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 #16 in AAGE’s (Australian Association of Graduate Employers) Top 75 Graduate Employers, as well as #11 in AAGE’s Top 40 Intern Programs for 2022.

Graduate Program

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 required, as well as improving essential soft skills such as business writing. Our Advisory & Restructuring Graduates also receive full 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.


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Dates & Events

Application dates

Applications for our 2024 Graduate Program and 2023/24 Summer Vacation Program are now open for our Advisory & Restructuring, Cyber and Data Analytics programs. Applications will close at midnight on the following dates:


Advisory & Restructuring


Data Analytics

Brisbane Thursday, 23 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023
Canberra Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023
Melbourne Sunday, 19 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023
Perth Thursday, 23 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023
Sydney Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023 Sunday, 26 March 2023


You will learn more about McGrathNicol by talking to us at careers fairs, student society and industry events. Details of events we are attending are listed below.





National Cyber STEM Women – Virtual Careers Event Thursday, 9 March 2023
Melbourne All Roundtable & Networking Evening Wednesday, 15 March 2023
Brisbane All Griffith University – Careers Fair Thursday, 16 March 2023
Canberra Business ANU / UC – Tertiary to Work Fair Tuesday, 21 March 2023


Further events to be confirmed shortly.


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 Advisory and Restructuring programs are open to business or commerce students majoring in accounting, economics or finance.

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 programs are 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.

Applications for our 2024 Graduate Program and 2023/24 Summer Vacation Program are now open for our Advisory & Restructuring, Cyber and Data Analytics programs.

For updates on our Undergraduate vacancies, please follow us on LinkedIn.

You can submit your application here.

You can apply to join our Advisory and Restructuring program, Cyber program or Data Analytics program depending on your area of study.

Online application
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.

Video interview
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.

Face-to-face interview
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.

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.

Graduates joining our Advisory and Restructuring program will be required to complete the CA program.

We offer full financial and study support for our employees, including:

  • Payment of all module fees 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.

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.

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.