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Xero Australia

4.7
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • Technology

Xero

Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information, and connections.  Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest-growing software as a service companies globally. We lead New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 2,300 people.

The Xero grad program

Shape your career with the Xero grad program. We know what it takes to help you do the best work of your life and we’ll invest in you to help you get there.

You’ll start your career with a close-knit group of grads giving you instant connections around the business. We’ll hook you up a buddy and you’ll work closely with your manager to create a career development plan.

Learn on the job

You’ll learn amazing technical skills and people skills in the Xero grad program. So whether you know how you want your career to develop, or whether you want to explore your options, we’ll help you get there.

The Xero grad program is your way into a global company with a start-up mentality. Start your career with others in the same boat, have the support of a structured program, and be mentored by the best in the industry.

Working with us

For our 2021 grad program, we’re looking for developers, engineers and product designers who want to make their mark on one of New Zealand’s leading tech companies.

Our grad program is run in Melbourne and Canberra. No matter which office you’re in, you'll have bottomless coffee, free fruit, a flexible work environment and amazing teammates.

Take ownership of your career

Join the Xero grad program and we'll work together to find out what it is that makes you tick, and how your career can flourish.

We hire grads from a diverse range of backgrounds, from those straight out of uni to those who already have a few careers under their belt. Hear from some of our past and current grads to find out where they started, where they are now, and how Xero helped them get there.

Diversity at Xero

Xero champions diversity and inclusion to create better outcomes for our people and our customers.
We acknowledge, respect and celebrate all the ways our staff are different and we create an inclusive culture so we can really tap into the power of our differences.

In 2018, Xero NZ was awarded the Rainbow Tick, a diversity and inclusion award that formally recognises us as a safe and inclusive workplace for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is summed up in our key principles:

  • We value diversity because it reflects and serves our customers and ensures our people thrive.
  • We’re all accountable to create an inclusive culture.
  • We’re committed to attracting diverse talent and hiring fairly.
  • We support flexible ways of working.
  • We’re committed to equal pay for equal work.    
  • We have an obligation to champion diversity and inclusion in the community.

To ensure we stay true to our values, we have a head of diversity, inclusion and community.

We’re championing diversity and inclusion by:

  • Creating an inclusive work environment
  • Committing to gender diversity at Xero
  • Encouraging more women to get into the tech sector
  • Using diverse channels to hire staff
  • Promoting LGBTI+ inclusion and awareness

For more information, please check out our website.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.7
Overall score based on 8 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.9
Diversity
9.6
Work Hours
9.5
Culture
9
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.9
Diversity
9.6
Work Hours
9.5
Culture
9
Corporate Social Responsibility
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Everyone lives the company values - they aren't just something that's forgotten about once you're hired. Graduates get amazing support, there's heaps of potential to grow and it's a safe place to make mistakes and learn.
  • Everyone is extremely supportive. You can ask people outside of your team things you don't understand and they wouldn't bat an eye. The company itself is understanding of work-life balance and tries hard to present the best opportunities to its employees
  • It depends on the team but my experience has been generally really good. It doesn't feel like there is a massive hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork has been really good even in these trying covid lockdown times.
  • One of the best product companies to work for in Melbourne.
  • I don't pay much attention to how much I get paid but I feel like I get paid well. There's also a share based incentive scheme to encourage people to stay at Xero for longer which seems pretty cool. Graduates also go under a more frequent salary review process compared to the rest of the business because we generally have a greater "growth potential".
  • Its only been recent that the company is starting to put a lot more focus on designing systems in a more robust way. Some of the thinking in the past was to sort of "hack" things together until it worked (startup thinking). This means some of the systems you work on don't always make a lot of sense and require a great deal of understanding.
  • Generally very social and open to change. However, every team is different and every person is different. e.g. some teams have more "traditional" culture and processes, where some are more up-to-date.
  • Mixed experiences with different managers/team leads in different situations Some positive experiences: - candid - helpful - empathetic - effective at resolving team tension - feedback that I can use Some negative experiences: - left me feeling uncertain in an already difficult project - feedback that doesn't give me any direction
  • Maybe more structure - right now it is very up to the individual how / what they want to learn.

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • Melbourne, Canberra
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Sciences

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
What drives me is growth. Xero offers plenty opportunities to expand my skill set. This is what I love most about my job.

Sabrina Swatee

  • Graduate stories
What drives me is growth. Xero offers plenty opportunities to expand my skill set. This is what I love most about my job.

Sabrina Swatee

  • Graduate stories
Our CEO recently gave a talk where he said the phrase “I don’t want a team of know-it-alls, I want a team of learn-it-alls”, which I think sums up what being a developer is all about.

Mark Janssen-Vooles

  • Graduate stories
Our CEO recently gave a talk where he said the phrase “I don’t want a team of know-it-alls, I want a team of learn-it-alls”, which I think sums up what being a developer is all about.

Mark Janssen-Vooles

  • Graduate stories
What drives me is growth. Xero offers plenty opportunities to expand my skill set. This is what I love most about my job.

Sabrina Swatee

  • Graduate stories
What drives me is growth. Xero offers plenty opportunities to expand my skill set. This is what I love most about my job.

Sabrina Swatee

  • Graduate stories
Our CEO recently gave a talk where he said the phrase “I don’t want a team of know-it-alls, I want a team of learn-it-alls”, which I think sums up what being a developer is all about.

Mark Janssen-Vooles

  • Graduate stories
Our CEO recently gave a talk where he said the phrase “I don’t want a team of know-it-alls, I want a team of learn-it-alls”, which I think sums up what being a developer is all about.

Mark Janssen-Vooles

Videos


Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what a fine bunch of humans they are

Keryn Xero Graduate 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what the Graduate programme has meant for Keryn

Xero Graduate Programme NZ/AU 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what a fine bunch of humans they are

Keryn Xero Graduate 2021

Watch Xero's Grad Programme in action and see what the Graduate programme has meant for Keryn