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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.
As a graduate or intern at Macquarie, you’ll be part of a talented global team. Instinctively entrepreneurial. Ambitious in nature. Determined to succeed. Our Graduate and Internship Programs will enable you to develop your skills and build your career while sitting side-by- side with our business leaders and have the opportunity to work on projects from day one.
Our programs can help you reach your potential and together we can create success for our clients, colleagues and communities. You’ll build your own future as you contribute to ours.
Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.
We also manage farms, airports, renewable power stations, roads and real estate. We build bridges, wind farms, schools, power grids and hospitals. And we produce beef, gas, fuel, electricity and avocados.
Macquarie opens up a wealth of career opportunities and offers a wide range of benefits to employees. From a vast health and wellness package, to retail banking benefits, offers and insurance, as well as the opportunity for global mobility.
Our divisions that hire Graduates and Interns:
Banking and Financial Services
Macquarie’s retail banking and financial services business provides 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
Provides clients with access to markets, financing, financial hedging, research and market analysis and physical execution.
Macquarie Asset Management
Global, full-service asset manager, providing investment solutions to clients across a range of capabilities, including infrastructure, renewables, real estate, agriculture, transportation finance, equities, fixed income, private credit, and multi-asset solutions.
Offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets and Principal Investments underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors.
Corporate Operations Group
Brings together specialist support services including Digital Transformation and Data;
Technology; Market Operations; Human Resources; Business Services; Business Improvement and Strategy; and the Macquarie Group Foundation, to drive operational excellence.
Financial Management Group
Focused on managing Macquarie’s funding and capital. It provides strategic capital, tax and financial analysis and advice to senior management to support the growth of Macquarie’s businesses around the world.
Risk Management Group
An independent function that objectively advises all Macquarie businesses and the Board to contribute to the long term success of Macquarie.
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.
2021 Winter Development Program
Program dates: July
Eligibility criteria: Science, technology, engineering and maths students or female students from any discipline in their penultimate year of study
Applications will open February 2021
2021 Summer Internship Program
Program dates: Commencing November for 10 to 12 weeks, depending on business group
Eligibility criteria: Students in their penultimate year of study
Applications will open May 2021
2022 Graduate Program
Program dates: Commencing February 2022
Eligibility criteria: Students in their final year of study
Applications will open February 2021
Dates are subject to change.
To be eligible to apply for our Graduate and Internship Programs, you must be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand.
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.
To apply for our Graduate or Internship Programs, visit www.macquarie.com/graduates.
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.
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.
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
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[email protected] 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. [email protected] 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. [email protected] works closely with our partners globally to ensure collaboration on activities, events and resources, providing staff with access to a unified support network.
[email protected] 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.
[email protected] 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 27 countries 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.