2021 Graduate and Vacation Program Recruitment Dates (Sydney & Melbourne)
- 17 February – Applications Open
- 8 March – Applications close
- 11 March – Online assessment deadline
- 15 March – Digital interview deadline
- 27 March – Digital interview outcomes
- 2 April – Assessment centres commence
We’re one of Australia’s leading professional services firms. What does that mean? We tackle some of the most significant issues currently challenging our nation. Our work can be as diverse as digitising healthcare, to tackling homelessness and creating smarter cities. Our passionate people come together with technology and clients to live our shared purpose: to 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 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.
We know it’s never easy to decide on what to do with your career, which is why we’re here to help you every step of the way. We’ll provide you the support and mentorship you need to create a clear path and bring your unique purpose to life.
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.
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.
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.
What’s important to us
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.
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.
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.
Making a difference to the lives of LGBTI people
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.
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.
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.