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2023 Graduate Campaign - Economics and Policy

  • Industry recognised program for emerging economists and financial analysts
  • Explore your curiosity and apply your skills at Australia's central bank
  • Two-year rotational program with meaningful work from day one

Are you curious as to what it's like to work at Australia's central bank?

The 2023 Graduate Development Program in Economics and Finance at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is a structured two year rotational program that provides comprehensive training and development designed to progress your career.

Our program is widely recognised as an outstanding professional opportunity for economists and financial analysts offering:

  • Meaningful policy work that makes a difference to all Australians
  • A supportive culture where you will feel welcome and included
  • Extensive training and coaching
  • Challenging and diverse work experiences allowing you to build your capability
  • Development of technical and core skills

Our Graduates are active participants in the RBA’s policy work and make significant contributions to the RBA’s understanding of important issues affecting Australia. For instance, our Graduates may find themselves contributing to our quarterly economic forecasts for the domestic economy, analysing conditions in global financial markets, monitoring the domestic banking sector or even thinking about bank note demand. 

We are seeking graduates who are dynamic and adaptable, strive for success, are strong communicators and collaborators, and driven to achieve good public policy outcomes for Australia.  

Why join the RBA as a Graduate?

  • Make a difference
    The RBA is an organisation that makes an important contribution to the Australian economy.​​​​​​​
  • Be inspired
    Our people are specialists in their field who contribute to the prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. With a professional, collaborative approach to their work, our people make a difference.
  • Reach your potential
    The RBA is a place where you can grow your skills and knowledge in a supportive environment while making a difference.
  • Embrace life
    We consider it essential that our people can focus on their wellbeing and enjoy a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
  • Be you
    We highly value an inclusive and authentic culture, which supports a healthy work-life integration.

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.

Applicants for these roles must hold or be completing a degree in Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Data Science, Legal, Actuarial, Computer Science, Engineering or similar, demonstrating strong academic achievement and significant studies in Economics or Finance. Applicants will also be able to demonstrate that they have completed honours or another significant research program. Australian permanent residency or citizenship, or New Zealand citizenship, is essential.

For further information about the RBA and Graduate Program, please visit:

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