Want to play a part in helping Australian businesses, not-for-profits and governments create value and improve the way they work? You’re in the right place! At PwC, our people build trust in society and solve important problems everyday. This is both our purpose and our passion. As Australia’s largest professional services firm and one of the world’s most powerful brands, our work has the potential to make a significant impact. We work creatively and collaboratively to deliver quality services in accounting, advisory and consulting. Established in 1874, PwC now employs more than 6,000 people in Australia and boasts a global network spanning 157 countries.
Now, let’s get serious for a second. We’ll be upfront. The work is hard. It’s challenging. But this is why our people get excited to turn up every day! The opportunities for growth and development are endless and the coaching and mentoring programs we have in place are second to none! You will certainly never feel out of your depth or without support to draw on. As the most sought after Graduate employer in the industry, we are committed to helping our people unleash both their passions and their potential. We know you are capable of achieving the extraordinary and we are committed to helping you every step of the way.
What makes us different
New offices and ways of working: We’ve got state of the art offices and new ways of working to ensure we are innovative, creative and can work collaboratively with our teams and clients to solve important problems. Whether you’re having meetings on treadmills, trying out our stand up desks, connecting with a client in Singapore using Google Hangouts or playing with lego on your brain break, you’ll completely challenge and change the way you work, for the better.
Technology: So you want to work for a tech firm? Our goal is to become the most technology enabled professional services firm in the world! Whether we’re exploring the future of business, restructuring the internal systems of one of our clients, or developing new tech to use in-house, there's a passion for innovation across everything we do here. Did you know we have the biggest AR/VR team in Australia? From innovators developing new software and applications, to scientists creating breakthroughs in processing speeds, technology is disrupting the way PwC approaches business.
The tech teams at PwC Technology are as varied as they are unique. We work at the intersection of business and data-manipulation in Risk Assurance and Insight Analytics, creating and delivering the end-to-end UX for companies of tomorrow in The Experience Centre. Our Cyber Security team employs offensive security techniques to identify vulnerabilities in client systems, and we develop market-leading technologies and solutions for PwC’s workforce in AUiT and EPS.
No dress code: You might be surprised to know people do rock up to work here in casual dress yep, no dress code here! At PwC it is all about trust. We “dress for our day” and wear what is best for the work we do with both our clients and our teams.
Flexible work: Whether you work from the office, from home or from a cafe, our All Roles Flex policy is in place to help you work smarter and in a way that suits your lifestyle! We believe that by allowing people the flexibility to structure work around their lives (and not the other way around) they will be happier and more engaged long term. We trust people will make the right decision for themselves, their clients, and their teams about how, where and when they work.
The PwC person…
- Acts with integrity
- Makes a difference
- Shows care
- Works together with others
- Reimagines the possible
What’s important to us
We are passionate and committed to creating an inclusive and diverse culture.
Diversity & Inclusion: Fostering an inclusive culture and embracing differences is at the centre of everything we do here. We know that when we feel empowered to be ourselves, only then can we realise our true potential. And when people from different backgrounds and points of view work together, amazing things can and will happen! We have a number of employee-led diversity networks that you can be involved in (including cultural, disability, LGBTI and gender equality).
Did you know PwC is the only employer to be twice named Australia's top LGBTI employer by Pride in Diversity and our CEO has publicly stated that he supports marriage equality?
Women: We do awesome groundbreaking research on how employers can support women in the workplace. But it doesn’t stop there. We walk the talk. We have some of the market leading policies around maternity leave and flexible work options in place. Plus, we always aim to ensure our shortlist of graduate candidates is 50% female! We have some incredible women in leadership roles who have worked with the UN and the government influencing legislation around domestic violence policies. In 2016, PwC were Awarded Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citations from WGEA, one of only four organisations to receive this recognition.
Hiring from all degree backgrounds:
The type of work we do is so diverse but what is common across all of our business areas is creative problem solving. It is all about how you approach a problem and how you collaborate with your team members to solve it. We will skill you up, no matter what business area you join.
Programs and entry paths
Graduate program: Structured 2 year program where you’ll receive technical and professional development supporting your future progression within the firm.
Vacation Program: 3-8 week program for students in their penultimate year (2nd last year). As an intern, you will work on relevant client engagements, attend networking events and participate in a community service project.
Trainee Program: A unique 3 year program that allows you to incorporate real paid work experience whilst completing your degree. You'll start as a Trainee with us in either your second year of your single degree or your third year of your double degree, and work full time and study part time for two years. Once the work experience period is over, you return to finish your degree on a full time study basis. Many Trainees will be offered full time graduate positions to return the following year.
Legal Summer Clerkship Program: As a Clerk, you will provide support to our Legal team through conducting legal research, document management, client and team liaison and maintenance of legal precedents. This is an opportunity to get a taste of what it is like to work in a multi-disciplinary professional services firm.
Higher Apprenticeship Program: A new entry path for high school leavers commencing mid-2017 in both our Assurance and Consulting teams. This program offers an alternate pathway to the traditional graduate route. You can earn a competitive salary while studying towards a professional qualification from a leading training organisation.
Work placements: Whether you need to complete a placement as part of your degree, or you’ve already graduated, our work placements provide the opportunity to develop your commercial understanding, critical thinking and core technical skills. In some business areas, you'll also study towards a professional qualification, meaning you can fast-track to full qualification if you re-join us the following year. PwC partners with various Universities across Melbourne and Sydney, to offer high performing students opportunities to undertake paid and unpaid work experience placements, such as IBL and Cooperative opportunities.
STEM Academy: An interactive 2 day workshop for STEM students to become immersed in how we are solving important problems related to STEM at PwC everyday. Applications are open to all penultimate STEM students, final year STEM students and STEM graduates(within the last 5 years).
First Year Academy: A two day experiential event for students in their 1st year of a single degree or 2nd year of a double degree. Learn more about our different business areas, our culture and the learning and development opportunities available to you throughout your university years.
We have shaken up our recruitment process...
We look for people from a range of different university degrees, backgrounds and experiences and our recruitment process reflects this. We will no longer be requesting CV’s and have one application for all. What’s more? Our assessment days for the Graduate program have now evolved into an exciting event experience called Canvas - PwC’s Career Jam. At this event, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in our culture, learn more about what we do and discover where your passions and skills may fit - and all this, prior to sitting your final assessments! At PwC, we are committed to helping you bring your most authentic self to work every day and we want you to choose us, as much as we choose you.
What are others saying about Canvas - PwC’s Career Jam:
“I feel super pumped after Career Jam. PwC is changing the recruitment process in such an inspiring way.”
“It was a brilliantly organised assessment centre experience, made for the 21st century to bring the best out of me.”
Just launched our first ever careers app, PwC’s Pathfinder!
Through a cutting edge augmented reality experience, you will navigate your way around a 4D city to unlock amazing stories of impact and see where a career at PwC could take you. Whether it’s improving healthcare, creating smarter cities of building Australia’s start-up industry from the ground up, you’ll learn more about what we do and how you can help build trust in society and solve important problems every day.
Plus, take a selfie within the app and share it on Instagram to WIN the chance to shadow a PwC Partner for a day! This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you the opportunity to come into a PwC office for the day and learn more about what we do first-hand.
How to enter:
- Download PwC’s Pathfinder app, on the App Store or Google Play
- Snap a selfie using the app.
- Use hashtag #partnerforaday, and tell us in 10 words or less why you want to be a partner for a day.
- Share on Instagram to enter!