Graduates and Interns

Our programmes

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Whether you are studying economics, science, applied mathematics, finance, arts or anything else, there is a place for you at Macquarie. We welcome students from all backgrounds who want to contribute from day one and build a career with Macquarie to apply.

Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme offers a learning environment designed to create our future leaders. We're looking for the best minds to help manage, develop, advise, finance and trade.

Your career development starts with a tailored orientation and business group-specific workshops. You will then embark on a structured 12-month programme 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 Programme commences in July or August of each year and runs for 12 months.

We offer a variety of Graduate Programmes across our business groups for which students in their final year of study, who have a track record of excellent academic success are encouraged to apply.

Summer Internship Programme

Our 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 Programme runs from June until August of each year. We offer Summer Internships to students in their penultimate year of study.

We have a variety of Summer Internship Programmes across our business groups targeting students in their penultimate year. Students who have a track record of excellent academic success are encouraged to apply.

Interns also have the opportunity to receive a returning offer for the Graduate Programme (depending on performance), which provides even greater training and career development opportunities.

Spring Insight Programme

Our Spring Insight Programme is an opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in the financial services sector and see first-hand how you can contribute to our business. This programme provides you with an insight into our business groups and the varied career opportunities open to you at Macquarie.

The programme is held in April of each year. Through various interactive activities and extensive networking opportunities, you’ll gain a valuable insight into our different business areas. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in:

  • business specific case studies and workshops
  • trading games and risk assessment activities
  • panel events and interacting with key speakers
  • work shadowing opportunities
  • networking opportunities with your insight cohort, as well as employees across our business from graduates to senior leaders
  • skills-based sessions, from CV clinics to interview preparation workshops, as well as tips for networking and building your personal brand.

You will also have the opportunity to be fast tracked for the Macquarie Summer Internship Programme.

All meals are provided, and travel costs are covered by Macquarie.

Insight into Technology Programme

Our Technology division is a crucial and essential part of our business. It helps to develop and manage software that enables our traders to trade commodities - from cotton to gold - and manages our workplace infrastructure to enable our people to deliver on their objectives.

This one-day event offers you the chance to explore a career in technology within the finance industry. During the programme you will participate in:

  • interactive project management and skills-based workshops led by our Technology teams
  • work shadowing opportunities
  • networking opportunities with graduates to senior leaders across Macquarie's Technology teams and the businesses they support
  • skills based sessions from CV clinics to interview preparation.

You will also have the opportunity to be fast tracked for the Macquarie Summer Internship Programme within Technology.

All meals are provided, and travel costs are covered by Macquarie.

Macquarie Quantitative and Data Analytics Programme

Sitting on the trading floor, you will work with our Trading, Structuring and Quantitative Strategist teams on developing cutting edge models and systems, using data to drive strategies, portfolio optimisation algorithms and sophisticated derivatives solutions.

This opportunity is a six-month programme with flexible start dates throughout the year.

In order to be eligible for this programme, you must be enrolled in a top tier master's or Ph.D. in math, physics, engineering, computer science or other quantitative discipline. You also need to have strong programming skills and experience with Python and data science tools.

Rise To It with Macquarie 
(Commodities and Global Markets UK Scholarship Programme)

Our Rise To It with Macquarie Programme in the UK gives year 12 students from low socio-economic backgrounds and under-represented communities financial assistance, covering their full university maintenance and tuition fees1 as well as offering hands-on work experience at Macquarie. Students who are selected for the programme will have the opportunity to build their networks and access valuable career development resources.

The programme entails an Annual Insight Day and an opportunity to apply for a week of work experience at our London office. Three successful candidates will receive:

  • A scholarship covering full tuition fees and maintenance loans1
  • A guaranteed place on our Insight, Internship and Graduate Programmes
  • Career development resources, including access to a mentor, hands-on assistance to set goals and objectives, and a tailored development programme.

We are currently working with a selected number of secondary schools across the UK. If you are a school who would be interested in participating in this initiative, please contact our Early Careers team.

  1. The maintenance loan is capped at £15,800 p/y (largest amount a student can be eligible for in the UK).

Junior Associate Programme

The Junior Associate Programme is delivered with Macquarie Group Foundation partners to provide career access to social mobility candidates who are currently studying at a London University.  Through the programme, students gain valuable work experience by working with Macquarie two days per week whilst they complete their degree. 

If you are a student and feel that you may benefit from becoming a member of one of the Macquarie Group Foundation partners, please contact Early Careers team for further information.

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As a Graduate or Intern at Macquarie, you’ll be part of a talented global team. Instinctively entrepreneurial. Ambitious in nature. Determined to succeed.

Explore our opportunities by business group.

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