Applications for our grad and intern programs open 28 February 2022 and close 20 May 2022. Our grad day will be held in early June 2022. The grad day is our version of an assessment centre, where you’ll complete a few different virtual assessments, have the chance to meet some Xero staff, and understand more about the grad program.
We take a rolling recruitment approach, so we’ll process your application as it comes in and you’ll complete all the assessments up until the video interview in your own time, leading up to the grad day in July. Applications won’t be prioritised if you apply early, however we do recommend you give yourself time to go through the various stages of the application process.
The application process
You’ll progress through the application process in different stages.
1. Submit CV and meet eligibility criteria - 5 mins
The first thing you need to do is meet the eligibility criteria.
Our eligibility criteria for our graduate program is:
- Full-time working rights
- Less than 12 months professional working experience in relevant industries
- Availability to start full-time in February 2023
You’ll also have to submit your CV but this will only be used to verify your eligibility and will not be used for screening purposes.
2. Complete a values assessment - 5–10 mins
Once you’ve met the eligibility criteria, you’ll be invited to complete a values assessment. Find out more about Xero’s values.
3. Behavioural and skills assessments - 30–90 mins
Then you’ll be asked to complete a behavioural assessment - and, if you’re applying for the design or technical program, a technical skills assessment (30–90 mins).
For technical roles, you will need to complete a HackerRank test. While it’s not all about the test results, this is a language-agnostic testing platform that helps us understand what level and range of skills you currently have.
For design roles, there will be a multiple-choice skills test to also help us understand your level of technical knowledge.
4. Record a short video interview for our team - 20–25 mins
Next, you’ll be invited to pre-record a video interview for our team.
If your video interview is successful, you’ll be invited to attend a grad day. We’ll review all applications before making a decision so you can expect to hear from us in June 2022.
The grad day is a half day virtual event where you will be assessed across three different activities: one interview, one technical assessment, and a group activity. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about Xero and the grad program and meet some previous grads.