People & Culture Internship

Grant Thornton

9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Melbourne, Australia ⚠️

__Are you a currently enrolled Deakin University student looking to undertake a Work Integrated Learning Placement in Semester 2 2024?


Your internship placement in our People & Culture team will see you work closely with members of our Melbourne-based Early Careers and People & Culture Talent Acquisition Teams to support the organisation’s annual student recruitment campaign cycle.

Key responsibilities:

  • Answer general queries, via email and phone, regarding student recruitment process
  • Assist candidates navigate the application process via Page Up, including trouble shooting any system issues
  • Ensure candidate applications are progressed through various assessment stages in a timely fashion, in line with Grant Thornton selection criteria.
  • Review and assess candidate video interview assessments
  • Prepare status reports for local People and Culture teams
  • Assist in booking and coordinating assessment centres
  • Prepare Assessment Centre materials
  • Follow up respective interstate and local teams to finalise candidate outcomes
  • Attend attraction and marketing events (including careers fairs, employer presentations, etc.) to promote graduate and internship opportunities alongside representatives from Grant Thornton
  • Other ad hoc recruitment activities

Please note, this is an unpaid placement opportunity.  You will receive academic credit for your placement.


Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. It is our vision to be the leading growth advisor to mid-sized businesses, and in a competitive and rapidly changing environment, dynamic businesses need to rely on insightful advice and hands-on support.

At Grant Thornton, our people are empowered to make a real difference. Each day, our people are shaping innovative growth strategies for our clients; they’re influencing our firm’s culture and future. We want our people to have a voice and the satisfaction of delivering high-quality outcomes in everything they do. Our culture is underpinned by a commitment to our people and our clients. At work, we live this culture through our seven signature behaviours – which includes being empowered, client centric and working collaboratively across everything we do. And, we celebrate and have fun.


To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be currently enrolled at Deakin University and be available to undertake a Work Integrated Learning Placement in Semester 2 2024 (commencing mid-late July).

A successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer/client service skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resilience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and independently when required

Applicants working towards a degree in Human Resources, Commerce, Marketing or Management will be considered highly.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have sufficient credit points remaining in your degree to able to undertake a Work Integrated Learning Placement.


To register your interest in this opportunity, please submit an online application.  You will need to have the following documents on hand to complete your application:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Copy of your academic transcript (unofficial copy is suitable)

If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you throughout the recruitment process, please contact Liam Brown, Early Careers Talent Advisor on 03 8663 6124 or at [email protected] to discuss your application and your individual needs.


Leading provider of audit, tax, and advisory services.

Working Week

9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Our Vacation Policy

Grant Thornton offers a combination of annual leave and public holidays, totaling 26 days per year.

Remote Working Policy

Our employees can balance work from home with collaborative team connection days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.7k across 16 departments:

  • finance
  • business development
  • accounting
  • consulting
  • marketing
  • human resources
  • education
  • +9 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Customer service
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Resilience
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Independence

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