Johnson & Johnson Graduate Programs & Internships

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Why Johnson & Johnson?

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere.

Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

Find boundless opportunities to craft your path & amplify your impact at Johnson & Johnson. We’re thrilled to be at the forefront of heath - at the most exciting time. Join us.

Our Credo

The values that guide our decision-making are spelled out in Our Credo. Put simply, Our Credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first.

Robert Wood Johnson, former chairman from 1932 to 1963 and a member of the Company’s founding family, crafted Our Credo himself in 1943, just before Johnson & Johnson became a publicly traded company. This was long before anyone ever heard the term “corporate social responsibility.” Our Credo is more than just a moral compass. We believe it’s a recipe for business success. The fact that Johnson & Johnson is one of only a handful of companies that have flourished through more than a century of change is proof of that.

Our Credo:

We believe our first responsibility is to the patients, doctors and nurses, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality. We must constantly strive to provide value, reduce our costs and maintain reasonable prices. Customers' orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our business partners must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.

We are responsible to our employees who work with us throughout the world. We must provide an inclusive work environment where each person must be considered as an individual. We must respect their diversity and dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security, fulfillment and purpose in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate and working conditions clean, orderly and safe. We must support the health and well-being of our employees and help them fulfill their family and other personal responsibilities. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide highly capable leaders and their actions must be just and ethical.

We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well. We must help people be healthier by supporting better access and care in more places around the world. We must be good citizens — support good works and charities, better health and education, and bear our fair share of taxes. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

Our final responsibility is to our stockholders. Business must make a sound profit. We must experiment with new ideas. Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed, investments made for the future and mistakes paid for. New equipment must be purchased, new facilities provided and new products launched. Reserves must be created to provide for adverse times. When we operate according to these principles, the stockholders should realize a fair return.

Our J-Grad Program

Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies in Australia and New Zealand offers an immersive 2-year graduate program experience based in Sydney.

As the world’s largest broadly-based healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is well positioned to provide graduates with exposure across our Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, and Consumer Health businesses. In the J-Grad program, graduates rotate each year to experience working life across our Family of Companies, and to build diverse skills for a career in healthcare.

Our Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical businesses are based in North Ryde, and our Consumer business is located in Ultimo. As a J-Grad you will have the opportunity to work across our locations dependent on your assigned rotation and the business need.

With development events and support embedded throughout the program, joining Johnson & Johnson means you will be equipped to start making an impact across the world.

Our Benefits

There are many benefits that accompany the opportunity to join Johnson & Johnson.

On-Site Gym & Gym Reimbursement

Both our Ultimo and North Ryde locations have gyms on-site. Our gyms are cared for by fitness professionals with an offering of classes throughout the week and are free for employees to enjoy. In addition to the on-site gym, employees have the ability to claim up to $600 per annum for gym membership fees or classes, personal training sessions and much more.

Supporting Work Life Balance

Flexible working arrangements, including telecommuting, job-share, and altered work hours are possibilities at Johnson & Johnson.


Johnson & Johnson offers a 50% match on employee’s salary sacrifice contributions up to a maximum value of 2.5% of annual salary.


Johnson & Johnson pays the insurance premiums for employee’s Salary Continuance insurance and Life & Total Permanent Disability insurances.


In addition to four weeks annual leave each year, J&J employees enjoy many other leave benefits. Our employees can access up to 3 days of volunteer leave each year in order to give back to the community and support an array of charity causes. We offer paid parental leave and 5 days of compassionate leave. Johnson & Johnson employees also have the option of purchased leave and are eligible to purchase up to an additional 2 weeks of annual leave per year. Each year all employees are also provided with a Lifestyle Day, which is an additional day of paid leave provided for personal use.

Health & Wellbeing

Our Employee Assistance Program offers a wide range of services to support our people in being their best selves. The program provides access to free, confidential counselling services and much more. As a part of our ‘Live for Life’ program our employees enjoy fruit at work, online health and wellness initiatives, and on-site health checks and health awareness programs.


There are numerous other benefits of joining Johnson & Johnson including our on-site cafeteria, discounted Johnson & Johnson products, and corporate discounts on health insurance, hotels and car rentals.

Your Career at Johnson & Johnson

You won't find a job at Johnson & Johnson—you'll find a career. Our colleagues bring their passion and drive to work each day to make a positive impact on the health and wellness of billions of people around the world.

At Johnson & Johnson you can build a career with a purpose that makes a difference.

Our employees are empowered and encouraged to chart their own career paths and take advantage of the opportunities throughout our diverse Family of Companies.

