Job Location:
Sydney – Darling Park

Job Title

Graduate Program Manager

Job Description

Pivotal role building and implementing a National inclusive Graduate Program and experience for early career new employees.

  • Newly created position – make it your own!

  • Ownership of the creation and implementation of a national Program

  • Flexible working environment

A bit about us

Rabobank is the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. One of our key strengths lies in our people who have a deep understanding of agriculture and are committed to adding long-term value for clients. Our commitment to our employees and clients is at the heart of everything we do.  Our Country Banking Division forms the core business of Rabobank Australia and enjoys a reputation as the leading provider of specialised banking services in the Food and Agribusiness sector.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of HR Advisory & People Solutions, we are looking for an experienced Graduate Program Manager to join our team. This is a newly created stand-alone role that will be responsible for the design, creation and implementation of the first Graduate Program for Rabobank Australia. The role will see the incumbent partnering with business stakeholders through the design and implementation of the program, as well as leading the end-to-end recruitment process; from attracting and engaging candidates through to on-boarding and developing our new team members. The role will engage, prepare and guide graduates as they embark on a career with Rabobank Australia.

The Role

The Graduate Program Manager will be instrumental in delivering our growth plans with a specific focus on our early career professionals. The role encompasses both strategic  operational aspects. Key responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Design an inclusive and structured Graduate program and experience to support development of technical and soft skills across Rabobank.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the business lines, as well as Senior Management to understand Graduate requirements, team structures and Rabobank’s Culture.

  • Managing key relationships with tertiary institutions, university societies, faculty as well as other external stakeholders.

  • Manage the full graduate recruiting lifecycle including sourcing, developing campaigns to generate student leads through various venues; face to face, phone, virtual and on-campus events, hire and retain quality talent.

  • Partner with the Marketing team to design promotional material to assist with advertising, attracting and engaging candidates.

  • Coordinate and participate in the application and selection process by conducting interviews, processing applications with supporting materials and monitoring progress.

  • In partnership with HR teams, support the onboarding of graduates from Day one and throughout the Rotation Program

  • Partner with the business to co-design a learning pathway to ensure continued development of graduates.

  • Monitor Graduate Program success across a number of areas including candidate experience,  engagement, feedback, ROI on our events strategies and performance reviews.

Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate will have the ability to partner with key stakeholders, influence senior leaders, and be highly collaborative. You will thrive on building a comprehensive program with the ability  to work with significant autonomy.

To thrive in this role you will have:

  • Experience in the design and delivery of Graduate programs. Experience within Banking & Financial Services is advantageous.

  • Extensive and broad experience in leading a campus recruitment function.

  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in graduate management education and related admission practices.

  • Experience in design of promotional presentation materials and engaging with and presenting to candidates virtually and in person.

  • Experience with Workday system is beneficial but not essential.

  • Experience using data and analytics to inform strategy and make improvements to hiring and on-boarding.

Who are We? – Our Values, Vision and Mission

Rabobank Australia fully embraces inclusion and belonging and delivers positive experiences for our people and clients. Our great working conditions, broad learning and development programs and the opportunity to work together for the greater good are reasons why our employees love working here. We are committed to our values; we are client focussed, action oriented, purposeful and courageous in our work.  We are professional and considerate and bring out the best in each other and are committed to keep learning.   We have an open culture, where you can be yourself and be valued for who you are.

What we’re proud to offer you:

  • Flexible working environment

  • Work with a company which values diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity

  • Competitive Remuneration Package

Rabobank is committed to a culture where diversity and inclusion is valued, respected and encouraged. We welcome applicants from diverse cultures, faith and sexual orientation.

Only Australian citizens or permanent residents will be considered.