Data graduates

Data graduates work in the data team’s functional areas, getting hands-on experience in each area.

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The role

The data team creates, manages and delivers a wide range of data services. It’s Xero’s centre of expertise for data architecture, data modelling, machine learning, ethical data usage, ecosystem analytics, and artificial intelligence service design.

As a graduate, you’ll spend the year rotating through the data team’s pod and functional areas, gaining hands-on experience into what each area does and how they work. At the end of the year, these rotations will help inform your decision about your career path at Xero.

Along the journey, mentors will aid your personal growth and development by providing feedback and teaching technical skills. Through this process, you’ll form strong relationships with your colleagues and peers, equipping you for an exciting career at Xero.

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What you get

As a data graduate, you’ll get:

  • three rotations across data teams in your grad year
  • access to learning programs to build on your professional and technical skills
  • support from your mentors, managers and the grad team
  • networking opportunities across our global teams

What we’d like to see from you

Ideally you’ll:

  • be able to write high-quality reproducible and testable code
  • have a passion for solving difficult problems, learning new things and collaborating with your team
  • be a self-starter who’s comfortable taking the initiative
  • be comfortable working with teams across different time zones

If this sounds like you, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

Applications open on 10 July 2023 - 4 August 2023.

Data graduate: Melbourne

Questions? Send us a message!

Grad and intern program application process

Applicants for the grad program must have fewer than 12 months professional working experience in relevant industries, either have the right to work full-time in Australia or will be eligible to work full-time after graduating, and be able to start full-time in February 2024. You will also need to send your CV but only so we can use it to verify your eligibility. If you’re applying for an internship, you must be in your penultimate year of study in your chosen field and be available for full-time work from November 2023 through to February 2024.

You’ll be invited to complete behavioural cognitive and, for some roles, technical assessments. For roles in the technical program (except for IT support grads), you’ll need to complete a HackerRank test, which you can practise beforehand, as it helps us understand what level and range of skills you currently have. For the design program, there’s a multiple-choice skills test to help us understand your level of technical knowledge.

Practise the HackerRank test

Next, you’ll be invited to pre-record a video interview for our team. If your video interview is successful, you’ll be invited to attend a grad day. We’ll review all applications before making a decision, so you can expect to hear from us by early September.

The grad day is a half-day virtual event where you’ll be assessed across different activities. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about Xero and the grad program. These days will be held at the end of September 2023

Keen to understand the program in more detail? Or have questions about the application process? Send us an email at '' and we'll get back to you to run through anything you need once applications open mid-July 2023