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SAP Student Training and Rotation (STAR) Program

Australia and New Zealand

Want to get ahead while studying? SAP’s Student Training and Rotation (STAR) Program provides a unique opportunity for students ideally studying Business, Information Technology, Computer Science or Software Engineering to gain real-life experience while completing tertiary studies.

Get ahead with SAP


You’re driven. You’re ambitious.

You embrace technology and love working with others to solve complex problems. You know you want to make the most of every opportunity in life and that includes now – while you are studying.

Welcome to SAP’s STAR Program. Our globally supported work integrated learning program provides students real-world experience at SAP, complementing tertiary studies by both guiding and preparing them for a future career. STAR is a multi-year, paid rotational training program designed to help students jump start their careers at SAP. As a STAR Program participant, you will have the opportunity to rotate across several SAP business areas while receiving on-the-job and structured development and coaching from leaders in the technology and sales fields. Work full-time during study breaks and part-time during the academic year while gaining hands-on practical experience in today’s fast-paced technology industry.

At the end of the program and your studies, you may have the opportunity to secure a position within our globally recognized SAP Academy, or to be considered for other opportunities within the business.

What's in it for you?


The SAP STAR intern experience

STAR Intern, Yanik Fernando, and his Digital Transformation Office mentor, Stephen Chan, share their program experience.

What do we look for in a SAP STAR Program candidate?


A love of people, collaboration, new technologies and new experiences.


Focused on achieving great things, finding solutions, taking on challenges and never settling for second best.


Fascinated by new and emerging technologies – and excited to suggest new ideas that disrupt the status quo.


Attracted to flexibility, mobility, and new work experiences. Thrives when working across cultures and boundaries.


Has had a variety of experiences, both in studies and extracurricular activities.


Demonstrates strong leadership skills, inspires others, and has the potential to drive positive change.

We are looking for students with two years to go and are studying the following degrees – either as a single discipline or as a double degree:
  • Business (your major isn’t important but you need to be interested in working in a commercial organisation and helping organisations transform digitally)
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Learn more about the experience

Most of our students will work in either the sales or presales areas.  


The Presales team is often the first point of contact for our customers. These trusted advisors provide pre-sales support for SAP products and services. They create and maintain sales presentations, product demos, and other materials to help secure business and grow revenue.

A career in Presales with SAP will expose you to cutting-edge software and technology and give you the opportunity to work with global clients across industries and geographies.


A career in Sales is much more varied and challenging than you may think. Our Account Managers and Sales teams are trusted advisors to their clients, engaging in a meaningful way to deliver sustainable solutions to some of business’ biggest challenges.

A career in Sales with SAP will expose you to cutting-edge software and technology and give you the opportunity to work with global clients across industries and geographies. And the rewards are big for those with ambition.

What our students say


Who is eligible to apply?

Students will ideally be studying in a Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering field to apply for the SAP STAR Program although those with other backgrounds are welcome to apply. Students from any university may apply to the program but students must be able to commit to one of the program structures below.

We are looking for students who have 24 months to go in their current course of study. We offer two key models:

  • Students undertake full time work with us as part of an industry placement or co-op arrangement
  • Students work with us part-time during semesters/trimesters and then work full time during their breaks

(Students are strongly recommended to commit to three days a week.)  

What is the recruitment process?

Applications for the 2020 STAR Program Interns in Canberra is now open. The hiring for the 2021 batch of STAR Interns in Sydney and Melbourne will commence in July/Aug 2020. Please register your interest with us right now to get informed of any updated news on the hiring in Sydney and Melbourne.


About SAP Australia & New Zealand

A subsidiary of SAP SE, SAP Australia and New Zealand is a market leader in enterprise applications, serving more than 2,000 customers across the region. We transform businesses with cutting-edge technology, cloud computing and design thinking, and believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment.

Want to know where a career with SAP could take you?

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