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As one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, ASX operates at the heart of the Australian financial markets. Through the expertise, experience and passion of its people ASX works to ensure its operations are built on the foundations of quality, security, resilience and trust.


As the first major financial market open every day, ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranking among the top five exchanges globally.


ASX has a proud history as an early and successful adopter of new technology. Today, it continues to embrace innovative solutions to make business easier for customers, help companies grow, create value for shareholders and support the Australian economy.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Past ASX Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at ASX, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when ASX hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (100%),

Disciplines

  • Computer Science (50%),

  • Data Science and Analytics (50%),

  • Engineering (50%),

  • Engineering Software (50%),

  • Information Systems (50%),

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Locations

  • Sydney (100%),

Work rights

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Working Visa (50%),

  • Australian Skilled Migration Visa (485) (50%),

  • Australian Bridging Visa (50%),

  • Australian Student Visa (50%),

Past ASX Graduate Programs

Check out some of ASX's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


Analytics Graduate (NSW)

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Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics,

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Locations:

Sydney

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Australian Citizen, New Zealand

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ASX 2021 Graduate Program

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Data Science

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Locations:

Sydney

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, Australian Bridging

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About Us

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ASX has a proud history as an early and successful adopter of new technology. Today, ASX continues to embrace innovative solutions to make business easier for customers, help companies grow, create value for shareholders and support the Australian economy.

Driven by innovation, our activities span primary and secondary market services, including the raising, allocation and hedging of capital flows; trading and price discovery; central counterparty risk transfer; and securities settlement for both the equities and fixed income markets.

With approximately 700 staff Australia wide, our size and nature means that all of our employees have access to unique experiences and career development. We challenge you to think deeply and broadly, to be curious and fuel innovation. We value diversity of thought and welcome new ideas.

Given our position in the Australian financial market, we also work in a highly regulated environment. This means that our foundations of quality, security, resilience and trust guide our decision making and ensure we meet the highest global standards.

  • World-class – ASX is a top 10 global securities exchange by value and the largest interest rate derivatives market in Asia.
  • Internationally competitive – ASX is a world leader in raising capital, consistently ranking among the top five exchanges globally.
  • Technology-enabled – ASX provides data and technology services to intermediaries, banks, information vendors and software developers to help them make informed decisions, offer services to their clients and connect with one another.
  • Customer-driven – ASX works to ensure that our operations are built on the foundations of quality, security, resilience and trust.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Graduate Program

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At ASX, we are looking for early adopters of new technology, innovative thinkers and customer-focused graduates.

People are our future and this year ASX will bring on its first cohort of 6 in our new two-year Graduate Program.

We will be hiring 6 roles in the areas of:

  • Digital
  • Developers
  • Cyber
  • Analytics

As a part of this two-year program, you will participate in three different rotations across a variety of business areas while completing a purpose-driven professional development program. Your two-year program will commence with an extensive induction, followed by your professional development, based on a three-phased building block approach of getting graduates established, building graduate competencies and rounding out with emerging graduate leaders. Topics such personal brand, self-awareness, influencing, and emotional intelligence will help your career flourish.

ASX graduate journey

As an ASX Graduate, you will have access to:

  • Support via a buddy and mentor
  • Senior leaders
  • Cross-functional learning
  • Virtual community engagement
  • Crowdsourcing knowledge
  • Industry specific training

We will be hiring in the areas of:

  • Digital
  • Developers
  • Cyber
  • Analytics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Recruitment Process

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Online Application Form

The first stage of the recruitment process will involve completing an online application form which will entail behavioural and motivational questions.

Hints & Tips: We encourage you to complete this form in one setting and have all of your relevant supporting documentation readily available (i.e. resume, academic transcript, proof of citizenship etc.)

Online Psychometric Testing

Successful candidates will be invited to complete an online psychometric assessment. These assessments are designed to continuously challenge and stretch you, and although each question is not time limited, your response time is recorded and will contribute to your result.

Hints & Tips: We recommend that you complete this assessment in a quiet environment where you will not be disturbed.

Video Interview

The next stage involves completing a video interview. This will involve answering 3-4 questions designed to help us get to know you better. We encourage you to be yourself and answer truthfully.

Hints & Tips: A helpful tip is to ensure that you are in a quiet environment with a simple background and have no bright lights in the background. We also encourage you to be well-presented during the interview.

Assessment Centre and Final Interview

Successful candidates will then be invited to attend an Assessment Centre which will include a few activities as well as a face to face interview. We will confirm the specific date and time closer to the date via email.

Hints & Tips: The Assessment Centre is designed to assess your ability to interact and work within a team, so we encourage you to show us your personality and engage with your group members.

To be eligible for the graduate program, you will:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or International student holding working rights to be employed in Australia.
  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the past three years
  • ASX is looking for a broad range of skills and experiences and therefore considering all degree types
  • Be available and eligible to commence the role in Early 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why Join ASX?

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At ASX, we believe a happy employee is one who has work life balance, can grow personally and professionally and is supported to give back to the community that they work and live in.

ASX offers:

  • Employee benefits for a wide range of lifestyle and financial arenas
  • Employee social events - with the opportunity to be part of the social committee
  • Subsidised sports activities
  • Professional memberships relevant to registered professional bodies
  • Ongoing education support


Johnson Xu

Johnson Xu – Strategy Graduate Analyst

“I joined ASX as a Strategy Graduate in 2018, after completing a double degree in Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science at UNSW.

