What are the key dates?
Applications to our Trainee Program open on Monday 26 July 2020 at 7:30 am, and close on Sunday 22 August 2021 midnight (AEST).
Our Trainee Program will commence between November 2021 - January 2022.
We’ll be assessing applications immediately and progressing candidates who meet the program eligibility criteria to the online assessment and digital interview.
You could have outcomes for your online assessment and digital interview as early as the beginning of September 2021. This will depend on when you apply and complete these parts of the recruitment process.
Assessment centres will run from mid to end of September 2021.
Please note, all applications will be reviewed.
What is the difference between a Trainee and a Vacationer?
As a Trainee, you'll embark on a three-year journey of combined work and study with PwC. You'll join us as a full-time employee while you study part-time for 2 years. In the third year you will take a break from full time work. For the first 2 years of your Trainee Program period you will work for us full−time while studying part−time. During this time, you agree to work four days per week for PwC and you will be provided with one paid study leave day per week during your University semester, to be taken on days and at times agreed with us. During your semester breaks, unless otherwise agreed, you will work 5 days per week. In the third year of the Trainee program, you will take a break from full-time work in order to return to full-time study and complete your degree. The program also offers an opportunity to secure a spot in our Graduate Program upon completion of studies.
This is different to the Vacation Program, which is a full-time internship spanning between four and six weeks over the semester break and is only available to penultimate year students (ie. in the second last year of studies).
Who is eligible to apply?
You must be an Australian 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.
A simple way to know if you're eligbile for this years program would be to ensure you fit within the following 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.
What’s the recruitment process?
Our process has never been easier! Simply:
Apply online and complete the application form (Guess what? You don’t need a CV)
Complete an online aptitude test
Undertake a video interview
Attend an online interview with a person(s) from the team you’ll join
Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.
We have an exciting online assessment tool for you. You'll play a series of engaging and fun online games that'll assess cognitive, behavioural and emotional traits, giving us a little more insight into you as a person and where you'll thrive the most in our business. After you've completed it you'll also receive a traits report so you can learn more about yourself as well.
What do you look for in a candidate?
As a Trainee 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.
When does the Trainee Program start?
Trainee Program start dates vary depending on the business area and location you join. You will generally commence your formal Trainee position in December in the same year, or early the following year after applying (Jan/Feb/March).
Where will the Trainee Program take place?
Trainee roles are generally offered in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. However, keep an eye on our job ads to learn which locations will be offered this year.
Am I paid as a Trainee?
Yes, you will be paid an annual salary. + add any additional support and leave entitlement.
Which areas of the business look for Trainees?
We currently hire Trainees in our Financial Advisory and Assurance businesses.
Will taking part in this program affect the length of my undergraduate degree?
Becoming a Trainee means you’ll 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’ll be studying part-time). If towards the completion of the Trainee Program you meet the applicable graduate criteria, you may be offered 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.
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.