Overview

Our summer Vacation program is a real opportunity to get first-hand experience at the heart of our business. The program runs over three to eight weeks (length will vary across our offices) and includes full time work experience during the university break, allowing you to make an informed career decision come your graduation.

During the program, our vacationers get to do challenging and relevant work on client engagements, attend networking events, participate in a community service project with one of PwC’s Foundation Partners, and enhance your personal and professional development through coaching and mentoring.

After completing the Vacation program and finishing your degree, you may be offered a full-time graduate role with the firm.

For more interaction with the National Campus Recruitment team, make sure you follow us on social media, join our LinkedIn Careers group and take every opportunity to meet and network with our recruiters at events. See latest events here.

Program application dates

Applications for the 2017 Vacation program will open in early 2017. Dates will be confirmed at a later date. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our social media pages!

 

What you'll do

Whichever business area you choose, we’re sure you’ll find this a worthwhile investment of your time this Summer. Be it the clients; the people, the networks, or the social events – you’ll be surprised at the skills you’ll develop and how much you’ll learn. Opportunity is at the heart of a career at PwC and our Vacation Program offers just that – the opportunity to return to university with your graduate job offer in hand.

If you are a 1st year don't forget you can join our Stem Academy.

Training & development

As a Vacationer, we don’t expect you to have the technical skills of experienced professionals. So before you start, you'll be 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 activities managed by the Campus team, we’re dedicated to giving you the chance to discover your potential throughout your placement and experience the real PwC learning culture.

You'll also be encouraged to join us at your local office Welcome and Connectivity events in the lead up to starting your placement, as well as both social and developmental activities and sessions during the program. 

What we look for

We recruit penultimate year students (that's the year prior to you finishing) into the Vacation program, and whilst you don’t need to know exactly what you want to do when you finish university, we encourage you to take the time to understand how you can best align your skills and passions, to one of the many service lines and teams at PwC.

Whether you’re studying towards an Engineering degree or a Computer Science degree, there are extremely diverse and broad opportunities for students from non-traditional business and accounting backgrounds. We highly encourage you to learn more about our range of services and business units, so that you can find and maximise your potential at PwC.

International students will be able to apply to the Vacation program by submitting their English language tests; IELTS, OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE, or CAE). To be eligible for the Vacation program, all students must have full time working rights within Australia. 

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 your recruitment process in the Vacation Program, you will be assessed against the competencies of the PwC Professional framework to understand more about you as an individual, your working style and development potential.

Eligibility

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

  • Applicants must be in their penultimate year – that’s your second last year of your degree
  • Applications will be accepted from both undergraduate and post graduate degrees
  • Students must be studying or have studied at a recognised Australian Tertiary Institution
  • International students may apply to our Vacation program, pending they have full time working rights within Australia
  • International students must submit either one of the following - IELTS, OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE, or CAE and must meet the minimum requirements as outlined by the Australian Governments Department of Immigration. Understand the minimum requirements here
  • International students must also submit their visa notice

Application dates & links

Applications for the 2017 Vacation program will open in early 2017. Dates will be confirmed at a later date. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our social media pages!

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be in their penultimate year – that’s your second last year of your degree
  • Applications will be accepted from both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Students must be studying or have studied at a recognised Australian Tertiary Institution
  • International students may apply to our Vacation program, pending they have full time working rights within Australia 
  • International students must submit either one of IELTS, OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE, or CAE and must meet the minimum requirements as outlined by the Australian Government's Department of Immigration. Understand the minimum requirements here
  • International students must also submit their visa notice

FAQs

Applications for the 2017 Vacation Program open on 29th February and close 31st March

You can apply online, by completing the application form and uploading any relevant documentation.

You will generally commence your placement in November 2016.

The placement varies between of offices. The placement runs for 3 to 4 weeks across our smaller offices and up to 8 weeks in Melbourne and Sydney.

Yes, you will be paid during the Vacation Program.

Make careful note of our eligibility criteria. You must be in your penultimate year to apply – that’s your second last year of study.

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

Our Vacation recruitment process uses the following structure; online application, online aptitude testing, video interview, face-to-face interview + assessment centre day, offer.

Times and dates will vary across the country, but the majority of A/Cs will be held between 23rd  March to 24th May. 

Whilst we try to accommodate all candidates through the Assessment Centre process, if you are overseas for extended periods of time during our recruitment process we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept your application and continue the formal process. We assess this on a case by case situation.