EY has been named the world’s most attractive professional services employer for the second consecutive year – and the fourth most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employers ranking. Universum’s 2017 ranking is based on a survey of more than 290,000 business and engineering/IT students from the top academic institutions across 12 of the world’s largest economies.
EY was ranked the number one professional services employer in five countries in this year’s survey: US, Canada, France, China and Australia. Additionally, EY was also ranked for the first time in Universum’s top 50 list of global employers for engineering and IT students.
Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO, says:
“We are honored to be named the world’s most attractive professional services employer for the second consecutive year, and the fourth most attractive employer overall. At EY, our people are at the center of our business, they deliver the best results for our clients and help us realize our purpose of building a better working world every day.”
In 2016, EY invested more than US$500m in training and nearly 12 million hours in classroom instruction for its people worldwide. By replacing traditional classroom training with exercises that simulate real business challenges, EY’s people were able to put their new skills into practice and see how the skills they’ve acquired will apply to the work they’re doing every day.
Nancy Altobello, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent, says:
“We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our 250,000 people around the world. This includes developing our people into purpose-driven leaders and growing their career value by equipping them with the necessary skills to solve the most complex problems, as well as anticipating the skills they’ll need in the future. It’s about investing in each person’s unique career journey, and we’re thrilled the business and engineering/IT students who participated in Universum’s survey continue to see and appreciate the value in the EY experience.”
EY has more than 250,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world, with combined global revenues of US$29.6b in FY16.