APRA offers unparalleled exposure to the world of banking, insurance & superannuation as we work with the executive boards and senior members of the industries we regulate. Our vision is to be a world-class integrated prudential supervisor recognised for its leadership, professionalism and innovation. We offer opportunities to graduates who are passionate about the financial stability of Australia.
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APRA offers unparalleled exposure to the world of banking, insurance & superannuation as we work with the executive boards and senior members of the industries we regulate.
Our vision is to be a world-class integrated prudential supervisor recognised for its leadership, professionalism and innovation.
Our core mission is to establish and enforce prudential standards and practices designed to ensure that, under all reasonable circumstances, financial promises made by institutions we supervise are met within a stable, efficient and competitive financial system.
Our values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence guide our work and everyday dealings.
APRA requires a range of skillsets from frontline supervisors across banking, insurance and superannuation, statistics/mathematics gurus, policy advisors, legal professionals, risk specialists in areas such as credit, operational, market and liquidity risk to help deliver our mission.
APRA invests in contemporary technologies to enable our employees to achieve work-life balance, via flexible working practices. We are dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, which fosters collaboration and continuous improvement.
APRA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability status.
The APRA Graduate Program is one of the most in-depth and diverse in the financial services industry.
Our Graduate Program runs for 18 months. During this time you will complete three six-month rotations, across our frontline supervision, policy and advice, and data analytics divisions, giving you the opportunity to build the core foundations of prudential regulation.
Alongside these rotations, you will be supported by an in-depth learning and development program, including access to an extensive range of in-house training programs. These are designed to support you to grow your technical and personal capabilities, and help jump start your career as a financial professional.
Professional development is ongoing throughout your career with us. In fact, professional development is an integral part of ensuring we maintain our excellence as a regulator. As one of our graduates, you’ll benefit from:
- Being assigned a buddy - who is graduate from the year before, and is fresh with understanding the challenges of being a graduate at APRA.
- Support from a number of managers – who manage you on each of your rotations, as well as a manager to support you for the duration of the Graduate Program.
- Working as part of an APRA team from the start.
At the end of your Graduate Program, you will remain an employee of APRA and have the opportunity to drive your career in any of APRA's core functions, including specialist areas.
We offer placements in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices.
You can watch a series of videos featuring past graduates who share their experience being involved in the APRA Graduate Program.
Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including working in a flexible, inclusive and diverse environment.
We offer competitive salaries with opportunities for career growth based on contribution. Salaries are performance linked and you may earn a performance bonus following your completion of the Graduate Program.
Some benefits offered to staff include:
- Health and wellbeing checks
- Annual flu vaccinations
- Employee Assistance program (professional and confidential counselling sessions for employees and their immediate families)
- Wellbeing Ambassador network
- Ergonomic workstations
- Regular social events
- Subsidised corporate team sports, running events and pedometer challenge
- Discounted gym memberships
- Study Support
- APRA Awards
APRA has made a commitment to building a positive culture around our values of;
In order to do this, APRA has a number of award programs;
These awards are presented at a divisional level for employees who go above and beyond in their role, and demonstrate that they are living the APRA Values.
Winners receive $50 or $100 vouchers from a representative of the team or division bestowing the award.
Quarterly APRA Award
Nominations are made (including self-nomination) for actions that link to APRA’s Values.
The award is up to $250 to spend at a restaurant of the winner’s choice. The Quarterly APRA Awards can be can be presented to members of a team or group, or individual employees.
Annual Members' Award
All Quarterly Award winners are eligible for the Annual Members Award event and the Annual Members Award.
- Shortlisted Quarterly Awards winners will attend the Annual Members Award event.
- The winner/s of the Annual Members Award will be awarded a payment of up to $5000.
APRA recognises employees contribution through tenure. All who achieve these milestone are presented with a certificate and a recognition voucher, as an expression of thanks and appreciation from APRA for helping to protect the financial well-being of the Australian community.
- 5 Years - $250 Voucher
- 10 Years - $250 Voucher
- 15 Years - $1000 Voucher
- 20 years - $500 Voucher and a celebratory dinner
APRA actively seeks to attract, develop and retain employees and leaders from across the full spectrum of Australian society. We believe diversity encompasses more than our visible differences, such as age, gender, ethnicity and physical abilities, or unseen differences such as religion or sexual orientation. We aspire to diversity of thought, recognising that a broad range of perspectives, approaches and ideas makes us stronger, improve our judgements, and better enable to meet our obligation to protect the financial well-being of the Australian community.
APRA invests in a robust Inclusion and Diversity strategy, and works with the following streams to help achieve this. All employees can get involved with Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, including as a graduate! APRA promotes support of these stream through various education sessions and events throughout the year. It's a great way to build awareness and understanding, but also to come together as an APRA community.
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
- Accessibility (RISE)
- Gender (ASPIRE)
- Gen X Plus
We look forward to your application!