What it does: Network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms
Staff stats: Globally, more than 50,000 staff in over 135 countries. In Australia, there are 165 partners and 1300 staff spread across six offices
The good bits: International secondments, supportive culture
The not so good bits: Lots of overtime, especially during busy periods
Hiring grads with degrees in Accounting, Commerce, Finance Economics, Law & Business Administration
Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth.
Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,400 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney – combining service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective.
Grant Thornton’s ‘Beyond 2020 strategy’ is driven by its CARE purpose - “we CARE for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive”. With industry-leading initiatives including providing generous leave entitlements, setting “ambitious gender and ethnicity targets” and putting in place a ‘Flex Appeal’ program that encourages staff to “work how, when and where is best for you”. The network has also invested in providing leadership programs, including ones specifically designed for female staff.
Grant Thornton Australia launched the Grant Thornton Foundation in 2014. It currently partners with charities including World Vision, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youngcare, Whitelion and YWCA. The foundation is part of Grant Thornton Australia’s wider vision of unlocking “the potential for growth in our clients, our people and our communities.”
While it’s clear where everyone sits in the hierarchy, the firm has a laid back vibe and there’s lots of interaction between staff at all levels and is a friendly and sociable workplace. Professionalism is expected during the workday but you can expect to have a lot of fun socialising with your colleagues after hours.
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Want to make a real difference? The future is now.
At Grant Thornton, our people are empowered to make a real difference. Our culture ignites and fosters high performance. We’re passionate about our clients’ success – and we care deeply about our work and each other. We’re committed to our people, our clients and the communities we live in to make a difference.
Every day, we help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by delivering unique insights and future-focused, commercial advice. With more than 50,000 people across135 countries, we truly understand that talented people drive all of our successes.
As a graduate of our firm, you’ll be supported and empowered from the beginning. We’ll help you become a respected and trusted adviser to Australia’s leading mid-size businesses. You’ll be encouraged to develop key skills and fresh approaches and gain exposure to clients on a variety of projects.
Plus, we offer global and local mobility and a variety of roles, projects and clients to keep you engaged and progressing in your career. Our comprehensive CA support program includes mentoring, paid study leave and extensive support materials and our CA pass rates are consistently above average.
Most importantly, we encourage you to be your authentic self, because we know that a broad and diverse mix of team members enriches our workplace and allows us to do more for our clients. Let us help you unlock your potential and stand out from the crowd.
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Get to know us
Online assessment - the Grant Thornton Strengths Assessment
Once we have reviewed your application for eligibility, you will be invited to complete the Grant Thornton Strength Assessment.
Once you have completed the online assessment, a member of our Early Careers team will review your results. If selected to progress, you will be invited to complete a video interview.
Attend an assessment centre and/or interview
If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre and/or an interview.
The assessment centre is a half-day activity session which incorporates a:
Our team will finalise offer decisions shortly after the conclusion of your assessment centre and/or final interview.
If you have been successful, a member of our People & Culture team will call you to congratulate you and confirm your offer verbally. You will then receive a formal letter of offer from us via email containing all the details you need to know.
If you have been unsuccessful, a member of our People & Culture team will be in touch via phone call to advise you of our decision and to provide you with the opportunity to gain some feedback.
We are fortunate enough to receive a large volume of applications for our graduate and vacation opportunities each year. We want to ensure every application is assessed individually and fairly so for this reason, assessing each application takes time. We ask for your patience and understanding throughout the application process.
You will always hear back from us regarding the outcome of your application - so if you have not been contacted yet, that means your application is still being considered, and you will hear from our team as soon as possible.
Applications for each office and service line are reviewed at different stages, however, we aim to minimise the wait time for candidates wherever possible. We will keep you updated at each stage of the recruitment process.
Once you have submitted your application, please ensure you regularly monitor your email and check your junk/spam mail settings as further updates regarding your application will be delivered via email.
Need additional support?
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply. Should you require any adaptations to the recruitment process or need any additional support from us to help you perform at your best, we encourage you to select the option when prompted in your application form. A member of our Early Career Team will then be in touch with you to discuss your preferred method of communication, how we can support you in your application and your individual circumstances.
Alternatively, you can get in contact our Early Careers team at any stage of the recruitment process on 03 8663 6436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We care about your well-being and happiness so you can live a life you love. In addition to a competitive graduate salary, our benefits strive to help you reach those exceptional career milestones and ensure you’re able to enjoy a better balance of your work and life commitments.
What we offer you
Career milestones can happen every day. Where you go and how you fast-track your journey is up to you. Through our programs, you'll work alongside leading Partners and specialists across a broad range of industries and experiences.
Plus, get regular client exposure that provides you with exciting future opportunities to progress internally quickly within our organisation.
After building a solid foundation with us, your future at Grant Thornton may even see you broaden your horizons in a foreign country with one of our international member firms. After all, we do have the reach to take you where you want to go.
Whatever helps you succeed, we put resources at your fingertips with the ongoing support you need to develop and grow as you go. And it won't just be the confidence you'll build, but also exceptional, supportive relationships with colleagues and managers in a career path done your way.