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A career in aviation: frequently asked questions from the IASA career exposition

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A career in aviation: frequently asked questions from the IASA career exposition

The Irish Aviation Students’ Association (IASA) recently hosted their first career exposition. The main goals of the event were to connect aviation-passionate students with the industry, and to discover and develop opportunities that will shape the future of aviation in Ireland and beyond.

EY was delighted to take a stand at the event and to inform the students that careers in aviation are not confined to engineers and pilots! The EY team spent the day highlighting the career opportunities in the finance, tax and legal disciplines. If you were unable to attend but have an interest in working in the aviation industry, the team put together this guide to the top three questions they were asked at the event.

  • What does EY do in the aviation industry?

EY provides assurance, tax and advisory services to 36 of the top 50 lessors in the world, such as Avolon, BBAM and Aircastle. EY is also the leading global provider of professional services to the airline industry, with over 2,000 professionals worldwide providing services to nearly every facet of the airline industry. Our market strength extends throughout the total air transportation sector. We have more presence as auditor in the global airline industry than all of our competitors combined. Read more about our aviation finance practice.

  • What roles are available to those without a business degree?

No matter what your natural talent, if you’re inquisitive, analytical, personable, inventive, perceptive or a natural leader, there is a Graduate Programme at EY tailored just for you. There are five areas to choose from: assurance, advisory, tax, transactions and IT, data analytics & cyber.  At EY, we pride ourselves on our diverse culture. What sets EY apart from our competitors is our large range of academic backgrounds, which allows for a diverse and unique approach to our services which is tailored to our clients. Our focus is on hiring those that are the right for the business overall.  In short, a business background is not a necessity when applying for a graduate position within EY. As long as our minimum requirement of a 2.1 in your relative degree is achieved, you are eligible to apply for our graduate programme.

  • How can you apply to the EY Graduate program?

You can apply for our 2019 graduate programme here. The application form is very user friendly and takes approximately 30 mins to complete. Also, on this site you will find a personality test which will identify your natural talent, and will outline how EY can nourish its development.

–  Ciara Hogan