Trainee Program

Create your career at PwC

Combine your university studies with work experience to build the perfect foundation for your career, all while receiving professional and financial support in a paid role.

Our Trainee program is a unique three-year opportunity that combines mentoring, training and networking opportunities with real career experience. You will work alongside industry leaders who are truly experts in their field and passionate about their work. With the wide array of projects, clients and practices at our firm, there is an opportunity to learn and grow in any area you choose.

 Applications open26 July
 Applications close
22 August

 Program Length 3 years

Applications closed - check back in early 2022

From university to a career

When you join our firm as a Trainee, you may have limited experience in your chosen field from University. We will help you  build upon that experience in environments you may not have access to in your studies in technical and practical areas that are rapidly evolving in a global environment.

Due to our firm’s collaborative and business-led nature, you can work with several teams such as tax, projects, banking, deals and more. And each team is there to help you in this journey in a supportive and growth-oriented environment. 

You can join us and learn in an environment that is accessible and open, and we will provide work that will help you grow into your ideal career. You will be exposed to a wide range of challenging, rewarding and practical work with clients in a variety of industries including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail
  • Digital and technology
  • Energy and resources
  • Automobile and airline
  • Food and beverage
  • And more

The work you do

Our core purpose is to solve important problems and we tackle this by serving our clients, our people and Australia by providing solutions to interesting and complex challenges. 

You can help us to solve these problems by learning and engaging with us. You may work on contracts in market transactions, litigation matters or you may work in mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. Or you could work within a team helping guide the future of end-to-end employment services.

Whatever role you take on, your team will help you in your career success. Many of our trainees receive a full-time offer to join our Graduate program following their traineeship, so you can graduate university and already have a job lined up.

Trainees will also have access to various social groups and events at PwC as well as  get togethers with your team and the broader trainee teams. (Events are dependant on Covid-19 regulations and restrictions).


PwC's Trainee Program

Hear from some of our very own trainees who participated in the program and learn what they gained.

How do I start?


Find where your skills fit

Hear from a recruiter what skills they look for as well as handy tips to give you a headstart.

Prepare to apply

Learn about what you need to research, how to reflect on your experience, or how to track your applications.

How we hire

Learn how to submit a successful application form, and all the steps you will need to complete.


Take an online assessment

Our online assessment gives you a chance to learn about your strengths and where they might work best with our team.


Participate in a digital interview

Our digital interview is an opportunity to meet one-on-one and learn more about you. We share some handy recruiter tips to prepare.


Take a final assessment

We do this through a group assessment and one-on-one interview. Listen to some of our tips to get started.

Explore where your skills can take you

See our Trainee success stories


A Career Journey: Trainee Success at PwC

When Kaitlyn Bunyamin started university in 2018, she had no idea where her career would take her.

Building on your skills to open new career pathways

"I wanted to do something that would have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.”

Boost your career with international experience

Mark De Luca shares his progression from Trainee to Senior Manager of Indirect Taxes and the overseas experiences he’s gained along the way.

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