Macquarie is a global financial services group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.
We manage farms, airports, renewable power generation, roads and real estate. We build bridges, wind farms, schools, power grids and hospitals. And we generate electricity, deliver gas and farm beef and avocados.
We are in business to be profitable, but it is the way we do business that defines us. We encourage our people to take a different perspective and be accountable for their actions. It leads us to ideas that aren’t always obvious and equips us to take on complex challenges.
In every one of our offices around the world, you’ll find individuals from varied backgrounds with different ways of thinking, different skills and different experiences, which is critical to the wide range of services that the Group delivers.
With expertise built over decades in sectors that are shaping the global economy, we earn trust by delivering outcomes that meet the needs of our clients, shareholders and communities
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Girls in Finance
Careers at Macquarie
The Macquarie Difference
Kate, Talent Consultant, Human Resources
I studied arts, majoring in French and Art History. I also have a Diploma of Music and a Masters in Human Resources from the University of Melbourne. My studies equipped me with the skills to ask questions, find information, think critically and provide insights to my team. This curiosity has led to the opportunity to explore a number of different roles within HR as well as the chance to relocate to New York.
Daniel, Associate Director, Banking and Financial Services
I studied commerce at the University of Wollongong and Macquarie has provided me with the opportunity to accelerate my career. The business I work in has a flat management structure and I’ve found that opportunities and promotions have been provided based on merit, not tenure. I enjoy the people I work with and their solution-focused mindset.
I’m surrounded by a team of intelligent and passionate colleagues who are driven and generous with their time, which creates a challenging and rewarding environment. The organisation continually looks for new opportunities and niches where we can add value, which in turn provides opportunities for our people.
Bronwyn, Division Director, Business Services Division
My career path to date has been quite diverse and unconventional – I studied civil engineering at UNSW and worked for seven years as a strategy consultant before joining the strategy team at Macquarie, then I joined Human Resources. I have quite a generalist background, but have developed some niche skills in diversity and inclusion, strategy and innovation.
Kieren, Analyst, Macquarie Capital
During my internship at Macquarie I worked on several projects where my engineering background armed me with valuable problem-solving skills. Whilst I don’t have a background in finance, my team was more than willing to help me learn along the way.
Rich, Associate Director, Commodities and Global Markets
I studied business and law at university. The exposure you get working at Macquarie provides an incredible learning experience to build on your tertiary studies, from applying technical finance and accounting, to presentation, origination and negotiation skills – all of which I continue to apply to transactions taking place all over the world.
Jason, Manager, Risk Management Group
I’m a mathematics graduate who has always had a keen interest in finance. I started at Macquarie as an intern in the Risk Management Group, and upon completing the internship I continued working for the same team as a graduate. My mathematics degree taught me to think critically and develop a problem-solving mindset. These traits have been invaluable when working on different projects.
My background is in chemical engineering and mathematics, so working at Macquarie has been my first foray into finance. From day one I was expected to take ownership of tasks and encouraged to explore different ways of problem solving. So far, I’ve been exposed to many different people in my role, working with teams in London, San Francisco and New York. The opportunity to work on deal analysis from early on in my career has been amazing.
Layla, Associate Director, Market Operations
I grew up in the UK and studied maths and physics at university in London. Before moving to Australia permanently and taking up a role at Macquarie, I worked in a scientific role for an agency in the UK. At Macquarie, I’m trusted and empowered by the people I work for to make decisions and ‘to make things happen’. I work with a team of really great people who I respect and admire.
Steve, Chief Product Owner, Banking and Financial Services
I was initially attracted by Macquarie’s entrepreneurial spirit and the chance to drive change. Now that I’ve been here for a few years I really appreciate Macquarie as a place where you’re given the opportunity to take ownership of your career. My career path has been varied – I’ve been a developer, business analyst, product manager, customer experience lead, head of mobile and now chief product owner for our personal banking division.
Sudin, Executive, Technology
As part of the graduate program I rotated through different parts of the Corporate Operations Group. After trying out several roles, I’ve now found my passion as a full-stack developer. The best part about my role is that I wake up every morning looking forward to new and exciting challenges. My job requires me to draw on a combination of skills and abilities including understanding the users through design thinking, coding, innovation, effective communication and collaboration.
We know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently.
Within our strong risk management framework, our culture promotes innovation and entrepreneurial drive.
Own your career
It’s up to you to drive your career – whether that means raising your hand for new opportunities or finding new business pursuits, we let our people decide which direction they want to take.
Take on a new project; progress within your division; explore an opportunity in a different team; or relocate globally. You can choose a career route that’s as unique as you are.
With our non-hierarchical, flat structure, your ideas are heard – whether you’re the most junior person or the most senior. Our teams are empowered to identify new approaches that allow us to grow our business.
A world of difference
From connecting people through bridges in the UK to producing 10% of Australia’s avocados, the work you will do here has an impact on the broader community. Whatever your role is, you’ll contribute to driving results that matter.
Our entrepreneurial spirit
You can shape how our business will look tomorrow. We’re continually evolving our businesses and portfolio mix for changing market conditions and identifying areas of focus from market and customer insights every day.
We encourage our people to share ideas that aren’t always obvious. If you’re someone who can bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles, we want you on our team.
With both on-the-job learning and formal development programs, you’ll find ways to grow your knowledge and skills to develop your expertise. Our programs provide a range of options at all points in your career. This includes supporting employees wishing to further their education by providing financial assistance for further study.
Macquarie offers a variety of flexible working options. We empower our staff to manage their professional commitments to suit their own personal situation, and equip our people managers to lead a versatile workforce.
We’re looking for students who bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles.
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.
We offer a variety of Graduate Programs across our business groups for which students in their final year of study are eligible to apply.
Our Graduate Program commences in February of each year and run for 12 to 24 months, depending on the business group.
Summer Internship 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.
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.
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 98% in FY2018 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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