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2024/25 Spark Intern Program

Are you a penultimate year student? Kickstart your career with an internship at Pitcher Partners! 

  • Get paid to kick start your career with a leading middle market accounting and advisory firm 
  • Work directly with clients and senior leaders, and participate in tailored learning and development sessions 
  • Free barista made coffee, free morning snacks, discounted inhouse massages and Pilates, frequent social events, and more! 
  • Best of all, the potential to be offered a Graduate Analyst position at the end of the program! 

We’re a leading network of independent Australian Accounting, Advisory and Audit firms, working together to enable growth and ambition for our clients. And our people. 

When you join Pitcher Partners, you’re joining a team with heart. We support each other. We learn together. We’re deliberate about fostering relationships that nurture and empower every individual. 

And we’re excited by what’s possible. We know some of the best new ideas come in the form of curious, talented people we haven’t met yet. Perhaps you’re one of them. 

Your new career 

Our Melbourne Spark Intern Program is designed for students in their penultimate year of university, who want to experience life at Pitcher Partners and understand what it is like to work in a professional service environment. 

You will complete a seven-week internship in one of our practice groups, giving you the opportunity to apply your university studies to real world practice. You will join a cohort of approximately 40 interns and participate in professional and technical development together, with opportunities to learn and have fun together. You will build your professional network at our firm social events and have exposure to the amazing Pitcher Partners’ culture.  

As a Spark Intern, you will have a buddy and manager within your practice group to guide you and a program manager to support you at each step of the way. During your internship you will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, partners and senior staff. 
Opportunities are available across Business Assurance & Advisory, Private Business and Family Advisory, Business Recovery & Insolvency, Tax Advisory, Digital and Data Solutions, Risk and Procurement Advisory and our Practice Management Group (Risk & Compliance and IT Services). You can find information about our practice areas here. 

Who we’re after 

We are looking for students with a keen interest in business who have a can-do attitude, desire to learn, and a willingness to try new things. You: 

  • Are currently studying towards a bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, law, technology or similar 
  • Are in your penultimate year at university and have strong academic results 
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or hold Australian Permanent Residency at the time of your application 
  • Available to work from November 2024 to February 2025 (dates tbc), with a three week break over the Christmas period. 

What we offer 

At Pitcher Partners we believe success is better shared. That’s why we invest in the future of everyone who works with us, and a culture that supports us all. Our program provides students with a variety of experiences including the opportunity to gain real life work experience, professional and technical development, networking events and exposure to the amazing Pitcher Partners’ culture. Through regular interaction with our partners and senior managers and a strong support network including an allocated buddy, this program allows you to promote yourself. You will also benefit from: 

  • A competitive salary of $60,000 p.a. (including superannuation), pro rata for the duration of the program 
  • Hands on client work with opportunities to attend client sites 
  • Learn about the breadth of services we offer to clients, with weekly practice spotlight sessions 
  • Access to community leave to complete a shift at FareShare 
  • Strong support network including buddy, manager, and program manager. 

Join a team with heart 

We actively support your health and social connection with a vibrant culture, great flexible working 

policy, 14 weeks paid parental leave, community leave, purchased leave program, Employee Assistance program, inhouse Massages and Pilates, free barista made coffee and more. 

We’re proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women. This is earned through our continued commitment to the careers of women, which includes offering benefits and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit the Work180 Pitcher Partners Melbourne page a full breakdown of our benefits. 

Do work with a purpose 

We put a lot of energy into developing meaningful relationships with our clients and each other. It results in a level of trust that creates surprising opportunities for our business. And your career. 

Bring your best ideas 

We’re inspired by potential. We know there’s always a better way to do something. So we foster an environment of openness. Great ideas can come from anywhere. It all starts with listening. 

How to apply 

If you can see yourself as part of a team that’s all about people doing meaningful work, and leading with the best ideas, we want to hear from you. 

Click ‘Apply for this role’ and tell us why you are a great fit for Pitcher Partners and our Spark Program! 

The recruitment process consists of an online application, one-way video interview, and an in-person assessment centre with senior leaders from our practice groups. More information can be found on our student careers page. 

For further information or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our early careers team at [email protected]. 

We are looking forward to seeing your application! 


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