Careers at Perpetual

Great People – Meaningful Work

Our workplace philosophy at Perpetual celebrates diversity, collaboration, workplace flexibility, client centricity, and fosters an environment where your voice is heard and celebrated.

Why work at Perpetual?

The employee experience at Perpetual is unique, and we often say that we are ‘big enough, small enough’. Our headcount makes us a small to medium sized firm, but we create a big impact with the work we do. Working at Perpetual you’ll not only be part of a growing global organisation, but you’ll have day-to-day access to key decision makers and senior leaders of the business.

Perpetual is a place where you can grow, thrive and make a difference in people’s lives. We’re passionate about workplace flexibility, sustainability and diversity and inclusion – and these are just some of the reasons why our people do what they do at Perpetual. 

 




EXPLORE OUR WORK AND BUSINESS AREAS

Perpetual is split into three businesses and support groups. Explore our teams and learn how you can help make a difference in our clients’ lives.

  • Perpetual Asset Management

  • Perpetual Private

  • Perpetual Corporate Trust

  • Perpetual Client Solutions

  • Perpetual Group Services

  • Perpetual Legal, Audit risk and Compliance

  • Perpetual Graduate Experience

  • Perpetual People and Culture

Perpetual Asset Management is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded investment managers, with an enduring passion for helping protect and grow our clients’ wealth. The Perpetual Asset Management Team, Australia (PAMA) has expanded its world-class global investment capabilities to complement our existing broad range of products across Australian and global shares, multi asset investments and credit and fixed income strategies. Learn more.

Perpetual Asset Management International (PAMI) is Perpetual’s newest and fastest growing division which was created in 2020 to provide a clear focus on Perpetual’s growing international focus. Today, PAMI is comprised of two boutiques - Trillium Asset Management, an integrated ESG asset manager based in Boston which is 100% owned by Perpetual and Barrow Hanley Mehwhinney & Strauss (“Barrow Hanley”), a value-oriented asset manager with both equity and fixed income capabilities based in Dallas. Barrow Hanley is 75% owned by Perpetual with the remaining 25% owned by Barrow Hanley employees. Learn more.

Perpetual Private provides a range of advice and trustee services for individual and families, charities and communities and businesses and organisations. Perpetual Private financial advisers work with clients to protect and grow their wealth. Learn more here.

Perpetual Corporate Trust is the leading provider of corporate trustee services to the managed funds industry and debt markets in Australia. Our depth of experience and knowledge of markets enables us to provide our clients with a range of solutions to suit their needs. Learn more here.

Our clients are at the forefront of what we do. The Perpetual Client Solutions team champion enhancing the client experience and redefining how our business is run with technology and digital experiences. Our success rides on efficiencies, data security and innovation which are enabled by our technology and operations teams.

Perpetual Group Services are a team of professionals that provide a range of expertise from finance, strategy and business insights, corporate affairs and marketing and investor relations. The teams in Perpetual Group Services support all business areas in delivering on the vision of making a difference with commercial expertise, sound judgement and innovative thinking.

Our Legal, Audit, Risk, Cosec & Compliance teams earns trust through partnering across our business to embed appropriate risk management, accountability and governance. Success depends on empowering our business with clear risk parameters, educating them on risks, and partnering with them to find solutions to support innovation and growth within our Risk Appetite Framework.


At Perpetual, the graduate program is designed to build a pipeline of talent and create the business leaders of the future. Ultimately your success is critical to our growth. Learn more here.

We know that at the heart of any business is people. We exist to foster a safe and inclusive workplace and to create opportunities and an environment for everyone to thrive.

HEAR FROM OUR PEOPLE

What excites you most about joining Perpetual?


Amanda gazal

“The main pull factor was the opportunity to work with the leadership team and for such a storied and heritage brand. After my first few weeks, I think the excitement comes from the culture and people - never in 20 years in financial services across the world have I encountered a company with such employee and client centricity.” - Amanda Gazal, Chief Operating Officer

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

What to expect from the Perpetual Recruitment Process

To attract the best talent for the Perpetual Team, we have designed a robust recruitment process that allows us to find the right people for our business. Selection criteria and progression through the recruitment process is solely at Perpetual's discretion.

