Perpetual is one of Australia's leading ASX-listed, diversified financial institutions and blue-chip brands. What we do goes beyond managing money and why we do it is to create a better future. Working here, you'll not only be part of a growing global team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with high-calibre people whilst delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.
Across our four business divisions - Perpetual Asset Management Australia, Perpetual Asset Management International, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust - we aim to protect and grow our clients' wealth, knowing that by doing so we can make a difference in their lives.
Our vision is to be the most trusted in financial services and we're here to deliver enduring prosperity for our clients, our people and for the communities in which we work. We've worked hard over 130+ years to build our reputation as a trusted brand.
Our purpose is Enduring Prosperity; For our people, our clients, and the communities in which we live and work. By living our purpose, we aim to achieve our vision to be the most trusted in financial services. Perpetual's strong heritage is built on trust, integrity, stability, and unwavering focus on doing the right thing.
The employee experience at Perpetual is unique, and we often say that we are 'big enough, small enough'. Our headcount makes us a small to medium-sized firm, but we create a big impact with the work we do. Working at Perpetual you'll not only be part of a growing global organisation, but you'll have day-to-day access to key decision-makers and senior leaders of the business.
Our graduate program is designed to create the leaders of the future. Because your success is essential to our growth, we are committed to help you develop your skills and plan your career.
Perpetual is a place where you can grow, thrive and make a difference in people's lives. We're passionate about workplace flexibility, sustainability and diversity and inclusion – and these are just some of the reasons why our people do what they do at Perpetual.
As a Perpetual Graduate, you will complete two rotations in real roles doing meaningful work across all core business units: Perpetual Investments, Perpetual Private, Perpetual Corporate Trust, Risk and Legal and Corporate Services. Over the twelve months, you'll complete two rotations of six months' duration across different teams. We'll discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.
In the Perpetual and Fordham Graduate Program, your development is important to us.
Your journey with Perpetual/Fordham begins through your recruitment process where we build a strong insight of your respective strengths and potential areas for development. We subsequently use this information to build a blended learning approach that includes customised face-to-face workshops, online learning, and access to leaders. Your development program is designed to set you up for future success and high performance in our organisation.
In designing your learning journey, we take into consideration the skills you need to perform at the appropriate stage in your graduate program. For example, on joining Perpetual/Fordham our focus will be helping you transition into the workplace. As you progress through the program, we may cover areas including understanding yourself and performing in diverse teams, influencing others, building resilience and developing leadership capability. This compliments any formal technical training that you may complete as part of your specific role.
Your tailored learning journey will allow you to network and build strong relationships, not only with your own graduate cohort but with key stakeholders in our business. As a Graduate, you will have exposure to different businesses and clients where you will gain a depth of experience in our organisation, access to leaders in our business, and a structured support community of buddies and mentors.
To be eligible for our graduate program, you'll need to have:
Fordham's Vacationer Program
The Fordham Vacationer Program is an essential component in gaining valuable working experience while finishing your studies. Great careers can be defined by where they started and we at Fordham believe we offer an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing business.
Our four-week Vacationer Program will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the accounting field.
From day one, you will experience the drive and dedication for excellence we provide to our clients and be supported by committed professionals who will help guide and mentor you. You won't be just filing during the Vacationer Program! You will be involved in real-life assignments such as meeting clients, interacting with Fordham Partners and be involved in technical and professional skills training. This is an opportunity to experience what life is like at Fordham with the potential to kick start your accounting career with us.
To be eligible for our vacationer program, you'll need to:
We're passionate about the mental health and well-being of our team as we want our people to be able to thrive both at work and home. We recently signed up to Headspace to give your employees and their families free access to the market-leading app designed to improve health and well-being through mindfulness and meditation.
At Perpetual we're serious about flexibility as we believe it drives better business outcomes and know that it is important to our people. We know flexibility looks different to everyone. Our goal is to empower our people with a measure of control over when, where, and how they work to deliver their best work.
When it comes to our employee benefits, we have everything you'd expect and more. We are passionate about protecting the wealth of all Australian's and positioning them for financial security and retirements. This starts at home for us, and our portfolio of benefits are designed to help employees balance their personal and professional lives and reach their financial goals.
Super and Leave
Access to 'Perpetual Discounts' providing discounts and special offers on entertainment, clothing, homeware, gift cards, technology, dining and more.
Employees can save up to 4% on their health insurance with Bupa corporate products and have access to a unique corporate plan with HCF.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP is a professional, confidential counselling service run by an external company, Davidson Trahaire Corpsych. The EAP offers short term, confidential counselling, either in person, online or over the phone.
Each year Perpetual offers employees the option of receiving a flu vaccination.
Health screenings comprising of a 10 minute check of blood pressure, total cholesterol and glucose levels are offered to all employees.