Qantas Graduate Program
Ready to help your career take-off?
Bring your spirit to ours
About the Program
As the Spirit of Australia, we’ve always been pioneers, and we’re proud to see that spirit in our people today. Our people’s passion and commitment drive us to keep pushing boundaries to take our business into the future.
We’re looking for graduates who are motivated and ready to take on new challenges. Successful applicants will play an integral role in shaping our culture, product, network and service.
You'll have opportunities you never imagined as we work together to create your career, one experience at a time.
Throughout the two year program, all of our Graduates receive a well-balanced approach to continuous learning through these types of activities:
- education (eg face-to-face training, eLearning, assessments),
- experience (eg stretch assignments, job rotations, business improvement projects),
- exposure (eg peer feedback, coaching, mentoring, networking and social media), and
- environment (eg tools and infrastructure, libraries, wikis and yammer, and business performance dashboards).
- Length: two years.
- Four rotations across a range of projects and business functions.
- Streams: General, Human Resources, Finance, Engineering, Technology, and Data and Analytics.
Read our FAQs for more information on the Graduate Program and our recruitment process.
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Meet our graduates
Want the inside scoop on grad life at Qantas and what you can expect? Meet some of our existing cohort and alumni to see where the Qantas Graduate Program can take you.
Hear from Chrissy, Zac, Callum and Sowmya as they talk about their experiences.
Read about the experiences of our Graduate Alumni, Taylor, Ben and Oscar.
Which graduate are you?
Data Science and Analytics Graduate
Do you have a passion for data?
Our Data Science and Analytics Graduates have a STEM degree and a passion to see tangible business outcomes from the use of data and analytics. We're at the forefront of delivering better customer outcomes through data analytics, using it across all areas of the business, to personalise the services we provide to our customers and better meet their needs.
As a Data Science and Analytics Graduate, you'll be at the forefront of analytics utilising one of the richest datasets in Australia. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage this and partner with stakeholders across a range of projects, tasked with solving challenging problems through the development of technical solutions, predictive modelling and the visualisation of data to communicate insights.
Join us and leverage analytics to find new ways to deliver a memorable customer experience.
Are you passionate about improving the customer experience?
Our Digital Graduates have a Design, Business or Technology Degree and are focused on providing innovative solutions that respond to the needs of our business and customers. Working in Digital at Qantas is unique. Not only do we manage the customer and technology requirements for a global organisation, but we’re working on projects across the business that will allow us to leap into the future.
Our Digital Graduates will think, create and build the digital products of the future. You could find yourself defining a new product vision, designing the latest features on Qantas.com and the Qantas App or improving the customer experience across our nation wide contact centres. Whatever the opportunity, you can be assured you’ll be part of an innovative culture that’s thoughtfully considered.
Our experience sets us apart, so put your expectations aside and let us show you what we’re all about.
Are you fascinated by aircraft and how they fly?
Our Engineering Graduates have degrees in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering and are passionate about keeping us at the forefront of aviation. Working with state of the art equipment and resources, our Graduates share in our commitment to excellence and keeping our customers safe.
As an Engineering Graduate, you could find yourself providing comprehensive Engineering support services across our international, domestic or regional fleet, be part of the team supporting the entry into service of new aircraft types or be involved in exciting projects with internal stakeholders such as tech crew, airports and many others. Each day will present a new challenge, but what’s certain is you’ll be surrounded by an incredible amount of experience that’ll support and teach you in so many ways.
Do you have an aptitude for numbers?
Our Finance Graduates have accounting or finance degrees and will kick start their careers in one of the country’s most interesting finance teams. You'll have the opportunity to work in our Centre of Finance Excellence, work as a Finance business partner within our Qantas Airlines corporate and operational teams and gain exposure to specialist teams such as treasury and tax.
Not only will you learn on the job in a unique and dynamic industry, we'll also provide funding for you to undertake your CA or CPA qualification.
With us, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to achieve great things by finding opportunities to add value and make an impact across the business.
Are you ready to apply your skills in a highly complex commercial environment?
Our General Graduates hold all types of degrees and bring diverse skills and knowledge to our business. As a General Graduate, you'll have the opportunity to work across a variety of business areas including Customer, Operations, Commercial and Strategy. As a General Graduate, you'll be based in our head office at Mascot with the potential for interstate or international rotations.
You could be involved in anything from designing our onboard amenity kits to planning new network routes. These experiences will give you the chance to broaden your knowledge and skills, while building a strong professional network that will help you to fast track your success as a future leader at Qantas.
You’ll bring new perspectives and challenge us to do things differently, helping us stay ahead of the game by creating a customer experience like no other.
Are you passionate about technology-driven innovation?
Our Technology Graduates are IT specialists with an IT degree or an IT major, ready to get their start as game changing technologists. Technology is at the core of Qantas, from our market-leading inflight Wi-Fi connectivity to faster, smarter check-in solutions.
As a Technology Graduate, you'll design and implement innovative solutions that will fuel our growth and have real customer value. You could find yourself designing our latest app features, building artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, or testing new technology deployed on our aircraft.
Together, we’ll explore what’s possible, reinventing the future by taking technology to a whole new level.
Your application journey
We're looking forward to welcoming new team members in the future. The Qantas Graduate Program has two intakes per year, one in August and one in February. Check our latest advertisements for the most up to date information on start dates and times.
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 two years?
- Do you have, or did you graduate with, a credit average or above?
- Can you work full time when the program starts?
- Will you be a permanent resident, or an Australian or New Zealand citizen when you apply?
- Are you willing to relocate to Sydney?
- Are you a Finance Graduate, a General Graduate, a Digital Graduate, a Technology Graduate or Data Science and Analytics Graduate?
We’re fortunate enough to receive thousands of applications for our Graduate program and assessing each application fairly takes some time, so we ask for your patience. You’ll hear from us at each stage of the selection process, helping you stay up-to-date on the progress of your application.
Applying for a role with us requires resilience and commitment. Here's what to expect:
- Submit your application.
- Online assessments.
- Phone screen.
- Assessment centre.
- Reference checks.
We'll keep you updated at each stage of the recruitment process.
We're proud to be Australia's leading premium airline. And as the Spirit of Australia, we 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, inclusion 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 almost 100 years of aviation experience under our belt, you know you're in safe 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 safety and service.
A place for everyone
What is diversity and inclusion?
Australia is a country that's known for its diversity and inclusion – for embracing our differences as the things that make us unique. As an organisation that embodies the Spirit of Australia, it's no surprise that we're just as proud to celebrate diversity and encourage inclusion here at Qantas. Our people truly are at the heart of everything we do.
Whether it's your background, life experiences, education and area of expertise, or your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation, having a diverse team means all voices are heard. It's an important part of our culture, and a vital element to our success as an organisation too.
We want to do everything we can to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to gain more skills and find exciting employment opportunities. We have a number of Indigenous programs in place, including education and pathways to employment.
Our Indigenous Careers team is dedicated to finding cadetships and other job opportunities across the Qantas Group for Indigenous Australians. We've seen first-hand just how much of a difference these programs can make to people's lives.