A unique, exciting and growing part of the firm, the experiences you'll enjoy as part of the Private Clients team are hands-on, and highly empowering. Working in the Private Clients team is best summarised by Newcastle graduate Clare Cook, who said, "Right from the start I was given the chance to interact directly with clients and Partners, highlighting that as a graduate, it feels like PwC really believes in your ability."


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What you'll do

Working with us you'll meet clients who are entrepreneurial with a genuine passion to succeed. As a result, this area draws individuals who are looking to do the same in their careers. In Private Clients you'll participate in audits and provide tax advice, but there's also a wide range of business advisory services that assist our clients to grow and protect their business and family wealth.

At all times we set out to:

  • Understand our client needs at both a business and personal level (because it's not all about work.)
  • Tell it like it is, by sharing honest insights.
  • Bring innovative ideas and fresh thinking on a host of issues – from tax to how to make the leap overseas.

Once we understand our client's circumstances and goals, we apply the breadth of our expertise across personal and business taxation, assurance, business funding and structuring, wealth management, succession planning, mentoring, deals, strategy, operations improvement, and emerging company services. Technology is part of the way we work together, and our digital technology strategy underpins every aspect of our business. It's an important enabler in making a difference to our people and clients.

Our Private Clients team in Australia consists of more than 50 Partners and 600 people. Our people are future focused individuals, passionate about helping private business owners, individuals and families achieve their business and personal ambitions.

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Training & Development

The Private Clients Trusted Business Advisor (TBA) program is what makes working in Private Clients unique from other service lines. Graduates with us work across multiple teams such as assurance and tax to not only experience and learn about our core service offerings but also to get hands on experience with active businesses, learning about the different stages of a business life cycle. As a result, you'll develop deep technical expertise, commercial acumen and relationship building skills.

Graduates enjoy a diverse range of experiences in Private Clients and there are many personal development opportunities that will help you develop a breadth of knowledge and start your career journey towards becoming a trusted and valued business advisor.

When asked why she would recommend Private Clients to other graduates, Kelly McNeill from Sydney said, “It provides a really broad learning experience whilst also giving you a deep understanding of particular areas that impact a business.”

In the first two years as a graduate you’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from different teams covering our diverse range of service offerings to clients. In addition, you'll also be able to access a range of development programs, including internal Assurance technical and Tax technical curricula that leverage learning technologies, the Chartered Accountants Program (CA) offered through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and non-technical programs designed to support graduates transition into a professional workplace.

Application Dates

Applications are now closed - but make sure to connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn as we'll announce any opportunities that arise.

Who's eligible

We accept people from all degree backgrounds.

Ideally you'll be:

  • In your final year or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • If you are an international student, you must be in possession of full-time working rights within Australia. International students will need to submit either one of the following: IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE or CAE. International Students will also need to submit their visa notice, and meet the minimum requirements as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration. To view these requirements, click here.)

What is the recruitment process?

It's never been easier! Simply:

  1. Apply online
  2. Complete an online aptitude test 
  3. Record a video interview
  4. Attend an assessment centre
  5. Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.



When do applications open and close?

Applications are now closed - but make sure to connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn as we'll announce any opportunities that arise.

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How do I apply?

You can apply online by completing the application form.  

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 the application process.

Academic transcripts will only be requested upon successfully reaching final stage of assessment to verify your degree. 

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When would I start the Graduate Program?

You will generally commence your formal Graduate role early in 2018. Some start dates may vary depending on the line of service and your personal availability.



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Am I still a Graduate?

We consider candidates in their final year or those that have completed a undergraduate or post graduate degree


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I'm an international student – can I apply?

If you have full-time working rights within Australia, you can apply for the Graduate Program. You will be required to supply supporting documentation as evidence.

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When will the Assessment Centre Days be held?

Our 2018 Vacationer and Graduate vacancies now operate on a deadline driven basis.

Whilst we try to accommodate all candidates, we will require you to attend an Assessment Centre to ensure a fair candidate process for all applicants. Therefore, if you are overseas for extended periods of time, we may be unable to progress your application. 

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Is this Graduate Program rotational?

Most Graduate positions are not rotational, and the team you are placed in, will be your ongoing role (until you reach promotion and so on).

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When does the Graduate Program end?

When you are offered a Graduate role, this role is permanent and ongoing. The Graduate Program ends for you individually when you are promoted to a Senior Consultant level.

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