• Locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Townsville
  • Industries/Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Recruitment

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The Associate Programme

At Hays, we grow our own talent and will invest heavily in your development. We take your professional development very seriously and invest heavily in your training throughout your career. We realise that the first few months in the role of Associate Consultant can be your most challenging, so the Associate Programme has been established to provide you with additional tools and advice to ensure that you have everything that you need to become a recruiting expert and achieve your promotion.

Our Associate Programme we will help you to develop the proven skills to be a recruiter and includes:

  • Formal classroom training - we will send you to Sydney twice in your first four months
  • Workshops delivered locally by specialists in their field
  • Structured one-on-one coaching with your manager and team mates
  • Comprehensive online learning so you can learn independently
  • Tools and resources written by subject matter specialists to assist you to become a trusted advisor to your clients
  • A new training programme at every stage of your career with Hays, through to management and leadership


Once you develop your expertise and achieve results you will be offered fast tracked career opportunities both locally and globally. These are just some of the reasons Hays was voted ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work For 2016’ at the Recruitment International Awards.

Our people tell us that Hays is a great place to work, over 90% of our employees say that they are proud to work for Hays. You could have the opportunity to advance your career with the market leading agency and be proud of who you work for too.

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide. As Australia and New Zealand’s leading recruiting experts, the trusted consultancy service we offer our clients and candidates, helps them to achieve lasting impact and it's what makes us number one. It’s not just our clients and candidates who rate us number one, we were the proud winners of the Best Recruitment Company to Work For 2016 at the Recruitment International awards.

A career with Hays

We believe that the right job can transform a person’s life and the right person can transform a business. Looking after the careers of professionals and directly influencing lives is something most people will never have the chance to do. At Hays, you’ll do it every day.

A career with Hays is like no other. At Hays, we are the industry leading recruiting experts, more successful than our four nearest competitors combined.  We power the world of work by truly understanding our clients and candidates, locally and globally. We provide deep expertise across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors.

As a graduate with no previous experience in recruitment you have the opportunity to join Hays as an Associate Consultant and complete a 9 month training programme. As an Associate Consultant your role is to develop and manage your own portfolio of clients and source high calibre candidates to match your client’s expectations. We operate a meritocratic culture and as such, promotion during your career at Hays is based on personal accomplishments and proven success. You will receive regular and structured feedback during your nine month training programme to ensure you are constantly reaching your commercial potential.

There are genuine prospects for you to continuously grow your career with Hays and if you

Meet our recruiting experts

Our greatest asset is our people and the careers of our employees are our priority. Everyone at Hays has their own story of their journey since joining our teams.

Meet Eliza

Eliza Kirkby has worked for Hays since 2006 and has worked her way up to Regional Director level. Having studied a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), Psychology and Philosophy at University of Sydney, Eliza continued on to complete her honors in Psychology, then also enrolling into a law degree. Eliza wasn’t sure what career path she was headed on until she came to Hays.

To find out more about our people and their Hays story click here.

What you'll need to succeed

You may still be building on your skills and experience, but you know you are:

  • Highly motivated and sales driven
  • Passionate about helping people flourish and achieve their career goals
  • Energized by connecting with new people and developing new relationships
  • Driven towards achieving results in an environment full of healthy competition
  • Inquisitive and curious, always wanting to know more about people and the world of work
  • Confident to establish new relationships
  • Ambitious to achieve results and progress your career
  • Adaptable and agile, able to constantly seek new opportunities in the market

Want to find out more? Play the video below to experience a day in the life of a recruitment consultant at Hays:

A day in the life

Ready to start?

Visit our page to find out more and contact us to talk about your future with Hays.


Hays has locations throughout Australia and New Zealand


For further information please visit www.hays.com.au/join-hays

Our culture & values

As a sales based organisation we describe our culture as a meritocracy; a culture that promotes and rewards based on the merit of your personal performance. We have a team of driven and committed people who have fun achieving their goals.

As a business, we have four brand values that define who we are and what we do. Our expectation is that you display these values throughout your career at Hays.


We are a results-oriented business, which means we’re incredibly driven. We have energy and dynamism and we’re ambitious for clients, candidates and our team.

Passionate about people

Recruitment is a people business and we put the creation of valuable, lasting relationships at the top of our priorities. We want to help people fulfil their potential and be all that they can be


We have a deep and broad understanding of our markets and the people within them. Everyone at Hays shares their knowledge with clients and candidates across our expanding network.


Excelling in recruitment is all about being curious about people and the world in which they work

More than just a job

Our success is attributed to our people and our high performance culture. At Hays we are a social bunch and we celebrate success to acknowledge results, energy and passion. To see more of the fun ways we like to celebrate and reward our people, visit our Instagram page.

Your wellbeing is important too – at Hays, we are committed to your health and wellbeing at work. We offer employees a range of wellbeing benefits as well as great perks like financial incentives as part of a salary package, celebratory events, and financial discounts to health Insurance and much more.

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