Looking to bridge the gap between study and employment?  Want to gain invaluable on the job training to enhance your resume? Performance Careers works with 2,750 host companies across Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to offer Work Integrated Learning (internship) placements in most industries.  We are The Graduate Employability Experts, matching the right Australian internship opportunity to you. Below represents a selection of our current WIL placement opportunities in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. For further internship opportunities available please contact the team for more information. 

Marketing/Events Internship

Location: Melbourne
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A social enterprise that works with schools, youth and the arts to promote cultural harmony for a more cohesive and richer society. They believe that as people who live in a diverse society, in a globalised world, the ability to move between and respect cultures is an invaluable asset. ABOUT YOU: You are a degree qualified marketing or events graduate or student who has an eye for detail and is organised. The ideal candidate with be able to match the enthusiasm and passion of the office, and have a genuine passion for promoting cultural diversity and inclusion. LEARNING OUTCOME:In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will learn much more. You will be exposed to daily marketing and event planning. This includes print, digital and social media coordination. You will be involved in writing content that is appropriate different types of media, and hone your ability to think about marketing for various types of audiences. In this fast paced environment which employs around 50 professionals all working to promote and implement organisational goals and marketing strategies, you will learn a lot – this is an excellent opportunity to enter a professional workplace and really get hands on experience in marketing and events management.

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Finance Placement

Location: Melbourne
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: An Australian owned low-cost airline headquartered in Melbourne. ABOUT YOU: You are a Finance graduate who is seeking to launch your career within the finance industry and driven to ‘learn the ropes’ building from the ground up. You are analytical in nature and have strong computer based skills including advanced levels of Excel and PowerPoint. You have strong financial modelling and cause and effect skills and are well versed with various finance terminology. You have strong attention to detail and have a strong commitment to continuous improvement and self-development. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to the specified learning outcomes of this program, you will be involved with the existing finance team and its members by assisting with the preparation of timely and accurate reports on revenue and cost performance to head office functions. You will learn how to develop excel reports on revenue and put together presentation of material using powerpoint. You will be supporting the team in the setting up of documented processes and participate in any ad hoc finance related projects. This will hone many of your finance skills and develop your understanding of how a Finance team operates.

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Human Resources Placement

Location: Sydney
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A global leader in travel retail which operates multiple exciting brands around the globe. It has stores at airports and major transport hubs through Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. ABOUT YOU: You are an enthusiastic and dynamic HR graduate who has a passion for learning and development. You thrive on working with people, and are proactive and energetic. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to the specified learning outcomes of this program, you will gain broad exposure to Human Resource functions including orientation and online inductions, creating profiles and packs for new starters, creating new induction courses when new stores open, assisting in creating new product knowledge training programs, assisting with the launch of biannual performance reviews, participate in developing succession planning, and attend training courses. This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in the HR field and learn alongside a supportive and friendly team of HR professionals in a global organisation.

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Accounting Internship Placement

Location: Melbourne
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A not-for-profit organisation providing residential and community-based aged care services, as well as youth, family and disability services. ABOUT YOU: Accounting is your number one passion with an Accounting degree. You are driven by and consider yourself somewhat of a ‘numbers person’ who loves the numbers game and is motivated by the ins and outs of standard accounting practices. You have a global perspective on your career and where you would like it to head and believe an internship position offering experience in all the standard areas of accounting will lead you to a successful future. You have the ability to build rapport with internal team members. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of credit and debtors, perform bank reconciliations, participate in payroll functions, and perform journal entries ensuring accuracy at all times. Your working style has a distinctive point of difference in that you are obsessed with attention to detail and proud of doing your best. You have strong communication skills, and are a keen team player. You are knowledgeable and have experience using various Excel formulas gained through your university studies.

