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APRA Graduate Careers

APRA’s Graduate Program offers an unparalleled view of the financial services industry, with structured and on-the-job learning designed to give our graduates broad experience so they can build an inspiring and rewarding career.  

About APRA

We are Australia’s prudential regulator, responsible for ensuring that our financial system is stable, competitive and efficient. Banks, insurance companies and most superannuation funds operate under our supervision. 

By working at APRA, you will protect the interests of the Australian community by seeking to ensure that these entities carefully manage their businesses. Learn more about APRA.

We're looking for deeply curious graduates with a range of skill sets, from frontline supervisors across banking, insurance and superannuation, to data analysts, policy advisors, legal professionals and risk specialists. 

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Your journey

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Your future

From Banking, to Macro Industry Insights, Technology & Data, you’ll work your magic across a variety of specialist divisions at APRA, building a network of mentors, co-workers and friends along the way. Gaining exposure across a variety of areas paves the way for your career to go in the direction of your choosing.

Your impact

By joining APRA, you will work with a fantastic group of people with a unique perspective on Australia’s financial system.  Your efforts will help to ensure that the system remains stable, competitive and efficient, helping to protect the financial wellbeing of all Australians.

Whether your contribution is in policy development, supervision, legal, corporate services, and in helping to foster collaboration and problem solving across the regulatory and financial services community, you will gain unique experience at APRA, helping to ensure the system remains protected today and prepared for tomorrow. 

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Your experience

Placements locations are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Working as part of an APRA team from the start. 

Our graduate program runs for 15 months 

This includes three five-month rotations across a number of teams, such as frontline supervision, risk, policy and advice, or data analytics.

Rotations gives you the opportunity to build the core foundations of prudential regulation. 

Get assigned a graduate buddy

You will benefit from having support from a graduate from the year before, who is fresh with understanding the challenges of being a graduate at APRA.

in-depth learning and development program 

You will have 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. 

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Get a glimpse into the life of a graduate at APRA by hearing directly from some current APRA employees who have gone through the program.

Eisha Farrukh, Solicitor, Policy & Advice Division

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University

Farhad Amiri, Analyst, Cross-industry Insights Division

Bachelor of Applied Finance / Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University

View more of our graduate stories.


APRA supports several internships during July to December each year, providing an opportunity to undertake paid employment and gain practical experience to complement your area of study.

The program will run for approximately four weeks and can be undertaken in a part-time or full-time capacity. Our team will work with you to determine the duration and type of work that works best for you.

Complete an Internship Expression of Interest to learn more.

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, improves our judgements, and better enables us to meet our obligation to protect the financial well-being of the Australian community. 

Learn more about APRA’s commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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Grants & Scholarships

APRA currently offers the following grants and scholarships:

Brian Gray Scholarship

APRA and the Reserve Bank of Australia established the Brian Gray Scholarship program in memory of Brian Gray, who died on 24 August 2001 while serving as Executive General Manager of APRA's Policy, Research and Consulting Division.

UNSW Co-op Actuarial Scholarship

APRA is a sponsor of the UNSW Co-op program. This program provides students with financial assistance and the opportunity to gain practical experience through industry placements with employer sponsors. The Co-op program covers a number of disciplines. APRA offers an actuarial placement. More information is available on the UNSW website.

Learn more about APRA's grants and scholarships.

Acknowledgment of Country

We at APRA acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people.

We would also like to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees who are an integral part of our workforce.