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Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive; our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.


Founded in 2006, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as service companies globally. We lead Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,300 people.

 

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Past Xero Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Xero, 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 Xero hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


Months

Nov 19Dec 19Jan 20Feb 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20Sep 20Oct 20024680 job0 job0 job0 job0 job6 jobs0 job1 job5 jobs0 job0 job0 job
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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (50%),

  • Internships (50%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (33%),

  • Business and Commerce (8%),

  • Computer Science (83%),

  • Cyber Security (17%),

  • Engineering Software (83%),

  • ...show more

Locations

  • Melbourne (58%),

  • Canberra (42%),

  • Sydney (17%),

  • Auckland (8%),

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

Past Xero Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of Xero'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.


Xero 2020/21 Intern Program - Developers

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Canberra, Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

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Xero 2020/21 Intern Program - Engineers

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2020/21 Intern Program - Partner sales consultants

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Accounting

Locations:

Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2021 Grad Program - Engineers

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

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Locations:

Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2020/21 Intern Program - Quality Engineers

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Canberra

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Code with Xero Virtual Session

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Business and Commerce, Computer

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Locations:

Sydney

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2021 Grad Program - Developers

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Canberra, Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2021 Grad Program - Engineers

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Canberra, Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2021 Grad Program - Partner sales consultants

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Accounting

Locations:

Melbourne

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Xero 2021 Grad Program - Product Designers

Job type:

Graduate Jobs

Disciplines:

Computer Science, Engineering Software,

...

Locations:

Canberra

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

My 10 minutes with Xero

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Accounting, Computer Science, Cyber

...

Locations:

Sydney

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

My 10 minutes with Xero

Job type:

Internships

Disciplines:

Accounting, Computer Science, Cyber

...

Locations:

Auckland (New Zealand)

Workrights:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand

...

Hello Xero!

Xero


Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information, and connections. Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Founded in 2006, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as service companies globally. We lead New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,300 people.

 

The Xero Grad Program

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Shape your career with the Xero grad program. We know what it takes to help you do the best work of your life and we’ll invest in you to help you get there.

You’ll start your career with a close-knit group of grads giving you instant connections around the business. We’ll hook you up a buddy and you’ll work closely with your manager to create a career development plan.

Learn on the job

You’ll learn amazing technical skills and people skills on the Xero grad program. So whether you know how you want your career to develop, or whether you want to explore your options, we’ll help you get there.

The Xero grad program is your way in to a global company with a start-up mentality. Start your career with others in the same boat, have the support of a structured program, and be mentored by the best in the industry.

Working with us

Our grad program is run in Melbourne and Canberra. No matter which office you’re in, you'll have bottomless coffee, free fruit, a flexible work environment and amazing teammates.

For our 2021 grad program we’re looking for developers, engineers and product designers who want to make their mark on one of New Zealand’s leading tech companies.

Graduate roles

Xero is growing at a phenomenal rate. There are constantly new roles appearing and as a grad you have the opportunity to try one – or sometimes several – and grow from there. Find your way in and head on up.

 

The Xero Intern Program

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Shape your career with the Xero intern program. We know what it takes to help you do the best work of your life and we’ll invest in you to help you get there.

You’ll spend the summer learning new skills and experiencing what life is like in a bustling tech company.

You'll start with a close knit group of interns giving you instant connections around the business. We’ll hook you up with a buddy and you’ll work closely with your manager to plan your experience.

We’ll help you develop your technical skills and your people skills, so when it comes to the end of the internship, you’ll have an idea of where you want your career to go.

The Xero intern program is perfect for students in their penultimate year of study. For students in their final year, check out the roles we’ve got available in our graduate program.

Our internships run over the summer from November 2020 to January 2021, in both our Melbourne and Canberra offices. This year we’re looking for people to join our developer, engineering, quality engineering and partner consultant teams. Applications open on 2 March 2020.

To find out more, and apply, click here

 
 
 

Meet our Grads

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Take ownership of your career

Join the Xero grad program and we'll work together to find out what it is that makes you tick, and how your career can flourish.

We hire grads from a diverse range of backgrounds, from those straight out of uni to those who already have a few careers under their belt. Hear from some of our past and current grads to find out where they started, where they are now, and how Xero helped them get there.

