What They Are


Over the last seventeen years, Professional Cadetships Australia has provided Year 12 students with the opportunity to apply for a cadetship with leading companies in the financial services industry, including UBS, Barrenjoey, Macquarie Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Westpac, QBE and Zurich. In 2024, the Business Cadetships Program offers exciting cadetship opportunities in Sydney in a range of business areas at UBS and at Barrenjoey. Under the Business Cadetships in Melbourne Program, cadets are placed at UBS Melbourne.


The Business Cadetships Program welcomes applications from all Year 12 students who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents. The Program embraces equity and diversity and we encourage students from all schools and cultures to apply.


As a Business Cadet, you combine university study in Sydney with paid work in Sydney at UBS or at Barrenjoey. The Business Cadetships Program allows you to choose the university where you will study and allows you latitude in your choice of degree program. Under the 2024 Business Cadetships in Melbourne Program, there will be opportunities for cadet placement in Global Research at UBS Melbourne.



Once you have been selected as a preferred applicant for a cadetship, you will meet with the company to discuss the most suitable way of combining university study with paid work. Your Business Cadetship is a partnership: it is very important that the integration of study and work allows you to perform well at university and at work.



Applications for the Business Cadetships Program are made online to Professional Cadetships Australia.

Sydney Applications open: Monday 4 March 2024
Sydney Applications close: Wednesday 22 May 2024

Melbourne Applications open: Monday 17 June 2024
Melbourne Applications close: Wednesday 14 August 2024

Professional Cadetships Australia is not an employer. We run cadetship programs in order to refer candidates to participating companies.