Koch AccountingApprenticeship Program

Get on the fast-track to a fulfilling career in accounting or tax through the real-world experience you'll gain in the Koch Apprenticeship Program.

About the Program

The Koch Apprenticeship program provides an opportunity for people from any background or experience level with natural aptitudes and interest in accounting or tax to participate in an education process that could result in meaningful full-time employment. The program provides hands-on, applied learning experiences. Talented professionals from both WSU Tech and Koch will guide apprentices through an accelerated 18-month program in Wichita, Kansas.

Koch will cover all coursework expenses, through WSU Tech, where students will focus on foundational business and accounting concepts. Students will also receive complementary instruction through Koch U covering Koch’s management philosophy, Principle Based Management™. During their apprenticeship, apprentices will complete their remaining WSU and Koch U coursework while also working 20-25 hours each week alongside accountants and tax professionals.

Upon completion, apprentices will receive a Technical Certificate in Accounting recognized by the Kansas Board of Regents, as well as consideration for full-time employment as a staff accountant or tax analyst at Koch companies.

Accounting Careers at Koch

In an accounting or tax role at Koch, you’ll be right in the middle of finding new ways to move the world forward. As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced accountants and analysts to solve real problems and offer insights that make a difference in the world.

Our entry-level accounting and tax positions provide opportunity to contribute immediately. We start by working with each new employee to build a solid foundation of our core principles, company culture, and our accounting and tax processes.

How It Works

Timing is flexible based on experience/previous college credit.

Individual Course Plan Assessment

  • Foundational coursework offered through WSU Tech & Koch U
  • Full-time student commitment until foundational coursework is completed

Apprenticeship Placement 

  • Upon completion of all foundational coursework, paid apprenticeship begins with a Koch company (20-25 hours each week)
  • Continue remaining coursework part time until completed

Program Completion

  • Apprenticeship program participants eligible for full-time employment with Koch companies within accounting/tax

Compensation Details

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 are extended and accept an offer of full-time employment will become eligible for Koch benefits as well as receive competitive compensation. This compensation is inclusive of signing bonus sufficient to offset residual education-related expenses.


  • Able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Starting in January 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 20-25 hours during apprenticeship period with intent to pursue full-time employment fall 2024 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.

Key Program Dates

September 7

Accounting Apprenticeship Application Opens

September 27

Accounting Apprenticeship Application Closes

October 18-19

Accounting Apprenticeship Program Interviews

October 20

Accounting Apprenticeship Program Selection

Start Your Journey

Explore your passions, discover your abilities and learn new skills to further your impact and reach your greatest potential. Applications will be reviewed in fall 2022.

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