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.

How do I apply for a role at Grant Thornton?

You can search our current vacancies and apply directly online. Find out more about each stage of the recruitment process here.

What is involved in your recruitment process?

Find out more about each stage of the recruitment process here.

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

When you apply for a role at Grant Thornton, you’ll need to create a profile. This will allow you to login and apply for other roles at our firm in the future. Remember to always update your profile before you apply for each role.

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.

How many placements/graduate roles are there?

Unfortunately we don’t share this information and will depend on the current recruitment needs in each location.

Do you have any tips for the Assessment Centres?

Please refer to the information provided in our application process page for more information.

Do you offer rotation on placements?

Some of our offices do provide rotations depending on the needs of the business at the time. When you meet the People and Culture team during the assessment centre you will have an opportunity to find out whether your location has a rotation program.

Can Grant Thornton Australia sponsor me?

As a general rule our firm does not sponsor graduates who are here on student or work visas. We require applicants to have permanent residency or be Australian citizens.

Can I apply for a role outside of Australia?

Absolutely! You can apply for open positions in more than 130 countries in which we have member firms. Your eligibility will depend on what the role requires, as well as qualification and visa restrictions in the hiring countries. You can can find out more about working with Grant Thornton International member firms here.

Do you have any graduate placements for support functions?

We don’t have any formal student and graduate programs for non client facing roles at the moment but it would be great if you could set up for a Job Alert so you can be notified when an opportunity becomes 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 here. Once you have registered your profile you will be sent Job Alerts that match your profile.

What kind of people are we looking for?

When we’re considering applications, we’re looking for people that value the things we value.

  • We empower our people to make a difference. We want our people to think for themselves, to speak up, and to actively shape our firm’s culture and future.
  • We also genuinely care about our clients. As part of our work, we discover what’s important to them and enjoy helping them succeed.
  • We want our people to bring their whole selves to work. Individuality and authenticity is so important to our firm.
  • We highly value collaboration. We believe that it’s energising and stimulating to collaborate – to learn from and be inspired by others. We believe that teams will always outperform the individual.

We’re looking for people who are curious, ambitious and who share our values.

How will Grant Thornton help me to develop my career?

We give graduates and students significant training, development and leadership opportunities from day one. Thanks to our established in-house approach, our CA pass rates are consistently above average. We provide a comprehensive CA support program including paid study leave, mentoring, focus sessions and support material. 

We also provide you a comprehensive induction and then a nationally consistent 12 month development program to unlock your potential and assist you to feel more confident as you settle into your new role.

Do I need to complete my CA if I join the graduate program?

If you join the Audit, Privately Held Business, Tax teams you will be required to complete your chartered Accountants qualification. If you are joining the Financial Advisory and Operational Advisory teams the requirement to complete the CA or CFA will depend on the requirements of each location and will be provided this information when you meet us at the assessment centres.

Can I apply if my degree is not major in Accounting, eg Economics or Finance?

All service lines excluding Operational Advisory require all candidates to be eligible for entry into the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand CA Program upon completion of their degree.

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.

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 email the Talent Acquisition team at GTTalentScouts@au.gt.com.