Graduate Program

Fast-growing yet nurturing – the best place to launch your career

Your first professional job is a critical steppingstone to your long-term success. At BellchambersBarrett, our goal is to nurture and support you from day one so that you can achieve your own goals – and grow at every opportunity.

Why choose the BellchambersBarrett
Graduate Program?

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Study support

We actively encourage and support graduates in pursuing their CA qualifications.

As a graduate in our firm, you will enjoy:

  • 20 days study leave (on top of your annual leave)
  • Comprehensive financial support packages
  • “Celebrating Success” lunches for each module you complete

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Mentorship & coaching

Our long-running ‘Coach and Buddy System’ pairs every new staff member with a senior manager and buddy. This means you’ll always have someone in the firm to turn to and guide you.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to:

  • Work directly with and learn from our partners
  • Engage in regular professional development
  • Attend industry and networking events

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Unrestricted career growth

We believe everyone should have equal opportunity to progress. And as a fast-growing firm, we don’t have a set number of promotion targets carved in stone.

This means you will always have the chance to be promoted – irrespective of other people’s journeys.

As long as you are ready, you can enjoy a quick career progression in our firm.

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Never a dull day

As a graduate in our firm, you will be exposed to a vast range of clients, industries and assignments.

You’ll also get to see the full cycle of a business and experience all forms of work from start to finish.

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Inclusive team culture

We take pride in our diverse and supportive workplace culture.

Our people are our priority, and we genuinely care about each other.

As a member of our team, you can be sure that your voice and ideas will always be heard.

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Priority on wellbeing

We want you to advance your career – without sacrificing your wellbeing.

At BellchambersBarrett, we value and respect your personal time. This means no crazy late-night hours and unreasonable expectations.

What we’re looking for in our graduates

Qualifications

You should be:

  • A graduate or final-year university student (preferably majoring in Accounting and Commerce)
  • Intending on becoming a CA or CPA
  • Presenting a solid GPA or academic record

Experience

Ideally, you have:

  • Experience in a part-time or casual job while studying
  • A history of working in a team environment (in any workplace)

Personality

You are:

  • Enthusiastic and proactive
  • A team player who wants to be part of an inclusive and collaborative environment
  • Positive, proactive and community minded

Skills

You’ll need to:

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a good analytical mindset

What you need to know

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How it works

Our Graduate Program is intentionally flexible so that we can tailor your experience to your interests and preferences.

In the first year, you can choose to rotate through our divisions – Audit & Assurance and Tax & Business Services. Or, you can remain in your preferred division.

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When to apply

We review applications all year round and are flexible on start dates.

If you’re a final year student, you can start work with us as a part-time trainee. This would lead to a full-time position upon your graduation.

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How to apply

Please fill out this form as a first step. You will need to attach the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your academic transcript

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What happens next

If successful, you’ll come on board as a permanent full-time staff member – with six months’ probation.

We are also interested in…

Current students

We offer part-time traineeship to all students who are interested to work at BellchambersBarrett.

Want to know more? Get in touch

International students

As a large part of our business provides services to federal government clients, Australian citizenship is a requirement.

However, we do consider non-citizens on a case-by-case basis. If you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch.

Want to explore a career with our firm?