Six easy steps to starting your career at Grant Thornton


Get to know us

Here are some things to do before you apply:

  • Review our application opening and closing dates
  • Check if you are eligible to apply
  • Discover who Grant Thornton is, what we do and our purpose/values
  • Take some time to research our Service Lines and where you might like to start your career journey
  • Engage with us at campus or virtual events
Apply online

Things to know before starting your application:

  • 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 you are welcome to do so.
  • You will be able to nominate your first and second preference Service Line teams.
  • Our available opportunities are listed here.

At Grant Thornton we want to make our application process accessible to everyone. If you think you will require additional support to create a barrier-free process, please get in touch with our friendly Early Careers team at

Online 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.

Please note: you can only take the online assessment once every 12 months. If you have recently applied and completed the online assessment for another application, your existing results will be used for the purpose of assessing your current application.

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.

Please note: You can only undertake the video interview once every 12 months. If you have recently applied and completed the video interview for another application, your existing results will be used for the purpose of assessing your current application.

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 that  incorporates:

  • welcome session
  • group and individual activity
  • individual interview with your selected Service Line
  • Q&A/networking session with some of our current graduates.

Depending on your location, assessment centres may take place in-person, virtually or in a hybrid model.  Applicants who are interstate/overseas at the time of being invited to progress to this stage will be provided with a virtual option to be able to continue participating in the recruitment process.

Application dates

Applications for 2025 graduate opportunities and the 2024/2025 vacation program will open on the following dates:


  Applications open Applications close
All office locations Monday, 19 February 2024 Monday, 1 April 2024

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. 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.


To be eligible to apply for our graduate opportunities or our vacation program, you’ll need to meet the following requirements.

2025 Graduate opportunities

You must be:

  • planning to complete your studies by mid-2025, or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the last two years
  • an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Australia or a visa-holder subject to the below conditions.

Vacation students

You must be:

  • in your final or penultimate year of study
  • an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Australia or a visa-holder subject to the below conditions.

International students and graduates

To be eligible to apply, you will need to demonstrate that you have full time working rights within Australia at the time of your application. We will accept applications from candidates who hold one of the following visa types:

  • Student Visa (Subclass 500)
  • Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)
  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189 or 190)
  • Partner/Spousal visa (Subclass 820 or 801)
  • Secondary employer sponsored visas (for example: Subclass 457, 482 or 186, where the primary visa holder is a family member)

Please note: We do not accept applications from Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) holders for our graduate opportunities or vacation program.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate their:

  • ability to obtain permanent residency or transition onto another relevant visa type at the end of their current visa's expiry
  • legal right to work in Australia up until such time that permanent residency is granted
  • completion of an approved English language test and proof that they meet the required benchmarks as set by the Department of Home Affairs.

If you hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Please note: Grant Thornton will not sponsor students for the purposes of residency. Successful candidates who are not permanent residents when made an offer of employment will be required, as a condition of their employment, to independently apply for and obtain permanent residency.

Request for additional support

Need some help applying or participating in the recruitment process?

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply, and we warmly welcome applications from students who have a disability or identify as neurodiverse. 

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 Careers 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