At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future. As a diversified financial services provider with 16,300+ employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation. Where will a career at Macquarie take you?
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If you’re interested in working at Macquarie Group, 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 Macquarie Group hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.
Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 16,300+ employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.
Joining our team, you’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities as we advise and invest alongside our clients and partners. You’ll also be encouraged to give back through the Macquarie Group Foundation which provides support to hundreds of community organisations each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.
Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.
To find out more, please visit macquarie.com/graduates.
Our divisions that hire Graduates and Interns:
Banking and Financial Services
Banking and Financial Services comprises our retail banking and financial services businesses, providing a diverse range of personal banking, wealth management, business banking and vehicle finance products and services to retail clients, advisers, brokers and business clients.
Commodities and Global Markets
Our Commodities and Global Markets team combine specialist expertise, risk and capital solutions to help our clients realise opportunities in global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and technology, media and telecoms.
For more than 40 years, we've partnered with our clients to understand their needs, provide tailored solutions and build long-term relationships. Today, as commodities continue to underpin the building of our cities, as our global energy needs continue to grow, and with technology changing the world, we provide access to more than 200 products across more than 30 market segments.
Macquarie Asset Management
Macquarie Asset Management is our full-service and large scale global asset management business, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives.
Trusted by communities around the world to manage investments in essential services used by millions of people each day, we’re a top 50 global asset manager with $A554.9 billion of assets under management at 30 September 2020.
Our team in Macquarie Capital combines specialist expertise, innovative advice and flexible capital solutions to help our clients and partners across the world make opportunity reality.
Our global corporate mergers and acquisition (M&A) and advisory capabilities are underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors, and a full spectrum of capital solutions, from debt, equity, and private capital raising and financing.
We invest our own capital to enable new opportunities through the development and construction of infrastructure and energy projects, and in relation to renewable energy projects, the supply of green energy solutions to corporate clients.
Corporate Operations Group
The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation.
Financial Management Group
Focused on managing Macquarie’s funding and capital, the Financial Management Group is a key partner in supporting the growth of Macquarie’s businesses around the world.
In addition to providing financial, tax and treasury services to all areas of Macquarie, the group is focused on providing strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie's businesses and senior management, managing Macquarie's funding, liquidity and capital position, ensuring Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations and managing Macquarie's corporate affairs.
Risk Management Group
Our Risk Management Group is an independent and centralised function responsible for objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks, both financial and non-financial. Bringing an impartial, expert and objective approach to managing risk, we advise all Macquarie businesses and the Board to contribute to the long-term success of Macquarie.
Employing more than 1,000 employees across 21 countries the group bring together specialists in the fields of Credit, Market Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, Financial Crime Risk, Compliance, Operational Risk, Behavioural Risk, Enterprise Support and Internal Audit.
Delivers innovative technological solutions to provide fast and reliable systems to place trades, deliver value and position us to be competitive within the market. Central technology teams are responsible for driving simplification and consolidation of our technology architecture and efficiency of our key infrastructure platforms. These teams also own strategic and enterprise-wide initiatives such as cybersecurity, and public and private cloud programs.
At Macquarie, we uncover the opportunities others may miss. That’s because we know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently.
Summer Internship Program
We offer summer internships to students in their penultimate year of study. The program runs for 10 to 12 weeks from November. A summer internship offers you invaluable hands-on experience and can set you up for a successful career once you complete your studies. Working alongside leading industry professionals, you will receive a structured induction, on-the- job training and networking opportunities.
Our Summer Internship Program runs from November until February of each year.
Winter Development Program
We offer a three week Winter Development Program in Macquarie Capital for science, technology, engineering and maths students, or female students from any degree discipline, in their penultimate year of study.
Our Winter Development Program runs in July of each year.
Join the Macquarie Graduate Program and become an integral member of the team from day one. Your career development starts with a tailored orientation and business group-specific workshops. You will then embark on a structured 12 to 24 month program with on-the-job training, access to a comprehensive range of external and internal courses and the opportunity to build your business network.
We’re looking for students who bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles.
We offer a variety of Graduate Programs across our business groups for which students in their final year of study are eligible to apply.
Our Graduate Program commences in February of each year and runs for 12 to 24 months, depending on the business group.
Graduate Development Program
The Graduate Development Program is designed with our graduates and is an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills to kickstart your professional career, no matter which part of the business you have joined.
During the first session, we provide you with the opportunity to contribute your ideas and learning priorities for what you would like to cover during the 12-month program and to explore how you would most effectively like to learn.
In the past, our graduates have wanted to focus on skill development such as personal presence and impact, how to communicate effectively and building a positive representation of themselves. They also wanted to learn from the experience of others within the business, their career journeys, their challenges and their advice for success. The program was developed around these priorities with a range of internal and external speakers.
