The APRA Graduate Program

APRA’s 12-month Graduate Program is one of the most rigorous and diverse in the financial services industry.

Training is ongoing throughout your career with us. In fact, training and development is an integral part of ensuring we maintain our excellence as a regulator.

In a knowledge-based organisation such as APRA, learning through interaction with peers is essential. As one of up to 15 graduates, you’ll benefit from our mentoring program, a ‘buddy’ system and the opportunity to rotate to another APRA division in your first year. To assist in professional development, we fully reimburse professional association membership fees.

The APRA Graduate Program

Career Progression

APRA’s Graduate Program takes a progressive approach to development. After a successful 12-month traineeship, you will be promoted to the role of Analyst. At APRA, progression is based on performance, not tenure. Promotions are available to the right people – even without a vacancy being available. It’s our policy.

Attractive remuneration and benefits

Remuneration is based on a Total Remuneration Package that includes salary and superannuation. It is performance linked. In addition to annual remuneration increases, you may earn a performance bonus after a 12-month qualifying period as a reward for your effort and commitment.

Other benefits offered include 20 days paid annual leave, health and wellbeing programs, generous personal leave, access to salary sacrifice arrangements, and flexible work arrangements.


APRA offers you the opportunity to make a difference.

With unmatched exposure to the Australian banking, insurance and superannuation industries, APRA offers the opportunity for graduates to kickstart their professional career.

We also offer arguably the most rigorous training and development in the finance industry.

Our people are given a range of learning opportunities to deal with the specific demands of operational roles, and to cater for both professional and management leadership development. These include structured training programs, project-based work, rotations, secondments and mentoring programs.

Match that with generous financial support and study leave for post-graduate studies and technical training, and APRA provides the sort of opportunity that makes a real difference to your career.


We employ a diverse range of highly skilled professionals to supervise financial institutions, or provide specialist advice to our front-line supervisors.

Opportunities exist for graduates in the supervision of banks, insurance companies and superannuation funds, and also as part of teams providing policy and risk management advice.

Our highly skilled economists, accountants, lawyers, statisticians and actuaries analyse a range of financial issues, including:

  • Asset pricing
  • Risk measurement and management
  • Legal matters
  • Corporate governance
  • Linkages between the financial system and the macro-economy.

With approximately 600 employees, APRA is based in Sydney’s CBD with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.


Our people gain real experience at the forefront of a changing and complex industry from day one.

No exceptions.

We carry out prudential reforms which shape the future of Australia’s financial services industry to better protect policyholders, depositors and superannuation fund members.

At APRA we:

  • Monitor institutions’ financial position and outlook
  • Assess the safety implications of mergers, acquisitions and major changes to financial institutions’ business operations
  • Assess risks in financial institutions
  • License new financial institutions
  • Manage problem situations and at-risk institutions
  • Enforce directions to protect policyholders, depositors and superannuation fund members
  • Develop and review prudential policy proposals.

Internationally APRA is recognised as a leading financial regulator.