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The SEEK Group

SEEK’s portfolio of diverse businesses make a positive impact on a truly global scale. Our unified purpose helps people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helps organisations succeed. We create world-class technology solutions to connect more people to relevant employment, education, small business and volunteer opportunities. We have a culture of high-performance in our workplaces and celebrate the diversity of our employees who contribute to the success of our organisation.

Find out more about us by visiting https://www.seek.com.au/about/.

‘This is SEEK’

At SEEK our biggest asset is our people, and we are proud of our community of valued, talented and diverse individuals who really know their stuff. Our culture statement, This is SEEK, is all about what makes SEEK unique and a little bit different. This is SEEK clearly outlines what we believe in and the attributes of our best people, which include:

  • Passion about SEEK and our customers
  • Great judgement and decision-making ability
  • Knowing their stuff – Professional and Leadership skills
  • Delivering great outcomes for SEEK.

Find out more about This is SEEK and our how our culture comes to life by visiting

https://www.seek.com.au/work-for-seek/life-at-seek/.

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Why SEEK?

  • We have a compelling purpose - Our no.1 organisational belief is to have a positive impact on society. We do this by building market leading products that help solve challenges for individuals and organisations in the online Employment and Education marketplaces we operate in. We believe these are compelling problems to solve for students, jobseekers and employers worldwide.

  • We’re big… and we’re Australian – Over 22 years, SEEK is Australia's largest and most trusted employment marketplace delivering a world class search and match experience across all devices. 

  • We’re the market leader –

    • In the next 12 months, SEEK will be the first choice for nearly half of the Australian workforce intending on looking for a job.

    • More than two in three people in the workforce state that SEEK is the most popular employment site (9x lead on nearest competitor)

  • We are a growth business - We are interested in investing and building technology led solutions that are focused on delivering real value and innovation. These themes are bucketed as Online Education (EdTech), HR SaaS and Contingent labour.

  • We’re a tech company… on a global scale – SEEK is a digital native of the Australian online landscape and uses its unparalleled data assets and AI smarts to create premium solutions for our candidates and hirers. AI driven technology improves the search experience for all.

  • We are leading employer in AU, widely recognised as a leading place to work in Australia and one of the country's largest employers of technology and data science talent (STEM)

  • We pride ourselves on being a little different. We apply a set of beliefs to everything we do. These are specific to the way we do things here at SEEK. Our Seekers are passionate about our customers, show great judgement and know their stuff!

  • 11 times we have been named as one of AON’s Best Employers, more than any other employer in Australia!

  • World Class HQ – We are moving in early 2021 to a purpose built, world class engineering facility in Melbourne’s hip new tech hub in Richmond. It will be as amazing as our people!

  • See what our people say about working at SEEK

Perks and Benefits

At SEEK we want your experience and career to be like no other! Here are just a few of the perks available to all our employees that we are proud of.

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SEEK Software Development Graduate Program 2023

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You may know SEEK as the Australian jobs board, founded in 1997 in Melbourne, modernising the traditional newspaper employment classifieds and making them available online. Since then, SEEK has become more than a jobs board, helping candidates find their first job (this could be you!), choosing a career, making career changes, and everything in-between. 

We are a global player with the soul of a start up, so you can work on diverse, international teams with the care and connection of a smaller organisation.

Our state-of-the-art offices in Cremorne provide an exceptional space to collaborate with colleagues in spaces designed for testing, observation and research.   

The office provides sweeping views of the city, as well as a games area featuring a pool table, table tennis table, Xbox Series X and PlayStation.

About our Engineering Teams

Our people are the foundation of every product we build. You will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate software engineers who will respect and value your opinion, encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, challenge the status quo and deliver exceptional experiences for our users. 

We work on a ‘you build it, you run it’ culture and our established platform, tech stack and code base with minimal tech-debt means you can focus on trying new things, not finding new tools.

Now for some important stats and facts:

  • Australia's most visited employment site with more than 2.5x the visits of our nearest competitor
  • With over 13m candidate profiles, we are uniquely positioned to engage with, and draw insight from, candidates in the ANZ market
  • We operate in 18 countries, #1 player in 14 of them
  • We’re ASX50, listed since 2005
  • We’ve been recognised as the Best Place to Work Overall and the Best Place to Work – Tech Industry in The Australian Financial Review #BestPlaces2021 Awards.

