RACV Graduate Program

Kick-start your career at an organisation owned by and run for the benefit of its members

Applications for the 2022 Graduate Program are now closed.

Our 12-month generalist and specialist program offers you three rotations of four months duration. This gives you the opportunity to experience different parts of RACV and meet key leaders as you grow your career. You’ll manage and contribute to significant and meaningful projects whilst working on a final enterprise wide capstone project with your Graduate peers.

The 2022 Graduate Program offers a number of streams which include:

  • Digital (Content)
  • User Experience (UX) / Service Design
  • Finance
  • Digital Analytics
  • Technology
  • Generalist

Be supported every step of the way

Whether your sights are set on a career in finance, marketing, hospitality or insurance, you’ll receive unparalleled support to help you develop. Each of our 6 successful graduates will be:

  • provided with an individual development plan tailored to you and designed to help you achieve your career goals
  • paired with a mentor from senior management for coaching and guidance
  • offered the opportunity to work in completely different roles and teams.


You need to meet the following requirements to apply:

  • be in the process of completing your studies in mid to end of 2021 (or, already completed your studies within the last 2 years)
  • have full permanent work rights in Australia (be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident).

The talent process

Three RACV graduates laughing together.

1. Online application (cover letter and resume)

This is our chance to find out more about you. We’ll be taking into consideration your:

  • Resumé
  • Work, leadership and team experience
  • Cover letter where you outline
  • Extra-curricular activities / volunteer work
  • Academic results
  • Passion, enthusiasm and motivation

2. Video interview and online psychometric assessment

You’ll be notified via email if you have been selected to participate in this part of the process. This part of the process is completely online and should take about 30 minutes of your time. You will record yourself answering interview questions (about 10 minutes) and then complete the online verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning assessments.

3. Assessment Centre

On the day, you can expect:

  • An information session
  • Group activities
  • Case study
  • Opportunity to meet the Graduate Business Managers for your area of interest

4. Final panel interview

This is the final stage. You will undertake a behavioural-based interview with a leader in the team you're looking to join. This is also your opportunity to discover more about life at RACV and the people you could be working with.

5. Offer

We advise all applicants whether you are successful or not. If we do decide to progress you to this final stage, pre-employment checks and background screening are conducted by a member of the RACV team. If you haven’t heard from us, that means your application is still being considered.

  • RACV Community Involvement

    Making a positive and lasting impact in our community has long been a part of our DNA; after all, we’ve been supporting Victorian communities for more than 115 years. 

    We’re committed to acting responsibly and demonstrating leadership through the business decisions we make and the actions we take, from supporting local charities through our Community Foundation to our long-standing advocacy efforts on everything from road rules to public transport.

    We recognise that we have a responsibility and opportunity to take a leadership role in creating social impact, and now you have the opportunity to join us.

    • Discover how we influence change and drive sustainable outcomes.
    • Get involved in projects that help Victorians feel connected, safe and included in their community.
    • Volunteer for RACV and community-partnered events including ANZAC Day and the RACV Australia Day Festival, and the MidSumma Festival.
  • Why start your career at RACV?

    There’s something special about working for an iconic Australian organisation. A household name for most Victorians, the RACV has been around for more than 115 years and is now recognised as the largest member organisation in Victoria.

    Renowned for our advocacy efforts, award-winning member content RoyalAuto, and our wide-range of products and services in mobility, home and leisure, we’re proud of our rich history and excited for an even brighter future.

    See our careers page for more information.

What is RACV looking for in a Graduate?

We're interested in students with degrees in generalist and specialist disciplines. Key competencies assessed through our recruitment process include:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness
  • Action oriented
  • Resilience and the ability to embrace change
  • Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and identify potential solutions
  • Communicates effectively

Can I choose my rotations?

Your first rotation will be aligned to your discipline of study. Rotations two and three will be a combination of business needs and Graduate preferences. Please note that whilst we will look to meet a Graduate’s request, this is not always possible. You will be encouraged to discuss your fourth rotation preference with the Graduate Program Manager, and this should be aligned to your chosen career path at RACV.

