Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What academic qualifications does APRA look for in graduates?

APRA seeks graduates with a minimum credit average from a range of disciplines including accounting, actuarial, banking, commerce, econometrics, finance, financial modelling, law, mathematics, public policy and statistics. We also consider high achieving graduates with strong research and analytical skills from all disciplines.

What qualities does APRA look for in graduates?

Academic performance is only one of the qualities that APRA looks for when considering graduates who are seeking a career in prudential regulation and supervision. Integrity and high ethical standards are essential.

Is work-life balance important at APRA?

At APRA we recognise that work is just one element of our employee’s lives, so we offer a range of options to help make juggling work, home, family and other personal commitments easier for our staff, including flexible work arrangements and regular social club activities.

Is work experience required for graduates?

No. Work experience in the financial services industry is not essential. However, general work experience – including in the financial services industry – is taken into consideration.

How many graduates are you recruiting for this year and where?

We offer around 15 graduate positions each year for placement in our Sydney and Melbourne offices.

Are there opportunities to work in other Australian offices?

Yes. But only on completion of the Graduate Program and only if you are offered a rotation, transfer or promotion.

When do applications for graduate positions open and close?

Applications open in March and usually close in April each year – check the APRA website www.apra.gov.au/graduates.

When do the successful applicants start in the APRA Graduate Program?

Offers are made in June, with the graduates commencing in February the following year.