Achiever programme - Students

Apply for the 2022 Achiever programme

Apply now

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 in 2022.

This programme gives you the opportunity to apply for valuable paid* work experience with one of our participating employers to get ahead. This year we are opening up applications for both cohorts (winter and summer) so you can really make the most out of the programme.

After a comprehensive review involving past Achiever students and our employer partners, the programme will be open to penultimate and final year students who are currently studying accounting at university or polytechnic, this includes Masters students.

Who is eligible to apply for the Achiever programme?

  • Penultimate and final year students who are currently undertaking tertiary studies (including university and polytechnic) in accounting
  • Students must be studying and residing 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.

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.

Register nowAbout Not a student affiliate?

Applications are now open

Apply nowAbout Applications are now open
“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.”
Clarice Campos, Achiever programme Alumni

Key dates

Applications open: Monday 28 February 2022

Applications close: Sunday 27 March 2022

Applications will be open for both winter and summer cohorts**. Students can apply to participate in both Achiever programme cohorts, applications for the summer cohort will be treated as an expression of interest and students who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to undergo the assessment and interview process in August 2022.

Benefits of the Achiever programme:

  • Gain paid* work experience with one of our partner employers from 3 - 12 weeks between June – August 2022 (winter cohort) and November 2022 – January 2023 (summer cohort).
  • Build your professional network 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 to 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***.

“I am always grateful for CA ANZ's Achiever programme through which I had the best opportunity to gain experience and secure a permanent position at Deloitte Australia”
Inzamamul Haque Eshan, Achiever programme Alumni

What steps are involved in applying?

  • become a Chartered Accountants ANZ student affiliate
  • online form application submission
  • completing cognitive assessment & personality profile assessments
  • recorded video interviewing
  • a one-on-one interview with potential employers.

  Chartered Accountants ANZ is partnering with Readygrad for the 2022 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.

Please note, that the applications are submitted via a platform called VIEPLE, if you experience any technical difficulties while uploading your application form, please reach out to the Vieple support team on [email protected].

Achiever programme timeline

Achiever programme - Student FAQs

Read more

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.”

**Terms and conditions apply

***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.

Related articles

Finding your passion: Madhu Borra on the Achiever programme

Madhu Borra is a recent participant of the CA ANZ Achiever programme. He shares his experience and how it sparked his passion for external auditing.

Read moreAbout Finding your passion: Madhu Borra on the Achiever programme

Give your career a kick start with the Achiever programme

Olivia Mahey’s enthusiasm and love for accounting led her to apply for the Achiever programme while she was a student at the University of Auckland.

Read moreAbout Give your career a kick start with the Achiever programme

Golden ticket: How the Achiever Programme kick-started Ryan Loo’s career

We speak to Ryan Loo about his Achiever Programme internship placement, as well as the employer who offered him the golden opportunity.

Read MoreAbout Golden ticket: How the Achiever Programme kick-started Ryan Loo’s career

What’s an Achiever Programme internship really like?

Achiever programme participants Krizelle and Courtney share their internship experience at Waitomo Petroleum Ltd.

Read MoreAbout What’s an Achiever Programme internship really like?

Q&A: Achiever Programme intern on her sneak peek of working in the accounting industry

Hear from university student Krizelle Requilman about how the CA ANZ Achiever Programme provides an opportunity for valuable paid work experience.

Read MoreAbout Q&A: Achiever Programme intern on her sneak peek of working in the accounting industry