A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.
Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 15,000 employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.
You’ll be encouraged to examine problems from every angle, challenge the status quo and come up with new and innovative ways of progressing our business while being supported by a diverse team. We know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently so regardless of your level, if you have ideas that have merit, we’ll give you the opportunity to develop and test them to see where they can lead.
Joining our team, you’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities as we advise and invest alongside our clients and partners. You’ll also be encouraged to give back through the Macquarie Group Foundation which provides support to hundreds of community organisations each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.
We know it’s the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring that have contributed to the success of our organisation. With our people representing 68 nationalities and speaking more than 70 languages, we focus on inclusiveness and respect. No matter your background, we’re united by our focus on excellence and innovation.
Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.
Joining the Macquarie Graduate Program, your career development starts with a tailored orientation and business group-specific workshops. You will then embark on a structured 12 to 24-month program with on-the-job training, access to a comprehensive range of external and internal courses and the opportunity to build your business network.
Our Graduate Program commences in February of each year and runs for 12 months.
We offer a variety of Graduate Programs across our business groups for which students in their final year of study are eligible to apply.
Summer Intern Program
We offer summer internships to students in their penultimate year of study. The program runs for 10 to 12 weeks from November. A summer internship offers you invaluable hands-on experience and can set you up for a successful career once you complete your studies. Working alongside leading industry professionals, you will receive a structured induction, on-the-job training and networking opportunities.
Our Summer Internship Program runs from November until February of each year.
We offer a variety of Summer Internship Programs across our business groups for which students in their penultimate year of study are eligible to apply.
Winter Development Program
We offer a three week Winter Development Program in Macquarie Capital for science, technology, engineering and maths students, or female students from any degree discipline, in their penultimate year of study.
Our Winter Development Program runs in July of each year.
Meet some of our graduates
Jessica Joseph likes that her experience through Macquarie’s Graduate Program has created real and positive impact, including the opportunity to work on specialist disability accommodation and projects delivering forestry and carbon initiatives. Watch the full video.
From working on a transaction for Australia’s first energy from waste facility, to being involved in a multi-billion dollar project to generate hydro power, Jotham Young’s internship and graduate years at Macquarie have enabled him to contribute to the decarbonisation of our energy system. Watch the full video.
Monique Bishop thought she wanted to be a lawyer – that is until she completed an internship in retail banking at Macquarie. She’s now part of Macquarie’s Graduate Program, where she is on a rotation in Wealth Product and Technology. Read her story.
Talia Wang’s graduate year with Macquarie has so far involved participating in simulations of resilience testing and helping manage property transactions for Macquarie’s offices around the world. Watch the full video.
Working in a risk function at Macquarie is more than just numbers. For Ed Hollingdale, it means he enjoys a different perspective on Macquarie’s investments and has the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. Read his story.
Fleur Chang always thought her accounting degree would lead her to a career as an Accountant. Instead, she’s experiencing first-hand what it’s like to apply her skills in a diverse financial services organisation. Read her story.
Graduate Development Program
The Graduate Development Program is designed with our graduates. During the first session, we provide you with the opportunity to contribute your ideas and learning priorities for what you would like to cover during the 12-month program and to explore how you would most effectively like to learn.
In the past, our graduates have wanted to focus on skill development such as personal presence and impact, how to communicate effectively and building a positive representation of themselves. They also wanted to learn from the experience of others within the business, their career journeys, their challenges and their advice for success. The program was developed around these priorities with a range of internal and external speakers.
In addition to the Graduate Development Program, you’ll be invited to complete a number of orientation initiatives designed to help you get your bearings around your office and learn about how to make your mark at Macquarie.
The initiatives will be a mixture of online learning and face-to-face events. You’ll attend ‘Discover Macquarie’, where you’ll meet some of your new colleagues and develop your understanding of Macquarie’s structure and operating groups.
After six months, you’ll attend ‘Success at Macquarie’, where you’ll hear insights from our business leaders and learn about how to make the most of your career at Macquarie.
Once you finish the Graduate Program, there are a range of learning and development opportunities available to you. From team development and manager capability to individual skills development, our learning and development teams design programs to help you develop your knowledge and skills.
At Macquarie, you’ll be encouraged to own your career. This means that it’s up to you to choose which direction you want to take – whether that’s taking on a new project; progressing within your division; exploring an opportunity in a different team; or relocating globally – and our learning and development programs can be tailored to help you get there.
Graduate Volunteer Network
The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie and provides support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing.
In 2020, we reached over $A410m contributed through the Macquarie Group Foundation.
