Higher Apprenticeship Program.

New pathway. New possibilities.


Traditionally, there has only been one route to a career in professional services. University. Degree. Career. But things have changed! The world of business is changing, and so must we. There are now opportunities available to you straight out of school.

We’re proud to have launched a new entry path for high school leavers, in both our Consulting and Assurance teams. The Higher Apprenticeships program is an alternative pathway to the traditional Graduate route. It offers you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary while studying towards a professional qualification from a leading training organisation.

Just like our Graduates, you’ll work on varied, challenging client or internal projects. Our program is designed to help you develop your business skills while completing your qualification and contributing to real client work. You’ll enjoy on-the-job training and coaching, alongside time out to study for your exams. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll have access to the same opportunities for career progression as a new graduate.


Who's eligible?

Our Higher Apprenticeship Program is open to all students that have completed Year 12 of high school (HSC, VCE or equivalent).

We are unable to accept applications from students who have completed or are in the process of completing a Bachelor degree or are yet to finish Year 12.

Applicants must hold Australian permanent residency or Australian citizenship.

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I’m an international student - can I apply?

Unfortunately only Australian permanent residents and citizens are eligible to apply.

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When do applications open and close?

Applications for the 2017 program are now closed. Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn to follow announcements for future program dates.

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What’s the recruitment process?

  1. Complete an online application

  2. Assessment Centre (group task, testing, and interviewing skills)

  3. Engage in final interview

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What do you look for in a candidate?

You’ll be assessed against the competencies of our global framework, the PwC Professional. This is how we define and encourage leadership at all levels - from Vacationer to Partner. Learn more about the framework and the skills we look for here.

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When will the Assessment Centre days be held?

Applications for the 2017 program are now closed. Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn to follow announcements for future program dates.

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How long is the Higher Apprenticeship Program?

It is an 18 month program structured around completion of a Diploma in Business and on the job training.

Upon successful completion of the diploma and subject to performance during the program, apprentices will then transition to Associate level in our business and continue your career pathway with us.

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When does the Higher Apprenticeship Program start?

The 2017 program commenced on 31 July. New program dates to be announced.

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Where will the Higher Apprenticeship take place?

Higher Apprenticeship roles will be offered in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Is the Higher Apprenticeship a paid program?

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

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I interviewed / applied last year and wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?

Yes! We welcome you to reapply.

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I need an adjustment for a disability. What do I do?

PwC recognises the benefits of diversity and is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce, including the number of employees with disability.

As part of our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion, if you have a disability we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.

During the application process you will be asked if you require any adjustments to our recruitment process or if you anticipate needing any workplace adjustments to enable you to perform the role you're applying for. If so, please specify and discuss with your recruiter on first contact. By letting us know we can help you to perform at your best.


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