Perpetual is one of Australia’s leading financial institutions because for over 130 years we have been putting our clients first – and investing in our people.  That combination makes Perpetual a great place to work – a place where you can grow, thrive and make a difference in people's lives.

At Perpetual, the graduate program is designed to build a pipeline of talent and create the business leaders of the future. Because your success is important to our growth we help you develop your skills and plan your career.  A key to your success is the Perpetual culture – we are a business that demands high performance and integrity and believes that work should be challenging – and fun. 

At Perpetual you’ll work with great people and do work that matters because everything we do is underpinned by our core values: 

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Partnership



Perpetual is an ASX-listed, diversified financial services company with a rich history dating back to 1886. Our three core businesses are Perpetual Investments, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust:

Best Workplace Flexibility Program

Perpetual won Best Workplace Flexibility Program for excellence and innovation in workplace flexibility programs and initiatives in 2016.



As a Perpetual Graduate you will usually complete a two-year program of four six-month rotations across different teams or divisions; however, this may vary depending on which of our divisions you join. In 2018 we are hiring graduates into each of our three core divisions, Perpetual Investments, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust; we will discuss your preferences with you during recruitment.

Perpetual is a diverse business, so we seek graduates from a variety of disciplines. Your program is designed to offer both breadth and depth of experience.  We give you an opportunity to explore different roles and learn more about what you enjoy and excel at. During the program you will have the opportunity to participate in development activities that will enhance your leadership skills and deepen your business acumen.

You will be supported throughout the program by a mentor who is a senior manager in our business.  For each rotation, you will also have a buddy to help you get to know your new team and business division. You will also have direct access to our senior leaders through regular Graduate events.


Our portfolio of benefits is designed to help you balance your personal and professional life and reach your lifestyle goals.

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You’re in your final year of study or have completed your degree in 2016 or 2015 and looking for a challenging launchpad for your career in financial services.

  • While many of our past graduates have studied business, commerce, accounting or law, we welcome applications from a wide variety of disciplines.


  • You enjoy solving problems, aim to keep learning throughout your career and have both drive and empathy.  To compete in the world we live in we want graduates who are adaptable, have high IQ and high EQ. People who enjoy hitting high targets and setting the next ones even higher.


  • As long as you’re smart, driven and a people person you can be anyone – we want diversity of backgrounds, attitudes, talents and thinking to help us meet the challenges of tomorrow (even before we know what they will be).


What we need from you

To get into our list of candidates you’ll need to show us a credit average GPA (or above), and tell us how you’ve excelled in (and learned from) extra-curricular activities, part-time jobs, summer internships or work experience. In your application we’d love to hear about what unique skills, ideas and experience you can bring to the team.

We are proud to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic development through a number of business partnerships

To be eligible to apply, you must have completed or be due to complete your undergraduate degree in 2015, 2016 or 2017. You will need to complete an online application and submit a resume and academic transcript.  The recruitment process will also include psychometric assessments, video and phone interviews, and a face-to-face assessment day.

Applications close on Sunday 28 May 2017

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for our Graduate Program, we endeavour to respond directly to all candidate applications in a timely fashion and by no later than Friday 30th June

Please note that Graduate applicants who progress to the final stages will be required to make themselves available to attend an assessment day on Tuesday 11 July in Sydney.

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