Serco Australia Graduate Program

A full time, 2-year paid program. Build your management career with Serco

Welcome to Serco, where we offer an amazing springboard for a management career unlike any other. 

Across the two years on the Serco Graduate program, you’ll take on real challenges, work with inspiring leaders, and gain the skills, experience and commercial insight to set you on the path of a fulfilling career.

You’ll be encouraged to use your initiative, take on important responsibilities and gain practical experience across a number of our businesses and/or corporate functional teams. In any given week you might find yourself undertaking research, presenting to our government customers, identifying opportunities for innovation, shaping new services, contributing to a competitive bid, assessing KPIs, supporting the transition of a multi-million-dollar contract, contributing to business transformation, or developing your people leadership skills.

Join us and make a difference every day.

Why Serco?

No matter the depth and breadth of our services and sectors, our defining purpose is to make a difference.  The world is changing rapidly, presenting new challenges and opportunities.

Governments’ focus on balancing public income and expenditure and reducing debt, alongside citizens’ rising expectation of service quality and speed of response sees Serco well-placed to continue to be the trusted partner of governments in the critical and vitally important work we do. Our multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively to generate creative solutions and bring resources and insights to drive innovation in better services for communities and societies.

We invest significantly in developing our managers and leaders. We see our role as providing both the motivation and the means – inspiring individual appetite for growth, development and career progress through experience. We help our graduates, and colleagues everywhere, to discover and define their ambitions whilst also providing them with the means to make them happen.

The 2021-22 program opportunities

Applications for the 2021 Graduate Program are now closed.

If you’re looking for a place where your commercial mindset, strong sense of purpose and a genuine interest in public services, coupled with your enquiring mind, entrepreneurial spirit and desire to learn will be nurtured and celebrated, then look no further. 

We have multiple opportunities across four key business functions:

Operations | Sydney and Melbourne

Move across a range of our frontline operations to appreciate first-hand the work we do and gain experience across the many different aspects and teams contributing to business outcomes, development of business strategies and innovation, leading people, and business governance.

Degrees: Business, Commerce, Finance, Arts, Government Relations, Public Administration

Digital | Sydney

Benefit from diverse exposure and experience including participation in workshops to identify and problems and co-design solutions, researching trends, analysing and interpreting business and technology needs and translating them into solutions.

Degrees: Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematical Science; Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering

Justice | Grafton, New South Wales

Join Australia’s newest and largest correction centre and benefit from diverse on-site exposure and experience including operational performance, people and capability (HR) and custodial operations.

Degrees: Business, Commerce, Social Science, Law, Arts, Legal and & Justice, Public Administration

People & Capability | Melbourne

Bring your studies (and exposure to IR/ER) to life as you are immersed in different teams and frontline operations across Melbourne, to build a diverse portfolio of experience.

Degrees: Business, Commerce, Human Resources, Law, Psychology, Social Science

What's in it for you?

Meaningful work

At Serco and across our graduate program, explore what works best for you in doing interesting work that matters: 

  • Build a fulfilling career doing work that touches peoples’ lives 
  • Play a part in anticipating, sensing and responding to the changing shape of essential public services 
  • Work across a spectrum of roles, sectors and services.  

A world of opportunity

Our operations offer you incredible opportunities to learn and further expand your career beyond the graduate program:

  • Develop your operational, commercial, relationship building and people leadership skills to become an exceptional leader
  • Take advantage of your autonomy and of every opportunity to progress your own career
  • Apply your skills across our diverse businesses, and later, perhaps in another part of the world.

Great people

Distinguished by our commitment to diversity and inclusion, join a motivated team of people who will value you, encourage you and help you to ‘discover, develop and dive in’:

  • Get the support and the resources to thrive and grow as you develop your capabilities
  • Get early exposure to senior managers and work with supportive team members who are committed to helping you achieve your potential
  • Learn from highly experienced, genuine and caring colleagues – people who are committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. 

Rewards and benefits

Underpinned by our belief in the value of wellbeing, our rewards are designed to benefit all aspects of your life – physical, mental, social, financial and community. 

A competitive base salary (plus super) and reviewed after every eight-month placement (subject to meeting agreed performance goals) is just the beginning. 

You’ll have access to a broad range of benefits every day, including: 

  • Investment in your growth through our development accelerators delivered throughout the program 
  • Paid professional membership or subscriptions 
  • 2-days volunteer leave each year, enabling you to support the causes most important to you 
  • Discounts for health insurance, gym memberships, travel, shopping, technology, dining and entertainment
  • Flexible salary packaging
  • Employee referral bonus 
  • Free flu vaccinations 
  • Employee Assistance Program, providing advice and support to your relationships and wellbeing.

Hear from some of our current graduates

  • Jasmin Fleming

    Serco really stands out as a brilliant platform for early career growth. Don’t be afraid to explore something less traditional and outside of your comfort zone – you’ll be rewarded.

  • Ryan May

    Colleagues arrive at and leave work happy - that speaks volumes for the inclusive culture Serco has worked hard at creating - and it’s consistent throughout the company.

  • Madeleine Quinn

    Serco is looking for grads to help build the future of the company - we’ve been encouraged to contribute from the beginning and express our ideas. The ability to work on real projects while being supported in our learning means we’re appreciated as equal members of the team. 

  • Harley Brown

    Serco provides the opportunity to work on some important and meaningful projects. You will have responsibility from day one and both formal and informal leadership development initially and ongoing that sets you up well in building a management career. 

Join us and make a difference every day