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Graduate Program

The Ferrier Hodgson Graduate Program is the ideal way to begin your career whilst continuing your professional development. With the assistance of a mentor and the Buddy Program, you are entirely supported in your transition to professional life. With full support of the Chartered Accountants Program, additional post-graduate studies, personal development plans and ongoing training courses, the Graduate Program builds on your existing knowledge and enhances your skills to develop into an experienced professional outside mainstream accounting.


Ferrier Hodgson’s graduates are involved in interesting and meaningful work right from Day One, where no two assignments are ever the same!

If you are interested in a career outside mainstream accounting, Ferrier Hodgson will provide broad industry exposure, variety and the opportunity to develop commercial, analytical and business management skills. Our social, team-focused and open culture allows you to work closely with a dedicated team of professionals. The most important skill you’ll develop in becoming a Chartered Accountant with Ferrier Hodgson is commercial awareness and a commonsense approach to business.

What we are looking for:

  • Students in the final year of studying a Commerce / Business degree majoring in Accounting
  • Eligible to commence CA Program in the first year
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at time of applying
  • Confident individuals with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Available to commence in February

One of the key components of our Graduate Program is focusing on induction, learning and development, in particular via our National Learning Program. The NLP is an intensive program focusing on interpersonal skills, consisting of highly interactive segments, including role plays, client simulations and case studies. The experience-based learning style implemented in this program provides graduates with valuable professional development training in an array of areas, such as effective communication, conflict management, presentation, decision-making and problem solving.

We welcome your application which should include your CV, covering letter and academic results. Please refer to our Key Dates section for application opening / closing dates and relevant events.

Notwithstanding business needs, this program is available in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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  • Georgia's testimonial profile photo

    I joined Ferrier Hodgson in 2010 as a director in the corporate recovery and restructuring team. I enjoy the quality and diverse nature of work that the firm undertakes, as well as the strong emphasis on work/life balance. I have started a family and now work on a part time basis, and the firm supports me in managing the demands of my professional career and family life.

  • Jean Martin Testimonial Profile Photo
    I began at Ferrier Hodgson as a graduate in the Corporate Recovery team. From day one I was involved in a range of formal and informal insolvency and advisory appointments across a wide spectrum of industries, often working directly with and learning first hand from Directors and Partners. In late 2015 I was awarded a position with Ferrier Hodgson's United States affiliate, Zolfo Cooper, and have commenced a two-year secondment in its New York City office. I feel privileged to have been able to broaden my expertise with this unique opportunity, I returned to Ferrier Hodgson in 2018.
  • Christine's testimonial profile photo
    I began at Ferrier Hodgson in 2007 as an Accountant. With a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness, I knew I wanted to work in an accounting environment. I have completed my CA and post-graduate insolvency program and have been fortunate to work remotely and interstate with a variety of clients. With ongoing encouragement I have developed unique technical expertise and achievements, and have progressed within the firm to a management position. The work we do varies each day and can be very challenging, but that’s what makes the firm great - it's an interesting and exciting place to work.
  • Clare

    Ferrier Hodgson has offered me training and support to help me through my university studies and subsequent chartered accountant qualifications. Since joining the firm, I have worked on matters in a range of industries including retail, property, energy, manufacturing and transport. Furthermore, I spent two years on secondment in London, adding international experience to my time at Ferrier Hodgson.

    Ferrier Hodgson’s focus on continuous training and extensive range of opportunities have kept me challenged and motivated. I have now been with the firm for over ten years.


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