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SAP Student Training and Rotation (STAR) Program

Australia and New Zealand

SAP Student Training and Rotation (STAR) Program

Australia and New Zealand

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.

535 New hires globally in 2019

What's in it for you?

  • Work in a paid position while completing your tertiary studies.
  • Apply your theoretical learning in real-world situations.
  • Receive world-class structured learning, coaching and mentoring.
  • Get exposure to cutting-edge technologies and global clients.
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively to solve business challenges.
  • Opportunity to be considered for permanent positions after the completion of your studies, including in the globally recognized SAP Academy Program.
 

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?

Passion

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

Ambition

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

Innovation

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

Adaptability

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

Experiences

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

Leadership

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.  

Presales

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.

Sales

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.

Hear from the SAP STAR program students

Chelsea Russell

The STAR Program has allowed me to get a view of the full business process that occur within SAP, leading me to be better prepared for a role in Sales in the future.

Yanik Fernando

This program has seen me put theory learned at university to practice in the real world. Here we are encouraged to take risks, to learn and to grow every day, so we can do the best work of our lives and help the world run better! It's something tangible - the chance to have a taste and then run with purpose and direction into a great career.

Ssumer Al Saadi

The STAR program has allowed me to work with various teams, encouraging to think more diversely and creatively as I developed and improved my skills.

David Wu

The program has been a great experience so far and shows that SAP has real focus and passion on young & early talent within the industry. The program has allowed me to both network and learn about the IT industry both within SAP and externally and has given me a great, in-depth insight into the IT world.

Are you ready for the next step?

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.

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