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Grant Thornton

4.1
  • #5 in Accounting & advisory
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Grant Thornton Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Accounting & Advisory

What it does: Network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms
Staff stats: Globally, more than 68,000 staff in over 145 markets. In Australia, there are 176 partners and 1500 people spread across six offices
The good bits: International secondments, supportive culture
The not so good bits: Lots of overtime, especially during busy periods
Hiring grads with degrees in Accounting, Commerce, Finance Economics, Law & Business Administration

The Grant Thornton story

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of the Grant Thornton global network – one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Our brand is respected globally and recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies.

In Australia, we’re proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

The culture

At Grant Thornton, our culture is underpinned by a commitment to our clients, people and communities, and our promise to ‘Reach for Remarkable’ by providing proven expertise, principled execution, and personalised experience. We are building a distinctive, positive environment that inspires and challenges our people to deliver compelling client experiences. 

With industry-leading initiatives including providing generous leave entitlements, setting ‘ambitious gender and ethnicity targets’ and putting in place a ‘Flex Appeal’ program that encourages staff to ‘work how, when and where is best for you’. The network has also invested in providing leadership programs, including ones specifically designed for females.

Social contribution

Established in 2014, the Grant Thornton Foundation unifies our community support initiatives across Australia. It is one of the ways we deliver on the community aspect of our purpose: to support communities to thrive.

Our current national and local charity partners have been selected to deliver our commitment and focus on supporting marginalised young people, support services for victims of domestic violence and young people seeking mental health support.

The vibe of the place

While it’s clear where everyone sits in the hierarchy, the firm has a laid back vibe and there’s lots of interaction between people at all levels and it is a friendly and sociable workplace. Professionalism is expected during the workday but you can expect to have a lot of fun socialising with your colleagues after hours. 

From the Employer:

A remarkable career without compromise starts here

At Grant Thornton, we see the world a little differently – not for how things are, but for how they could be. And when it comes to people, we see you differently too. Not as resources to be used up, but as resourceful humans – with near limitless potential to unlock and harness.

Every day we reach for remarkable – in the opportunities we unlock, the experience we share and the results we deliver. But unleashing the remarkable in each of us takes CARE, that connects our passion with the purpose we live by. It’s why we go beyond in the way we care for our people, clients and communities, and support them to thrive, always.

Graduate and Vacationer Programs with a difference

Life's too short for a cookie-cutter career that treats you like another cog in the machine. So from the get-go, when you join us, you'll quickly discover that our approach to our Graduate and Vacation programs will challenge your curiosity and fuel your passion and ambition, empowering you to build a one-of-a-kind career path.

More than that, as leaders in accounting, tax and advisory services, we're committed to setting you up for success through our remarkable support network within a globally integrated firm filled with possibilities. With six offices across Australia and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

What we offer you:

  • Remarkable support – grow your technical knowledge and business acumen through a structured learning and development program; financial and study leave support to help you undertake your CA qualification; a dedicated coaching Manager and Partner to help you thrive in your career journey
  • Remarkable exposure – work alongside leading Partners and specialists across a broad range of industries and experiences, develop strong relationships with your clients, participate in national and international secondment opportunities as they arise
  • Remarkable impact – make a meaningful difference in a way that feels personal to you through a range of social, environmental and sustainability initiatives, committees and networks
  • Remarkable perks – including a 9-day fortnight; flexible working arrangements; a complimentary health club & gym membership; social events and clubs; well-being mental health support; paid volunteering leave

Recruitment Process

Our application process

Get to know us

  • Do your research - explore who we are, our available programs, as well as our purpose, vision and values.
  • Decide which Service Line you wish to apply for.
  • Ensure you are eligible to apply.

Apply online

  • Apply directly via GradAustralia or our website.
  • Make sure you have a copy of your CV and most recent Academic Transcript ready to upload. Your CV should include details about your work experience, educate and any extra-curricular/community activities you have been involved in.
  • You are not required to submit a cover letter, but are welcome to do so.

