Frequently asked questions

Choosing where you’d like to work can be a big decision. To help you understand what it’s like working at Grant Thornton, we’ve addressed some of the questions we usually get asked.

How do I apply for a role at Grant Thornton?

You can search our current vacancies and apply directly online.

How many graduate roles are there?

This will depend on the current recruitment needs in each location each year.

Can Grant Thornton New Zealand sponsor me?

As a general rule our firm does not sponsor individuals who are here on student or work visas. We require applicants to have permanent residency or be New Zealand citizens.

Can I apply for a role outside of New Zealand?

Absolutely! You can apply for open positions in more than 130 countries in which we have member firms. Your eligibility will depend on what the role requires, as well as qualification and visa restrictions in the hiring countries.


What kind of people are we looking for?

When we’re considering applications, we’re looking for people that value the things we value:

  • We empower our people to make a difference. We want our people to think for themselves, to speak up, and to actively shape our firm’s culture and future
  • We also genuinely care about our clients. As part of our work, we discover what’s important to them and enjoy helping them succeed
  • We want our people to bring their whole selves to work. Individuality and authenticity is so important to our firm
  • We highly value collaboration. We believe that it’s energising and stimulating to collaborate – to learn from and be inspired by others. We believe that teams will always outperform the individual

How will Grant Thornton help me to develop my career?

We give graduates significant training, development and leadership opportunities from day one. Thanks to our established in-house approach, our CA pass rates are consistently above average. We provide a comprehensive CA support programme including paid study leave, mentoring and we cover the costs for external preparation workshops. You will also have the opportunity to attend a national graduate conference to get to know us better and build your core skills. This will also provide you with an opportunity to get to know your colleagues from each office in New Zealand.

Do I need to complete my CA if I join the graduate programme?

The majority of our graduates choose to complete their Chartered Accountant or CPA qualifications; although in some teams such as operational advisory this is not a requirement.

Can I apply for a graduate role if my degree is not major in accounting, eg economics or finance?

All service lines excluding operational advisory, tax and financial advisory services require all candidates to be eligible for entry into the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand CA Programme upon completion of their degree.

What’s Grant Thornton’s approach to diversity and inclusion?

At our firm, we encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work. We recognise, appreciate and harness our people’s individual skills and talents. And this approach helps us to create a strong and dynamic organisation.

It’s a given that we treat everyone fairly and never discriminate on the basis of aspects such as ethnicity, race, religious belief (or lack of), sex, gender identity or intersex status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, family or carer’s responsibilities, marital status, age or disability. But beyond that, we celebrate the breadth of experiences and perspectives that people bring to Grant Thornton – especially their diversity of skills and perspectives.

Where can I go for more information?

We’d be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions you might have about the recruitment process and working at Grant Thornton. Please email ­­­amy.duncan@nz.gt.com