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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. 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 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.

  • Application dates

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.

Meet our graduates —

Frequently asked questions

  • Which program am I eligible to apply for?

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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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