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Junior Programmer Internship Placement

Location: Sydney
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A leading digital marketing and online insights organisation.ABOUT YOU: You are a passionate Information Technology graduate with excellent technical skills. You have experience of using various languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, C# and C++. You are a team player with excellent analytical and time management skills, and a desire to pursue a career in programming. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will gain exposure to development practices and execution for a new software program, and programming and development best practices via the company’s accumulated knowledge, documentation, processes and practices. You will develop your HTML and CSS skills as you try your hand at client projects in the WordPress CMS, and grow in your understanding of AGILE methodologies. Beyond that, you will also have the opportunity to build your communication and stakeholder management skills, and refine your analytical and reporting skills – all within a busy and dynamic IT team and under the mentorship of a supportive and highly experienced IT Manager.

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Software Developer Internship Placement

Location: Sydney
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A leading provider of product transportation software and app based shipping logistics. ABOUT YOU: As an IT graduate you have an interest in tech based start-ups and app development, are business minded, have exceptional problem solving skills and an analytical mind. You have an understanding of Scripting, Automated Ordering systems and Oracle SQL. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will gain experience in app development including Filemaker database, elements of Artificial Intelligence, multi-platform implementation, Oracle SQL and app based automated ordering systems. Whilst developing your problem solving and analytical skills, you will also have the opportunity to build on your relationship management and business communication skills in this work integrated learning placement. You will gain invaluable practical experience in time management, customer service and team work while being mentored within a team of IT specialists.

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Accounts Internship Placement

Location: Sydney
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: An innovative young men’s fashion company that allows men to create high quality custom, tailored menswear either online or through retail showrooms. They have showrooms across Australia and New Zealand and will soon be opening one in New York. ABOUT YOU: You are an enthusiastic Accounting graduate with an eye for detail and sound understanding of accounting principles and practices in Australia. You have great communication skills and an enthusiasm to learn and develop your skills in a growing business. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will gain broad exposure to accounting and finance tasks within a small finance team. You will be working directly with the Finance manager to learn through assistance with daily finance operations, development and implementation of finance policies and procedures, payroll and tax compliance. You will also get exposure to budget control and accounting in a dynamic apparel retail company experiencing exponential growth. You will also gain hands on experience working with the financial controller and company accountant. This role will allow you to practically apply your theoretical knowledge of accounting standards, government policies and finance operations in your day to day work. Within this role you will have the opportunity to further build on your communication and stakeholder management skills as you will be liaising with the company directors, office managers and sales and retail team.

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IT Support Associate Internship Placement

Location: Sydney
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: This company provides specialist support, guidance and partnership to help organisations and their people realise their health potential. By combining their clinical expertise, the science of behaviour, national resources and commercial acumen they achieve industry leading outcomes that enable clients to focus on what they do best. ABOUT YOU: You are an excellent problem solver with a passion to develop your skills and experience within IT Support. You have demonstrated customer service experience and have great communication and interpersonal skills. You’re analytically minded with a degree in computer science or related IT field. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will gain training and exposure to manage, configure and troubleshoot a range of IT related systems such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, servers, security systems and VoIP phone systems; provide telephony and onsite support and troubleshooting; application and hardware configuration, deployment and troubleshooting; hardware and software asset management. Whilst developing your problem solving & analytical skills, you will also have the opportunity to build on your relationship management, customer service and business communication skills in this placement. You will also gain invaluable practical experience team work and time management.

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Help Desk Support Internship Placement

Location: Melbourne
Start Date: Dec 2016

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: A service provider delivering unlimited support and data centre hosted infrastructure-as-a-service plans to small businesses. ABOUT YOU: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in IT with the ability to act as the first line of support in a Help Desk environment. You have great communication and basic problem solving skills. You have a can do attitude with a willingness to learn and absorb information to develop both your soft and technical skills. LEARNING OUTCOME: In addition to specified learning outcomes of the program, you will experience what it’s like to be the first point of contact at IT help desk, assisting clients with troubleshooting issues and ticketing to the relevant persons. This will develop your understanding of IT and how an IT team works as you get coached through the experience by a great team of experienced professionals who take pride in in their team built on values of constant personal development and also want to help you learn.

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