Trainee Program

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 two (2) years. You will take a break from full-time work to complete your degree in the third year!
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Create your career at PwC.

Our Trainee program offers mentoring, training and networking opportunities with real career experience. You’ll work alongside industry leaders who are experts in their field and passionate about their work. With the vast array of projects, clients and practices at our firm, there is an opportunity to learn and grow in any area you choose.

Balance is important. That's why you'll receive one (1) day of paid study while you work four days a week! This means you’ll receive a full-time salary while you study! As a trainee, you’ll combine your university studies with work experience to build the perfect foundation for your career, all while receiving professional and financial support in a full-time paid role. 

Why join our Trainee program?

If you’re in your first or second year of study, our Trainee Program offers you a full-time, two-year placement at PwC. Accelerate your career by tackling challenges with some of the largest organisations within Australia, helping fight inequality, develop sustainable infrastructures and build financial trust in the economy.

Solve smarter with world class-training and development

From "The Outside" (PwC's corporate Coachella) to the 4,000 course strong PwC Academy, your learning won't stop. 

Here, we want you to grow. So we invest in your development to solve for today and tomorrow. 


Solve bigger when you know we've got your back

We have great leaders. And they always have your back, so you can get on with making an impact. 

With supportive colleagues and a global network of knowledge, the sky really is the limit. 


Solve better with real-world experience

There are different ways to prepare for professional life. And we believe hands-on experience is one of the best.

As a trainee, you'll work as part of a team that tackles real problems and provides solutions that have an impact on society.

The Application Journey

  • Apply online
  • Digital Interview and Behavioural Assessment
  • Assessment Centre
  • Interview
  • Offer!

Applications closed for 2023 Prepare to apply for our Trainee program by finding where your skills fit and familiarising yourself with how we hire.
We'll be assessing applications immediately and progressing candidates who meet the program eligibility criteria to the online assessment and digital interview. All applications will be reviewed.
Digital Interview and Behavioural Assessment This is the stage where we get to know you better and you to learn a little more about yourself! 

Your digital interview is your chance to bring your application to life. You'll be asked questions that will help us get to know you better and understand why you're interested in creating a career with us.

For your behavioral assessment, you'll play a series of games designed to help us learn more about your strengths and to see if you're a good fit for the area you've applied to. This should take around 45 minutes to complete.
Assessment Centre
This is where you get to put your problem solving skills to the test! 

As a part of a group, you’ll complete a case study assessment with a senior business representative from your chosen business area, and also a recent graduate from that team to share their experience - we will give you some tips on how to prepare for this when we invite you to complete it. 
Interview  This is the last step! Hooray! 

The final part of our hiring process is a final interview with a Partner from the business area you are interested in joining. Again, this is a two way process - so come prepared with some questions to ask whilst you have this time with the most senior leaders of PwC!
Offer You made it! 

When you’re invited to join our community of solvers, you’ll receive a verbal offer followed by a written offer! That will have all the details on your remuneration, benefits and start date!

Meet our trainees


Meet Martina

Trainee - Corporate and Global Tax

Meet Caitlyn

Trainee - External Audit

Meet Charlie

Trainee - External Audit

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.

Where can I solve important problems?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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