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In 2023, the Business Cadetships Program offers Year 12 students the opportunity to apply for a cadetship with either UBS, Barrenjoey Capital Partners or Macquarie Group. The Business Cadetships in Melbourne Program offers cadet placement in Global Research at UBS Melbourne.


At UBS, reimagining the power of investing and connecting people for a better world takes dedication, creativity, and innovative thinking, along with a wide range of skills, experiences, and perspectives. Those attributes describe our people: in every region and business, our employees power our ongoing business success and our positive impact on society. As an employer of choice, it’s our job to build – and sustain – an innovative, diverse, and inclusive workplace that brings out the best in our talent, wherever they are on their career journey.

With nearly 73,000 employees working in 50 countries and representing 145 nationalities, we have the global presence, experience, and range of business activities to have real impact on a global scale.

UBS offers people around the world a supportive, challenging, and diverse working environment. We value passion and commitment and reward your performance.

UBS Cadetships have given more than 170 students in Australia a competitive edge in the workforce and the programs are tailored to the individual – focusing on your study commitments, lifestyle, and needs. With continuous learning and development, our programs are a great way to start your career and grow your network. UBS cadets can work across the business in an area which you think is your best fit – IT, Equities, Fixed Income, Asset Management, Operations or Finance.

In 2022 UBS was recognised in the 2022 LinkedIn Top 25 Companies list in Australia. FinanceAsia further awarded UBS Australia the title of ‘Best Investment Bank’ in Australia, an award UBS has held for 19 of the last 20 years. FinanceAsia further awarded UBS Australia and New Zealand the titles of Best M&A House and Best Equity House.

UBS Australia is proud that our commitment to gender diversity in the workplace has been consistently recognised by WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency). WGEA has awarded UBS the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation for the last 18 years.

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Barrenjoey is a proudly Australian financial services firm. We’re uniquely majority staff owned and locally managed with global reach through our strategic partnership with Barclays. Since launching in 2020, we’ve grown to 350 people with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Our Story

After decades in the financial services industry, our founding partners saw an opportunity to create a unique and different kind of business. We began with a blank page and a simple vision: to produce outstanding outcomes for clients with a platform that attracts, liberates and challenges the very best people.

Our Team

We believe that a great team is at the heart of our organisation. Having the right culture for our people to thrive is fundamental. We value partnership, seeing the big picture, doing things the right way, innovative solutions, calling a spade a spade and having fun. We respect the unique views of our diverse teams.

Life as a Cadet

As a Cadet at Barrenjoey, you'll work in an environment that: 

  • Values people for their ideas, drive and tenacity to succeed; 
  • Fosters a nimble environment where we embrace your ideas and enthusiasm; 
  • Doesn’t believe in hierarchical structures; and
  • Offers the opportunity to grow and be rewarded based on merit.

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At Macquarie, you’re empowered to innovate and invest for a better future. From helping trade critical commodities, enabling people to buy their first home, working on projects that help accelerate the green transition, playing a role in creating sustainable farms, designing tomorrow’s technology solutions and helping businesses thrive.

With over 53 years of unbroken profitability, Macquarie is a global financial services group with 19,200+ employees and offices in 34 markets, with a diverse business mix of annuity-style and markets-facing activities.

As a Cadet in either Finance or Group Treasury, you will work side-by-side with our leaders, learning technical skills and building your knowledge while completing your tertiary studies. You’ll get invaluable hands-on experience to kick-start your career.

Your work and study schedule will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and we will support you in identifying an arrangement that is right for you.

Our Commitment - We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, and know that this is the foundation of our long-standing success. From day one, you will be encouraged to be yourself and be supported by a diverse team. No matter your background, if you’re capable, motivated, and have a natural curiosity, we want you on our team.

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