How to apply

The recruitment process varies from role to role, but the general process is outlined below.

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How to apply

You can submit an application for a role on our Careers siteOpens in a new tab or window via the 'Apply' or 'Apply with LinkedIn' button located at the top of each job listing. The first time you apply, you'll need to create an account with us. 

If you've already created your profile, you can sign in and access your application and personal information to update if necessary. 

First impressions count, so ensure your CV is up to date and highlights skills and experience relevant to the job for which you are applying. This will give you the best chance of being short-listed for the next stage. There may be additional role specific questions which you'll need to answer so we can consider your application.

Assessment process

If you're successful in being short-listed, you'll be invited to attend an assessment. This may be one or a combination of the following: interview, psychometric testing, assessment centre or in tray exercises.


Interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to obtain more information about Qantas and the role you've applied for. Interviews will take place with a representative from Human Resources, the hiring manager or a combination of both. The number and type of interviews across the segments will vary.

We may utilise Behavioural Event Interview questions which are designed to get you to talk about how you responded to or handled specific situations or events in the past. To best answer these questions you need to set the scene, describe the action you took and explain what the outcome was.

Psychometric assessments

These may be used as an additional objective, reliable and relevant assessment method. Types of psychometric testing that may be used include verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning and personality tests.

Employment reference and background checks

As a leading provider of air travel, safety and security is paramount to us. All Qantas employees are required to pass a security check. Further details of this will be explained to you during the recruitment process. If you do not complete and pass the relevant background checks, your job offer will be withdrawn.

Residency, citizenship and visa requirements

You'll need to fulfil local residency, citizenship or visa requirements to live and work in the country where the position is based at the time of application.

Information on migration to Australia can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural AffairsOpens in a new tab or window

For work rights in other countries, contact the relevant authority for that country.

Managing your information

When you apply for a job, you'll provide us with confidential information about yourself. Qantas is committed to storing and managing your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, and at all times you will have full access to view, update or even remove your profile.

Recruitment agencies

Qantas doesn't accept unsolicited resumes. We will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the agency has been briefed by a member of the Careers team on a specific position for which we've requested candidates via the Agency Portal. Note that we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.