How They Work

The Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program was launched in 2013 by Professional Cadetships Australia, an Australian company that has a proven record of placing Year 12 students with leading companies.

The 2017 ETCAD Program

Under the 2017 Program, Technology Cadets have the opportunity to work at Westpac in Group Technology or at Macquarie Group in its Technology Division.

Technology Cadets

  • work for either Westpac Group or Macquarie Group in Sydney for the duration of their degree.
  • undertake university study in computer science, information technology or information systems. Alternatively, cadets may undertake a commerce or arts degree and select information systems as one of their majors.
  • Technology Cadets study for six months of the year and work at either Westpac Group Technology or at Macquarie Group's Technology Division in the other half of the year. The bank allows for flexibility within the study and work program, particularly after first year.

Applications for the ETCAD Program are made online to Professional Cadetships Australia. While in previous years Rolls-Royce has offered cadetships under the ETCAD Program, there are no Engineering Cadetship placements under this year's Program.


Applications open: 26 April, 2017
Applications close: 16 June, 2017

To be considered for a Cadetship under the ETCAD Program, you will need to expect an ATAR of at least 86.25 (or an IB Diploma score of at least 31).

If you have applied for a Business Cadetship and are interested in technology, you may also wish to apply for a Technology Cadetship under the ETCAD Program.