Here’s some information about our Software Engineering Grad Program

Established in 2017, our grads have built an enviable reputation both within SEEK and the wider tech community. They are passionate about the program’s success but more importantly your success. Our program is designed to grow broad technologists with exposure to specialisations (think Security, Mobile Apps) to help YOU choose your technology career path.

Some of our program highlights:

Permanent Employment You will be joining us as a permanent employee as we want you to grow with us long-term

12-month rotation You'll have two 6-month rotations and will be embedded into teams of your choice so you can exercise your curious mind

On the job Learning You'll get to learn from our professional software engineers, hone your skills and ship clean code to production

4-week Bootcamp Yes, you read that right! We will guide your learning & development through this bootcamp. You'll be exposed to various technologies: Mobile apps, AWS, Typescript, GraphQL, NodeJS, Javascript, React, serverless architecture, continuous delivery and security

Supervisor & Buddy System You'll be assigned rotational supervisors who will ensure that you're on track with your goals and be paired with a buddy to support you through the program

SEEK Support You'll get to choose a mentor who will guide you on your SEEK path and have previous SEEK grad crews share their experiences.

Here's what we're looking for

Our grads are curious and enthusiastic about using tech to create awesome products for our much-loved customers and show great judgement to help us decide which problems we need to solve.

Sound like you? We want you to demonstrate your:

  • Love for code - showcase your passion projects, GitHub profile, contributions to Stack Overflow, and if you attend any industry events or meetups
  • Strong team orientation - you can listen and contribute in equal parts
  • Ability to collaborate, be curious and not be afraid to be yourself
  • Work experience
  • Contributions to your community (e.g., volunteering).

Now is not the time to be shy - highlight anything that shows us how you stand out in your resume and cover letter.

To be eligible for our program you:

  • Are in your final year of study or have recently completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any field (preferably Computer Science or Software Engineering) OR
  • Have graduated within two years of applying with no more than 2 years discipline-related experience OR
  • Have completed industry training and/or certifications with no more than 2 years of discipline-related experience
  • Are ready to move to Melbourne (if you're not already here) for a Feb 2023 start.

Working rights requirements:

  • Australian citizenship, an Australian Permanent Visa, or a Special Category Visa (if a New Zealand citizen living in Australia).
  • If you hold a temporary work visa (e.g., Temporary Graduate, secondary 457/TSS, provisional Partner visa), you will need:
  • To hold a valid visa for 18 months for the length of the program.

To be further considered for a company-sponsored visa, a further minimum 6-month relevant full-time equivalent work experience would be required prior to application.

Here's more of the good stuff

  • Hackathons – 3 days, twice a year
  • We’ve got 14 different leave options to suit your needs, including 5 days Flexi leave 
  • Budget for training and access to our own SEEK learning and development programs
  • Entertainment and events including SEEK Slam, SEEK Soccer, Footy and annual family carnival days.

What can you expect from our hiring process?

  • Code challenge – show us your amazing coding skills
  • Video responses – answer a few questions in your own time
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to our Assessment Day – you will meet our lead technical staff and have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities.

For interstate candidates, we’ll give you a hand with travel if required.

Applications close on Sunday the 29th of May 2022 

At SEEK we pride ourselves on harbouring a flexible and inclusive work environment. Should you require any specific supports or adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, please advise us, and we will be happy to assist.

For this role, only those candidates with the eligible right to work will be considered.

At SEEK, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, SEEK has introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. In addition, all employees attending in-person work related meetings or events outside the office will also need to be fully vaccinated. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process, so that candidates can make an informed choice. On this basis, as part of the application process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood this policy, and would like to continue with the hiring process. Further details about this policy will be shared during the hiring process, as required.  

SEEK in Action

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We’re really proud of our culture, which is brought to life in many ways. From our Friday afternoon drinks and awesome events, to our work in the community and focus on diversity and inclusion. Without question, our culture has been an integral part of our success and will continue to be as SEEK evolves.

Small Change

Here’s just a few of the things SEEKers can get involved in:

Hackathons: Twice a year over three days SEEKers are given full autonomy to work together and then present their ‘hacks’ at a marketplace, where they can win prizes and get their products endorsed as a business priority and put on the product roadmap. Many of SEEK’s products available to customers have come out of Hackathon ideas. We love our Hackathons, where we collaborate on passion projects and push the boundaries of technology. It’s a thrill seeing your hack ideas get shipped to production. Nothing is off limits!

