We offer a variety of programs for students and graduates to start creating their careers with PwC. We hire people from all educational backgrounds for roles within consulting, technology, accounting & finance, tax, law, analytics and project management. With our diverse range of businesses and variety of work you’ll discover a unique way to help us solve important problems together, and create a career that grows and evolves as you do too.
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If you’re interested in working at PwC, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when PwC hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Explore our student and graduate programs and discover how you can create your career with us:
Our Graduate Program is a full-time employment opportunity open to graduates and postgraduates. Applications open in February and are accepted a year prior to program entry.
Our Vacation Program is open to students in their second last year of university. This 4-6 week internship is an opportunity to gain industry experience and a potential fast track into our Graduate Program.
Our Trainee Program is a unique three-year program that offers paid work experience while you complete your degree. It is open to university students in their first year of a three year single degree or students in their second year of a four year double degree.
Our Legal Clerkship is open to law students in their second last year or final year of university. This 3-6 week opportunity offers valuable exposure to the fundamentals of commercial law, including: corporate advisory, regulatory, employer & workplace relations, projects & finance, and legal tax services. Our program aligns with the NSW and Victorian law society dates and timeline.
Higher Apprenticeship Program
Our Higher Apprenticeship Program is open to high school graduates who hold an HSC, VCE, VCAL or equivalent. This is an opportunity to build a foundation of skills in business and technology, gain on-the-job experience and receive coaching from industry professionals over a period of 24 months.
This one day immersive experience is open to all students, including recent graduates. This hands-on interactive event will help you understand how your tech skills can add value to the many disciplines across PwC.
This one day experiential event is open to undergraduate students with two years left on their degree. This fun experience is designed to help you develop the tools to start your career. Familiarise yourself with our culture, recruitment processes and explore opportunities within the firm.
Our recruitment process has never been easier! Simply:
- Apply online and complete the application form (Guess what? You don’t need a CV)
- Complete an online assessment
- Undertake a digital interview
- Attend Career Jam, our immersive assessment day
Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.
Check out our recruiter tips videos for tips on each stage of our recruitment process.
Preparing to apply
How we hire
What we look for
In person assessment
At PwC, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is an important part of everything we do. As part of this commitment, we want to remove any conscious or unconscious bias from impacting the recruitment process. Therefore, we no longer require you to upload a CV or resume as part of our application process. We care about your potential and ability, and look for people whose purpose and passions align with our values. We hope this will help create a more equitable, fair and diverse application experience for you.
Academic transcripts will be requested upon successfully reaching the final stage of assessment to verify your degree.
We recognise the benefits of diversity and are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce, including the number of employees with a disability.
As part of our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion, if you have a disability we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.
When applying, you’ll be asked if you require any adjustments during our recruitment process, or if you anticipate needing any workplace adjustments to enable you to perform the role you're applying for. If so, we’ll be in touch to discuss your needs so that we can help you perform to the best of your ability.
We’re one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, a top graduate employer, and a leader in emerging and disruptive technology. What does that mean? We work with diverse industries to tackle some of the most significant issues challenging our nation. From digitising healthcare, to tackling homelessness and creating smarter, safer cities, our people are passionate about making a difference for our clients and together, we build trust in society and solve important problems.
Here, you’ll join a collaborative, innovative and forever evolving community that delivers quality services in Assurance, Consulting and Financial Advisory. We offer a variety of programs for students and graduates to start creating their careers with PwC. We hire people from all educational backgrounds for roles within consulting, technology, accounting & finance, tax, law, analytics and project management. With our diverse range of businesses and variety of work you’ll discover a unique way to help us solve important problems together, and create a career that grows and evolves as you do too.
We believe that everything we do must be driven by our human spirit - our collective creativity, authenticity and difference. That’s why we’ve fostered an environment and culture that encourages you to be yourself, bring your best self to work and create a successful career by striking a work life balance through our many employee benefits.
Flexible work: Our ‘All Roles Flex’ policy means you have the freedom to choose how, when and where you work to best suit you day. At PwC, we trust our people to work around their individual and client needs and provide the tools and movement to be able to truly do it. Whether that means you flex the hours in your day or choose to work remotely, PwC empowers you to work smarter and in a way that suits your lifestyle.
