Frequently asked questions

Choosing where you’d like to work can be a big decision.

To help you understand what it’s like working at Grant Thornton, we’ve addressed some of the questions we usually get asked.

What opportunities exist at Grant Thornton?

We have many opportunities across our growing global organisation of member firms – both in Australia and overseas. You can search for Australian-based opportunities and for vacancies in overseas locations.

What kind of people are we looking for?

We are always on the lookout for great talent. When we’re considering applications, we’re looking for people with highly-developed skills from their previous work experience, and who share our values

How do I apply for a role at Grant Thornton?

You can search our current vacancies and apply directly online. It's very straightforward as we only need you to submit your resume and answer some simple questions. If we don’t have any vacancies that match your requirements, you can set up a Job Alert to be informed when relevant roles become available.

How can I apply for a job alert?

To apply for a Job Alert you need to register with us by creating a profile with a unique username and password. Once you have registered your profile you will be sent Job Alerts that match your profile. To create your profile click here.

How can I update my profile and view applications I’ve submitted?

When you apply for a role at Grant Thornton, you’ll need to create a profile with a unique username and password. Once you have registered your profile this will enable you to view your previous applications.

How can I retrieve my user name and password?

If you’ve forgotten your user name or password, there’s no need to worry. Please visit this page and we’ll email you the details you need.

What does the recruitment process involve?

Find out more about each stage of the recruitment process.

I’ve never completed online ability assessment before. What does it involve?

Online ability assessments are used as a way to assist us to identify candidates with the right capabilities and fit for Grant Thornton. Depending on the role you are applying for you will typically be asked to complete 4 online tests (which may include verbal and numerical reasoning, logical reasoning, situational judgment and work style preferences).

For all roles below Director, you will receive an email with your individual login needed to complete the test. Once you login to commence your online assessment you will see a short introduction with descriptions of the test exercises. This is followed by an interactive sequence in which the test is explained to you in greater detail. To ensure that you have understood the exercise properly, you are required to complete a few exemplary exercises with no time limit so you can get a feel for the questions. After the examples, a final page appears, in which the most important points regarding the test are summarised. You can also find example questions and tests here: http:\\

When you begin with the actual test, you will have a set time limit of between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the test (except for the personality related questions which are untimed). Note that once you start the test you cannot restart. Typically, you will be given 48 hours to complete all the necessary tests on line so you don’t have to do them all at the same time.

In order to set yourself up for success, be sure to have a good night’s sleep before you complete the assessments and make sure you have everything you need to feel comfortable.  When completing the assessments, please ensure that you are in a quiet environment where you will not be disturbed to ensure that you are able to perform at your best. We recommend completing the assessments on a desktop or laptop computer. Do not use iphones or iPads.

All Director, Principal and Partner candidates will be contacted by our vendors directly to organise the assessments.

If you experience any problems completing the online assessments, please contact cut-e via email:

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Once you have completed the assessment we will again be in touch to advise you on the status of your application.

How will Grant Thornton help me develop my career?

When you start at Grant Thornton, we’ll help you put together a personal development plan which is tailored to your career aspirations and development needs. This plan could include opportunities to build your business, technical skill and team leadership and coaching skills development (such as through The Grant Thornton Academy or through mentoring partnerships) and potential secondments to clients and other Australian or global offices. We’ll help you progress your career to make your mark on our firm and to stand out from the crowd.

What’s Grant Thornton’s approach to diversity and inclusion?

At our firm, we encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work. We recognise, appreciate and harness our people’s individual skills and talents. And this approach helps us to create a strong and dynamic organisation.

It’s a given that we treat everyone fairly and never discriminate on the basis of aspects such as ethnicity, race, religious belief (or lack of), sex, gender identity or intersex status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, family or carer’s responsibilities, marital status, age or disability. But beyond that, we celebrate the breadth of experiences and perspectives that people bring to Grant Thornton – especially their diversity of experience, skills and perspectives.

Do you accept applications from candidates that require a visa?

Unless specified in the role advertisement we do consider candidates that may require immigration support however it is expected that you clearly articulate your visa requirements and eligibility in your cover letter.

Where can I go for more information?

We’d be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions you might have about the recruitment process and working at Grant Thornton. Please contact the relevant People & Culture contact listed on the role advertisement or email the talent acquisition team at