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.
After a comprehensive review involving past Achiever students and our employer partners, the programme will be open to penultimate students who are currently studying accounting at university or polytechnic.
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 eligible to apply for the Achiever Programme?
- Penultimate students who are currently undertaking tertiary studies (including university and polytechnic) in accounting
- Students must be studying either in Australia or New Zealand
- Please note that this programme is offered exclusively to the Chartered Accountants ANZ student affiliate community. If you are not a student affiliate, register now.
Applications for 2021 Achiever Programme are now closed.
For mid-2022 placements, applications will open later this year.
Not a student affiliate?
Register now to join our student community, stay up-to-date with us and be eligible to apply for the 2022 Achiever Programme.
“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 2021 – February 2022.
- Build your professional network and which could increase your chances of landing a job.
- 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 into 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. ** .
What steps are involved in applying?
Chartered Accountants ANZ is partnering with Readygrad for the 2021 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. Don’t worry if you come across Readygrad during the process you’ll still be a candidate for the Achiever Programme conducted by Chartered Accountants ANZ.
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Listen to Eunice Gueco, an Achiever Programme Alumni talk about her experience with the Programme and internship at BDO Wellington.
*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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