The Xero grad program

The Xero graduate program is your way in, to a global company with a start-up mentality. Start your career with others in the same boat, have the support of a structured program, and be mentored by the best in the industry.

Be part of something

The Xero grad program is all about building the best you. We know what it takes to do brillant work, and that’s investing in you. That’s why we hook you up with a buddy, why your manager helps you make a year-long plan, and why we fly all the grads in to be together in their first week. We focus big-time on soft-skills, so our people become experts in working with people, as well as in their technical field.


Developers   |   Engineers   |   Product designers   |   Data analysts   |   Agile team facilitators

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Working with us

Xero has offices in 20 cities around the world and our graduate program is run right here in the centre of Xero, New Zealand. No matter which office you’re in, you'll have bottomless coffee, free fruit, a flexible work environment and amazing teammates.



Wellington is our home base. Almost every business unit has a team here, so it’s the place we hire the most grads. We’re also lucky to work in a great new space with arcade games, pool tables and even our own barista.



Our fast-growing Auckland team will be moving from their New York loft-style roof in Parnell, to a brand new building in November 2018. There’s flexible space for creative teamwork, playing with technology, chilling out or playing pool.

Growing with us

The Xero grad program is designed to give you the best start to your career. In return, we want you to question the status quo, take chances and leave your mark. These are our five core values that will help you do what you do, in a Xero way.

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Our goal is to create a stronger global economy by empowering small businesses to run efficiently.  No matter what your role is, it’s up to all of us to spark action, excitement and energy in the small business community.


We want to delight our customers with our beautiful software, whether you’re writing code, digging through data or designing experiences that make our customer’s day. It’s a team effort and we’d love you to take pride in making every aspect of our brand beautiful.


We encourage our grads to to take ownership of their work. From day one you’ll get training and mentoring, and be encouraged to believe in yourself. Bring your fresh ideas and we’ll bring a willingness to give them a go.


We don’t take the path less travelled, we create a new path altogether. Here you’ll dream big and solve problems that nobody else has attempted to. Make mistakes, learn and grow; it’s all part of the journey.


We’re real people and so are our customers. We are as diverse as our customer base to ensure we can facilitate and even preempt their needs. We thrive on innovation and want everyone to share their ideas and improvements.


The success of Xero

What started as an ambitious vision for accounting in a small Wellington apartment, has become a leading global platform for small business. We’re helping small businesses do more of what they love and changing lives because of it. It’s challenging, real and a whole lot of fun.

1.38 million

subscribers use Xero, in over 180 countries worldwide


kg of coffee consumed at Xero in 2017


accounting and bookkeeping partners worldwide

#1 ranking

by Forbes in World’s Most Innovative Growth Companies for 2 years

$1.4 trillion

dollars worth of incoming and outgoing transactions processed through Xero in a 12-month period


graduates have been through Xero’s NZ graduate program since 2015


successful product updates were released in the last year


the number of employees worldwide and growing