What’s the salary?

RACV’s Graduate salary starts at $69,444 including superannuation per year. This is a competitive salary aligned with the market and is reviewed each year.

Do I need to supply an academic transcript?

We do not require a copy of your transcript upon application. If you are successful in making it to our assessment centre stage, we request that you bring one with you at that time.

Chanel Lai

The opportunity to be part of RACV’s 2020 Graduate Program has been incredibly rewarding both personally and professionally.

The learning development opportunities inspire me to think outside the box but having support and guidance from my manager and team has enabled me to grow and learn to adapt to new challenges.

One of the highlights of my first rotation has been the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with the ICT Leadership Team. This opportunity has provided me with invaluable insight and advice that I will keep in mind as I continue to develop my skills through the various rotations offered in the program and aspire to producing meaningful contributions on team projects for RACV.

I am fortunate to be offered to enrol in this graduate program provided by RACV and set off my career with the company of enlightened and experienced mentors and colleagues.

Jess Bu

As a Commerce and Science graduate (majoring in Marketing and Immunology), I was still unsure about the direction of my career path. As I was scrolling through the countless opportunities advertised on LinkedIn, RACV’s generalist Graduate Program caught my eye. It offered various rotations, non-specific to a stream. Perfect, I thought and with that, I applied for it. A few months down the track and after several interviews, I was officially offered the privilege to be part of the RACV Graduate Program.

On my first day, I was nervous but excited to embark on this new journey. I was welcomed by our lovely coordinator who met us at the lobby and introduced everyone. We took the elevator to level 9 of 485 Bourke St and commenced our two-week induction where managers from all the different departments spoke about their roles. As we walked through the contemporary office, we were welcomed and greeted by friendly smiles throughout the organisation. We also had the opportunity to be given a tour of the RACV City Club and experience a day at the RACV retail stores.

I am currently undertaking my first rotation in the Commercial & Transactions team where we are responsible for merger and acquisition activity in addition to the capital management of our associates and subsidiaries. With the slight fear that it would be finance based, the team have been supportive to say the least and mentored me throughout the rotation. It has only been a short 3 months, but the experience has been a challenging yet fulfilling one. Funnily enough, the majority of the team is made up of previous RACV graduates which was comforting because they were once in my shoes.

Overall, I think that RACV’s generalist Graduate Program offers an invaluable experience and the coordinators and rotation managers have been immensely supportive. I look forward to exploring more opportunities and challenges and to discover what my future holds at RACV.

Josh Tanner

When I first heard about RACV’s Graduate Program, I knew that it would provide me with an incredible foundation for my career. The generalist nature of the program provides the chance to discover where my skillset is best suited within the company across four rotations.

Since joining the team at RACV, my perspective and opinion has been encouraged and welcomed. I have added value to some of the many diverse projects and initiatives that are being delivered across the company. My leaders and mentors are constantly providing me with opportunities to overcome challenging situations, to expand my professional network and to develop my knowledge and understanding of how the business operates.

One of my favourite parts of the Graduate Program has been sharing each moment – both struggles and successes – with other graduates, past and present. The corporate culture at RACV of innovation, courage and community is like nothing I have experienced; making you feel valued, accepted and supported. I am excited to see what opportunities and challenges await as my journey continues with RACV.

Nicholas Amon

To land a position in RACV’s graduate program was a huge highlight in my life, post graduating from university. I had been looking into the program for some time and applied for it over some other organisation’s graduate programs because the ‘generalist’ nature of this program really stood out for me. Studying a business degree set me up on a number of career paths and upon graduating from RMIT, I was unsure on which path I would want to go down exactly going forward. Reading the description on the RACV grad program webpage, amongst the testimonials from other previous grads who had landed a job at RACV, I realised how beneficial this program could be for me. By being able to work in different areas/divisions of the business (e.g. P&C, Marketing, Motoring, Membership, Home etc.), you get an insight into what type of career might suit you best.

