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The Proving Ground Business Leadership Accelerator Program

The Proving Ground has opportunities with companies primarily in Sydney, with Melbourne also becoming available.

TPG's goal is to find people with excellent potential and put you on an accelerated track to become great business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
14 Nov 2018
Applications Close
10 Dec 2018

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Communication & Media Studies
Music & Performing Arts
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Archaeology & History
Humanities (all other)
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Theology & Comparative Religion
Social Work & Sociology
Legal Studies
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
General Education Studies

To achieve this, TPG's Business Leadership Accelerator:

  • Places Associates with exciting, fast growing start-ups and gives you significant responsibility
  • Connects you with a range of inspirational mentors
  • Develops you with a customised curriculum
  • Provides you with amazing life experiences
  • Gives you recognition with credentials at the end
  • Helps you secure jobs you would not otherwise have access to

Some details on the program

  • 12-month program with 2x 6-month work placements
  • You will be placed with innovative organisations such as HelloFresh, with other exciting employers such as UberEats and Crosby Textor coming on board soon
  • The work you do will depend on your unique skills, and could be analytical problem solving, creative marketing and product design, or you could contribute to multiple areas
  • Your mentors are 5-10 years ahead of you and will have a range of backgrounds to help guide you
  • Financial compensation - even though this is a development program you will still be paid a stipend

5 reasons why you should choose us instead of a grad program

  • Work with a range of companies that do not normally hire graduates
  • Develop your mindset and skillset according to what business leaders truly need in the 21st century
  • Fast-track your pathway to leadership
  • Connect with inspiring mentors from a range of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Participate in amazing life experiences and develop yourself with a unique curriculum

Who is eligible?

All graduates are eligible, as we connect you to employers and positions tailored to you.