Together, we can make a difference. We believe that nothing can’t be solved when committed individuals bring together their resources and their resolve.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking talented graduates who are passionate about our vision for caring for the world, and who are motivated to build a career in healthcare.

A J-Grad is a strong communicator who understands the importance of building rapport, engaging stakeholders and collaboration. An innovator who is curious, adaptable and creative. A contributor who is capable of informed decision making, delivering solutions and influencing others. A J-Grad is comfortable with ambiguity and change, demonstrating resilience and agility.

Ultimately, our J-Grads have a hunger for learning and growth, and the courage to take on new challenges.

We are seeking graduates who have graduated within the last two years or are expecting to graduate at the end of 2020. We have a number of commercial streams available including sales, marketing, business analytics and supply chain. Graduates with background in business, economics, commerce, marketing, pharmacy, project management, engineering, logistics, or health sciences are encouraged to apply for our program.

The Recruitment Process

The stages for the J&J Graduate recruitment process:

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. The cognitive and behavioural 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

Successful candidates will then be invited to attend a half day Assessment Centre. The session will consist of a series of group activities where members of the J&J team will assess performance. We will be running our Assessment Centre in Sydney early May.

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.

Final Interview

Selected graduates will be invited to return on another day to attend a formal interview with a panel of J&J team members.

Hints & Tips: We recommend familiarising yourself with Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies and come prepared with some questions of your own.

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Please direct any queries regarding the recruitment process to [email protected].

All the best with your application and we hope to meet you soon!


How do I apply for the J-Grad program?

Applications for our graduate program open on the xx February and close at 09:00am AEST Monday 13 April. To be considered for the program, apply by clicking here.

What is the eligibility criteria for the J-Grad Program?

To be eligible for our program you must be Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Where are the positions located?

Macquarie Park & Ultimo, Sydney

When can I expect to hear back from my application?

We endeavor to get back to each applicant as soon as we can. Once you have applied for the program you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. We then aim to respond to applications within a week of the closing date. Please note that this time period may vary according to volume of applications.

What is the recruitment process for becoming a J-Grad?

For information on the recruitment process please visit the recruitment process page.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the application process?

If you have a query about the application process please contact [email protected].

How long does the program go for?

Our Graduate Program is an immersive 24-month program with 2 rotations lasting 12 months each.

Is there a position guaranteed at the end of the program?

Yes, our J-Grads are offered a permanent full-time role from when they commence in the program. Once the program is complete, J-Grads are offered a role based on the business need within their home sector.

What areas of the business will I be exposed to?

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies comprises of our Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, and Consumer Health businesses. Our J-Grad program is built to inspire and upskill our graduates through wide exposure to our businesses. Whilst our graduates will have a familiar sector to call home, we provide opportunity to learn about our other businesses through rotational work placement, mentorships and networking events.

How are J-Grads supported throughout the program?

At the beginning of the program, J-Grads are paired with a buddy to ensure they have support in building their network, and in the day-to-day elements of the role. Our J-Grads can also utilise mentorship, to assist with professional development and career planning. J-Grads also receive training in the form of industry knowledge, interpersonal skills, and specialized graduate training courses.

What kinds of networking opportunities exist within the program?

Networking is encouraged within the graduate cohort and in the wider J&J community. During orientation, our J-Grads are introduced to networking at J&J and will continue to build their network through company events, J-Grad events, and rotations across businesses.

How will my performance be measured and tracked throughout the program?

Johnson & Johnson provides a framework of continuous feedback, as well as formal development discussions at 5 different points throughout the year. You are also able to seek and attain feedback through mentorships. Additionally, at the completion of each rotation, there is an opportunity to review performance and progress throughout the work placement.

You Belong

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Diversity at Johnson & Johnson is about your unique perspective. It’s about you, your colleagues and the world we care for—all backgrounds, beliefs and the entire range of human experience—coming together. You view the world from a unique vantage point; a perspective that gives you problem-solving potential ideas, solutions & strategies that, when mobilized, can bring health to billions.

Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson is about creating a deep sense of belonging. It's about a culture where you are valued, your ideas are heard and you advance this culture for everyone.

Diversity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means - You Belong.

Our Vision

Be yourself, change the world.

Our vision at Johnson & Johnson, is for every person to use their unique experiences and backgrounds, together – to spark solutions that create a better, healthier world.

Our Mission

Make diversity and inclusion how we work every day.

Our mission is to make diversity & inclusion our way of doing business. We will advance our culture of belonging where open hearts and minds combine to unleash the potential of the brilliant mix of people, in every corner of Johnson & Johnson.


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