Be part of something. The Xero Vacation Program

We are Xero

What started as a beautiful vision in a small Wellington apartment has become a big player in online accounting software globally. We’re making small business more profitable and changing lives. It’s challenging, real, and a whole lot of fun. Xero is a dynamic, progressive and expanding global SaaS company with offices in New Zealand, Australia, United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Be part of something

The Xero Vacation Program will provide the opportunity to learn from awesome people who are on the cutting edge of software development and marketing in Australia. Tailored onboarding and a personal mentor are all part of the package during this eight week summer holiday program.




Where you can work

Xero has offices in 20 cities around the globe. The Vacation Program in Australia is run in both our Melbourne and Canberra offices.

wellington office


The Xero HQ for Australia is located in the heart of Hawthorn. Not only is our office cool, colourful and equipped with a barista-quality coffee machine, it’s a stone’s throw from heaps of places to eat and public transport.

auckland office


Our capital city is not just home to Parliament House, it’s also the location of an awesome Xero space where the bulk of our payroll development work gets done.

Inside the Xero Vacation Program

What to expect

It’s really important for you to know what your options are, so we’ll be direct. We’ve worked hard to make sure our Vacation Program gives you the best possible insight into your future career and we’ll do our best to give you long term options to make your dreams a reality.

Your first day will be full on, but fun. You’ll need to bring your thinking cap but leave your corporate clothes at home (we’re a fashionable bunch but not fancy). We’ll hit the ground running as we team you up with the talented people who will mentor you through your projects.

Every day will be different and you’ll walk away at the end of it all buzzing with energy, new ideas and, we hope, a burning desire to work at Xero.


Our goal is to create a stronger economy by empowering small businesses to run more efficiently. So you might be building features that inspire customers to tidy up their numbers, or creating a marketing campaign that convinces someone to start their own business. Whatever you do, we’re all here to spark action, excitement and energy in the small business community.



Whether you’re writing code, designing a marketing campaign, digging through data or making a customer’s day, we want to delight our customers with our beautiful software. But it’s a team effort – we want you to take pride in your work and your contribution to the Xero brand.



We dream big. We’re a game-changing, world-class business, and we’re always questioning the norm. We’re thinking about how to do things bigger and better – and with your fresh ideas and unique perspective, you can help us make that a reality.



At Xero we love to be challenged – we don’t just take the path less travelled, we create a new path altogether. The work we do is challenging because we’re solving problems that nobody else has ever attempted to. As a Xero grad you’ll have a lot of responsibility. You’ll make mistakes, you’ll learn, and you’ll grow – it’s all part of the journey.



We’re real people and so are our customers. We’ll encourage you to to take ownership of your work and help you get started on an awesome career. You’ll receive training and mentoring to get you up and running in your role, and you’ll make a real impact from day one.


Xero by numbers

1 million subscribers

use Xero, in over 180 countries worldwide

4 every second

the number of customers logging into – that’s 200+ every minute

243 million

invoices were processed through Xero in 2016

7.6 million minutes

of Xero videos watched, the equivalent of watching Star Wars: the Force Awakens 56,000 times in a row

$1.2 trillion

dollars worth of incoming and outgoing transactions processed through Xero in a 12-month period

2000+ sausages

cooked on the Melbourne office's barbeque in 2016


successful product updates were released in 2016

3.5 million

bank statement lines are processed through Xero every day

#1 ranking

by Forbes in World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies 2014 and 2015