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Grow further at McGrathNicol

As a Vacationer or Graduate at McGrathNicol we empower you to make the greatest impact on your career, our performance and our clients’ future. When working on our Restructuring projects you will be involved in helping to restore stability and deliver value to organisations in financial distress, while the work with our Advisory teams focuses on helping non-distressed organisations improve performance by mitigating risk, managing change and achieving growth.

Our people are passionate, driven, inclusive and collaborative. Continuous development is engrained in our culture, and we have robust frameworks to support progression. You will have the unique opportunity to work closely with and be mentored by senior staff and Partners, learning from some of the best in the industry.

Apply today and grow further at McGrathNicol.

Our programs —

  • Summer Vacation Program

  • Graduate Program

Our Summer Vacation Program is open to Business/Commerce and STEM students in their penultimate year of study. Running for either four weeks (commencing in November or January), or eight weeks (commencing in November), the program will provide you with real commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries.

The program commences with a two-day national induction intensive in our Sydney office where you will have the opportunity to meet and learn from a range of McGrathNicol experts through structured sessions, networking and social events. During your time with us, we aim to give you as much exposure as possible to each of our service offerings. You will have a Buddy, Time Manager, Counselling Manager and Counselling Partner responsible for providing you with a variety of interesting work, as a well as personalised support and guidance throughout your placement.

High performing Vacationers may be offered a permanent full-time Graduate position.

We are pleased to have ranked #8 of Top Intern Programs and #7 of Top Graduate Employers for 2024 by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE).

Applications to our Graduate Program are open to Business/Commerce and STEM students in their final year, or those who have recently graduated (typically within two years) of the program start date. Our Graduates are employed on a full-time permanent basis. Working alongside some of the industry’s most respected leaders, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to think laterally to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Our Graduate Development Program is expertly designed to provide you with the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to launch your career at McGrathNicol. Over the course of your first 12 months, you will build a deep understanding of the firm and develop strong relationships with your national graduate cohort through a mix of online and in-person sessions, including key intensive 'grad camp' events throughout the year. Our Restructuring & Advisory Graduates also receive support to complete further industry related study, or post-graduate qualifications such as the Chartered Accountants Program.

Graduates generally commence in February of each year, however midyear commencement dates and/or casual employment may also be available throughout your university semester.

  • Application dates

Applications for our 2025 Graduate and 2024/25 Summer Vacation Programs have now closed, however, may reopen later in 2024 should positions become available. For updates on our Undergraduate vacancies, please follow us on LinkedIn or register your interest here.

Meet our graduates —

Frequently asked questions

  • Which program am I eligible to apply for?

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  • Do you accept applications from international students?

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  • What is the recruitment process?

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  • What do you look for in Graduates and Vacationers?

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  • What support do you offer to Graduates completing the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program?

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  • I didn’t study accounting at University. Will I be eligible to complete the CA Program?

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  • What are the typical tasks of a Vacationer or Graduate?

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