Graduate program

We offer graduates a 12-month graduate program, which includes placements in areas of the business on a rotational basis. Placement areas may include corporate advisory, funding and markets, credit risk and finance and enable graduates to gain a rounded experience of what we do.

The graduate program focuses on:

  • QTC’s work and clients
  • the way QTC works
  • skills development, and
  • future career decisions.

Formal training is provided to our graduates, along with support from a dedicated business mentor and a past graduate program ‘buddy’.

The buddy program provides peer support to assist graduates successfully transition into their new work environment. QTC has also created a ‘graduate program network’ open to all past program participants. This is another way to help graduates to effectively transition into the organisation.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for graduates who want to be involved in projects of strategic State-wide significance. If you have academic achievements in business, finance, economics, accounting or mathematics, then you could consider applying for QTC’s graduate program.

The unique work we do requires people who have:

  • communication skills
  • a team-player focus
  • analytical/research skills
  • the ability to ‘think outside the square’ and solve complex problems
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • commitment to delivering and achieving results, and
  • verbal and numerical reasoning skills.

Other attributes our graduates must demonstrate are:

  • client focus
  • integrity and personal drive
  • prioritising and planning skills
  • a curiosity to learn, and
  • ethical behaviour.

What our graduates say:


2014 Graduate

I have enjoyed all of the rotations in different ways and I believe it has been incredibly valuable to learn about the different parts of QTC. The highlight of the program was my research on the green bond market, which is a small but interesting and fast growing sector of the global bond market.”


2016 Graduate

The highlight of the program was the opportunity to spend time in different areas of the organisation and work across a range of projects. I was fortunate enough to work on a client advisory project from beginning to end. In my permanent placement, I’m looking forward to learning about the relative value of bonds and how market and economic news influences pricing.”

What our interns say:


Winter 2017 Intern

“Throughout my internship I was fortunate to gain exposure to all areas of QTC’s financial market operations. Every day I was given the opportunity to put the theory I learned at university into practice. I particularly enjoyed learning about long term funding by participating in the issuance of a QTC benchmark bond.”


Winter 2017 Intern

“In the short four weeks I’ve been at QTC, I learned a lot and it has been a great experience. Right from the beginning I felt like an integral part of the team, and even as an intern you are given a lot of responsibility and a really broad scope of projects. The team at QTC are supportive, helpful, and incredibly talented. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with so many amazing colleagues who made my internship thoroughly enjoyable”.