Having used this forum, to research and prepare for my recent set of interviews with Ernst & Young's BAS Recruitment, I thought that it was only fair that if I left the following information to assist others:
Salaries - they're paying just above the market rate, which compares quite favorably with my experiences of Accenture and KPMG and, very definitely more than than IBM Consulting!
Recruitment targets - When I asked, I was told that they ARE actively hiring across all practices in BAS. However, as the more senior levels for this phase of their build have been filled, they are focusing on the manager levels and below. Apparently, in at least one practice, they have exceeded their stretch recruitment target.
The recruitment process - very quick, start to finish in about three weeks and they were incredibly flexible on scheduling the interview times / dates. Overall, it was a thorough, challenging and positive experience - the people I met were great - really really friendly, extremely enthusiastic and very open. Their building in More London Place is really cool!!! Extremely modern and has a great vibe!!!
BAS market position - definitely not a systems implementer nor outsourcer. They view themselves as the clients' friend, offering client side advisory and aim offer every client a full range of advisory services from financial recovery to shared services to change management.
Unfortunately, on this occasion, I wasn't successful but walked away really wishing I had been.