Supporting the community: SEEK contributes to the wider community in many ways, including through SEEK Volunteer (the leading volunteer marketplace in Australia and New Zealand), providing opportunities for employees to volunteer in the community with one day of paid leave each year to work at a charity of their choice, and dollar matching every donation employees make through our ‘Small Change’ workplace giving program.

SEEK are part of the ASX Top ten charitable companies with 60% of our people participating in our workplace giving program, Small Change. We are proud to have been named winners of the inaugural Workplace Giving Excellence Awards in 2018 from the Australian Charities Fund.

Events: Our awesome events happen throughout the year, including trivia evenings, SEEK Slam (our annual tennis comp), SEEK Footy, Carnival Day and much more.

Celebrating success: at SEEK we’re big on celebrating success. When we achieve goals, or hit milestone points we come together and acknowledge the teams who have contributed to delivering to the goal and educate SEEKers on how this gets us closer to achieving our Purpose and then we celebrate!

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Women at SEEK

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At SEEK we are proud of our gender balance and support of females across the business however gender diversity is a challenge faced by the technology industry and a focus within our technology teams. We are on a journey to continue to challenge ourselves and think about new ways we can support SEEKers and the technology industry.

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Community

At SEEK we believe in building supportive networks through communities both internal and external that encourage growth and support of women in technology. Working with and hosting meet-ups and learning days with groups such as Geek Girl Dinners, Tech Leading Ladies, Dev-Ops Girls and HaXX are an important way that Seekers and the external technology community come together to learn, share challenges and lessons and have fun.

SEEK also runs internal events with our DevSisters group as well as building out a female development program for leaders across the business called FAST – Females at SEEK Thrive.

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Growing the Pool of Women in Tech

The number of women entering the industry is low and declining, resulting in a shortage of women in the technology talent pipeline industry wide. As a leading technology organisation, we have a role to play to encourage and support more women to make the choice to study and work in the technology industry. A key belief at SEEK is to have a positive impact on society and we do this through a number of programs and initiatives to impact the industry as a whole.

As part of its strategy to ‘grow the pool’ of female talent entering the technology industry, SEEK has implemented Camp SEEK and an associated Alumni Program. Camp SEEK is a week-long program for girls in Years 9 and 10 during which participants are exposed to the broad careers available in technology.

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The program aims to engage and inform girls about technology careers; encourage them to continue to pursue their STEM studies; challenge stereotypes by introducing them to female role models; and provide a fresh perspective about what it is like to work in the technology industry.

Camp SEEK was designed and implemented in 2014 and now has over 100 graduates. An Alumni Program brings these past students together through events run throughout the year and provides support to girls considering a career in technology.

To find out more about Camp SEEK check out www.seek.com.au/camp-seek


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LGBTI at SEEK

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Community engagement

Our continued sponsorship of Midsumma demonstrates our long-standing commitment to pride and diversity. We celebrate the diversity of our people here at SEEK and recognise the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 
 

Diversity and Inclusion at SEEK

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We recognise and respect qualities which are unique to individuals such as gender, language, ethnicity, age, religion, disability and sexual orientation. We are recognised as having an approach to diversity and inclusion which is genuine and embedded within our culture.

At SEEK, we live and breathe our commitment to an inclusive culture which values diversity of thought, opinion and background.

 
 

SEEK Strategy & Operations Graduate Program 2023

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Applications for the 2023 Strategy & Operations Graduate Program are now closed. Register your interest in the 2024 program here.

What are you SEEKing? 

There's no better way to start a career in strategy and operations than at SEEK. As one of Australia’s leading tech companies, we’re recognised as the Best Place to Work in the technology sector and the Overall Best Place to Work by the AFR (2021). Our graduate program links born problem solvers with over 10,000 people across the globe with the common goal to fearlessly grow and evolve our business. 

SEEK’s purpose is to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed. Our team is proud of our results, but more than that, we are proud of the way we achieve them. Innovation, creativity and passion drives us. We challenge the status quo and retain the entrepreneurial spirit which drove our early success. As a strategy and operations graduate, you’ll be making tangible impacts to real business problems to support our purpose, while being coached and prepared to become a future leader. 

About the Program  

SEEK’s Strategy & Operations Graduate Program has been meticulously designed to accelerate your career. Our 2-year program offers an exceptional foundation, where you will enhance your analytical and problem-solving skills, and gain hands-on operational experience. You will rapidly grow professionally, and immediately experience the impact your work makes on fellow SEEKers and our customers. 

