British accountancy firm Ernst & Young, is set to withdraw their degree requirement from criteria for future applicants to the firm.


“Transforming our recruitment policy is intended to create a more even and fair playing field for all candidates, giving every applicant the opportunity to prove their abilities,” Maggie Stilwell, EY’s Managing Partner for Talent.

For many young people that did not get the chance to go to university, this change by one of the world’s leading accountancy firms is a huge opportunity, but what does this mean for other talented young professionals who have worked hard for their degrees who might now might feel hard done by.