In addition to the Graduate Development Program, you’ll be invited to complete a number of orientation initiatives designed to help you get your bearings around your office and learn about how to make your mark at Macquarie.
The initiatives will be a mixture of online learning and face-to-face events. You’ll attend ‘Discover Macquarie’, where you’ll meet some of your new colleagues and develop your understanding of Macquarie's structure and operating groups.
After six months, you’ll attend ‘Success at Macquarie’, where you’ll hear insights from our business leaders and learn about how to make the most of your career at Macquarie.
Once you finish the Graduate Program, there are a range of learning and development opportunities available to you. From team development and manager capability to individual skills development, our learning and development teams design programs to help you expand your knowledge and skills.
At Macquarie, you’ll be encouraged to own your career. This means that it’s up to you to choose which direction you want to take – whether that’s taking on a new project; progressing within your division; exploring an opportunity in a different team; or relocating globally – and our learning and development programs can be tailored to help you get there.
A career at Macquarie could take you anywhere.
We value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings.
In every one of our offices around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences, which is critical to the wide range of services the Group delivers across the globe, as well as understanding the communities in which we operate.
No matter what you studied at university, you can expect a rewarding and challenging career at Macquarie that encourages diversity, ownership and entrepreneurial endeavour. See where your background could take you at Macquarie.
Arts and humanities
You can apply the knowledge, communication, research and critical thinking skills from your arts and humanities degree to a number of roles across our organisation.
Business or commerce
You can apply skills developed from your business or commerce degree to a number of roles at Macquarie. Your understanding of numerical and statistical data, along with your ability to present complex information, could be used in all of the groups across our organisation.
You can apply the structured approach to problem solving developed in your engineering degree to a variety of roles across at Macquarie. Your ability to think logically, analyse data and make decisions could be used in all of the groups across our organisation.
You can apply your ability to assimilate facts effectively developed during your law degree to a variety of roles at Macquarie. Expressing complex information and problem solving are skills that are valued in all of the groups across our organisation.
You can apply your ability to solve problems and make sense of complex information developed in your mathematics degree to numerous quantitative roles at Macquarie. Your mathematics skills could be used in all of the groups across our organisation.
You can apply your science knowledge and analytical skills to a number of different roles at Macquarie. Your investigative and research skills could be used in many of the groups across our organisation.
You can apply the skills from your technology degree to a number of technical and non- technical roles at Macquarie. From working with big data, software development or business analysis opportunities, to developing apps and project management, your skills could be applied to a number of roles within our central Technology division, and in our other business groups
Catherine Priestley: Using her STEM degree in agricultural investment
Catherine Priestley knows agriculture first-hand, having grown up helping her parents on their farm in the Central West of NSW. After graduating with a degree in Engineering and Commerce, she now experiences it from a different perspective, working as an Analyst in Macquarie Asset Management’s Agriculture team.
Click here to read more about Catherine’s story.
Tiffany Wu: Maths and Law create a path to Equity Capital Markets
After completing two internships with Macquarie, Commerce and Law Graduate Tiffany Wu joined Macquarie Capital’s Equity Capital Markets team in 2019. Tiffany describes her time on Macquarie’s Graduate Program as a “phenomenal experience”, that saw her involved in raising billions in capital for Macquarie Capital’s clients during COVID-19.
Click here to read more about Tiffany’s story.
Pei Guo: From Mechanical Engineering to Agricultural Commodities Trading
Pei Guo studied Mechanical Engineering but while completing an internship, he found a new passion in commodities trading. In just four years he’s gone from Intern to Manager in Macquarie’s Agricultural Commodities Trading team.
Click here to read more about Pei’s story.
Kate Robertson: From Pathology and Physiology to Credit Risk
With a background in medical sciences, Kate Robertson may seem like an unlikely Credit Risk Analyst. But, since joining Macquarie’s Graduate Program in 2020, she’s found her skills to be a great fit for a career in financial services.
Click here to read more about Kate’s story.
Kathryn Teo: Working on innovative technology in a supportive environment
As part of the Technology Graduate Rotation Program, Kathryn Teo has had the opportunity to experience the different ways that Macquarie uses technology. From supporting regulatory applications to working on a large data project, she says it’s the supportive environment that she’s enjoyed the most.
Click here to read more about Kathryn’s story.
Patrick Cosgrave: Embracing the opportunities in Banking and Financial Services
As an Intern and Graduate, Patrick Cosgrave has worked in Macquarie’s Melbourne and Sydney offices in Banking and Financial Services. He says being open-minded to opportunities - especially the unplanned ones - is the key to making the most of working at Macquarie.
Click here to read more about Patrick’s story.
