexibility and we are here to consult and work with you on flexible working options should you join us at the end of the 12 weeks.
Where are the opportunities based?
Cohorts vary for each EY Reconnect intake, so far opportunities have been offered in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.
Applications will open again in March 2019 with opportunities available across Oceania.
When does the program start?
Applications will open again in March 2019 for roles across Oceania for Returners to start in July 2019. Applications will open again in March 2019 for roles in other locations across Oceania for Returners to start in July 2019. In the meantime, please click here to register your details within the EY Reconnect Talent community so that you can be notified when applications open again.
Is EY Reconnect a paid program?
Yes, you will be paid in line with the permanent roles for the teams you join.
We’re building the workplace of the future – a place that’s smarter, more inclusive, more dynamic and more flexible – and driven by a sense of purpose. We’re continually investing in our people in order to be the employer of choice in professional services, offering you a range of experiences and assignments that will inspire your professional development and help you move closer to your long-term goals.
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is core to our ambitions. Brilliant women – and men – are already thriving in our business and we’re committed to attracting more women and other minority groups to work at EY – at all levels across the business.
Applications will be open again in March 2019. Until then, please visit ey.com/ey-reconnect to find out more about the program.