Be part of something. The Xero Grad Programme
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Be part of something

Xero is rewiring the global small business economy, enabling it to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We’re making small business more profitable and changing lives. It’s challenging, real and a whole lot of fun in the process –  and that’s just the start of what you’ll be part of on the Xero Vacation Program.

The program will provide the opportunity to learn from awesome people who are on the cutting edge of software development and product design in Australia. Tailored onboarding and a personal mentor are all part of the package during this 6 week summer holiday program.


Applications for our 2016/17 Vacation program have now closed. We will open applications for our 2017/18 Vacation program in 2017.

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Inside the Xero Vacation Program

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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.

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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 the shirt and tie at home (we’re a fashionable bunch, but not corporate). 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 in the future.

Make people smile

Here at Xero, we have a fun, exciting, and diverse culture with lots of laughs, games and special events. We also encourage a great work/life balance and do what we can to make that work in the best way for you.

Make people smile

Follow your passion

Our focus is to create a better experience for the millions of people who visit our site and work with our software every day. People at Xero lead the way by championing the things they’re passionate about. Whatever your strengths and interests are, you’ll have a positive impact.

Follow your passion

Shape the future

We are real people and so are our customers. With your unique perspective and fresh ideas, you can help us make things better for everyone. We’ll encourage you to have a positive impact from day one, with specific training and mentoring to get you up and running.

Shape the future

Blaze your own trail

Own it. Drive it. Deliver. It’s really important to us that we don’t become a big corporate. We will encourage you to take ownership of your work and help you get started on an awesome career.

Blaze your own trail

Change the Game

We are a game changing, world class business that dreams big. Xero's challenge the norm and are always thinking about how to do things better.  This is your chance to help us make that a reality.

Shape the future
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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

1.9 million

invoices processed by the Xero billing team in 2015

7.6 million minutes

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

$468 billion

dollars worth of transactions were processed through Xero in 2015

2000+ sausages

cooked on the Melbourne office's barbeque in 2015


successful product updates were delivered in 2015

1 million

bank statements are processed through Xero every day

#1 ranking

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