Goldman Sachs


About Our Firm

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.  Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

In Australia, we provide expertise and advice on a wide range of financial disciplines across products, industries and regions and report our activities in the following business divisions:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Global Investment Research
  • Investment Management
  • Securities

We may also have opportunities in divisions including:

  • Operations
  • Technology


Why Should Students Consider Goldman Sachs?

Business Principles #2: Our assets are our people, capital and reputation.

Our graduates and interns can expect:

  • To contribute to meaningful projects of global, economic and social significance from day one
  • A highly collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment
  • Best-in-class training through Goldman Sachs University
  • To work with talented and passionate individuals who will inspire and motivate you
  • To develop a global network
  • Formal and informal mentoring support drawn from the firm’s top talent.
  • Networking opportunities with over 80 diversity networks and interest forums globally
  • Career development and mobility opportunities
  • Competitive benefits and much more.


How Do We Select?

At Goldman Sachs, we take great care in identifying the best person for every job, and our various businesses seek the same core qualities in every candidate: a passion for excellence, a belief in the power of the team, integrity, a desire to be challenged, a strong client service ethic and the drive to make a mark on the world. We seek a diverse workforce to meet the unique needs of our clients, so our search for prospective employees is broad and rigorous.

In identifying and selecting recruits, in addition to the above core qualities, we look for those who demonstrate judgment, character, analytical/technical abilities, communication skills, intellectual curiosity and leadership potential. We do not limit our search to individuals with a particular degree, major or business background.  Instead we consider each person based on the full context of their background, experience and ability to create value for our clients and the firm.

Regardless of the business division that you apply to, through our interview process you will have the opportunity to meet as many firm representatives as possible, to give you an insight into our firm and culture, and enable you to make an informed decision about your future career with the firm.

The interview process itself may vary from division to division. Candidates will be assessed on overall “fit” with the firm and will focus on your past experiences and future goals. There will most likely be some questions to test your technical knowledge based on the study you have done to date.  You may also be required to complete online testing and a pre-recorded video interview as part of the process.