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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 be considered for opportunities within the business.

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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?


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 Sales, Digital Transformation Office (DTO) or Service areas.  

Digital Transformation Office (DTO)

The Digital Transformation Office 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 Digital Transformation Office career 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.


Our Delivery Executives, Project Managers and Technical Quality Managers are trusted advisors to our clients. As part of the Customer Success team you will be helping to drive up our customer satisfaction through the delivery of solutions and by helping to create innovation opportunities for our customer base.


Hear from the SAP STAR program students

Chelsea Russell

The STAR program has given me the opportunity to understand a business cycle more completely, which has allowed me to have a deeper understanding of customer problems and how we can help to solve them in my current Sales role for the SAP Sales Academy.

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.

Sumer 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.

Rebecca Menahem

The STAR program has provided me the opportunity to work on great projects in an environment that is supportive of early talent. It has allowed me to learn, network and develop skills to prepare for the future.

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 balance of 24 months to go in their current course of study from the following year. We offer two key models:

  • Students undertake full time work with us as part of an industry placement or work-integrated learning 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 will commence from July 2021. Applicants will need to submit an application online, undertake a short telephone interview and then take part in a bootcamp at the SAP offices.

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