Online assessment - the Grant Thornton Strengths Assessment

Once we have reviewed your application for eligibility, you will be invited to complete the Grant Thornton Strength Assessment.

  • The online assessment evaluates both cognitive ability and behavioural strengths.
  • It will take you approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
  • You will receive a tailored feedback report within 24-48 hours of completing your assessment.

Video interview
Once you have completed the online assessment, a member of our Early Careers team will review your results. If selected to progress, you will be invited to complete a video interview.

  • The video interview provides you with the opportunity to tell us a little more about yourself.
  • You will be asked one (1) warm up question and three (3) assessable questions. In each assessable question, we will be looking to evaluate your communication skills, answer structure and the quality of your response.
  • It will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete

Attend an assessment centre and/or interview
If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre and/or an interview.

The assessment centre is a half-day activity session which incorporates a:

  • Welcome session
  • Group activity
  • Individual interview with your selected Service Line
  • Individual business case activity
  • Q&A/Networking session with some of our current graduates

Feedback/Offer
Our team will finalise offer decisions shortly after the conclusion of your assessment centre and/or final interview.

If you have been successful, a member of our People & Culture team will call you to congratulate you and confirm your offer verbally. You will then receive a formal letter of offer from us via email containing all the details you need to know.

If you have been unsuccessful, a member of our People & Culture team will be in touch via phone call to advise you of our decision and to provide you with the opportunity to gain some feedback.

Application updates

We are fortunate enough to receive a large volume of applications for our graduate and vacation opportunities each year. We want to ensure every application is assessed individually and fairly so for this reason, assessing each application takes time. We ask for your patience and understanding throughout the application process.

You will always hear back from us regarding the outcome of your application - so if you have not been contacted yet, that means your application is still being considered, and you will hear from our team as soon as possible.

Applications for each office and service line are reviewed at different stages, however, we aim to minimise the wait time for candidates wherever possible. We will keep you updated at each stage of the recruitment process.

Once you have submitted your application, please ensure you regularly monitor your email and check your junk/spam mail settings as further updates regarding your application will be delivered via email.

Need additional support?

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply. Should you require any adaptations to the recruitment process or need any additional support from us to help you perform at your best, we encourage you to select the option when prompted in your application form. A member of our Early Career Team will then be in touch with you to discuss your preferred method of communication, how we can support you in your application and your individual circumstances.

Alternatively, you can get in contact our Early Careers team at any stage of the recruitment process on 03 8663 6436 or [email protected]

Remuneration & Career Growth

Remarkable perks 

We care about your well-being and happiness so you can live a life you love. In addition to a competitive graduate salary, our benefits strive to help you reach those exceptional career milestones and ensure you’re able to enjoy a better balance of your work and life commitments.

What we offer you

  • 9-day fortnight 
  • Flexible working
  • Funded CA qualification and paid study leave
  • Health Club & Gym membership at Goodlife or Fitness First
  • Dedicated career development Manager and Partner
  • Funded professional membership
  • Well-being and mental health support
  • International secondments
  • Careers and Technical Capability Passport
  • Annual one day paid volunteering leave through our Committed to the Community Program (C2CP)

Gain remarkable exposure

Career milestones can happen every day. Where you go and how you fast-track your journey is up to you. Through our programs, you'll work alongside leading Partners and specialists across a broad range of industries and experiences.  

Plus, get regular client exposure that provides you with exciting future opportunities to progress internally quickly within our organisation.

After building a solid foundation with us, your future at Grant Thornton may even see you broaden your horizons in a foreign country with one of our international member firms. After all, we do have the reach to take you where you want to go.

