The transition from studying to an office environment can be tough, this change can become more challenging without any relevant experience. To support you through this transition we are excited to announce the return of our popular Achiever programme for the summer cohort.
The Achiever programme gives you the opportunity to apply for an internship with multiple employers and matches you with the one that best fits your skills and their requirements. You could apply for valuable paid* work experience with one of our participating employers to get ahead.
After a comprehensive review involving past Achiever students and our employer partners, the programme will be open to penultimate and final year students who are currently studying accounting at university or polytechnic, this includes Masters students and students who have completed their studies in 2022.
Who is eligible to apply for the Achiever programme?
- Penultimate and final year students who are currently undertaking tertiary studies (including university and polytechnic) in accounting
- Students who have completed their studies in 2022 in accounting.
- Students must be studying and residing either in Australia or New Zealand
“Being part of the Achiever programme, opened a possible door that I couldn't even imagine. I learned to apply university theory to the real world and in the end, I got a job contract. I highly recommend it to all students who are interested in upgrading their careers.”
Benefits of the Achiever programme:
- Gain paid* work experience with one of our partner employers from 3 - 12 weeks between November 2022 – February 2023 (summer cohort).
- Build your professional network which could increase your chances of landing a job.
- Get a chance to apply for an internship with multiple employers and get matched with the one that best fits your skills and their requirements.
- Gain real-life industry exposure, grow your knowledge, and determine your interest in different accounting service lines.
- Get an opportunity to apply knowledge from your tertiary studies to the real world.
Did you know that the Achiever programme can lead to more than an internship? In 2019, more than 6 out of 10 students that undertook the programme stayed on within the organisation either as a graduate or continued casual, part-time, or full-time work***.
“I am always grateful for CA ANZ's Achiever programme through which I had the best opportunity to gain experience and secure a permanent position at Deloitte Australia”
What steps are involved in applying?
- online form application submission
- completing cognitive assessment & personality profile assessments
- recorded video interviewing
- a one-on-one interview with potential employers
Please note, the programme will be exclusive to the Chartered Accountants ANZ student affiliate community. If you are not a student affiliate, you can sign up on the application form.
Chartered Accountants ANZ is partnering with Readygrad for the 2022 Achiever programme. Readygrad is an expert in the graduate employability space specialising in intern management and graduate recruitment programmes. They will manage the application, interview, and placement process on our behalf.
Please note, that the applications are submitted via a platform called VIEPLE, if you experience any technical difficulties while uploading your application form, please reach out to the Vieple support team on [email protected].
The Summer placements will run between November 2022 to February 2023. Placements run from 3 - 12 weeks.
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*The salary for student placements is at the discretion of employers and does vary firm to firm.”
***Data collected from 57 employers who participated in the 2019 Achiever programme responding to the question – Did you place any of your candidates in an ongoing position following the completion of their Achiever Placement © 2021 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ABN 50 084 642 571. All rights reserved.
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