Reserve Bank Traineeships

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has two traineeship programs which provide meaningful and fulfilling work experience alongside formal classroom-based learning.

The Business and Information Technology (IT) Traineeships are offered under the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme and are designed to contribute to the development of a highly skilled Australian workforce.  

The RBA are looking for enthusiastic, committed and well-presented candidates with good written and oral communication skills. Candidates need to be collaborative and have strong attention to detail, demonstrated ability to take initiative and to learn tasks quickly. Most importantly, potential Trainees will need to demonstrate an interest in the RBA and in developing professional skills in a corporate environment.

These positions are well suited to recent school leavers. Due to program requirements, candidates are ineligible if they have completed any previous qualification at a level higher than Certificate II. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, because those submitted early will be processed first and may be eligible for early offers.

Business – Head Office, Sydney and Norwest Business Park, Bella Vista

Applications for our 2017 Business Administration Traineeships are now open

1-year program commencing March 2017

Business Trainees work for one year in two rotational placements completing tasks related to business administration while studying towards the completion of a Certificate III in Business.

Applicants must demonstrate a drive to succeed in the traineeship and be committed to pursuing a career in business. Previous work experience and/or completion of a course in a business-related area would be a significant advantage.

  • Applications close: 23 December 2016
  • Interviews held: mid-December 2016 to mid-January 2017
  • Offers made: by early February 2017
  • Trainees start: 20 February 2017

Information Technology – Head Office, Sydney

Applications for our 2017 Information Technology Traineeships are now open

2-year program commencing February 2017

IT Trainees work for two years in a dynamic technical IT operations environment while studying a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology and key modules from a Certificate IV in Information Technology.

The IT Traineeship program offers an opportunity to develop essential Information Technology skills and contribute to a variety of applied technology projects. IT Trainees' responsibilities combine general IT operational tasks, customer service, and performing first level activities in a variety of IT sections on a rotational basis. IT Trainees will get exposure to Service Desk, Networking, Servers, Security, Operations, and Application Support as part of these rotations.

Applicants must demonstrate a keen drive to succeed in the traineeship and an alignment with a career in IT by either completing their HSC with at least one IT-related subject, or by completing other equivalent studies related to information technology.

Evidence of an interest in IT, in computer programming, in building or networking computers, or in using professional IT tools at home and/or during work experience placements would be a significant advantage.

  • Applications close: 15 December 2016
  • Interviews held: early December 2016 to early January 2017
  • Offers made: by early January 2017
  • Trainees start: 20 February 2017

Interviews will be conducted from mid-December. Offers will be made early January.

Enquiries about all our Traineeship opportunities can be made at traineeships@rba.gov.au.