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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 be considered for opportunities within the business.


New hires globally in 2021

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.

Learn about the STAR program experience

Most of our students will work in either Presales, Sales, Services or CE&X (Customer Engagement & Experience) areas.

  • Presales
    The primary mission of our Presales organisation is to provide advice to customers, prospects and partners on how our solutions can help organisations solve complex problems and become best run businesses. Our Presales team consists of 120+ Software Solution Advisors, Industry and Business Process Experts, Value Engineers, Technology Architects, Creators and Innovators.  
  • Sales
    A career in Sales is much more varied and challenging than you maythink. Our Account Managers and Sales teams are trusted advisors totheir 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.
  • Services
    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. 
  • CE&X (Customer Engagement & Experience)
    Our Customer Success Partners and Customer Engagement Executives are a relationship management team that are responsible for a customer’s success, satisfaction with SAP, solution adoption, consumption and also help with customer advocacy. The team proactively partners with SAP’s cloud customers each step of the way, to help them achieve value realization.  

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

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Hear from the SAP STAR program students

Raymond Zhang

The STAR program has given me experience and perspective in a completely new world, in an environment that is supportive of both my personal development and professional success. In many ways it has challenged me and pushed me out of my comfort zone, helping me learn more about my interests and where I am lacking. The opportunities on offer allow me much freedom to explore, with full transparency on the good and bad, alongside sincere assistance at every step of my career.

Degree: Bachelor of software Engineering (Honours) BEng (Hons), Engineering
School: University of Auckland

Sohan Pujar

The amount of trust and responsibility SAP places on its STAR interns is unparalleled. It fosters an accelerated learning community alongside consistent support and guidance. The STAR program also allowed for me to network with C-suite industry professionals ranging from various generations, backgrounds and locations. As an intern wishing to enter the workforce, this opportunity is extremely invaluable.

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce and Computer Science
School: Monash University

Rebecca Menahem

The STAR program has provided me with exposure to various areas of the business, allowing me to continually learn in a supportive environment. The experience, knowledge and mentoring gained throughout the program has prepared me for a career at SAP.

Degree: Bachelor of business and Bachelor of Marketing
School:Monash University

Alexia Bayyouk

The STAR program is a friendly and inclusive program that is supporting me through my early career development.  Ihave been able to develop and grow my skills alongside my studies, as well as learn about the technology industry. The skills I am developing and the network I am building will provide a fundamental stepping stone for my career.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Software Engineering
School:University of Technology Sydney

Audrey Thompson

My experience in the STAR program has been exceptional. I have had the opportunity to work alongside industry experts on critical projects, giving me exposure to life as a Data Analyst. It has strengthened my technical, business, and soft skills, as well as enabled me to be ambitious in this emerging space.

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Data Science School:University of Melbourne


Mitchell Isitt

Throughout my first year within the Student Training and Rotation (STAR) program, I have worked alongside the sales team within the Public Sector market unit in Wellington, NZ. I was fortunate enough to experience the complete sales process first-hand, feeling a sense of accomplishment that I actively contributed to the team’s success. I have had a great group of mentors who have nurtured my skillset and supported me in developing a deeper understanding of the Technology Industry that will benefit me for the rest of my career. Another key takeaway for me about the STAR program is the ability to study and work in tandem. Over the last year, SAP has been more than welcoming to my study commitments and provides initiatives that help me excel with my university goals. This program has shown me that there is a world of opportunity at SAP, and people will support you if you put in the effort. I am thankful for this opportunity, and I am excited to see where it takes me within SAP.

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce 
School: Victoria University of Wellington

Are you ready for the next step?

Who is eligible to apply?

Students will ideally be studying in a Business, Information Systems, Information Technology, 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?

We will begin hiring our 2023 STARs from July 2022. In the meantime, please register your interest now and you will be notified when we are open for applications.

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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