Koch Accounting Apprenticeship Program

Get on the fast track to a fulfilling, personalized career in accounting with no prior experience required.

About the Program

The Koch Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for people from any background or experience level to gain education and hands-on experience that could lead to a full-time accounting role with Koch. Professionals from both WSU Tech and Koch guide you through an accelerated, individualized program in Wichita, Kansas. All coursework will be completed online – and pacing is flexible. You can work 20-40 hours a week, depending on your schedule.

Koch will cover most coursework expenses through WSU Tech, where students focus on foundational business and accounting concepts. Students will also receive complementary instruction covering Koch’s management philosophy, Principle Based Management™. During the paid apprenticeship, students will complete their remaining WSU Tech coursework while also working alongside Koch accountants and tax professionals.

What’s in it for You?

Receive a Technical Certificate in Accounting recognized by the Kansas Board of Regents

All foundational coursework expenses covered and compensation for your apprenticeship

Consideration for full-time employment as a staff accountant or tax analyst at Koch

Complementary instruction covering Koch’s business philosophy, Principle Based Management™

Work alongside experienced accountants and analysts during a paid apprenticeship

Learn new skills, solve real challenges and offer insights that make a difference

How It Works

Application Process

Submit your application by July 10th.

Interviews will be held August 1st and 2nd, and selected candidates will be notified by August 3rd.

Individual Course Plan Assessment

Complete your foundational coursework offered through WSU Tech. This is a full-time student commitment until all foundational coursework is completed.

Apprenticeship Placement

Upon completion of your foundational coursework, the paid apprenticeship begins with Koch (20-40 hours each week, depending on your schedule). You will continue remaining coursework part time until completed.

Program Completion

Apprenticeship program participants become eligible to be considered for full-time employment with Koch or one of its companies.


Koch will cover all foundational coursework expenses for individuals accepted into the program. Apprentices will be paid during their employment through the apprenticeship placement.

Those who successfully complete the program and receive a full-time employment offer will be eligible for company benefits and receive competitive compensation. This compensation is inclusive of a signing bonus sufficient to offset residual education-related expenses.


  • Able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Starting in Fall 2023, be able to meet the demands of a full-time student and be enrolled in the WSU Tech Accounting Certificate Program
  • Availability to work at least 20 hours per week during the apprenticeship period with intent to pursue full-time employment with Koch after successful completion of all required coursework and satisfactory apprenticeship performance

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Initiative, natural curiosity, strong communication skills and an aptitude for fast-paced learning
  • A passion to drive action, solve problems and capture value
  • Strong critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills

The apprenticeship program has been a very fulfilling experience for me. It has challenged me in ways I didn't expect. I have grown as a professional and person over the past year and it has all been for the better. I am more knowledgeable, confident and capable in accounting and business.”

Accounting Careers at Koch

Our entry-level accounting and tax positions provide opportunity to contribute immediately. With numerous companies in many industries across the globe, our employees have the choice to progress in their career at one Koch company or move throughout our network of companies.

– Kristen Wasinger, Koch Tax Apprentice

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