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EY Assistant Consultant - Immigration, People Advisory Services - London in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Consultant - Immigration, People Advisory Services - London


Requisition # LON00GYN

Post Date Sep 10, 2019

The Global Immigration team sits within EY’s People Advisory Services practice and is the largest single brand provider of immigration services managing a range of business immigration services for multinational clients wishing to send their employees to work overseas. These services typically centre on the compliance and legal issues in coordinating and filing their work and visa applications, subsequent work permit/visa extensions and passport/nationality issues.

The opportunity

EY’s Financial Services Immigration practice is a high-pace, client service focused environment. Team members enjoy extensive contact with corporate clients within the Financial Services sector, assignees and EY contacts at all levels within the organisation.

Your keyresponsibilities

As a member of the Financial Services client service team you will participate in engagements and other related activities under the guidance and supervision of more experienced personnel. Responsibilities will include:


  • Demonstrate commitment to delivering high qualityclient service by delivering quality work product, free of errors

  • Meeting all assigned engagement commitments in a timelymanner and accurately identify problems and exceptions.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently andproactively communicate with more senior members of the team to ensuretimely delivery and review of key work products/activities.

  • Assist in data gathering and document preparation andfilling of immigration applications and other client deliverables.

  • Gather and analyse required information from client andexternal knowledge sources in order to prepare suitable conclusions andrecommendations as instructed by more senior members of the team.

  • Prepare and draft materials and communications for seniormembers of the practice for EY/client representation to immigrationauthorities and government officials.

  • Support day-to-day client liaison and discuss questionsraised by client with the client service team and ensure they are at alltimes advised of client related issues as necessary.

  • Maintain up-to-date records of applicants' status andinformation in the tracking system.

  • Document all tasks, timelines, resource requirements toclarify scope and scale of projects.

  • Acquire basic knowledge of immigration projectmanagement methods, standards and tools.


  • Contribute towards the attainment of engagement goalsand develop an understanding of individual responsibilities within theteam and be open to receiving and providing feedback at all times.

  • Follow a continuing program of development in technicalimmigration and related areas as well as management skills consistent withthe firm’s professional development requirements.

  • Support and participate in practice-wide activitiessuch as recruiting learning and other people initiatives.

Quality & Risk

  • Demonstrate the awareness of EY risk managementpolicies and procedures and support engagement administration.

  • Ensure all time bookings are accurately and timely andachieve chargeable hour’s target.


  • Identify business opportunities within the FinancialServices sector and support client pursuits.

  • Undertakes research to stay informed of market activityfor select accounts and sectors.

  • Contribute towards account planning.

  • Support the management of key client relationships andbuild and strengthen own network within the firm and externally withindividual clients.

  • Build effective relationships with other EY teammembers, individuals in other departments, client peers and immigrationcommunity.

Skills and attributesfor success

  • Demonstrate an awareness of basic immigration processesand requirements and keep informed of current immigration developments inthe country.

  • Document all tasks, timelines, resource requirements toclarify scope and scale of projects.

  • Good level of written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent level of attention to detail.

  • Basic commercial awareness.

  • Good presentation skills.

To qualify for the role,you must have

  • Experience working as an enthusiastic member of a team

  • Previous immigration experience with particularreference to applications under the Tier 2 General / Intra CompanyTransfer routes of the UK’s Points Based System, applications for leave /indefinite leave to remain and basic knowledge of EEA family permit /residence card and permanent residence applications under EU law / EU settlement scheme

  • Basic level of organisation and prioritisation skillsincluding ability to manage multiple assignments and work under pressure

  • Strong IT skills, including very good MsOffice (Word,Excel and Power Point), BIT and local visa preparation software

  • Project management skills, plan and prioritize work,meet deadlines, monitor own budget

What we look for

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teamsquickly

  • Outgoing with good relationship skills and the abilityto deliver quality output

  • Excellent communicator in range of situations bothwritten and oral

  • Change orientated with flexible approach

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the mostengaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress yourcareer

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in away that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstratethat you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better workingworld.

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