We’re determined to open up opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to gain exposure to a career in investment management. Check out what’s on offer below.


National Investments Competition

In 2019, Future IM/Pact will run a National Investments Competition in universities across Australia in partnership with the University Network of Investing and Trading society (UNIT).  Gender balanced teams of four will complete a range of investment challenges to compete for a 2019 summer intern placement with a Future IM/Pact partner. Teams will be evaluated by some of Australia’s leading investors, and will also receive access to Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides an introduction to the financial markets. 

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Female-only roundtables

Hosted by Future IM/Pact partners, these roundtable events aim to directly engage female students via intimate lunchtime events. These events are invite-only and contain no more than 20 students in a room with up to 5 investors from a variety of Future IM/Pact partner firms.

Find out more and register your interest here.

Intern programs


Challenger offers a diverse and engaging program that gives you broad cross functional exposure to help grow your career.

Challenger internships run for approximately eight weeks across the summer break. Students in their final year may be given the opportunity continue to work on a part-time basis while completing their studies.

Your responsibilities will vary depending on what team you will be working with. Your leader will work with you to determine a project, set of tasks, or targets to achieve during your placement.

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll get the opportunity to work alongside senior leaders and influencers every day in a collaborative environment.

  • Gain relevant experience by contributing to important business projects.

  • Start building your career from day one with hands on coaching to develop your technical skills.  

  • Work in an organisation that has been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).

  • Learn more about our business and your colleagues at social events, informal learning sessions, and company wide updates.

Applications for internships and graduate roles open in June and close by mid-August.

You can find more information on the Challenger careers site.


HESTA runs an 8-12 week annual internship program in their investment team over the summer university holidays.  Recruitment occurs during August - September. Send your CV to: careers@hesta.com.au


AustralianSuper’s internship program offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to be part of the investment team for an 8 week period. This program provides interns with real work experience through practical application of their studies. They work on two real projects with two different asset classes during their 8 week stay and then create and share a presentation to the Investments department. The intake for this program is small and the experience gained is invaluable. Successful internships lead to graduate positions within the team.

Find out more here.

Entry level roles

There are currently no entry level roles available with Future IM/Pact partners, check back again soon.

Graduate roles and programs


There are several opportunities throughout the year for graduates to join Challenger. These roles are open to students that have recently completed their tertiary education, or entry level candidates looking to kick start their career.

Graduate roles are advertised on the Challenger career site and university career hubs, and the application process is the same as applying for any other role at Challenger.

You can find more information on the Challenger careers site.

Cbus Super

Cbus Super hires graduates in its investment teams who have recently completed their degree in commerce, finance or another related discipline. Post graduate qualifications are also looked upon favourably, as would enrolment in the CFA program. Subscribe to Future IM/Pact and be the first to hear about new opportunities.


QIC offers a range of graduate opportunities for grads who are bright, passionate and are great team players. QIC's graduate program focuses on experience. You will grow and develop a deep understanding of both your division and the QIC business. We will provide you with professional development, real on-the-job experiences and mentoring from top-class professionals.


The Investments graduate program is a two year rotation based program. Graduates are rotated through asset class teams such as Equities, Infrastructure and Fixed Income, and Asset Allocation. Graduates are welcomed into the teams as respected contributors from day one, participating in all aspects of their team. Access to senior managers and work life balance are both important parts of this program as is a tailored development plan. Each graduate has the support of a graduate manager and mentor along with their rotation team manager. Find out more information here.

Speed networking university events

We’re running speed networking events at Universities across the country. These events provide students with a chance to ask investors about the industry and their career.

Contact us at info@future-impact.com.au if you’d like to arrange an event at your university.

F3 mentoring programs

Future IM/Pact has partnered with F3 to provide university work experience placements to women interested in a career in investment management. 

Over 6 weeks, a group of 5 students work together to develop a solution to a real business problem. The project team is supported by a skilled mentor from a Future IM/Pact partner and the experience is managed by F3 to ensure everyone achieves their objectives.

Subscribe to our newsletter today to find out about the next F3 mentoring experience.