Fast track your career in the profit-to-member superannuation sector with SuperGrads
SuperGrads is a 12-month professional development graduate program that has helped launch the careers of over 160 high-calibre graduates in the profit-to-member sector since 2004.
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The objectives and philosophy of the $1.6 trillion profit-to-member sector differs significantly than that of other financial institutions, and we identify graduates who are motivated by a purpose that transcends profits.
The SuperGrads program is rich in education, training and networking opportunities and imbues a strong understanding of the origins of the sector and the member-first ethos we all live by.
Our SuperGrads are employed by superannuation funds, investment houses and other entities in the profit-to-member sector who are looking for the next generation of industry leaders.
Our participating employers have included AustralianSuper, CareSuper, Cbus, Equip, First State Super, Frontier Advisors, HESTA, Local Government Super, MTAA Super, NGS Super, IFM Investors and many more.
Think you've got what it takes to make a difference?
AIST’s SuperGrads program is not just looking for graduates with the right mix of skills and qualifications, but for those also committed to upholding the values of the profit-to-member superannuation industry.
See what past SuperGrads have to say about the program:
About the program
Established in 2004, the SuperGrads Program has helped launch the careers of more than 160 graduates in the profit-to-member superannuation industry.
The comprehensive SuperGrads training and development program will enrich your career, both professionally and personally.
With a competitive starting salary and other benefits, graduates are exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities, whether it’s on the job or through the SuperGrads program.
From soft skills to technical training, SuperGrads empowers you to deepen your knowledge and take control of your career.
Quality courses, super work and member-first mindset
SuperGrad program highlights:
A paid full-time 12-month role at a profit-to-member super fund
Undertaking AIST's RG 146 Foundations of Super, which is ideal for industry newcomers who need to be RG 146 compliant
One three-day residential and one residential week learning the history, context and objectives of profit-to-member funds while strengthening skills in project management, business process and personal development
A professional development plan, designed in consultation with the graduate’s manager, to attend other seminars, soft-skills training, workshops and conferences throughout the program
Being part of a small, cohesive group that becomes a nurturing network to begin your career
Attending Australia’s largest profit-to-member super conference, AIST’s two-day Conference of Major Superannuation Funds
Acces to a formal mentor from the industry
If you have any further questions about SuperGrads, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018, ME Bank
From CEOs at the residentials to world class presenters at CMSF, everyone shared invaluable advice with us. I left the program with a new set of skills, a network of friends and contacts spread throughout the industry.
The opportunities, education & support provided by SuperGrads have been invaluable in establishing a sound understanding of the industry & a sense of unity in helping members retire with dignity.
Learning about the history, structure and current issues facing the industry at residentials and industry conferences made me to feel connected to the culture of the industry, and the members we work for.
Investment Analyst, IFM Investors
22 November, 2022
The AIST SuperGrad program provides Graduates with a unique and insightful experience about the Australian Superannuation sector. It has given me the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about future issues the sector will face, as well as be excited about the possible opportunities and how I can contribute to them.
Associate Investment Analyst, CareSuper
22 November, 2022
The highlight of the SuperGrad program was the exposure to the passionate and hardworking people in the profit-to-member industry. It was a privilege to meet with so many different people from union officials to senior executives who really went out of their way to tell us their story and answer all our questions. Throughout the program I felt highly supported by AIST, my mentor and my fellow SuperGrads. I would highly recommend the SuperGrad
Project Coordinator, Mine Super
22 November, 2022
The 2022 SuperGrads program with AIST has been such an enriching and unique experience as a young professional. The program provided invaluable exposure, continuous professional development, support and experiences that were so rewarding, versatile and unlike any other graduate program I know of. I have learnt from so many people like CEO’s, Trustee directors, AIST L&D professionals, and right through to my fellow graduates which has