Based on feedback from our Achiever Programme surveys, we are considering additional ways to make the programme more flexible and maximises value for all who participate. As a result of this, we are building a revised version of the programme to launch in 2021. Please ensure you are signed up as a student affiliate to receive up to date information regarding the programme's launch dates.
Become a Student Affiliate
Start a conversation with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand by signing up as a Student Affiliate and you’ll be kick-starting your future career in business and finance.
Transitioning from study into the workforce can be challenging, especially without any relevant experience. Luckily, the Achiever Programme gives you the opportunity to apply for valuable paid* work experience with one of our participating employers during your summer break to get ahead.
Who is the Achiever Programme applicable for?
The Achiever Programme is open to students currently undertaking tertiary studies (including university, polytechnic and TAFE students) in business, commerce or accounting in either Australia or New Zealand and who are looking for paid* work experience.
*The salary for student placements is at the discretion of employers and does vary firm to firm.
"Completing the Achiever Programme was an excellent experience and exceeded my expectations. I gained a lot of valuable skills, learning, and had the opportunity to network with so many great individuals, student peers and employers. I was lucky enough to be offered an ongoing undergraduate position at my placement, so I would definitely say that the Achiever Programme has kickstarted my career."
Listen to Eunice Gueco, an Achiever Programme Alumni talk about her experience with the Programme and internship at BDO Wellington.
What’s an Achiever Programme internship really like?
Achiever programme participants Krizelle and Courtney share their internship experience at Waitomo Petroleum Ltd.