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Mastercard Australia

4.4
  • #4 in Technology
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Mastercard Australia Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Technology

Our Purpose

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry with a mission to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere. Our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments, and businesses realize their greatest potential through safe, simple, smart, and accessible transactions. 

At Mastercard, our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Doing well by doing good

Mastercard has been a leader in financial inclusion, inclusive growth, and data responsibility for over a decade. Our belief in doing well by doing good enables us to make a measurable impact by tracking our progress and driving transparency, accountability, and integrity throughout our network. 

We are dedicated to social impact, with ambitious goals to reduce our carbon footprint, increase diversity in our workforce, and promote financial inclusion for underserved communities. Through charitable organisations and community initiatives, we prioritise sustainability and social impact to make a positive difference in the world while also driving business success.

Working at Mastercard

At Mastercard, our culture offers a world of Priceless possibilities. We cultivate an environment that respects individual strengths, views, and experiences. We value purpose, belonging, and the knowledge that the work we do matters. Our employees have flexibility and choice to meet their needs and commitment to their personal and professional growth. Our benefits include hybrid work, 'work from elsewhere,' paid volunteering leave, access to wellbeing initiatives and counselling services, health insurance, resource and funding assistance for personal and professional growth, and a generous and inclusive parental leave policy and more.

Mastercard is Great Place to Work Certified and was recently named number 20 in the top 100 graduate programs by GradAustralia and number 5 in technology companies!

Launch your Career at Mastercard! Explore our internship and new grad programs here: https://careers.mastercard.com/us/en/students

Recruitment Process

Step 1: Online Applications (should include their CV, cover letter, academic transcript, ID, etc.)

Step 2: Online gamification and video assessment (1 week validity to complete)

Step 3: CV & Telephone/Video Screening (with recruiter for 15 mins)

Step 4: Hiring Manager Interviews/Assessment centre

Step 5: Offers go out

Step 6: Onboarding

Interns

  • Evidence of strong academics, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Innovative thinking and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Ability to partner across the organization
  • Sound communication skills

Launchers

  • GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Graduating seniors pursuing a bachelor's degree

Remuneration & Career Growth

Launchers (Graduates): AUD$80,000 p.a. + super + 10% bonus

Interns: AUD$50,000 p.a. prorated

Benefits 

At Mastercard, you get flexibility and choice to meet your needs, and commitment to your personal and professional growth. It’s about bringing your authentic self to work.

Our benefits include:

  • Hybrid work (i.e. 2home3office). Work where suits you and your team best.
  • 'Work from elsewhere' or in one of our 210 offices worldwide for 4 weeks a year.
  • Paid volunteering leave to make difference in your community.
  • Access to well-being initiatives and counselling services to boost your mind, body, and spirit.
  • We got you covered for health insurance, travel Insurance and accidental insurance.
  • Resource and funding assistance for personal and professional growth.
  • A generous and inclusive parental leave policy.

You can also join one of our business resource groups (BRGs) to connect with your colleagues and make a lasting impact in an area that you are passionate about!

For more information, click here: Benefits at a Glance

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 24 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.3
Diversity
9.1
Management
8.0
Recruitment
9.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.3
Diversity
9.1
Management
8.0
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • I love all the opportunities for growth and development within MC. From early on in the graduate program, I have had exposure to high impact projects and can see and feel the difference that I make at work each day. I also love that we have such a social graduate program, with events organised regularly and plenty of networking opportunities with people from across the business.
  • Opportunities to work at forefront of payments technology and solve interesting problems; collaborative and respective working environment and culture with a strong focus on work/life balance and employee wellbeing; calibre of talent.
  • Ability to work on highly important value-add projects, clients and initiatives Senior leadership engagement day-to-day and involvement in broader initiatives Flexibility to rotate into different roles and work across teams
  • Good Culture, lots of team social and bonding opportunities, good personalities on the team
  • The innovative, fast-paced environment that encourages cross-divisional work and constant learning.
  • It was a tough learning curve at the start. Having never worked in the payments space, there was a lot of jargon and business processes that I didn't understand.
  • Being a larger, publicly listed organisation - we can be bogged down by bureaucracy and processes which are apparent to me having come from a start-up space previously.
  • The Melbourne office is relatively small when compared to Sydney and others, allowing for less network-building/work social scene.
  • Subject to global policies that don't always suit or consider the local situation; compensation is less competitive
  • The average age tends to be a little high so it can make organizing things like after-work drinks etc. more difficult than other places I have worked.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney & Melbourne
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Melbourne
The Mastercard Launch program is aimed at early career talent, to help you develop skills and gain cross-functional work experience
Applications Close
14 Jun 2024
Start Date
5 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 80,000 / Year

Graduate Job

Sydney
Software Engineer Launch Graduate Program 2025 - Australia
Applications Close
3 Feb 2025
Start Date
3 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 80,000 / Year

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Whether you studied media, arts, sciences, business, or something else, you only need the willingness to learn, great communication skills, and a love of solving problems to thrive in the role.

