Higher Apprenticeship Program

New pathway. New possibilities.

Create your career, differently.

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 rapidly evolving, and so are we. There are now opportunities available to you straight out of school. 

We're proud to have launched a new entry path - Higher Apprenticeship Program - for high school leavers to join various parts of our business. The program offers an alternate pathway to the traditional Graduate route. It provides you with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary while studying towards a professional qualification from a leading training organisation.

Just like our Grads, you'll work on varied, challenging client or internal projects. The 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 one of our new Graduates.


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 next program aren't open, yet! Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn to follow announcements for future program dates.

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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. Also, check out our YouTube channel for tips on how to prepare.

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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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