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 educational expenses throughout Phase One, where students will focus on foundational business and accounting concepts. Students will also receive complementary instruction through Koch U covering Koch’s management philosophy, Market-Based Management®. In Phase Two, 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.
Foundational coursework offered through WSU Tech & Koch U
Full-time student commitment until foundational coursework is completed
Upon completion of Phase One coursework, paid apprenticeship begins with a Koch company (20-25 hours each week)
Continue remaining coursework part time until completed
Apprenticeship program participants eligible for full-time employment with Koch companies within accounting/tax
Koch will cover Phase One education-related expenses for all individuals accepted into the program. Apprentices will be paid during their employment throughout Phase Two. 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 Phase Two 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 beginning January 2023 with intent to pursue full-time employment fall 2023 after successful completion of Phase 1 coursework and Phase 2 apprenticeship/coursework.
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.
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. Sign up now to be contacted further about the program.