Digital learning: Take control of your professional development with our personalised learning platform, tailored to your individual skills and interests. Our learning platforms have been designed with you in mind, so you can remain continually inspired and focussed on developing your skill set.
International opportunities: If travel is your thing, we have no shortage of short and long term secondments.
Health & fitness benefits: We understand the importance of health and fitness and offer a number of perks including discounted memberships and up to $295 for activities that support wellness.
Wellness platform: Our dedicated wellness team provides information and support via our wellness platform, ‘Be Well’. This hub helps you in achieving your wellness goals by encouraging regular wellness checks to track progress, offering wellbeing programs and information, and by providing opportunities to participate in firm wide wellbeing challenges.
Free coffee: Coffee is on us! We have full-time baristas in most locations.
Create the future of legal services
We’re leading the transformation of legal services and reimagining the impact they can create. It’s why we’ve built a dynamic and values-driven legal team who share in a purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems.
Our team brings together global, top-tier and best-practice leadership, expertise and experience. Comprising of 120 lawyers and 30 Legal Partners, 67% of our Legal Partners were recognised in the AFR’s Best Lawyers 2019.
As lawyers and creative thinkers, we deliver integrated solutions to our clients that make an impact. Innovating the future of legal services, we’re also the fastest growing legal practice in the Asia-Pacific region and have a global network of 3,500 lawyers across 97 countries.
In your legal career with PwC, you’ll embrace cutting-edge technology, benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and gain access to market-leading, people centric programs, policies and initiatives.
PwC Legal Teams you could join
We provide legal services to clients across five core areas:
You’ll advise on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructures, foreign investment, initial public offerings and capital market transactions.
Projects and Finance
You’ll advise government and the private sector on all aspects of infrastructure, energy and utility projects, including financing, design and construction, operations, maintenance, disposal, planning and environment.
Employment and Workplace Relations
You’ll advise on all aspects of employment, workplace relations and safety, including compliance enterprise bargaining, industrial disputes and organisational strategies.
You’ll advise on all aspects of regulatory law, including competition, telecommunications and financial services.
You’ll advise on all aspects of technology law, including the commercialisation of data and privacy, cyber security and strategy, cloud contracting and the Internet of Things, technology transformation and outsourcing, blockchain solutions and technology infrastructure.
Legal Clerkship Program
Penultimate and final-year law students
As a summer or winter clerk, you’ll gain valuable real-life experience and insights through a program that was awarded the AFR’s Most Popular Legal Clerkship. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with our lawyers on client engagements, conduct legal research, prepare alerts and updates on legal developments, draft legal documents and legal advice, attend networking events and participate in social impact projects and potentially pro bono work.
Legal Graduate Program
Final-year law students
Kick-start your legal career with a structured legal-focused program where you’ll rotate through different areas of our practice. You’ll gain legal, technical and professional development (including College of Law), supporting your future progression within the firm. Supported by our senior and junior lawyers, you’ll work on client engagements, attend networking events and participate in social impact (including pro bono) projects.
At Strategy&, we bring together the very best strategic and operational thinking to help Australian businesses solve their toughest problems, gain competitive advantage and seize their greatest opportunities.
Part of the PwC network and with more than 100 years of industry recognised experience in strategy consulting, we harness the skills and expertise of people from a wide range of teams and backgrounds to help businesses create their point of difference and realise their potential.
Whether its managing risk, facing cybersecurity threats or improving customer experience, our team helps clients implement change and completely transform the way they do things so they are able to face these challenges head on and make bold business decisions pertinent to their success.
The skills and expertise you will gain with us are like no other. You’ll tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our society and work on a wide range of projects with people across multiple disciplines and borders. Joining a global team and network, you will grow and develop more rapidly than you could ever imagine and be at the forefront of strategy consulting in Australia.
Opportunities to join Strategy&
We have opportunities available for students to join us as a Winter Intern or Graduate. Joining us you’ll provide support to the team, developing and bringing to life a strategy that helps clients identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their overall success.
You will play a key part in gathering and analysing data, identifying key issues and recommending approaches we can use to address them. You will have the opportunity to gain experience working across a broad range of industries and discover where your passions and interests lie. Some of these industries include:
- Consumer & Retail
- Communications, Media & Technology
- Digital Business & Technology
- Energy, Chemicals & Utilities
- Engineered Product Services
- Financial Services
We believe that the most effective teams reflect diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. We aim to surround you with people who will inspire you and challenge you intellectually.
