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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander careers

We're committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and we encourage you to apply for a role with the Qantas Group at any stage of your career. 

Qantas would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the local lands and waterways on which we live, work and fly. 
We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Career pathways

Sustainable, meaningful careers are critical to our vision for reconciliation. We aim to build on our long, proud history of engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by providing First Nations employment opportunities to unlock our people's potential to contribute meaningfully within their communities and in the workplace. We encourage you to apply for jobs at the Qantas Group at any stage of your career. 

If you're just starting out in your career or are an experienced job seeker, we offer many different pathways across our corporate and operational business areas. 

Explore our pathways below, and bring your spirit to ours.

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Graduate Program

The Qantas Graduate Program offers a unique, two-year accelerated career start and development path for recent university graduates. 

To join us you‘ll have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, a credit average in a general or specialist degree, and a demonstrated commitment to extracurricular activities. To succeed, you’ll be resilient with strong communication and analytical skills and be able to establish good working relationships.

The Qantas Graduate Program integrates on-the-job experience, coaching, formal classroom learning, performance planning, and feedback.

There are 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.

Read more about the Qantas Graduate Program

The Daramu Network

The Daramu network is for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and their allies across the Qantas Group. Through a focus on people, Daramu is here to create a safe community for First Nations people and allies to grow, connect, yarn, learn and celebrate First Nations culture across the Qantas Group.

The Daramu Employee Network support engagements across the Qantas Group, including:

  • An annual employee conference,
  • Cultural immersions and learning,
  • Networking activities,
  • Daramu newsletter, and
  • Internal communication to share news and updates.

All employees are encouraged to sign up and participate in the Daramu Employee Network to continue to celebrate and share First Nations history, culture and rights across the Qantas Group. 

Employee support and benefits

There are many different opportunities across the Qantas Group, which means you’ll be able to grow both personally and professionally in your career with us. 

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Qantas Group benefits

We love to travel: Enjoy heavily discounted air travel within Australia and across the globe, both for you and your family and friends, as well as exclusive deals on accommodation and holidays.

We have flexible leave options: Make use of leave and flexible working opportunities including 18 weeks paid parental leave and the option to purchase additional paid leave for eligible employees.

We’ll give you access to thousands of rewards: Through our partnerships, we can offer you discounts across shopping, food and wine, insurance, health and wellbeing, leisure, cultural immersions and entertainment. You can also take advantage of our salary packaging program including motor vehicles, eligible portable electronic devices and professional memberships.

We’ll support your wellbeing: Whether it’s learning to better support your own and others’ mental health, our interactive wellbeing app or your very own tailored nutrition plan.

Your development is a priority for us – so that you can maintain the high standards our customers have come to expect and can continue to develop over time. You’ll be supported from day one with on-the-job training as well as our formal training opportunities. While you may start in one role, we’ve got a great track record of supporting our people to take their career in so many different directions; the destinations are endless and can be explored further by getting in touch with the First Nations Engagement Team once you join us. 

Hear more about a day in the life of our Qantas Group First Nations employees

Qantas Group First Nations Employment Strategy

First Nations Employment Strategy

Meet our First Nations Engagement Team

The First Nations Engagement Team focuses on providing meaningful careers to our First Nations employees through a focus on cultural learning, development, and leadership opportunities. The First Nation Engagement Team is responsible for delivering the Qantas Group First Nations Employment Strategy. We embed the voices of our First Nations Employees and develop Cultural Capability across the Qantas Group workforce by fostering awareness, understanding and appreciation of First Nations knowledge, cultures, histories and rights.