Whatever helps you succeed, we put resources at your fingertips with the ongoing support you need to develop and grow as you go. And it won't just be the confidence you'll build, but also exceptional, supportive relationships with colleagues and managers in a career path done your way.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Perth
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns
Ready to embark on a remarkable career journey? Register your interest now to be the first one to find out when applications open for 2024.
Applications Close
18 Aug 2024
Start Date
18 Nov 2024 - 1 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 60,000 - 65,000 / Year

$245 per day (including superannuation)

Graduate Job

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns
Ready to embark on a remarkable career journey? Register your interest now to be the first one to find out when applications open for 2024.
Applications Close
18 Aug 2024
Start Date
6 Jan 2025 - 7 Apr 2025
Salary
AUD 65,000 - 67,000 / Year

Fully funded CA program; paid study leave; a range of other remarkable perks


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Find your passion in your studies and the career you want to be in. Remember a job takes up a lot of your time, you want to have fun while doing it!

Emma Zeibari

  • Graduate stories
Find your passion in your studies and the career you want to be in. Remember a job takes up a lot of your time, you want to have fun while doing it!

Emma Zeibari

  • Graduate stories
I think the great thing about Audit is that you get exposure to and the opportunity to learn so much about so many different industries and therefore it gives you an opportunity to choose what industry you wish to specialise in. 

Lauren Helin

  • Graduate stories
I think the great thing about Audit is that you get exposure to and the opportunity to learn so much about so many different industries and therefore it gives you an opportunity to choose what industry you wish to specialise in. 

Lauren Helin

  • Graduate stories
Find your passion in your studies and the career you want to be in. Remember a job takes up a lot of your time, you want to have fun while doing it!

Emma Zeibari

  • Graduate stories
Find your passion in your studies and the career you want to be in. Remember a job takes up a lot of your time, you want to have fun while doing it!

Emma Zeibari

  • Graduate stories
I think the great thing about Audit is that you get exposure to and the opportunity to learn so much about so many different industries and therefore it gives you an opportunity to choose what industry you wish to specialise in. 

Lauren Helin

  • Graduate stories
I think the great thing about Audit is that you get exposure to and the opportunity to learn so much about so many different industries and therefore it gives you an opportunity to choose what industry you wish to specialise in. 

Lauren Helin


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Abdullah Alnoman

This week, I have been undertaking an audit for a multinational company based in India, where I am testing the company's internal controls and accounts for revenue and expenses.
  • Day in the life

Abdullah Alnoman

This week, I have been undertaking an audit for a multinational company based in India, where I am testing the company's internal controls and accounts for revenue and expenses.
  • Day in the life

Hamzah Hassim

As an Associate in the Audit team, I generally work on sections such as PPE, Operating Expenses, Cash and Accounts Payable.
  • Day in the life

Hamzah Hassim

As an Associate in the Audit team, I generally work on sections such as PPE, Operating Expenses, Cash and Accounts Payable.
  • Day in the life

Abdullah Alnoman

This week, I have been undertaking an audit for a multinational company based in India, where I am testing the company's internal controls and accounts for revenue and expenses.
  • Day in the life

Abdullah Alnoman

This week, I have been undertaking an audit for a multinational company based in India, where I am testing the company's internal controls and accounts for revenue and expenses.
  • Day in the life

Hamzah Hassim

As an Associate in the Audit team, I generally work on sections such as PPE, Operating Expenses, Cash and Accounts Payable.
  • Day in the life

Hamzah Hassim

As an Associate in the Audit team, I generally work on sections such as PPE, Operating Expenses, Cash and Accounts Payable.

Videos


Our application process

Applying for a 2024 graduate role or a spot in our 2023/24 vacation program? Our Early Careers team shares their top tips to help you make a memorable first impression with your application.

The online assessment

Completing the online assessment for your Grant Thornton application

Our application process

Applying for a 2024 graduate role or a spot in our 2023/24 vacation program? Our Early Careers team shares their top tips to help you make a memorable first impression with your application.

The online assessment

Completing the online assessment for your Grant Thornton application