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.
- For second consecutive year, EY is the #1 professional services employer
- EY ranks fourth as world’s most attractive employer overall
- Demonstrates EY’s commitment to developing and engaging its people
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.
Stavros Pantzaris, EY Cyprus Country Managing Partner, says:
“We are delighted and honoured for being ranked number one in Universum’s survey, as the most attractive professional services employer among the world’s business students, for the second consecutive year. At EY, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience both for our clients and for our people. This includes investing in our people and developing them into leaders equipped with the necessary competencies to solve the most complex problems and contribute to our purpose of building a better working world.”
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.
Andreas Avraamides, EY Cyprus Talent Leader, says:
“We are thrilled to be named once again the world’s most attractive professional services employer and the fourth most attractive employer overall, in Universum’s survey. Our people are undeniably our most valuable asset and we are committed towards supporting their development and helping them reach their full potential. In Cyprus, we will continue to focus on attracting top talent and creating opportunities for our people to enhance their career value and become the leaders they aspire to be.”
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.