Be part of something. The Xero Grad Programme

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. That’s just the start of what you’ll be part of as a Xero grad.

Be part of something

We’d love Xero to be a place you never want to leave. As part of the Xero grad program, you’ll receive ongoing support and training to open up your long-term career opportunities. But the grad program isn’t just a practise environment – you’ll be doing real work from day one. You’ll overcome real challenges, deliver actual projects, and make a tangible difference.


Where you can work

Xero has offices in 15 cities around the globe, and our graduate program is run right here in the centre of it all, New Zealand. No matter which office you’re in, you'll have bottomless coffee, free fruit, a flexible work environment and some amazing teammates.

wellington office


Wellington is our home base. Almost every business unit has a team here, so it’s the place we hire the most grads. We’re also lucky to work in a great space, with arcade games, pool tables and even our own barista.

auckland office


Our fast-growing Auckland team is housed under a New York loft-style roof in Parnell, with plenty of space for creative teamwork, chilling out, or playing pool. We also get to play with some pretty awesome technology.

See what our grads are doing

What to expect

The Xero grad program is about giving you the best possible start on your career. We want you to question the status quo, take chances, and leave your mark. These are the five core values of the grad program:


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.



You dream big and question the norm. That’s awesome, because we always think of ways to do things bigger and better. So bring your fresh ideas and unique perspective, and let’s turn those innovative thoughts into reality.



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.



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.

Shape the future

Xero by numbers

1 million

small businesses use Xero, in over 180 countries worldwide

4 customers

log into every second – that’s nearly 300 every minute

243 million

invoices were processed through Xero in 2016

7.6 million minutes

of Xero video watched – that’s 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

1732 sausages

cooked on the Wellington Customer Experience team's barbeque in 2015


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