Frequently asked questions

Application open and close dates vary each year. See our application open and close dates.

The graduate program commences in February and runs for 12 to 24 months, depending on business group.

The summer internship program commences in late November and finishes mid-February.

The Macquarie Capital winter development program commences in July and runs for 3 weeks.

The majority of our Australia and New Zealand positions are located in Sydney, with some opportunities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland.

Your career development starts with a tailored orientation and business group-specific workshops. You will then embark on a structured program with on-the-job training, access to a comprehensive range of external and internal courses and the opportunity to build your business network.

All graduates are invited to take part in the Graduate Development Program. This program is tailored to each graduate group to give you the training and development you require. One of the first sessions we run is a Design Thinking session where the graduates map out how they want the program to look, and what they want further training on. The program also focuses on personal development and wellbeing.

Last year, the program included sessions on personal presence and impact, wellbeing in the workplace, and volunteering experience and how to incorporate community initiatives into your work life.

Learning and development continues throughout your career at Macquarie. Employees have access to a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities through external and internal courses.

In addition, you’ll sit side-by-side with business leaders and have the opportunity to learn from some of the best industry professionals in the country.

Macquarie values the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. Therefore, we look for people from a range of backgrounds with diverse skill sets.

We are always looking for people who share our drive for innovation, ideas and excellence.

To be eligible to apply for our graduate and internship programs, you must be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand.

To be eligible for our summer internship program, you must be in your penultimate year of study when you apply.

To be eligible for our graduate program, you must be in your final year of study when you apply.

If you are interested in a career with Macquarie but don’t meet the eligibility requirements for our graduate and internship programs, please visit our jobs boardand consider what other roles might be right for you.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for our graduate and internship programs.

If you are interested in a career with Macquarie and require a Visa, please visit our jobs boardand consider what other roles might be right for you. We offer sponsorship in a number of positions across Macquarie.

We look for students with a strong academic background. We don’t have a GPA cut-off, but we do look for graduates and interns with a passion for excellence and strong desire to succeed.

Yes, Macquarie only accepts applications through our online process.

Watch a short video on how to apply for a role at Macquarie.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘returning applicants’
  3. Type in your email address and select ‘don’t know your password?’
  4. An email will be sent to you with further instructions to help you reset your password.

You can track the status of your application at any time by logging into the  ‘returning applicants’ page on our website.

You need to include your resume, a cover letter and your most recent academic transcript in your application. If you are currently studying a second degree or a Masters degree, please ensure you include transcripts from your previous degree as well.

Remember, your application is your opportunity to tell us why you want to work for Macquarie and what sets you aside from the other applicants. Tell us your aspirations and where you want to take your career at Macquarie. Demonstrate any previous work experience, volunteering and extra-curricular activities that you have undertaken.

Make sure you do your research on Macquarie and the business that you are applying to. If you’re unsure about which business you would like to join, use our Help Me Choose tool.

You don’t need to include references when you submit your application. If you are successful, we will ask you to submit two professional references.

Watch a short video on writing a professional cover letter and resume.

Make sure you submit your application well before the due date. We do not accept late applications.

The recruitment process varies slightly between our business groups. Typically, successful candidates go through the following process:

  1. A review of your application by the graduate recruitment team
  2. Completing a psychometric assessment
  3. An informal phone interview
  4. Face-to-face interview/s
  5. Reference checks and employment screening.

Watch a short video on our graduate and intern recruitment process.

A psychometric assessment is a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals' mental capabilities and behavioural style.

There are two parts to the assessment – one measuring your cognitive ability and the other measuring your behavioural preferences.

The information generated from this assessment, in combination with all of the other information gathered during the selection process, will be used to assist us in ensuring we have a comprehensive view of the match between you and the position you have applied for.

There is no pass or fail for the psychometric assessment.

You may be asked to complete the assessment from home, or to come into one of our offices to complete it. The assessment typically takes about an hour. If you complete the assessment at home, you may be asked to come into one of our offices to complete a verification assessment.

Make sure you are prepared. Your recruiter will send you further information about the psychometric assessment and a link to do some practice tests. The practice assessments will help you familiarise yourself with the type of assessment.

Watch a short video on preparing for a psychometric assessment.

After your final interview your recruiter will give you an estimated timeframe of when you will be contacted regarding feedback from your interview.

You will be given an outline of what you can expect from each interview from the graduate recruitment team. Ensure you have researched Macquarie and the business area you have applied for, think about why you want to work for us and what you can bring to the business. Expect to be asked questions relating to the skills and competencies relevant for the role and show your enthusiasm for the industry.

The interview is intended to be a two-way process, so think of some questions you would like us to answer for you. This is also your chance to find out if Macquarie is the right fit for you.

Watch a short video on preparing for your interview.

If you have a disability and need adjustments to be made to the process, please contact the graduate recruitment team to discuss your needs confidentially.

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