EY to create 800 jobs with half of these for experienced professionals

Half of the new roles announced at the consulting firm are for graduates

Professional services firm EY is to create more than 800 new jobs across seven offices over the next year in a move that will bring its total headcount locally to nearly 4,200 people.

The firm said it intends to hire 414 experienced professionals, with another 402 roles for graduates also being created.

The company said it currently employs 3,400 people. It previously announced plans to hire 600 people in October 2019 to take its headcount to 3,700. The difference between the two numbers was largely down to attrition and staff turnover, the firm said.

The firm late last year made about 30 people in support roles redundant due to automation and a change in some of its processes.


EY said it is looking to fill a 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, cybersecurity, sustainability, law, strategy and transformation. The firm is also recruiting heavily across areas such as workforce and organisation design and planning, change management, transaction diligence, and valuations, modelling and economics.

Some 606 of the new roles will be Dublin-based, while the remaining 210 roles will be located in Cork, Galway, Belfast, Limerick and Waterford.

“It’s always encouraging to see high value jobs being created for both experienced professionals and the next generation of university graduates alike, and it’s a testament to the skills and talent available here in Ireland and a welcome endorsement of Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to invest and grow,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar.

EY Ireland provide assurance, tax, audit, transaction and advisory services to a wide range of clients, and in recent years has increasingly expanded into areas such as IT forensics.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is a former Irish Times business journalist