Step 1 - Online application
This is your chance to tell us about your academic background and any work experience you may have.
Our main application period for Graduate and Summer Intern positions is from March to April. A few additional roles will come up throughout the year so make sure to check back in to see our opportunities.
To apply, simply complete our online application form using the link below, attach the required documents and if requested, complete the online assessment within the specified time-frame. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your application. Make sure you include any work experience, special awards and any additional achievements we should know about. Ensure the information you have provided is correct and that you have included the required documents before you click ‘submit’.
We’ll get back to you as soon as we can after the interview but don’t be concerned if it’s more than a few days before you hear from us. If you receive an offer from another firm, please do let us know so we can manage the process.
If you haven’t heard any feedback after a week, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to give you an update on where things are at.
The order and style in which you present your CV is up to you, as is the design and layout. Let your personality shine through.
There’s no set way to present a CV, but a well-prepared one makes it easy for us to find out more about you. To get you started, we’ve put together a brief outline of the information we’ll find useful when we’re assessing your application.
Success at PwC is not all about your marks and the papers you have completed. We want to know about you and your achievements, both within university and in others areas.
List what you’ve done in the workplace, including volunteer and part-time work. Order each position you’ve held in reverse chronological order (i.e. most recent first). Try to include:
We’re also interested in your interests and extracurricular activities, so don’t forget to add these too.
You can include:
We’re interested in the whole you and what your unique experiences and background could bring to PwC. It’s important that you feel comfortable to bring your whole self when you come and meet us, so we work hard to ensure the conversations you have put you at ease.
Time taken to prepare for an interview is time well spent. Well prepared interviewees will feel confident and are more likely to make a positive impression at the interview.
Read the tips below to help you perform well during the interview process.
Make sure you:
It’s a good idea to prepare and rehearse some behavioural and situational examples from your past experience. You should be able to demonstrate your skills and competencies (make the most of the case study for this), for example; problem-solving, initiative, communication, decision-making, organisation, prioritising and time management.
In preparing these examples, think of a circumstance, the action you took to deal with the situation and the result of that action. It’s simple – think CAR (Circumstance – Action – Result).
Don’t forget we’re also looking to find out:
What you should do on the day:
When you meet your interviewer for the first time – we would normally suggest you shake hands and introduce yourself, however aware this isn't possible online.
Be yourself, and be aware of body language – make eye contact and smile and remember to talk into your laptop, device and/or headphones.
Listen attentively to your interviewer – pay attention to the format of the interview and the questions asked.
If you don’t understand a question, ask your interviewer to repeat the question or ask for clarification.
When answering questions, take your time before you speak. Make sure you take enough time to think and reflect about your response, and answer all questions honestly and concisely.
Use real examples of your past experiences when answering questions, so you demonstrate your skills.
When invited to, ask questions.
Once the interview is over, thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity to meet with them.
PwC Student Careers Team
PwC Student Careers, PwC New Zealand