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About the Achiever Programme

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


Get more from your summer break with valuable paid* work experience in business and accounting through the Achiever Programme.

Applications usually open in July each year.

Transitioning from study into the workforce can be challenging, especially without any relevant experience. Luckily, the Achiever Programme gives you the opportunity to apply for valuable paid* work experience with one of our participating employers during your summer break to get ahead.

Who is the Achiever Programme applicable for?

The Achiever Programme is open to students currently undertaking tertiary studies (including university, polytechnic and TAFE students) in business, commerce or accounting in either Australia or New Zealand and who are looking for paid* work experience opportunities over their summer break. Achiever placements range between 3 - 12 weeks of work experience with one of our participating employers between November  and March.

In 2018, more than 70% of students** who completed a placement through the Achiever Programme continued with their employer in an ongoing position post their work placement.

"Completing the Achiever Programme was an excellent experience and exceeded my expectations. I gained a lot of valuable skills, learning, and had the opportunity to network with so many great individuals, student peers and employers. I was lucky enough to be offered an ongoing undergraduate position at my placement, so I would definitely say that the Achiever Programme has kickstarted my career." Tayla Michalanney, Achiever Programme Alumni

*The salary for student placements is at the discretion of employers and does vary firm to firm.

**Source: Chartered Accountants ANZ Achiever Employer Survey, April 2019.

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