Throughout my time here, I have had the opportunity to work on a broad range of strategic projects at ASX, further enhancing my knowledge of Australia’s financial markets. Projects are often challenging and meaningful, ensuring graduates are able to develop the skills and knowledge for a successful career in business. I have participated in projects across various teams within ASX, allowing me to develop an appreciation of the complexities and importance of financial markets in our economy. Finally, it has been an invaluable opportunity to work alongside other passionate professionals with significant expertise in areas such as capital markets, M&A, strategy and finance.

The Strategy team at ASX has provided me with a rewarding and unique experience, enabling me to achieve my personal and professional goals within a supportive working environment."


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Sarah Redfern – HR Business Partner

"I joined the Human Resources team as an entry level, HR Administrator in 2016 after finishing my Master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management.

Initially, I supported the Senior Manager, HR in her business areas and was responsible for the administration for the HR Business Partnering team. This provided me with exposure into all aspects of HR and across the business.

After two years, I was promoted into a HR Officer role, supporting all HR Business Partners and developing streamlined processes and communications for our function.

In my third year, I was promoted into a HR Business Partner role, supporting a third of the ASX workforce.

I have felt endlessly supported and valued by my managers and leaders throughout my ASX career as they continue to support my growth and development, providing me with endless opportunities to strengthen both my HR and business knowledge. It is a pleasure to come into work with such an amazing team each day and I cannot wait to see where my ASX career continues to take me!"


Elizabeth Harris, Principal Adviser, Listings (Perth)

"Working at ASX is fast-paced, market-driven and extremely interesting. There are a diverse range of people in the organisation and the team culture is very supportive."


James Keeley, Business Development Manager

"ASX provides me with the opportunity to develop relationships with new and existing customers to inform them about several aspects of the business. There is a solid team ethos at ASX with the emphasis on creating successful outcomes. This is achieved by the setting of clear objectives throughout the year."


Brendan Laird, Senior Manager - Settlement Operations

“The reason I work at the ASX is the people. The people at ASX have fantastic experience across Markets throughout the world and provide opportunity for development of my product knowledge. In addition, the wide range of direct customer interaction which is required for us to work with every day in delivering our products and services.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Social Responsibility

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ASX believes that partnering Australia's financial corporations and institutions with organisaions in the non-profit sector can deliver significant benefits - not just to the community but to its employees and shareholders. We believe volunteering is an important way for employees to contribute to the community. We assist our employees to support worthwhile causes and participate in community programs outside the workplace. This includes providing paid volunteering leave.

ASX aims to contribute positively to the Australian community through providing accessible education about the markets. Can you build the best share portfolio? Why not register today to get ready for the Share Market Game? Game play is form 5 March – 17 June, all you have to do is Register or login to MyASX and sign up to the game. (If you need extra help, see our How to register guide)

 

 
 
 
 

Diversity and Inclusion

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ASX knows that a diverse and inclusive work environment brings performance benefits.

We support a workplace where employees have equal access to career opportunities, training and benefits. We treat employees fairly and respectfully and ensure they are not judged by their gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, disability or caring responsibilities.

We promote gender equality as a priority. We have a target of 40% female representation for all management levels and participate in the Chief Executive Women Leaders Development program which provides individual coaching for staff members.

ASX reviews the pay of employees each year to ensure that males and females are paid equitably, we have a dedicated remuneration committee which reviews pay equity yearly.

We have three established Employee Network Groups (ENG’s) Culture & Heritage, OWN (Our Women’s Network) and ASX Giving. We are currently defining our ENG for LGBTIQ+.

Our aim is to lead an organisation which values and celebrates diversity, where every employee feels a strong sense of belonging and where everyone is comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

 
 
 
 
 
 

FAQs

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When do applications open?

Applications open 9th March 2020 and will close on Monday 30th March 2020.

When does the role commence?

Early 2021 – this is a great opportunity if you are ready to kickstart your career!

Where are the roles based and how many roles are you hiring?

We are hiring 6 roles based in Sydney, New South Wales

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the graduate program, you must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or International student holding working rights to be employed in Australia.
  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last three years prior to 2021 (2018, 2019, 2020 or Jan 2021)
  • ASX is looking for a broad range of skills and experiences and therefore considering all degree types
  • Be available and eligible to commence the role in Early 2021.

What support will I have through the graduate program?

You will have a support network from Day 1 of the Graduate Program! You will have buddies and mentors who you can turn to with any questions. We understand that joining a new organisation comes with questions, so you will be supported when you start!

What do you look for in a graduate?

We are looking for graduates who embrace the future, are inspired by technology and driven to support our customers. We are looking to be able to encourage you to share new ideas that will open up new ways of new way of thinking and partner with our customers to create unparalleled value.

Do I need a cover letter?

No, you will not need to attach a cover letter to your application form!

How many years out of university are eligible?

To be eligible, you will need to have completed your studies (either undergraduate or postgraduate) within the last three years prior to 2021.

Will late applications be accepted?

Unfortunately, due to tight timeframes, no late applications will be accepted.

Does ASX provide financial assistance to an Assessment Centre or Interview?

We will require any graduates who are currently not residing in the role location (Sydney) to cover their own travel costs.

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