The Perpetual recruitment process will involve most of the activities outlined below but may differ slightly based on the role you have applied for. At all stages of the process we are committed to providing you with timely updates. Should you be unsuccessful at any stage we will notify you as soon as possible via email or phone.

Find your next career opportunity with Perpetual by searching positions available in our Workday Career Portal. You can make the search easier by adding selection criteria such as keywords, role titles and locations.

Before you click apply, please read through the advertisement to ensure the role functions and responsibilities align with your career aspirations. You can submit your application through the Career Portal by selecting the ‘Apply’ button.

If you already have a Workday profile, you can sign in and apply with your existing information. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password by clicking the ‘Forgot Password’ button.



If your application meets the selection criteria for the position you have applied for, our Talent Acquisition team will contact you for an initial phone interview. This is usually the first step towards a face-to-face interview, and will help the team assess your skill set and motivation for applying for the position.


We will assess your skills and experience against a number of required competencies for the position, and will ask you both behavioural and technical/job specific questions. If you are successful following the initial phone interview, you’ll be invited to an interview with the Perpetual hiring manager and other key individuals relevant to the position. The interview will also give you with the chance to ask questions and find out additional information about Perpetual to help you decide whether the position is right for you. The number of interviews required will depend on the role you are applying for.

Following the successful completion of the interview process you will be required to undertake pre employment checks that are completed in Workday.

We will request references from a manager or supervisor from your two most recent employers. Please note, personal references will not be accepted.

We also require a valid passport (particularly if you are not an Australian Citizen) or a birth certificate.


Your letter of offer will be sent to you in Workday as a task. You will need to review the letter of offer and accept with the click of a button. You will also receive a link to complete background checks including national record check, qualifications and licence checks. This enables us to meet important regulatory and compliance requirements.

For more information on how we handle your personal information during the recruitment process, please refer to our Recruitment Process Privacy Notice.



PERPETUAL CAREERS FAQs

The following are the most commonly asked questions we receive from prospective employees when they apply for a role at Perpetual.

You must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, a Permanent Resident or have a valid work visa to be considered for a job with us. If you're a non-citizen on a valid visa with no work restrictions, we can offer a maximum term contract that falls within the validity period of your visa.

All candidates need to submit their application online via our Careers Portal.


If your application meets the selection criteria for the position you have applied for, our Talent Acquisition team will contact you for an initial phone interview. This is usually the first step towards an interview with the business, and will help the team assess your skills, experience and motivation for applying for the position. Once your application has been reviewed and assessed by our Talent Acquisition you will be notified of an application outcome.

You can use the search function on our Careers Portal to search for opportunities in other locations. You can also Introduce Yourself and join our talent community and set up job alerts using location, so when a suitable role becomes available you will be notified.




You are welcome to apply for more than one position – just check that you meet the eligibility criteria for each role before you apply.

At Perpetual, we have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building a sustainable workplace and environment that is open and accepting of individual differences, where our people have the opportunity to thrive and realise their full potential.

You can let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation during the recruitment process at the time of your application.

If you have any questions reach our to our Talent team talentacquisition@perpetual.com.au



We’re always on the lookout for talent. We recommend you Introduce Yourself and join our talent community and ensure you set up job alerts so when a suitable role becomes available you will be notified.


Yes, you can log into your Careers Portal at any time to update your personal profile or upload a new resume.



A cover letter can be good for providing some extra information beyond what’s on your resume, however it’s not mandatory.

If a job opportunity no long appears on the website it means that applications are either in process or the job is closed. 

If you are still interested, please contact out Talent Acquisition team talentacquisition@perpetual.com.au and include the name of the role and your resume to find out more. 

Don’t forget to Introduce Yourself and join our talent community and set up job alerts to let you know when future opportunities become available. 

 






We will only accept a CV from a recruitment agent if the agency has been formally briefed by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners. Please note Perpetual does not pay agency fees for candidates that are floated and/or emailed to Perpetual People Leaders directly. 

Our Talent Acquisition team may ask you to provide professional references – it’s preferable that the referee details supplied are at manager/supervisor level.  If you have any questions, please speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner.

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