Melbourne Vacation Program

Who is the Melbourne Vacation Program applicable for?

The Melbourne Vacation Program is for students in their penultimate year of studyand is designed to provide experience in a professional services environment. 

What will you experience in the Melbourne Vacation Program?

The Pitcher Partners’ Melbourne Vacation Program provides practical hands-on experience, with the opportunity to work on real client matters. It also offers a range of technical and personal learning opportunities including: 

  • Personal branding workshops 
  • Wellbeing and mindfulness sessions 
  • Volunteering shifts 

Access the opportunity to attend career information sessions, networking and both professional and personal development sessions, including technical training. 

Widen your professional network and broaden your skills and experience before you graduate through regular interaction with partners and senior managers, with support from your program manager, direct manager and program buddy. 

The program is held during the summer period, running between November and February with a break for the festive season. Applications for the summer Vacation Program open in July. 

Which practice areas recruit Vacationers in the Melbourne Summer Vacation Program?

Find out more below about Pitcher Partners Melbourne’s key practice areas in which there are opportunities to gain practical experience in a professional services environment. 

How do I apply or express interest in the Melbourne Vacation Program?

While applications for the Melbourne Vacation Program typically open in July each year, the program has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. We will update this page when the program reopens. We appreciate your interest in Pitcher Partners and will provide further updates in due course.

The recruitment process will consist of:

Stage 1: Online application submission 

The online application covers your work experience, leadership and team experience, extra-curricular activities, academic results, eligibility to work and more. 

Stage 2: Online assessment 

This is a timed interactive online assessment designed to determine your fit with Pitcher Partners, while providing a snapshot of the firm. The assessment encompasses a variety of multiple-choice and free-text responses. No audio is required. 

Stage 3: Phone interview 

Undertake a phone interview with an early-careers representative to discuss your application in further detail. 

Stage 4: Assessment Centre 

The Assessment Centre provides further insight into life at Pitcher Partners through a short interactive information session, group activity and individual interview. Enjoy an opportunity to network and meet members of the Pitcher Partners family. 

Stage 5: Individual interview 

During this step, you will undertake a behavioural-based interview with representatives of the practice group you have progressed with. 

Stage 6: Offer 

Applications take time to process and a representative of the recruitment team will be in touch with you in due course. Regardless of whether you’re successful, you will be provided with feedback regarding your application.

An equal opportunity employer 

Our people are inspired by diversity. If you embrace different ideas, welcome creativity, and are open to new ways of seeing business problems, you will discover a welcoming team who supports your career progression.  

As part of our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, we are happy to make reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process. 

During the online application process, you will be asked whether you require any adjustments. For further information or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our early careers representatives at 


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