Undergraduate or advanced degree

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage undergraduate, law and advanced degree students who are pursuing their final year of study to apply for an AC position. Masters and PhD candidates with up to four years of relevant professional experience should also apply for the AC role. Your position level will be assessed and adjusted during the interview process if necessary. Learn more about becoming an AC.

We look for people with strong analytical abilities and outstanding academic records. However, simply being eager, driven and smart will not earn you a spot on our team. Learn what Bain looks for.

The Australian practice does not offer associate consultant internship (ACI) positions.

Please contact contact us with questions regarding AC recruiting and the interviewing process.

On campus

Bain Australia recruits from the top universities in Australia and around the world. Visit your university’s page for information about our recruiting efforts on your campus.


We hope you will consider joining our practice. Please visit www.bain.com/careers to learn more about the recruiting process and to submit your application.

We are delighted to invite female students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study to apply for the True North Scholarship for Women. Applicants have the chance to win a $15,000 scholarship, and the opportunity to receive a Bain mentor and attend a workshop which focusses on enabling women to achieve their full career potential. For further information please visit www.bain.com/scholarship. Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 8th July 2018.


Associate Consultant (AC)

The Associate Consultant position includes those with up to five years of experience and an undergraduate, masters, PhD or other advanced degree. Our graduate recruiting season for full time 2019 entry level AC positions has concluded. We will begin accepting applications in January 2019 for Associate Consultant positions starting in January, March and July 2020.

Associate Consultant Intern (ACI)

The Australian practice does not offer an ACI program. ACI program participation varies by office. You will find specific details on the local career page of your office of interest through www.bain.com/careers.


Submit the below materials to complete your online application to Bain. Your application will not be considered unless all relevant documents have been submitted:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Jasmine Chhabra)
  • CV (one to two pages recommended)
  • Unofficial transcripts (both university and graduate/law school if masters/JD candidate)
  • Weighted Average University Mark (both university and graduate/law school if masters/JD candidate)
  • Office preference(s) (no more than three)

Bain's interview format involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Each case interview will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, which will allow you to gain some insights into actual casework at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of case interviews; each round will have up to three 45-minute interviews.

First round
First round interviews consist of two 45-minute interviews with a mix of consultants and managers from the Australian practice. The interviews will typically kick off with a short discussion about your achievements and future goals while the majority of the interview will be spent discussing the case. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure a solution and provide a practical recommendation. Interviewers will allow time at the end of each interview to answer questions.

Second round
Successful first round candidates will participate in a second round of interviews. Second round interviews consist of three 45-minute case interviews with a mix of managers, principals and partners from the Australian practice. Second round interviews will test feedback provided by first round interviewers and determine whether the candidate will proceed to the offer stage.