Application process

How to apply

So what is the application process?

Our main application period for the Graduate and Summer Intern campaign is drawing to a close. A few additional roles will come up throughout the year so make sure to check back in to see our opportunities.

Please review the steps in the application process below.

What you’ll need for your application

  • An up-to-date CV (word or pdf document) (check out our quick tips here).
  • A cover letter.
  • Your academic transcript.

In order for your application to be accepted, you’ll need to complete all parts of the application form and attach the correct documents. Please also ensure all contact details are correct.

We operate an anonymous initial screening process in line with our diversity and inclusion policy. As a result, we’ll ask you to be mindful of this when applying. Please avoid including information which could reveal your gender, ethnicity or age etc.

What to expect

If you have any special requirements for us to consider, please get in touch directly with our careers team.

Step 1 – Online application

This is your chance to tell us about your academic background and any work experience you may have. There is also a situational question to complete with a 1,500 word limit.

Step 2 – Online numerical and inductive reasoning tests

Additional information will be sent out via email following completion of step one. A lot of weight is placed on your results so please ensure you allow enough time to complete the tests, and that you have a strong internet connection.

Step 3 – Interview

If your application is selected you’ll be invited in for an interview, this will take a case study format with the opportunity to ask questions at the end. You will be interviewing for the business area and location you have been selected for. For more information, check out our CV TipsFAQ’s and Summer Intern or Graduate programme.

Planning your career

Career fairs and PwC events

We’ll be visiting campuses around New Zealand and will also be hosting events, so keep an eye on our calendar of events and our Facebook page for updates. We’d love to meet you at these events – they are a great opportunity to get connected with different members of the team and see what a career at PwC is all about.

Anonymous application process

People and diversity are key to the success of PwC. We’re passionate about ensuring that talented people, no matter what their background, have access to what we think is the best start to their career. To support this and to give all applicants equal opportunity, we use an anonymous screening process for Graduate and Summer Internship applications.

An anonymous application process is a process we use in the initial screening stage which automatically hides your personal details to remove any possibility of unconscious bias in our decision-making.

There’s no need to make any changes to your CV, cover letter or academic transcript, but when filling in our application form, please try and avoid including information that could reveal your gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background. For example, remove the name of any gender-specific secondary school or sports team.

Summer Internship

A Summer Internship is a great opportunity to experience life at PwC and is best suited to students in their second-to-last year of study. We have a range of internship opportunities available across our offices and business areas. Our internships run from November to February and give you an opportunity to really experience what a career at PwC is like. You’ll meet the team, work on client projects and may even have the opportunity to ‘shadow’ a partner for a day.

Ready to apply?

If you wish to apply, have your CV, cover letter and academic transcript ready. At application stage this can be official or unofficial, however, if you progress or receive an offer we’ll require an official transcript. If you have any additional questions in relation to your transcripts please reach out to our careers team (careers.nz@nz.pwc.com).

The application form will ask for background information on your studies, your contact information, your right to live and work in New Zealand, your eligibility for any professional bodies and also a few questions about yourself. You’ll have the opportunity to select as many locations as you would like, and your first and second preference for the area of business you’d like to work in, so make sure you have done your research and thought about what could be the best option for you.

Still not sure which area of the business is right for you? Check out our business areas or our people to learn more about some of our current Graduates and the work they do.

Graduate programme

In your final year of study and getting ready to start your career? There’s no better place to start than PwC. With our global brand and reputation as the leading business advisory firm in New Zealand, the opportunities here are like no other. Our Graduates start in February, and your first week will be an exciting chance to come together with the whole group of new Graduates. This is a great opportunity to meet people across the business and create lasting networks within the firm that could span your entire career, wherever it may take you.

Ready to apply?

If you wish to apply, have your CV, cover letter and academic transcript ready. At application stage this can be official or unofficial, however, if you progress or receive an offer we’ll require an official transcript. If you have any additional questions in relation to your transcripts please reach out to our careers team (careers.nz@nz.pwc.com).

The application form will ask for background information on your studies, your contact information, your right to live and work in New Zealand, your eligibility for any professional bodies and also a few questions about yourself. You’ll have the opportunity to select your first and second preference for the location and area of business you’d like to work in, so make sure you have done your research and thought about what could be the best option for you.

Not sure which area of the business is right for you? Check out our people to learn more about some of our current Graduates and the work they do.