My first rotation is in the Home Division, and more specifically with the Energy team. I was welcomed into the team by all the staff and felt very comfortable in the early stages when I was settling into the team. My rotation manager has been of great help in guiding me to take over initiatives and build some confidence in the corporate workplace environment. Everyone I have met at RACV has been very nice and generous in giving me helpful advice. Even people in other divisions have shown an interest in me and have brought up the idea of grabbing a coffee for a social chat to break up your day in the office, which just speaks great company culture.

The offices at 485 Bourke Street are state of the art, and the workplace setting is very inviting towards collaboration between staff. It’s a terrific workplace environment to be in, and somewhere you feel you can be your productive best by working towards your individual goals and making significant contributions to innovative projects and initiatives. The other graduates from previous years have built a strong bond with me and other members of the 2020 graduate cohort and we truly appreciate their guidance in our early stages of the program.

I am very much looking forward to my other rotations and growing as an RACV employee to deliver on exciting new company initiatives in the near future.

Jason Be

What excited me about being a part of the RACV Graduate Program was that I would be able to rotate across many parts of the business developing new skills and learning more about myself and where I want to be in the future. I know that from this program I’ll be able to refine my career pathway and have meaningful lessons and experiences which will help me develop professionally.

My rotation in the Property & Capital Works Team has been a great and rewarding experience. I have been heavily involved in the Eagle House Project and over time have been given opportunities to take on greater responsibilities and be a part of the decision-making process. I’ve been learning a lot and have even been able to run my own projects, chairing meetings and meeting with external contractors alone.

The program has only just begun, and this first rotation has already taught me a lot.

Jordan Lang

RACV’s strong reputation and community presence, coupled with the diverse nature of its Hospitality Management Graduate Program were key elements that enticed me to apply for the role. The variety offered in the program seemed the perfect way to kick start my career, combining my passion for hospitality with my learnings from university in a hands on, practical manner.

I anticipated an exciting and fast paced 12 months, full of new experiences and challenges, constant learning and hard work and it has exceeded my expectations thus far. I have just completed my first rotation with the Club Membership team and have been overwhelmed by the positive culture of RACV, and the welcoming and supportive nature of everyone I have met and worked with.

A highlight of RACV’s graduate programs is the strong emphasis on the professional development of graduates. Right from the beginning I have felt comfortable and like a valued member of the team, I have been trusted to run projects and have been instilled with confidence. I am very excited to see what my future at TACV holds and low forward to the remainder of the program and the future challenges and experiences that it will bring.

Micah San Pascual

I applied to RACV’s Graduate Program for its generalist structure and the opportunity to work in different business areas throughout the duration of the program.

My first rotation has been with the Corporate Responsibility team. During my rotation, I’ve been fortunate enough to assist in facilitating several volunteering opportunities within RACV as well as working on how to better improve our processes for employees and external community organisations alike.

The team I’m in has been both very helpful and encouraging throughout my rotation, making it a supportive environment to grow professionally. Our graduate coordinators and my fellow grads have also been a great source and network to ask questions and gain fresh perspectives from. It’s been great so far, and I’m excited to see the future opportunities and challenges that will come throughout the program.

Sarah Williams

Undertaking the Hospitality Management Graduate Program at RACV has been a once in a lifetime opportunity. Being placed at the RACV Torquay Resort has meant that I’m not only able to learn from a supportive and knowledgeable team, but I can also enjoy taking in the picturesque scenery surrounding my workplace.

Working for RACV means that my training has been thorough and conducive to my growth as a graduate. The program has provided me with firsthand experience to the various operations that are required for maintaining a 5-star resort. I have been able to gain exposure and insight to a side of the hospitality industry that I am unlikely to have experienced otherwise if I hadn’t been in this role.

Working within each department allows me to experience what it is like to live a day in the life of my colleagues. I have gained an appreciation for the mental and physical abilities that are required to undertake their jobs and feel as though the knowledge and skills gained from this experience will pave the foundation for my future career prospects with RACV.