Our programmes
Our programmes

Graduates and Interns

Graduate and Intern programmes and opportunities

Become an integral member of the team from day one

We’re looking for students who bring something different; who can push boundaries, challenge processes and examine a problem from all angles.

Graduate Programme

Joining the Macquarie Graduate Programme, 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 and are on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent) are eligible to apply.

Summer Internship Programme

We offer summer internships to students in their penultimate year of study. The programme runs for nine weeks from June. 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 Programme runs from June until August of each year.

We offer a variety of Summer Internship Programmes across our business groups for which students in their penultimate year of study and are on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent) are eligible to apply.

Insight Programme

Our 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 Intern 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 Intern 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 flexibile 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.

Female Business Series

Our Female Business Series is a unique programme for first year female undergraduates. The programme will commence as you start your first term at University in October 2020. The series will enable you to explore the career opportunities available to you at Macquarie by learning more about our business, what our people do every day and the impact we have on the community. You’ll build your confidence and your network, and learn the essential skills required for a successful career in finance through skills-based workshops, case studies and activities.

As part of the Series, you’ll be guaranteed a place on our 2021 Insight Programme and will be considered for a place on our 2022 Internship Programme.

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 a work experience week at our London office. Three successful candidates will receive:

  • A scholarship covering full tuition fees and maintenance loans1
  • A guaranteed place on our Intern 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 Graduate Recruitment team.

Explore opportunities

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.

Graduate and Intern application process

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

Apply now

Ready to start your career with Macquarie? Explore our current opportunities.

Returning applicants

Already applied and would like to track the status of your application?

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the recruitment process or working at Macquarie?