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SAP Student Training and Rotation (STAR) Program

Australia

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

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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 will 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?

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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.

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We are looking for students in their penultimate year of studies who are studying the following degrees – either as a single discipline or as a double degree:
  • Business (your major isn’t important but you need tobe interested in working in a commercial organization and helping organisations transform digitally)
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering

Learn more about the experience


There are three areas to explore as part of the SAP STAR Program. Your studies, interests and skills will determine which area you should apply for.

For students studying Business, Information Systems and related fields

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.

 

 

For students studying Information Systems, Information Technology and related fields

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 Presales can lead to a role as an:
  • Industry Specialist who identifies, understands, and defines customer needs in order to develop and maintain standard product demonstrations and materials to close business and increase revenue.
  • Enterprise Architect who provides direct support to Sales and Presales in the development and execution of strategies for SAP’s Innovation platform of solutions in complex and strategic sales opportunities.
  • Innovation Principal who infuses technologies & game changing innovations into teams and deals and drives Design Thinking adoption in customer engagements.

     

For students studying Computer Science, Software Engineering and related fields
 
Our Innovation and Industry Value Engineering teams design, create and deliver extensions to our cloud solutions and contribute to innovative development projects.
 
Working closely together with SAP product, sales and the services business, these teams help realize SAP’s strategic goal of leading in next-generation technologies, combining our SAP Leonardo suite (IOT, MI, AI, blockchain, advanced analytics) with established technologies to deliver business impact.
 
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 Presales can lead to a role as an:
  • Innovation Principal who infuses technologies & game changing innovations into teams and deals and drives Design Thinking adoption in customer engagements.
  • Enterprise Architect who provides direct support to Sales and Presales in the development and execution of strategies for SAP’s Innovation platform of solutions in complex and strategic sales opportunities.

     

Who is eligible to apply?

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

 

Time Period   Option 1   Option 2   Option 3
Suitable for:   Students who have 12 month of full-time study remaining   Students who can undertake a year-long industry placement or Co-Op year in 2019   Students who have 18-24 month of full-time study remaining
February 2019 – July 2019   Full-time work   Full-time work   Study/work (2 days per week)
August 2019 – November 2019   Study/work (2 days per week)   Full-time work   Full-time work
December 2019 – February 2020   Full-time work   Full-time work   Full-time work
March 2020 – June 2020   Study/work (2 days per week)   Study/work (2 days per week)   Study/work (2 days per week)
July 2020   Possibility of commencing graduate position   Full-time work   Full-time work
August – 2020 November 2020       Study/work (2 days per week)   Study/work (2 days per week)
December 2020/Januar – Februar 2021   Possibility of commencing graduate position   Possibility of commencing graduate position

What is the recruitment process?

Applications for the 2020 SAP STAR Program will open in August 2019 and roles will begin in February 2020. To receive notifications about the program, please join our talent community.

 


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

Job areas

Act boldly and innovate at SAP – no matter your career path. Explore job opportunities in sales, development and technology, consulting services and support, corporate operations, marketing and communications, HR, and finance.

Career development

Combine your talents with SAP opportunities to create an amazing career. We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders and provide you with the development tools, training, and support you need to turn your career dreams into reality.

Our people

The key to SAP’s success? Our people. They are innovators, leaders, and all around great human beings. They come from many different countries, speak many different languages – and bring their own unique experiences to the table.

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.

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