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Purcell

PRODUCT DESIGNER | JOINED XERO IN 2019

I didn’t know the term for what I wanted to do when I was at uni, but the product designer title really encompasses what I want to do.

I studied throughout the entirety of my grad year – I worked four days at Xero and studied for one day while I finished my degree. Xero were happy for me to be flexible on that, which was really great.

I’d worked before but I liked that Xero let me work on my skills from the ground up. They taught me on the job and built a proper foundation for what I wanted to learn. I felt like I could build my skills from the ground up rather than being expected to hit the ground running.

Elizabeth joined Xero through the vacation program and then the grad program in 2019. She worked part time while she finished her degree.


Hanna

Hannah Boekhorst

DESIGNER | JOINED XERO IN 2018

I was living in Wellington and looking for a fresh start somewhere else, when I saw the job in Melbourne. I had a Skype interview, got the job, packed up my things and moved across the ditch.

I got put straight into a team as a graduate designer. It was such a supportive environment and I could just ask anyone if I had any questions or worries.

I still feel like I learn something new every day. Taking projects through from the conceptual stage to finished work gives you a real sense of satisfaction and ownership.

If you’re looking for a great brand to work for, with a great work culture and people to really support you then definitely apply for the grad program.

Hannah is a designer in the Hub. She joined Xero as a graduate designer in 2018.


Lamphai

Lamphai Intathep

DEVELOPER | JOINED XERO IN 2018

I worked as a reporter in Thailand for five years but I wanted to know how to do all the magic behind websites, so I decided to change my career. Now I’m an international student in Melbourne doing a masters in software development.

I’m at uni three days a week and at Xero for two days a week. It’s a lot of work but it’s great if I have questions about coding from uni because I can just ask one of the experts at Xero.

Next year I’ll be a graduate developer at Xero and I’m looking forward to learning and exploring everything through the rotations. It’ll be useful to help me find out what direction I want to go in and what my strengths are.

Lamphai joined Xero through the Vacation Program in 2018 and became an intern developer, she is now a graduate developer.

Check out our website to hear from more of our grads.

 

Diversity and inclusion at Xero

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Xero champions diversity and inclusion to create better outcomes for our people and our customers.

We acknowledge, respect and celebrate all the ways our staff are different and we create an inclusive culture so we can really tap into the power of our differences.

Xero is a member of Pride in Diversity in Australia. And, in 2018, Xero NZ was awarded the Rainbow Tick, a diversity and inclusion award that formally recognises us as a safe and inclusive workplace for the LGBTQI+ community.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is summed up in our key principles:

  • We value diversity because it reflects and serves our customers and ensures our people thrive.
  • We’re all accountable to create an inclusive culture.
  • We’re committed to attracting diverse talent and hiring fairly.
  • We support flexible ways of working.
  • We’re committed to equal pay for equal work.
  • We have an obligation to champion diversity and inclusion in the community.

To ensure we stay true to our values, we have a head of diversity, inclusion and community. We’re championing diversity and inclusion by:

  • Creating an inclusive work environment
  • Committing to gender diversity at Xero
  • Encouraging more women to get into the tech sector
  • Using diverse channels to hire staff
  • Promoting LGBTI+ inclusion and awareness

Find out more about diversity at Xero.

 

Our Recruitment Process

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What to expect from the recruitment process

Our recruitment process has several different stages. Each is an opportunity for you to show us a little bit more about what makes you, you.

Once you’ve submitted your online application, depending on the role we may send you a technical assessment, or an invitation to submit a quick video interview.

After this is done, we’ll let you know the next steps. For interviews or assessment days, we will bring you into the office, so you can see our environment and meet the team. Assessment days are a lot more fun and a lot more comprehensive than a regular interview, and the experience gives you a chance to decide if we’re the right place for you.

Grad days

For our successful developer and engineer applicants we’ll invite you to a grad day at Xero. It’s a lot more fun and a lot more comprehensive than a regular interview, and gives you a chance to decide if we’re the right place for you.

We have fewer roles available for our product design and accounting partner sales applicants, so we’ll invite you to one of our Xero offices for an interview.

Important dates

  • Applications for grad and intern roles open 2 March 2020
  • Grad applications close 27 April 2020
  • Intern applications close 31 July 2020

Ready to apply?

For more information on Xero’s grad program, roles and to apply, visit www.xero.com/au/graduate

 

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