Work placement

Experience. With an edge.


Whether you need to complete a placement as part of your degree or you are looking for practical learning experiences that can help take you places, our work placements and academies provide the opportunity to develop your commercial understanding, critical thinking and core technical skills. In some business areas, you'll also study towards a professional qualification, meaning you can fast-track to full qualification if you re-join us the following year.

Whichever business area you’re in, you’ll be working in teams and with our clients. You’ll develop a genuine understanding of what we do and how we do it. You’ll enhance your interpersonal skills and grow in self-confidence. Even more important, you’ll discover where a career in PwC can take you and if the work we do is right for you.


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Legal Clerkship

At PwC, we offer Law students a Clerkship in Melbourne and Sydney that runs concurrently with our Vacation Program. 

As a summer clerk, you will provide support to the team through legal research, document management, client and team liaison and maintenance of legal precedents. 

In your role, you will be assigned a buddy to help you settle into the firm, and a coach and partner who will support your career development.  This support network will give you the opportunity to build your skills in a collaborative environment, with inspiring people who will help you reach your full potential.

Get exposure to a variety of learnings and develop your skills by:

· Performing legal and factual research

· Drafting and summarising legal documents with strong attention to detail

· Checking legal forms and documents for accuracy

· Preparing daily correspondence including drafting letters and various legal documents

· Performing records research

· Preparing written reports

· Organising and tracking case files

· Recording accurate notes of client meetings and telephone conferences


The Legal Clerkship program is open to penultimate year law students or final year students (if they were not eligible to complete a clerkship during their penultimate year). All applicants must have full time working rights within Australia.  

Application Dates:

Sydney applications open 15th June, 2017 and close 16th July, 2017.

Melbourne applications open 10th July, 2017 and close 11th August, 2017.


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STEM Academy

STEM Academy gives students studying in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a chance to learn more about the global shift towards STEM in business and a closer look at what PwC is doing in this space.

Through a hands on, interactive experience, students will develop skills in design thinking, disrupt their thinking and better understand how their STEM skills can be used to solve important problems and create positive change in real life business cases.

STEM Academy will help students broaden their business acumen and better set themselves up for success when applying for future roles within the firm - those who perform well may have the opportunity to be fast-tracked through to our Vacation or Graduate program!

STEM Academy occurs annually in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. It runs over a two-day period and is open to penultimate and final year STEM students along with recent STEM graduates.

Application dates:

Applications for STEM Academy will open July 31st, 2017 and close 25th August, 2017.

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Event dates:

Canberra - 26th & 27th September

Sydney - 26th & 27th September

Melbourne - 25th & 26th September

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Insight Academy - new!

Running for the first time in 2017, this two-day experiential event will give students in their 1st year of a single degree or 2nd year of a double degree an opportunity to immerse themselves in the PwC culture and the chance to secure a spot on our Vacation program the following year.

By interacting with our different business areas and networking with mentors, students will become more aware of their potential and where their skills, strengths and passions may fit in a professional services environment.

Participating in interactive workshops, students will undergo a process of self-reflection and develop some of the practical skills required for future success in assessment centre situations, helping them on their journey to becoming job ready.

Students will walk away with newfound knowledge about the role of professional services in today’s complex world and a better understanding of the learning and development opportunities available to them throughout their university years.

Insight Academies will be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth and take place between September 25th-29th depending on location.

Application dates:

Applications for Insight Academy will open July 31st, 2017 and close 25th August, 2017.

Click here to apply.

Event dates:

Perth - 28th & 29th September

Brisbane - 28th & 29th September

Canberra - 28th & 29th September

Sydney - 28th & 29th September

Melbourne - 27th & 28th September

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IBL and co-operative

PwC partners with various Universities across Melbourne and Sydney, to offer high performing students opportunities to undertake paid and unpaid work experience placements, such as IBL and Cooperative opportunities. 

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Tech and Consulting Placements

Within Consulting and Technology Consulting, opportunities for students will open up from time to time for unpaid work placements. These opportunities can be found on our student job board, and students can apply directly through our online portal. 

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