Overview

The PwC Trainee program is a unique 3 year program that allows you to incorporate real paid work experience whilst completing your degree. It is the most valuable way to complete your university studies to set you up for a successful and fulfilling career.

As a Trainee, you will work full time and study part time over the course of two years. Once the work experience period is over, you return to finish your degree on a full time study basis. Many Trainees will be offered full time graduate positions to return the following year.

During the program, Trainees are given real client work, and are critical roles to their respective business unit. As a Trainee, you will experience the real working world, and get the invaluable opportunity to put what you are learning at University into practice. We currently hire Trainees in Assurance, Tax and Private Clients. 

For more interaction with the recruitment team, follow us on social media, join our LinkedIn careers group and make sure you take every opportunity to meet and network with our recruiters at our events.

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Training & development

Joining PwC through the Trainee Program means that we don’t expect you to have the technical skills of experienced professionals. Before you start, you're assigned a Buddy and a Coach.

The PwC Buddy-Coach system ensures you are given support from day one, at both the peer and manager level. From your induction on arrival day, to ongoing development opportunities which will vary depending on the business you join, PwC is dedicated to giving all employees the chance to discover their potential through both formal and informal training and coaching.

What we look for

We recruit first year single degree students and second year double degree students into the Trainee program to join us in the following year. We hire Trainees into Assurance, Tax and Private Clients. We look for students from a range of degree backgrounds, including Accounting/Finance, Information Technology/Systems as well as Commerce and Business degrees coupled with a Law degree or Technology based degree (double degrees).

Students must be able to show that they are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Unfortunately, International students are not eligible to apply for the Trainee program due to work restrictions over the length of the program. International students may be eligible for our Vacation or Graduate programs.

Even at entry level, we are growing leaders who can build trust in society and solve important problems. By building a people experience like no other, we differentiate ourselves from competitors. The focus on people and leadership development means that part of our recruitment strategy is to find students who demonstrate the attributes of what we define, the PwC Professional.

During the recruitment process into the Trainee program, we will use elements from the PwC Professional framework to understand more about you as an individual, your working style and development potential.

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Application dates & links

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

 

Eligibility

Please take time to understand of eligibility requirements for the Trainee program.

  • Applicants must be in their first year of a three year/single degree or in their second year of a four year/double degree 
  • If you are in the process of completing a degree that is more than four years, you would follow the pattern: first year of a three year degree, second year of a four year degree, third year of a five year degree and so on
  • Open to any student who is interested in pursuing a career in either Assurance, Tax or Private Clients
  • Candidates must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. You may be required to provide evidence at application

 

FAQs

What is the difference between a Trainee and a Vacationer?

As a Trainee, you embark on a three-year journey with PwC. You will join us under part time employment, whilst you study part time for 2 years. After 2 years of employment you will then return to full time study to complete your degree. Most Trainees will then return to us as Graduates. On the other hand, the Vacationer Program is a summer internship spanning between 3 and 8 weeks.

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When do applications for the Trainee Program open and close?

Applications for the Trainee program will open Monday 10th July, 2017 and follow the below timeline:

Applications Open - Monday, 10th July 2017

Applications Close - Friday, 11th August 2017

Online Testing deadline - Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Video Interview deadline - Sunday, 20th August 2017

Video Interview outcomes by Wednesday, 30th August 2017

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Am I paid as a Trainee?

Yes, you will be paid on an annual salary basis.

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Who is eligible to apply?

You must be an Australia citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.

Students in their first year of a three year/single degree or students in their second year of a four year/double degree are eligible to apply for the program.

If you are in the process of completing a degree that is more than four years, you would follow the pattern: first year of a three year degree, second year of a four year degree, third year of a five year degree and so on.

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Which areas of the business look for Trainees?

We currently hire Trainees in Assurance, Tax and Private Clients.

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Where will the Trainee program take place?

Trainee roles will be offered in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth.

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When does the Trainee Program start?

The 2018 Trainee program start date will vary dependent on State and Business area. Guide: Late 2017 - early 2018.  

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Will taking part in this program affect the length of my undergraduate degree?

Whilst becoming a Trainee means you will essentially take one extra year to complete your degree, during your first two years of full-time work you will be provided 1 day a week of paid study leave and exam leave (as you will be required study on a part-time basis). If towards the completion of the Trainee Program you meet the applicable graduate criteria, we will consider offering you a graduate role.

By completing the program you are gaining invaluable training, industry experience, and professional development before you’ve even graduated. The Trainee Program will set you up for a successful career and give you a priceless advantage when it comes to applying for Graduate roles.

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