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
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. During your time with us, we aim to give you as much exposure as possible to each of our service offerings.
You will be assigned a Buddy, Time Manager, Counselling Manager, and Counselling Partner during your placement, responsible for providing you with a variety of interesting work, as well as general support and guidance. We have a unique offering in that you will also have the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.
High performing Vacationers may be offered a permanent full-time Graduate role.
We are pleased to have ranked #9 in AAGE’s (Australian Association of Graduate Employers) Top 40 Intern Programs, as well as #41 in AAGE’s Top 75 Graduate Employers for 2023.
Applications will be open for the below opportunities between Monday, 4 September and Thursday, 5 October 2023.
2024 Restructuring Graduate Program (Sydney)
2024 Deals Graduate Program (Sydney)
2024 Data Analytics Graduate Program (Sydney)
2024 Government Advisory Graduate Program (Canberra)
Applications for our 2025 Graduate and 2024/25 Summer Vacation Programs will open in February 2024. For updates on our Undergraduate vacancies, please follow us on LinkedIn. You can submit your application or register your interest here.
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Frequently asked questions
Which program am I eligible to apply for?
To be eligible to apply for our Summer Vacation Program, you must be in your penultimate year of study. Our Graduate Program is open to students in their final year, or those who have recently graduated (typically within two years) of the Program start date.
Our Restructuring and Deals programs are open to business or commerce students majoring in accounting, economics or finance.
Our Government Advisory program is open to students completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with an interest in specialised Advisory.
Our Cyber program is open to students completing a STEM or IT related degree, with an interest in Digital Forensics, Cyber Security and eDiscovery.
Our Data Analytics program is open to students completing a STEM degree, with a related degree or major in Data Science/Analytics, Business Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics or Actuarial Science.
For all programs, you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application. To be eligible to apply for a role in our Canberra office, you must be an Australian Citizen.
What is the recruitment process?
Submit your application online. The application involves answering a few short questions, as well as uploading your CV and most recent academic transcript.
Online psychometric testing
Eligible candidates will be invited to complete online testing, which involves completing a short cognitive and personality assessment.
Successful candidates will be invited to record a video interview, which requires you to answer two short questions.
Group information session (location dependent)
Our group information session provides you with the opportunity to visit our offices and network with some of our Partners and employees to provide insight into the work that we do.
The interview component will generally be with a Partner and senior member of our team. This is the final stage of our recruitment process.
Feedback or offer
We will always notify you about the outcome of your application, and we aim to make offers within a week of the interview, however during peak times it may take us a little while to get back to you. If you haven’t heard from us, please assume we are still considering your application.
What do you look for in Graduates and Vacationers?
The nature of our business means we interact daily with various stakeholders, often in difficult situations. We therefore look for students who have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to build relationships and those who enjoy working in a team-based environment.
We are trusted by our clients to deliver high quality services, so our employees are motivated and conscientious with strong attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities.
What support do you offer to Graduates completing the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program?
With the exception of Cyber and Data Analytics, our Graduates complete the CA Program.
We offer full financial and study support for our employees, including:
Payment of all module fees (including for bridging courses) and textbooks;
Access to comprehensive study notes and guides;
Attendance at lectures and tutorials, including mock exam days to assist in your preparation;
Paid study and exam leave;
National study groups as you progress through the program alongside your peers;
An assigned CA mentor to support you throughout your studies;
Rewards to recognise milestone achievements and completion of the program; and
Ongoing payment of your annual CA membership fees.
I didn’t study accounting at University. Will I be eligible to complete the CA Program?
If your degree does not cover the prerequisite subjects necessary to enrol in the CA program, you may be required to complete a bridging course. For more information, please visit the CA ANZ website. Financial and study support are provided to Graduates who need to complete bridging courses.
What are the typical tasks of a Vacationer or Graduate?
As a Vacationer or Graduate, you can expect to work on projects across our services, gaining exposure to a variety of our clients, such as banks, law firms and large corporates.