When you start, you will: 

  • be setup for success through a 4-week tailored training program 
  • choose your own adventure – explore  four 6-month rotations across different areas of the business, such as across strategy, artificial intelligence (AI), product development, commercial excellence, our internal start-ups such as Jora and Certsy, as well as our international business, covid restrictions permitting. 
  • have a dedicated career coach, a seasoned leader within the business, who will support, guide and mentor you in your early career and beyond 
  • drive decisions that have real-time impact and shape our business priorities  
  • learn from senior leaders and subject matter experts with diverse backgrounds, including global technology companies and management consulting 
  • work on platforms with millions of monthly users, across more than a dozen countries, including developing, early-stage and mature businesses 
  • be based at our brand new, state of the art global HQ here in Melbourne 
  • be paid a competitive salary of $95,000 + Super + Profit Share

When you finish, the pathways are endless. You’ll be a well-rounded and trusted advisor and as a permanent employee from the beginning, you’ll have choice of roles across the business. People who start in the strategy team go on to use their skills to lead global product teams or Artificial Intelligence services, run SEEK internal start-ups, manage go-to-market functions or support transformation programs. 

Curious? Good – that’s exactly what we look for. 

What will the journey look like? 

Your first month with SEEK is dedicated to giving you a world class introduction to corporate strategy. You’ll engage in training from skilled professionals and be exposed to senior leaders across the business. After that, the possibilities are endless. Your journey as a SEEK Strategy & Operations Graduate could look like: 

Month 2 - you kick off your first rotation in the Strategy team. You settle in, get the lay of the land and start solving interesting and challenging problems. What should our vision be for the next 5 years? What markets should SEEK consider moving into? You help us decide. 

Month 6 - you switch it up and move to Artificial Intelligence (AI) team, moving closer to the technology side of the business. Here you learn all about data and work closely with the team of data scientists to figure out how we can improve matching candidates with the best roles for them. 

Month 12 - you find yourself intrigued to know more about how digital products are built and want exposure to agile delivery teams, so you join the candidate product team. Here, you see just how ‘features’ are born. You work with the team to help identify the biggest opportunities to improve our candidate products and drive those changes through.  

Month 18 - you want to change it up completely, so you choose to spend the next 6 months in Kuala Lumpur supporting the growth of our Asia businesses. You expand your network, pick up new skills, and make the most of your nights and weekends exploring a new city.  

Month 24 - You’ve had an amazing journey through out the graduate program and are perfectly prepared to take on your new role. You choose to work in the product strategy team, so you are exposed to product, tech and strategy - the perfect blend for you after your rotations. Congratulations!

Whilst you might move around, a dedicated career coach will support you for your entire graduate experience, and beyond. They'll be your anchor, to offer advice, be a sounding board and help you make the most of the entire experience. 

Who we’re SEEKing:  

We are looking for curious and collaborative problems solvers. You are passionate, positive, and practical, with a flair for innovation. Inclusivity is important to us, and we value having diverse workforce who are not afraid to be themselves.  

To be eligible to apply: 

  • You are in the final year of your degree (or completed in the last two years) in any field 
  • You meet one of the below working rights: 
    • you are an Australian citizen; or 
    • hold an Australian permanent visa; or, 
    • hold a Special Category Visa (if a New Zealand citizen living in Australia); or  
    • hold a temporary visa with unrestricted work rights at the commencement of the 2023 intake year for a term of 2 or more years (e.g. Temporary Graduate, secondary 457/TSS, provisional Partner visa). *Please note applications are open to candidates who are currently on a restricted Student Visa if they will have the correct unrestricted visa that is valid at the commencement of the program 
  • You’ll be ready to move to Melbourne (if you're not already here). COVID-19 restrictions permitting, we plan on welcoming you to our Melbourne office during the recruitment process, the graduate program and beyond (Please refer to our Covid policy*). 

Application process: 

Applications for the 2023 Strategy & Operations Graduate Program are now closed. Register your interest in the 2024 program here.

Any questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]

*At SEEK, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, SEEK has introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. In addition, all employees attending in-person work related meetings or events outside the office will also need to be fully vaccinated. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process, so that candidates can make an informed choice. On this basis, as part of the application process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood this policy, and would like to continue with the hiring process.  Further details about this policy will be shared during the hiring process, as required. 

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