APRA graduate careers
Applications for our 2022 Graduate Program are now open
Applications for APRA's 2022 Graduate Program have now closed. More information about the recruitment process is available here.
We are Australia’s prudential regulator – banks, insurance companies and most superannuation funds operate under our supervision. So you’ll be ensuring that the savings, insurance policies and superannuation nest eggs of millions of Australians are in safe hands. Find out more About APRA, What we do and Our Mandate, Vision and Values.
We're looking for graduates with a range of skill-sets, from frontline supervisors across banking, insurance and superannuation, statistics/mathematicians gurus, policy advisors, legal professionals, risk specialists. Find out more about the Divisions of APRA.
What to expect
The APRA Graduate Program is one of the most in-depth and diverse in the financial services industry.
Our Graduate Program runs for 18 months. During this time you will complete three six-month rotations, across our frontline supervision, policy and advice, and data analytics divisions, giving you the opportunity to build the core foundations of prudential regulation.
Alongside these rotations, you will be supported by an in-depth learning and development program, including access to an extensive range of in-house training programs. These are designed to support you to grow your technical and personal capabilities, and help jump start your career as a financial professional.
Professional development is ongoing throughout your career with us. In fact, professional development is an integral part of ensuring we maintain our excellence as a regulator. As one of our graduates, you’ll benefit from:
- Being assigned a buddy - who is graduate from the year before, and is fresh with understanding the challenges of being a graduate at APRA.
- Support from a number of managers – who manage you on each of your rotations, as well as a manager to support you for the duration of the Graduate Program.
- Working as part of an APRA team from the start.
At the end of your Graduate Program, you will remain an employee of APRA and have the opportunity to drive your career in any of APRA's core functions, including specialist areas.
We offer placements in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices.
You can watch a series of videos featuring past graduates who share their experience being involved in the APRA Graduate Program.
Inclusion & Diversity
APRA actively seeks to attract, develop and retain employees and leaders from across the full spectrum of Australian society. We believe diversity encompasses more than our visible differences, such as age, gender, ethnicity and physical abilities, or unseen differences such as religion or sexual orientation. We aspire to diversity of thought, recognising that a broad range of perspectives, approaches and ideas makes us stronger, improve our judgements, and better enable to meet our obligation to protect the financial well-being of the Australian community.
More information about APRA’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is available here.
Why work at APRA
Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including working in a flexible, inclusive and diverse environment.
We offer competitive salaries with opportunities for career growth based on contribution. Salaries are performance linked and you may earn a performance bonus following your completion of the Graduate Program.
Some benefits offered to staff include:
- Health and wellbeing checks
- Annual flu vaccinations
- Employee Assistance program (professional and confidential counselling sessions for employees and their immediate families)
- Wellbeing Ambassador network
- Ergonomic workstations
- Regular social events
- Subsidised corporate team sports, running events and pedometer challenge
- Discounted gym memberships
More information on the benefits of working at APRA are available here.