Companies with graduate programs

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Woolworths Group

The 2-year program allows graduates to gain exposure to the different parts of the business, expand their technical and interpersonal skills, and connect with an extremely supportive network.

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March & April

Finance
Retail
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

Commonwealth Bank

Graduate Programs run for 12-18 months, where you’ll get to put your skills in action in various rotations across the business. At the end of the program, you’ll be supported to find a career that suits you.

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February

Finance
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

Citadel Securities

Fast-paced work. Real projects. Great mentors. Deep collaboration with talented colleagues. The chance to make an immediate impact on the world’s leading market maker.

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February – April*

Finance
1,001-5,000 employees
Grad programs

Westpac

Each Westpac Graduate’s journey is unique because you set the business areas you want to explore, including Brand & Marketing, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Digital, Finance & Accounting and more. Wherever you work, you’ll get to try different roles, teams and project experiences.

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March & July

Finance
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

Macquarie Group

Macquarie’s Graduate Programs have a 12-24 month structure, giving you hands-on and formal training as you work on projects that make an impact in green energy, sustainable food supplies, infrastructure, solar farms and more.

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February

Finance
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

EY

You're ambitious. You've studied hard and you want to put your knowledge and skills to the test. If you've recently graduated, or are about to, become a graduate and set yourself up for a world of opportunities. Where do you start if you want to change the world? You start right here. Join us full-time as a graduate and we’ll help you achieve your career goals with continuous support, learning and experiences. We’ll propel you forward so you can start to build the future you want immediately. You’ll enjoy early responsibility, expand your network and build your skills. Just imagine the confidence you’ll gain through new experiences with leading clients in different industries. You’ll get to work with experienced professionals who’ll guide you to be your best. After all, we want to help you be the best you can be, because when you shine, we do too.

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Year Round

Professional Services
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

Qantas

Qantas has an awesome Graduate Program that allows motivated individuals to take on new challenges and play an integral role in shaping the culture, product, network and service. As the industry is picking up fast in the post-pandemic world, you'll be joining a program that encourages creativity and passion. So, get ready to bring your best.

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February & August

Travel
Grad programs

NAB

You’ll complete a tailored program designed to give you as much experience as possible to all aspects of life at one of Australia’s largest and most successful financial employers. You’’ll do real work in your rotations, so you can build critical capabilities and professional skills for your career.

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February

Finance
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

Deloitte

Deloitte offers a full-time, world-class program for 12 months, called the Graduate Learning Academy. This program gives you all the training you need for life in the professional services fast lane - think creative challenges, games and awesome workshops.

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March

Professional Services
10,001+ employees
Grad programs

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Frequently asked questions

What to expect from graduate programs

Introduction to graduate programs

Graduate programs are specialised educational paths designed for individuals who have completed their undergraduate degrees and are seeking advanced knowledge and skills in a specific field. These programs offer an opportunity for recent graduates to deepen their expertise, enhance career prospects, and explore advanced areas of study. Graduate programs often include master's degrees, doctoral degrees, and professional certifications, and they are available across a wide range of disciplines, from business and engineering to humanities and sciences.

Experience and benefits

Participating in a graduate program can provide numerous benefits for early career professionals. These programs offer a chance to gain in-depth knowledge in a specialized area, engage with expert faculty, and collaborate with peers who share similar interests. Graduate programs often provide practical experiences through internships, research projects, and industry partnerships, allowing students to apply their learning to real-world situations. Additionally, graduates with advanced degrees often have a competitive edge in the job market, with access to higher-paying roles and leadership opportunities.

Application process and considerations

The application process for graduate programs involves several key steps. Begin by researching programs that align with your interests and career goals. Pay attention to eligibility and visa requirements, and application deadlines. Prepare application materials, which typically include transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a resume or CV. Standardised test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT, might also be required, depending on the program. Craft a compelling personal intro that highlights your motivation and academic or professional achievements, future aspirations, and reasons for pursuing the graduate program.

Tips for success

To increase your chances of success, start the application process early and allow ample time for gathering documents, writing essays, and preparing for standardised tests. Tailor your application materials to each program, showcasing how your skills and experiences align with their specific offerings. Seek strong letters of recommendation from professors or employers who can speak to your qualifications and potential. Lastly, demonstrate your enthusiasm for the program and your commitment to furthering your education and career.

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