You will work side-by-side with the brightest minds, attend world class learning programs, including leadership workshops and foundational consulting skills courses, and more.
If you want to inspire companies to take bold actions, Strategy& is for you.
Graduate Program: Open to final year students
Winter Internship: Open to penultimate year students
Visit strategyand.pwc.com/au/careers to learn more about how you can join us.
Our vision for reconciliation
PwC Australia acknowledges and pays its respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia, whose ancestral lands and waters we work and live on throughout Australia.
As a firm, we are committed to reducing the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. In Australia, reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is core to our national identity. We are proud of the contribution PwC has made to date, but we know there is still much more to do.
We continue to bring our skills, expertise and people to the challenge of making positive progress towards reconciliation. Our Reconciliation Action Plan demonstrates that we are continuing to challenge ourselves to do better, and upholding our responsibility to our communities.
Aspiring to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we’re living our shared purpose through a commitment to significantly increase our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce. We believe that it's only through a diverse workforce that we're able to create meaningful change.
Another milestone our community is proud of is the launch of PwC’s Indigenous Consulting (PIC), in 2013. PIC is a separate member firm in the PwC global network which maintains an Indigenous majority owned, managed and 60% staffed operation. We like to think of PIC as a partnership between the world’s oldest living culture and one of the world’s largest professional services firms. This two-way relationship built on trust and respect is one part of our story, to demonstrate how we are living our values.
Creating equal opportunities for women
At PwC, we work hard to address issues of gender equality in the workplace. By empowering female career advancement we not only create gender equality, we also create more diversified workplace communities. This means we’re better equipped to solve society’s most significant problems because we are able to view them through the most holistic lens.
This is why our community, both locally and globally, is committed to supporting all our people and to challenge the stereotypes experienced by people of all genders. We do this by actively addressing the barriers to equality and continuously creating an inclusive culture.
As a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, we’re proud of the work we’re doing to achieve gender equality throughout our firm and are dedicated to ensuring all of our people (regardless of whether their unique differences are visible or not) are equally supported throughout their respective careers. In addition, our CEO Luke Sayers is a Male Champion of Change and a WGEA pay equity ambassador.
As the first Australian professional services firm to go public with our partner and employee gender pay gaps, we are proud to say that in like-for-like roles our gender pay gap is 0 per cent. In saying this, we recognise there is still a long way to go. We’re also transparent about our overall pay gap of 11% which we are actively working to reduce. We ensure all of our employees are fairly remunerated by maintaining a fair and unbiased process for all pay and promotion decisions.
Developing the next generation of female leaders and seeing more women take up leadership positions is important to us. We’ve set some of the most progressive targets out there and work hard to ensure the process when it comes to pay and promotion is both fair and unbiased.
We are committed to creating a culture where women are able to progress in their chosen careers without any fear, concern or guilt of competing family or personal demands. We have a number of benefits that help support this such as 18 weeks paid parental leave inclusive of all genders, adopters, foster carers, surrogacy and stillbirth, a domestic and family violence policy including unlimited paid leave, flexible work options, support for parents, female talent identification and sponsorship programs, ongoing coaching and inclusive leadership training.
Anyone can join our national employee-led gender equality network ([email protected]) which runs events and forums both within the firm and beyond to advance gender equality. This network facilitates the development of both men and women through opportunities that connect, inspire and empower.
Let’s talk facts
89% of our people feel their immediate manager supports gender equality.
83% of our people currently use one or more types of flexibility in the way they work.
0% pay gap in like-for-like roles at PwC Australia.
50% of our people are women.
Committed to ensuring people with disabilities thrive
At PwC, we’ve been working towards a leading approach on disability employment in Australia, creating a workplace and culture which enables all our people with disability to identify and reach their full potential.
We recognise the role we play in shifting attitudes and creating equal employment opportunities for people with disability, and are committed to increasing awareness and inclusion within the firm and on a wider scale.
In 2015, we became the first professional services firm to lodge an Access and Inclusion plan with the Australian Human Rights Commission. We are gold members of the Australian Network on Disability and have a number of innovative initiatives in place to help remove barriers and transform the experience of people with disability within the firm.
