news | 07 July 2016 | EY Cyprus

EY named world’s #1 professional services employer

EY has been named the world’s most attractive professional services employer – and third most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking. The ranking is based on a survey of 267,084 business and engineering/IT students from the top academic institutions across 12 of the world’s largest economies. In addition to its global ranking, EY was ranked the number one professional services employer in five countries: US, Canada, France, China and Australia.

Stavros Pantzaris, EY Cyprus Managing Partner, says:

“We are very pleased and honored for being ranked number one in Universum’s survey, as the world’s most attractive professional services employer and third most attractive business employer overall. Our purpose at EY is to build a better working world for our society, as well as our strong workforce. This great acknowledgment by the world’s business students reiterates and reinforces our commitment towards attracting top talent and helping them reach their full professional and personal potential. Our ambition in Cyprus is to build the highest performing teams and develop future leaders for the local community and the global marketplace.”

Andreas Avraamides, EY Cyprus Member of the Board and Talent Leader, says:

“It’s an honor once again to feature so highly in this influential ranking by Universum. Being named the world’s most attractive professional services organization by students around the globe is a great recognition of our commitment to investing in top talent and building an inclusive environment in which our employees can bring a diversity of knowledge and skill. EY Cyprus will continue to focus on creating an exceptional team of world-class talent, by attracting and providing challenging and fulfilling careers to highly talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.”

EY has more than 230,000 people in 152 countries around the world. In fiscal year 2016 EY hired80,000 people comprising 63,000 full-time employees – of which 40,000 are campus hires and 23,000 experienced hires. EY also hired 17,000 interns. Overall, this is a 5% increase from fiscal year 2015.

  • EY is the world’s third most attractive employer overall
  • EY is also the #1 professional services employer in five countries

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