Qantas Graduate Program

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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 initiatives, and is actively committed to Australia's youth, the arts and sport. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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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 96 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 safety and service.

Hear from Engineer Rachel on what she loves about her job and making sure that her customers get back to their loved ones safely.

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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.

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Got a question? For more information about the program check out our FAQs.

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.

You'll start with us in February and 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. These rotations will help you learn about the diverse areas of our business and shape where you end up.

Which graduate are you?

General Graduate

Our General Graduates hold all types of degrees and generally have a keen interest in working in the Aviation industry. You'll have the opportunity to work across diverse business areas such as Customer, Operations, Commercial and Corporate Strategy. All rotations are designed to build broad knowledge and skills and form professional networks to fast track your success as a future leader at Qantas. This program is really what you make of it!

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. During your time on the Finance Graduate program not only will you have the opportunity to work across the Group, we'll pay for you to undertake your CA or CPA qualification.

Technology Graduate

Technology is at the core of driving our vision to always be first choice for customers, from our market leading inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, to our faster, smarter check-in solutions, right through to fitting out our brand new 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. As a Technology Graduate at Qantas you will be at the forefront of new technology, designing and implementing solutions that will have real customer value. You could find yourself designing our latest app features, building out artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, investigating applications of blockchain, or testing out new technology deployed onto our aircraft. We're looking for individuals who share our passion for technology-driven innovation and are willing to seek out the next wave of solutions that will fuel our growth. If you've graduated from university in the last two years with an IT degree, or with an IT major, and are ready to kick start your career as a game changing technologist this is the opportunity for you.

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 mentors; and
  • 10% of learning and development comes from formal training.

Your application journey

Applications for the 2018 Qantas Graduate Program have closed. Check back in early 2018 for details of our 2019 program.

We're looking forward to welcoming some fresh new faces onboard 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 distinction average or above?
  • Can you work full time when the program starts in February 2018?
  • Will you be a Permanent Resident or an Australian/NZ citizen when you apply?
  • Are you willing to relocate to Sydney?
  • Are you a Finance Graduate, a General Graduate or Technology Graduate?

If you've had work experience in a corporate environment, been part of an intern program or taken a leadership role in any extra-curricular activities, that's a bonus, so be sure to let us know.

For information about the program check out our FAQs.

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 went on to join our 2016 Finance Graduate Cohort.

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Social responsibility and sustainability

Social responsibility

From our very first flight almost 100 years ago in Queensland's outback, we've worked hard to become an integral part of this country's bigger picture. And it's something we'll continue to do for the next 100 years. That means stepping up to help in local communities, supporting Australians in times of natural disaster, and flying medical patients and supplies across our network.

We take great pride in knowing that we can make a difference to the lives of ordinary Australians.

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A sustainable future

Connecting Australians with each other and the world is what drives us - and it's something we plan to keep doing for a long time. That's why we take our responsibility to recognise and reduce our environmental impact very seriously.

In 2016 we announced an exciting new collaboration with Tesla, the world's leading maker of premium electric cars. Together we'll drive innovation for customers and sustainability in the transport industry. Watch our Boeing 737-800 aircraft take on a Tesla Model S P90D electric car on our Roo Tales blogOpens external site in a new window.