The Graduate Volunteer Network works closely with the Macquarie Group Foundation and is an initiative where our Graduates come together to organise fundraising events and raise money for charities close to their hearts. In 2019 our Graduate Volunteer Network raised over $A170,000.
The money that Macquarie employees raise for charity is matched dollar for dollar by the Macquarie Group Foundation.
Macquarie ANZ ‘Girls in Finance’ event 2020
The Macquarie Difference
Working on specialist disability accommodation: Jessica Joseph’s graduate year
Contributing to the decarbonisation of our energy system: Jotham Young’s graduate year
We are committed to ensuring our people have access to the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of their gender.
At Macquarie, we want to make sure we recruit, develop and retain people with different experiences, backgrounds, skills and views. We see all these differences as strengths to us as an organisation and critical to ensuring our business remains innovative, sustainable and continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients.
Our commitment to diversity
Part of enabling long and fulfilling careers at Macquarie is the support provided to staff to balance a successful career with personal interests and other responsibilities such as family.
Macquarie has an extensive range of programs and initiatives in place to support its diversity objectives including:
Flexible work arrangements
Community and charity involvement
Employee network groups
Macquarie-sponsored childcare centres in Sydney
Nursing mothers facilities
Parental leave, parental leave payments and resources to support staff returning to work
Quiet room/multi-faith prayer rooms
Macquarie’s ongoing commitment to achieving gender balance at all levels of the organisation is demonstrated by the year-on-year increase in female representation across Macquarie’s total workforce as well as at Division Head and Senior Executive levels.
Flexible work arrangements
Because we recognise that working flexibly means different things to different people, flexible working exists across Macquarie in many forms. Macquarie’s global return-to-work rate was 95% in FY2020 and high retention rates continue to be achieved for staff who have taken parental leave. Macquarie continues to provide support to working parents and those with carer’s responsibilities through initiatives such as childcare centres, backup child/adult/eldercare, nursing mothers’ facilities and return-to-work coaching for parents.
Meet Some of the Team
Agricultural Trader, Commodities and Global Markets
The culture at Macquarie is one of teamwork, collaboration and positive encouragement. The Macquarie culture not only supports but encourages learning and development. It’s a fantastic place for new graduates to build their career.
Senior Associate, Financial Management Group
Macquarie has been extremely supportive of me pursuing my Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification. They work with the Institute of Chartered Accountants to put on tutorials ahead of every quiz, which are really helpful when it comes to exam preparation.
There’s also a small group of employees studying at the same time, which helps a lot with motivation!
Not only does Macquarie offer a generous policy around study leave, but my managers have all been extremely understanding of my commitment to study.
Manager, Macquarie Capital
I was introduced to an inspiring mentor early in my career, who helped me expand my network and build self-confidence in my capability.
This personal experience inspired an idea I took to the Macquarie Gender Equality employee network group – a ‘mentor walks’ style program, to connect small groups of women to senior leaders in a casual environment.
I never could have predicted that the introductions I made through the mentoring program would give me the opportunity to pivot my career from being a tax expert in our Banking and Financial Services Group to becoming a business manager within Macquarie Capital.
Senior Manager, Banking and Financial Services
I have been at Macquarie since 2014. For me the most important thing has been Macquarie’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and flexible working in a very real and meaningful way. It is incredible to see our senior leaders not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. They are true leaders and role model these values in a way that shows that this is a really important part of working at Macquarie and it empowers the broader organisation to follow their lead.
Product Manager, Banking and Financial Services
Macquarie places great importance on gender equality and has helped educate me on the role that we as individuals have to play in striving for equality in the workplace and across society at large. I’m empowered to speak up, to raise awareness and make a difference.
Associate, Financial Management Group
One of the things I love about being in the graduate program at Macquarie are the learning and development opportunities. On top of on-the-job training, I’ve participated in various workshops which have allowed us to brainstorm and direct our learning to areas that we’re interested in. So far this year I’ve attended workshops on design thinking, building personal resilience and how to have performance appraisal conversations. These workshops have also allowed me to fast-track my development and network with individuals across the firm, broadening my awareness of the roles Macquarie has to offer.
At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings.
To us this means creating a work environment where people feel they can be themselves, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity or cultural affiliation, sexual orientation, beliefs or educational background.
We also recognise the importance of employee networks and the resources that can be generated through relationship building and the exchange of ideas.
Pride@Macquarie is our LGBTI and allies employee network group, and provides opportunities for our people to raise their awareness and celebrate year round events.
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