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Executive Assistant Indigenous Trainee Program, Core Business Services - Sydney and Melbourne

  • Sydney (Sydney)
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

Supportive mentoring and on-boarding programs to set you up for success

Opportunity to take on large amounts of responsibility early in your career

·  Be part of a high-performing, supportive culture

About EY


EY is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It is our vision to embed reconciliation across EY to drive improved social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and enhance relationships between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Trainee Executive Assistant (EA) within the Core Business Services team in Sydney and Melbourne. You will grow solid administration skills by learning from, and working with, some of our most experienced EAs. This program takes drive and commitment, but will provide you with the support and training that you will need to succeed. You will gain valuable experiences and build networks that will stay with you throughout your career.

We welcome and encourage applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

When you join EY you will get to work with experienced professionals who’ll guide you to be your best. You will have the opportunity to learn from an Indigenous mentor and join our Indigenous staff network.

Our Executive Assistant Trainee Program consists of:

16 weeks of training including:

·  A comprehensive induction program
4 weeks of training in our Business Support Centre to get you familiar with our technology and processes

2 week long rotations through each of our four service lines, where you will build your understanding of our business and our clients

You will be allocated a mentor, as well as a coach from each part of the business to offer the support and guidance you need as you move through each rotation

Followed by a 3 month trial placement period in an allocated EA role whilst still being in the Trainee role

At the end of the 6 months, all Trainees will be considered to transition into a permanent role with EY and encouraged to utilise our formal or informal flexible working practices.

Your key responsibilities
·  Diary Management
·  Travel Management
·  Event management coordination
·  Expense preparation and management
·  Prepare expense claims using gT&E
·  Client relationship management and support
Skills and attributes for success
A Diploma of Business Administration or Certificate IV of Business Administration (desirable) and 1 -2 years relevant work experience in a customer servicing role (such as office administration, hotel reception, airline customer service, hospitality and/or other administration roles )

·  Energy, enthusiasm, confidence, and a “can do” attitude!
Great communication skills, able to build rapport and understanding of others concerns, needs and issues

·  High standard of written and spoken English
·  Strong time management and prioritisation skills
·  Great attention to detail and is service and quality focused
·  Demonstrated problem solving capability
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)

Ideally, you’ll also have
·  Quality driven, consistently aiming for high standards
·  A commitment to learning and development
·  Maintains strict discretion and confidentiality
·  Organised and enjoys administration
·  Able to work in a team arrangement
Demonstrate EY’s core values - integrity, respect and teaming; building relationships based on doing the right thing; energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead

Who are Core Business Services?

The EY Core Business Services (CBS) team help support the business enablement functions that help keep EY running and maintain its success! As a CBS professional you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional client services, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability.

Areas within CBS include the General Counsel’s Office, Finance, IT, Talent, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management. Join us and be a valued and important member of the team!


What working at EY offers

Our Total Rewards package includes:
·  formal or informal flexible working options e.g. remote working, flexible start and finish times
career and learning development e.g.EY badges , career mentoring

an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings e.g. Salary packaging, parental leave and support, health checks

Who we are

EY is aninclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Ability EY, our disability network and Unity, our LGBTI network enabling us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or +61 1800 017 666.  

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now!

Give yourself the best chance by applying early. Anticipated start date for successful candidates is January 2020.


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third-party provider.

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