Gemma McGinness: A strategic move towards a career at Macquarie
In search for an opportunity to combine her interests in finance and accounting, Gemma McGinness’ Co-Op internship with Macquarie proved a career in financial services was right for her. Although her first year on the Graduate Program, working across consulting and data teams in Macquarie’s Financial Management Group, has been done in a primarily remote-working setting, it hasn’t stopped her from grasping opportunities; extending her skills in coding and taking part in the first ever remote year end process project.
Click here to read more about Gemma’s story.
Toni Anda: Global reach in a tight-knit merger and acquisitions team
Toni Anda enjoys the global reach of working for a multinational company like Macquarie but as an Analyst based in Macquarie's New Zealand office, she also has the benefit of being part of a tight-knit office of thirty people.
Click here to read more about Toni’s story.
Working on specialist disability accommodation: Jessica Joseph’s graduate year
Contributing to the decarbonisation of our energy system: Jotham Young’s graduate year
Helping to manage Macquarie’s offices around the world: Talia Wang’s graduate year
2021 Winter Development Program
Science, technology, engineering and maths students or female students from any discipline in their penultimate year of study
Open: 17 February 2021
Close: 16 March 2021
2021 Summer Internship Program
Commencing November for 10 to 12 weeks, depending on business group
Students in their penultimate year of study
Open: 18 May 2021
Close: 13 July 2021 (Melbourne and Perth), 27 July 2021 (all other locations)
2022 Graduate Program
Commencing February 2022
Students in their final year of study
Open: 23 February 2021
Close: 23 March 2021 (Sydney, Melbourne and Perth)
Application Process and Tips
To apply for our Graduate or Internship Programs, visit www.macquarie.com/graduates during the application open dates.
Once you have submitted your application, the recruitment process varies slightly between our business groups. Typically, successful candidates go through the following process:
- A review of your application by the graduate recruitment team
- Completing a psychometric assessment
- An informal phone interview
- Face-to- face interview/s
- Reference checks and employment screening.
Find out more about our recruitment process:
What should you include in your application?
You need to include your resume, a cover letter and your most recent academic transcript in your application. If you are currently studying a second degree or a Masters degree, please ensure you include transcripts from your previous degree as well.
Remember, your application is your opportunity to tell us why you want to work for Macquarie and what sets you apart from the other applicants. Tell us your aspirations and where you want to take your career at Macquarie. Demonstrate any previous work experience, volunteering and extra-curricular activities that you have undertaken.
Make sure you do your research on Macquarie and the business that you are applying to.
You don’t need to include references when you submit your application. If you are successful, we will ask you to submit two professional references.
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The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group and provides support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing.
The Macquarie Group Foundation has donated more than $A360m to over 1,600 organisations globally since 1985.
The Graduate Volunteer Network
Macquarie also has a Graduate Volunteer Network, an initiative which supports our graduates in pursuing their community interests to help those in need. In 2019, our Graduate Volunteer Network raised over $A170,000.
Last year, our Graduate Volunteer Network hosted a “Puppies & Pastries” event in the office raising money for the RSPCA. Our graduates also wrote a cook book and participated in the City2Surf, the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim and the Balmoral Burn.
Our Graduate Volunteer Network also partner with Jawun, an Australian, non-profit organisation which manages secondments from the corporate and public sectors to a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations in urban, regional and remote communities across Australia.
Pride at Macquarie is Macquarie’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employee network group. This group’s aim is to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment, through education and awareness of LGBTI matters, allowing all employees to bring their whole selves to work. Ensuring employees can unlock their potential is fundamental to our success at Macquarie. Pride at Macquarie provides training, initiates policy and practice changes, facilitates community engagement activities and networking opportunities, and seeks to drive a culture of diversity and inclusion within Macquarie.
The membership base is growing rapidly as the group expands across Australia, supported by the ongoing engagement and involvement of LGBTI allies, who are champions of change and supporters of diversity. Pride at Macquarie works closely with our partners globally to ensure collaboration on activities, events and resources, providing staff with access to a unified support network.
Pride at Macquarie participates annually in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), a national benchmark of LGBTI workplace inclusion. It also acknowledges and supports the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Wear it Purple Day and Red Ribbon Day, along with other key LGBTI calendar events.
Pride at Macquarie is an active member of the Australian LGBTI Interbank Network, which collaborates to run events, activities and fundraising initiatives across financial institutions.
At Macquarie, we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings.
Macquarie’s ongoing commitment to workforce diversity ensures its business remains innovative, sustainable and continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients.
In every one of our offices across 31 markets around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences.
Macquarie's range of experiences, skills and views are key strengths and critical to the wide range of services the Group delivers across the globe as well as understanding the communities in which we operate.
Macquarie has a number of employee network groups that provide staff with opportunities to exchange ideas, build relationships and further support Macquarie’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Groups exist in the areas of Gender Equality, Pride (for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) staff and allies), Families and Carers, Heritage and Culture, Wellness, and First Australians (focused on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders).
See our events calendar and apply for events here.