Qantas Graduate Program

Are you ready to take off?
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Applications for the 2017 Graduate Program have now closed. Best of luck to all candidates who have applied.

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Why Qantas?

We're proud to be Australia's leading premium airline. And as the Spirit of Australia, we exist to champion the best of our country's life, style, attitude and people, and share it with the rest of the world.

The values we display each day make Qantas a unique place to work and grow your career:

  • Together - At Qantas we know how to work as a team, and always come together as a united force to support our customers and each other
  • Genuine - We're known for being friendly, easy going and extending a warm welcome
  • Inventive - Our world class safety, professionalism and product are the result of constant invention, including and adaptation of the world's best ideas
  • Optimistic - It's a word synonymous with Australia, and at Qantas it's this optimism that drives us
  • Experienced - With 95 years of aviation experience under our belt, you know you couldn't be in safer hands

But to stay ahead in such a competitive and constantly changing landscape, we need to keep pushing ourselves to new heights. We're aiming to be more than just a great airline - we want to be a great business, too.

We're committed to delivering a fantastic experience for our customers each and every time, and our people share a passion for service.

Hear from Lounge Host Jennifer on what she loves about her role and her customers.

It's this drive that also encourages us to deliver rewarding returns for our shareholders, and empower our people from all corners of the Group.

As a Graduate, you'll play an integral role in supporting a wide range of projects and business functions, many of which have a direct impact on our front line operations and the end-to-end customer experience. Hear from Andrew David, CEO of Qantas Domestic, about why Qantas could be the place for you.

About the Qantas Graduate Program

We're looking for motivated individuals ready to take on new challenges, share their ideas and help take Qantas forward in a highly competitive aviation industry.

Over the two years and four rotations you'll work on real projects that allow you to shape the future of Qantas' culture, product, network and service. The skills and experience you have as Graduate will be the platform to launch your career with Qantas.

Which Graduate are you?

General Graduate

Our General Graduates have a general or specialist degree and an interest in working in the Aviation industry. As a General Graduate you'll have the opportunity to work across diverse business areas such as Customer, Operations, Commercial and Corporate/Strategic.

Finance Graduate

As a Finance Graduate you'll have the opportunity to work in our Centre of Finance Excellence, business partner with our Domestic or International Teams and our specialist teams such as Treasury and Tax. We're looking for individuals who have an accounting or finance degree who are wanting to kick start their finance career.

What development and support will you get as a Qantas Graduate?

Your ongoing development will be a focus throughout the Program. Our Development Program integrates on the job experience, coaching, formal classroom learning, performance planning and feedback to support a 70:20:10 approach to learning where:

  • 70% of learning & development takes place from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem solving
  • 20% comes from feedback and from observing and working with role models
  • 10% of learning and development comes from formal training

For more information about the Qantas Graduate Program check out our FAQs.

So are you ready to strap yourself in and take off with Qantas?

Your application journey

What to check before you start?

We're looking forward to welcoming some fresh new faces on-board soon - and one of those could be yours. But before you apply for the Qantas Graduate Program, there are a few things you'll need to check:

  • Are you in your final year of study? Or have you completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate study in the last 2 years?
  • Do you have, or did you graduate with, a credit or distinction average?
  • Can you work full time when the graduate program starts in February 2017?
  • Will you be a Permanent Resident or an Australian/NZ citizen when you apply?
  • Would you be willing to relocate to Sydney?
  • Are you a Finance Graduate or a General Graduate?
  • Are you available to attend the Assessment Centre on the 8 or 9 June 2016?

If you've had work experience or taken a leadership role in any extra-curricular activities, that's a bonus, so be sure to let us know.

What happens next?

So you're ready to apply - Qantas is the right place for you and you've checked your're right for us.

The first step is to complete your online application by 8 May 2016. Once we have received your application you'll progress through our recruitment process. Here's what to expect (dates may be subject to change):

  • Online Talent Simulation: April/May 2016
  • Online Ability Tests: May 2016
  • Video Interview: May 2016
  • Assessment Centre: 8 and 9 June 2016
  • Formal Interview: 8 and 9 June 2016

And finally, following reference and background checks we'll be making an offer for you to join the 2017 Qantas Graduate Program in early July 2016.

For more information about the Qantas Graduate Program check out our FAQs.

Diversity & Indigenous Engagement

A place for everyone.

What is diversity and inclusion?

Australia is a country that's known for its multiculturalism - for embracing our differences as the things that make us special. And as an organisation that embodies the Spirit of Australia, it's no surprise that we're just as proud to celebrate diversity here at Qantas.

Whether it's your background, life experiences, education or area of expertise - or your gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation - having a diverse team means everyone has a voice. It's an important part of our culture, and a vital element to our success as an organisation, too.

Indigenous Engagement

We want to do everything we can to help Indigenous Australians gain more skills and find exciting employment opportunities. For this reason, we have a number of Indigenous programs in place, including education and pathways to employment.

Our Indigenous careers team are dedicated to finding cadetships and other job opportunities across the Qantas Group or in other businesses. We've seen first-hand just how much of a difference these programs can make to people's lives.

Watch the inspiring story of Barbie-Lee Kirby, who joined Qantas as a Career Trackers intern and is now a Finance Graduate in our 2016 Graduate Cohort.

Social Responsibility & Sustainability
Qantas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we invite you to be part of an organisation that fosters a diverse workplace, supports many charities and environmental iniatives, and is actively committed to Australia's youth, the arts and sport. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.