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ANZ Graduate Program

Be a part of a fast-growing diverse team that share one thing in common – our passion to drive change. At Cognizant Austalia & New Zealand, our mission is simple. Conceive, foster, and implement ideas that help to transform the world around us for the better.

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Engineer the way the world works. Fast-track your career with us.

As a member of the Graduate program, you’ll undertake a structured six-week induction training under the guidance of our Learning & Development Team. Upon completion, you’ll be embedded within our Cognizant teams, have plenty of opportunities to bring your ideas into reality and build next-gen skills on the job.

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Our Program Benefits

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Join the best in the field!

Work alongside a talent magnet of experienced leaders and associates with heart to solve our clients’ greatest challenges.

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Learn & grow!

Cognizant Academy, buddy connects and more. State-of-the-art mentoring, learning, and training programs including regular Leadership and Practice connects to equip you with the right skills.

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Become a game changer!

Play a meaningful role in business transformation. You can make a meaningful impact influential organisations and give back to the communities where we work and live.

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Be a leader at any level!

Great ideas can come from anywhere. We give you flexibility in how you work because we trust you to deliver with excellence and integrity.

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Build the career you want!

Make your mark and control your future. With a variety of career paths, you can expand your capabilities and explore new roles, skills, and business areas. The opportunities are endless.

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Join a diverse, connected community!

We bring together diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences into an inclusive community where we’re accountable.

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Program Eligibility

To be eligible for our Graduate Program, you’ll need to:

  1. Be in your final semester of University or graduating by Dec 2024, OR have already graduated within the last two years.
  2. Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen OR an Australian Permanent Resident.
  3. Have less than 2 years of related work experience.

Our Awards

Every accolade is a testament to our employees and culture. We are happy to be recognized by:

Great place to work
Top Graduate employers

Meet Our Graduates

Explore insights from our past graduates on what you can expect from our Graduate Program, their thoughts on  our company culture and advice to help you succeed with a career in technology.

Read our graduates' full stories here.

Frequently Asked Questions

To support you in this process, the Cognizant team has created this amazing resource to help you prepare for your interview:

  • How to answer questions utilizing the STAR Framework
  • What questions to ask and which ones to avoid.

For Virtual interviews:

  • Evaluate your technology: Ensure your internet connection, camera and microphone are working properly.
  • Choose a suitable location: Find a quiet, well-lit space with a neutral background.
  • Dress professionally
  • Practice speaking clearly and confidently.
  • Be Punctual
  • Maintain good eye contact and body language.
  • Follow up with a thank-you email.

Application will open in February and June each year.

The timing of the recruitment process will vary depending on the Service Line you are being considered for. We will keep in touch throughout the progress so you’re across the latest updates.

We hire across most cities in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

We can accept only one application per candidate however you are welcome to mention in your CV that you’re open to relocating if that’s of interest to you.

You will not be able to select a specific Service Line at the time of application. However, through our assessment process and screening stages we would be able to gauge which area of the business you would best fit and that aligns with your interests. If you reach the final stages of our recruitment process, we will let you know the Service Line that you are being considered for.

At this stage, we are unable to offer graduate opportunities to those on temporary visas. 

You will be a permanent Cognizant employee from day 1.

The Graduate Program is not rotational as the training you’ll receive is targeted to the Service Line you join. As a graduate, you’ll work across the entire technical and digital space within specialized business units where you’ll have the plenty of opportunities to collaborate and deliver game-changing solutions for our clients.

We recognise the value of connecting with colleagues, which is why we’ve adopted a hybrid working model. Our approach provides flexibility and agility, allowing you to achieve optimal outcomes for yourself and our clients. 

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