We encourage people with disability to apply and gain employment through our mainstream recruitment pathways and have worked to ensure all processes are accessible. As a firm, we also actively seek to employ people with disability through specialist programs, working with organisations such as Specialisterne Australia and The Australian Network on Disability, and through partnerships with Federal and State Governments employment campaigns.
Mental health support
We are proactive in addressing mental health with a strategy in place for ongoing workshops, workplace support and a network of mental health first aid officers. We provide support through our CARE (Coaching, Advice, Resilience and Empowerment) program, which is available to all staff and their immediate families.
In-house clinical services
All our people have access to in-house Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Psychology services through the Health and Wellness team for assessment and case management services.
Workplace Adjustment policy
We have implemented a centralised process for workplace adjustment requests during both recruitment and employment. We are also leading the way in creating accessible work environments that go beyond Disability Discrimination Act requirements.
National employee-led Network ([email protected])
We have a network that connects and supports people with disability, and those who care for someone with disability to help drive positive cultural change.
Disability awareness training
We provide training sessions to our people so they can become ‘disability confident’ and learn more about inclusive behaviours and language when working with people with disability.
Informal and formal flexible work arrangements are possible as part of our ‘All Roles Flex’ policy. Our people have the opportunity to work flexibly and in a way that works best for both themselves and their clients.
‘Dress for your Day’ policy
With no dress code in place, we embrace individual difference and trust our people to wear what they feel is appropriate and comfortable for the type of work they do in their day.
Making a difference to the lives of LGBTI people
It’s easy to say our personal lives shouldn’t affect our work. But in reality, it does. No matter your sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, or intersex status, who you are and how you’re able to interact with others has a direct relationship on your performance.
At PwC, we believe that having a culture where our people feel valued for what they bring, will thrive and inspire others - irrespective of their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status.
An inclusive work environment where you can be open and honest about who you are enables all of us to perform at our best. Here, we are committed to creating the kind of environment where everyone can feel comfortable and confident being themselves. We are proud to be making a difference to the lives of LGBTI staff and members of our wider Australian community.
As a firm, we don't just believe in LGBTI inclusion, we actively support LGBTI inclusiveness in everything we do. We were one of the first professional services firms to support marriage equality, and actively advocated for and supported our people throughout the campaign. In the 2018 Australian Workplace Equality Index awards for LGBTI Inclusion, we won CEO of the Year, the Executive Leadership Award and were recognised as a Bronze Employer. We are proud members of Pride in Diversity and the global group OUT Leadership. And we have written thought leadership on LGBTI inclusion, most recently on same-sex attracted women.
PwC also supports its people by offering a transitioning and support policy to any person who chooses to transition and affirm their gender while working at the firm, including paid leave and allowances. Our policies for parental leave and personal/carers is also inclusive of same sex partners and families, and includes adoption, surrogacy and foster parents.
Training sessions are also run for PwC people on LGBTI inclusive language and behaviours. And senior LGBTI people can participate in our authentic leader’s coaching program.
Joining a number of other employee-led initiatives, the award winning [email protected] network (Gays, Lesbians and Everyone Else) is a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to championing diversity and creating a culture that ensures everyone can bring their whole selves to work. Anyone can join and become involved in the various initiatives and events organised and shared.
Creating a culturally diverse workforce
At PwC, we recognise the importance of having a culturally inclusive workforce, where all our people understand and appreciate different perspectives and worldviews, and interact successfully and respectfully with others across cultures.
We were the first professional services firm to set cultural diversity targets, whereby 30% of our partnership admissions will be from a culturally diverse background. We ensure pay and promotion is both fair and unbiased for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. And we provide training for our people on cultural awareness and cultural competency.
PwC has partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission on thought leadership to promote cultural diversity in leadership and our CEO Luke Sayers is a founding member of the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity.
We have a floating public holiday policy to support all of our people to celebrate days of cultural significance, participate in religious festivities or spend time with their family. Reflection spaces are also provided in every PwC office.
Anyone can join our national employee-led cultural diversity network ([email protected]) which provides an avenue for advice and support, in addition to celebrating cultural differences and increasing levels of awareness across the firm.