When do applications open for the Graduate Program?
Application will open in February and June each year. 

How long does the recruitment process take? 
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.

Which locations are graduate roles available in? 
We hire across most cities in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. 

Can I apply to more than one location?
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.

Do I get to select the Service Line that I want to be considered for when applying? 
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. 

Are international students or temporary visa holders eligible to apply? 
At this stage, we are unable to offer graduate opportunities to those on temporary visas.  

Are graduate offers permanent or fixed term?
Yes, you will be a permanent Cognizant employee from day 1 

Is the Graduate Program rotational?
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.

Are the graduate opportunities remote or face-to-face?  
We offer a flexible and agile working environment to achieve the best outcomes for you, your family, and our clients. Your safety comes first. Given the unprecedented times, should it be deemed unsafe to work in the office, Cognizant will revert to managing its business remotely.

The Cognizant Graduate Experience

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Hear from our past Cognizant Graduates on how they are building a dream career in tech.


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Advance your career – and the world we live in. Drive meaningful impact from day one. Join Cognizant’s Graduate program and help us change lives.
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Get to know our graduates as they share openly their Graduate experience with us, transition from university and tips to help you succeed with a career in tech.