Graduate Program

We are on the look-out for passionate and capable graduates to join our genU Graduate Program for 2022!

genU is committed to creating inclusive career pathways that inspire the next generation of future leaders to build inclusive communities.

Through our unique program, you will gain greater insight into the client experience at genU, and the many ways we empower people to live their best lives.

The genU Graduate Program is taking applications from 13 September 2021 to 18 October 2021. The program begins in February 2022.

Applications for the 2022 Graduate Program are now open!

Applications Open: 9:00am, Monday 13 September 2021

Applications Close: 5:00pm, Monday 18 October 2021

Why genU?

genU serves a wide range of people. We have been supporting people with disability for almost 70 years, and we’ve grown our supports to include older Australians, job seekers, employers, pre-school early learners and students.

So if you’re driven by a desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives in a dynamic environment which thrives on innovation, then genU is the place to start.
We are on the look-out for motivated, values-driven, and adaptable candidates who are passionate about making an impact through a career with a profit for purpose organisation.

genU’s two-year Graduate Program includes:

  • Targeted streams for graduates to thrive within their field of study.
  • Exposure to a range of people and functions through four rotations within your stream.
  • Opportunities to lead projects with real deliverables.
  • One-on-one mentoring with expert leaders.
  • Supervision and peer support.
  • Formal training and development workshops.
  • Insight into the client experience at genU.
  • Career development opportunities.

Graduate Program streams

genU’s Graduate Program offers streams tailored to your university degree and career pathway. Graduates will rotate through four departments or subject matter areas within their stream over two years.

Graduates can only apply for one stream, so make sure it aligns with your field of study.
In 2022, genU is offering four streams:

  • People and Culture
  • Learner Experience and Design
  • Marketing, Client Experience and Strategy
  • Occupational Therapy

Client experience at the heart of what we do

genU exists to serve all ambitions great and small, with client experience at the heart of everything we set out to achieve.

Graduates will take on a key project relating to the client experience at genU. This collaborative project will analyse a real problem at genU, and look at ways of addressing the problem to enhance client experience and wellbeing.

The program features four client experience days, which will provide opportunities to learn from our clients, and build learnings into the key project. Graduates will meet clients across many operational areas of genU in order to provide a greater understanding of the client experience.

Diversity and Inclusion at genU

At genU, we’re not all the same, and that’s one of our greatest strengths. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced, and how we think. Because to live our values and to succeed in our vision, we must all be active in building inclusive communities.

The rich diversity of our organisation allows us to bring together many different ideas, journeys and lived experiences to enhance the environment, culture and services we provide – for employees, volunteers, students, clients and the very communities in which we operate.

genU is wholly committed to embracing and celebrating the many dimensions and intersections of diversity, as well as committed to creating environments where individuals are empowered to be the best they can be. We will provide you with an equitable experience when applying for the graduate program.

We also offer support for people who may need adjustments throughout the application process and over their career journey.

Our graduates will also benefit from:

  • Access to workplace adjustments.
  • Mentors with lived experience.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

genU is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace. Please contact if you require any reasonable adjustments or supports during the recruitment process.

What to expect from our program

Leadership and development program outline

To welcome you to the genU Graduate Program, you’ll first experience a supported and engaging induction where you’ll interact, share and reflect with people from different parts of the business. From there, you’ll embark on a targeted and tailored Leadership and Development Program which will provide insight and experience to the many functions within genU, as well as pave the way for future opportunity and career progression. Graduates will be assigned two key projects to work on as our program is designed to provide graduates with real work experience. You will have an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge, be in the heart of the action and work on key projects that create real outcomes for genU.

Graduate mentors and supports

As part of the Graduate Program, you will be assigned a mentor with whom you will meet regularly to discuss your progress, set learning objectives, and share experiences. Our dedicated mentor network will ensure you feel supported and guided every step of the way. Tailored to your needs and development requirements, you will engage in regular one-on-one sessions with mentors and Line Managers, be introduced to tools and resources to assist with your journey and progression, and participate in Client Experience Days. We also encourage our graduates to network with their peer graduates and work colleagues. Networking is a great resource for career development and professional success.

Career opportunities

This is your time to shine! Our Graduate Program provides the unique opportunity for you to gain confidence, skills and capabilities in your chosen field.

Employment opportunities are incorporated in the two-year program, paving the way for passionate and capable people like you to achieve your dream career.

Why work for genU?

On top of this amazing career building opportunity, graduates also earn while they learn!

As a genU graduate, you will be paid a competitive salary whilst you are learning the ropes and growing your industry skillsets.

You will also benefit from:

  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Four weeks annual leave each year
  • Superannuation benefits
  • Professional development opportunities

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Who can apply?

To be eligible for the graduate program, you’ll need to:

  • Be in your final year of study, or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • Have full-time working rights within Australia.
How to Apply

Applications for our Graduate Program are open from 13 September 2021 to 18 October 2021.

We are asking graduates to apply for their selected stream. You can only apply for one stream, so please ensure you read about each stream and make sure it fits with your desired career or field of study.

People and Culture Stream – Apply Now

Learner Experience and Design Stream – Apply Now

Marketing, Client Experience and Strategy Team – Apply Now

Occupational Therapy Stream – Apply Now 

Key Dates:

Applications open: 13 September 2021

Applications close: 18 October 2021

Shortlisting of candidates: 19 – 22 October 2021

Interviews: 1 – 5 November 2021

Offers: 8 – 12 November 2021

Commencement: February 2022