Isabel Reyes

  • Graduate stories
Whether you studied media, arts, sciences, business, or something else, you only need the willingness to learn, great communication skills, and a love of solving problems to thrive in the role.

Isabel Reyes

  • Graduate stories
I’m currently working with the performance engineering team, and our job is to ensure that this system is performing as efficiently and securely as possible, which means there’s lots of rigorous testing happening in the background.

Utsav Mitra

  • Graduate stories
I’m currently working with the performance engineering team, and our job is to ensure that this system is performing as efficiently and securely as possible, which means there’s lots of rigorous testing happening in the background.

Utsav Mitra

  • Graduate stories
Whether you studied media, arts, sciences, business, or something else, you only need the willingness to learn, great communication skills, and a love of solving problems to thrive in the role.

Isabel Reyes

  • Graduate stories
Whether you studied media, arts, sciences, business, or something else, you only need the willingness to learn, great communication skills, and a love of solving problems to thrive in the role.

Isabel Reyes

  • Graduate stories
I’m currently working with the performance engineering team, and our job is to ensure that this system is performing as efficiently and securely as possible, which means there’s lots of rigorous testing happening in the background.

Utsav Mitra

  • Graduate stories
I’m currently working with the performance engineering team, and our job is to ensure that this system is performing as efficiently and securely as possible, which means there’s lots of rigorous testing happening in the background.

Utsav Mitra


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Lucas Leung

A workshop is a great way to engage the client and get the creative juices flowing. This opportunity is exciting because I get to interact with clients and do some business travel.
  • Day in the life

Lucas Leung

A workshop is a great way to engage the client and get the creative juices flowing. This opportunity is exciting because I get to interact with clients and do some business travel.
  • Day in the life

Amelia Osborn

Mastercard has a bunch of resources to help keep everyone up to speed and there are always training and webinars that you can attend.
  • Day in the life

Amelia Osborn

Mastercard has a bunch of resources to help keep everyone up to speed and there are always training and webinars that you can attend.
  • Day in the life

Lucas Leung

A workshop is a great way to engage the client and get the creative juices flowing. This opportunity is exciting because I get to interact with clients and do some business travel.
  • Day in the life

Lucas Leung

A workshop is a great way to engage the client and get the creative juices flowing. This opportunity is exciting because I get to interact with clients and do some business travel.
  • Day in the life

Amelia Osborn

Mastercard has a bunch of resources to help keep everyone up to speed and there are always training and webinars that you can attend.
  • Day in the life

Amelia Osborn

Mastercard has a bunch of resources to help keep everyone up to speed and there are always training and webinars that you can attend.

Videos


Mastercard Australasia – Our Technology

For more than 50 years Mastercard has been devoted to innovative products and services that transform the way we make payments, making our transactions faster, easier, more convenient and – vitally – more secure.

Mastercard Australasia – Technology and Innovation

For more than 50 years Mastercard has been devoted to innovative products and services that transform the way we make payments, making our transactions faster, easier, more convenient and – vitally – more secure.

Mastercard Australasia – Our Technology

For more than 50 years Mastercard has been devoted to innovative products and services that transform the way we make payments, making our transactions faster, easier, more convenient and – vitally – more secure.

Mastercard Australasia – Technology and Innovation

For more than 50 years Mastercard has been devoted to innovative products and services that transform the way we make payments, making our transactions faster, easier, more convenient and – vitally – more secure.

Advice


Tips for Interviewing at Mastercard

We want you to feel relaxed and confident going into your interview. That's why we've created this comprehensive resource to help you successfully navigate the process.

Make a lasting impression: What to do after an interview

The wait after an interview can be anxiety-inducing. You've done your best, but what else can you do to ensure a favorable outcome? Here are 5 things to do after an interview to help you make a lasting impression.

Tips for Interviewing at Mastercard

We want you to feel relaxed and confident going into your interview. That's why we've created this comprehensive resource to help you successfully navigate the process.

Make a lasting impression: What to do after an interview

The wait after an interview can be anxiety-inducing. You've done your best, but what else can you do to ensure a favorable outcome? Here are 5 things to do after an interview to help you make a lasting impression.