Graduate and Intern Opportunities

We believe in challenging you.

At TAL, there’s no limit to where your career can go. We only take a small number of graduates and interns each year, so they’re highly sought-after right across TAL. Our Graduates and Interns work alongside industry thought-leaders with support from dedicated sponsors, buddies and career managers. It’s a program designed to help graduates and interns be the best they can be.

Graduate Program

The TAL graduate program has been designed to challenge graduates by immersing them in four key areas of our business, both within their field of study and beyond. This ensures they gain a strong understanding of how our business operates. 

Best Graduate Development Program

And we support our graduates. We listen to their goals and provide development pathways that will help them grow their skills even further, and get them where they want to go. This includes support for further related study and professional qualifications, where relevant, e.g., Actuarial Education Assistance, FSAA of the IAA and CA, plus study and exam leave.

We're proud TAL has been recognised for the investment we've made in our graduates with the Best Graduate Development Program award at the 2019 Australian Human Resources Awards.

There really is no limit to your career prospects through the TAL Graduate program. TAL has really invested in the program to equip you with the appropriate skills to become future leaders. There will be challenges and opportunities for each individual graduate. The accessibility of senior management is amazing.
Pricing Analyst (former Actuarial graduate)
Ben Wu

Summer Intern Program

TAL’s Summer Intern Program has been designed to provide students with 10 weeks of experience working within a business unit relevant to their degree and career aspirations. The program’s emphasis is on on-the-job training with interns supporting projects within their business unit. The role is suitable for students in their penultimate year of study.

At the end of the Internship you will have the opportunity to apply and have your application fast tracked for our Graduate program commencing the following year. 

If you're ready for the challenge, we're ready for you.  

We’re looking for graduates and interns who:

  • want a company that will believe in their goals as much as they do,
  • have worked hard to get to where they are now – whether that’s through high Academic achievement or other exceptional achievements,
  • have a genuine interest in the insurance industry, and are eager to make it better for everyone,
  • haven’t just talked about leadership in their university, work experience or other activities – they’ve lived it,
  • are independent and demonstrate initiative, and
  • are curious about how life insurance works and have a desire to help Australians get the most out of their lives. 
Who is eligible?

We encourage applications from all disciplines and backgrounds. If you have specific needs, our application process can be tailored to suit you – just let us know and we’ll be happy to work with you. 

To qualify for the TAL Graduate Program you must have completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in the last two years or be completing your degree prior to your start date.

To qualify for the TAL Summer Intern Program you must be in your penultimate year of study and able to commit to the duration of the program.

Additionally you need to be and Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

How to apply for the Graduate and Intern Programs

Step 1: Complete an online application
Apply for the relevant graduate or intern position via the TAL careers portal.

Step 2: Short video interview
If your application is successful you'll receive an email invitation to complete a short video interview.
This is a one way digital interview that you can complete at a time and place that suits you.

Step 3: Online Assessment
If you're successful at the video interview process you'll receive an email invitation to complete an online assessment.
This assessment will take approximately 40 minutes  and can be completed at a time and place that suits you.


Step 4: Interview
If you're short listed following the online assessment you'll be asked to attend an interview at our offices in Sydney or Melbourne.


Step 5: Offers Made
If you're successful at the interview we'll contact you and make you an offer.
If you have questions about the Graduate and Intern programs, please send us an email.
TAL has provided me with many key experiences and learnings within this program that spans across the business. I have been enriched by the power of cognitive diversity, ability to have a flexible work-life balance and feel part of a community with the various extracurricular group pursuits on offer.
TAL Graduate 2019
Georgia Hondros

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  • AIA 2017 Winner Insurance Executive of the Year
  • Money Magazine Best of the Best Award
  • 2019 Life Company of the Year Winner
  • ANZIIF 2018 award