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When it comes to making your application and moving through Challenger’s selection process we want to give you the best possible chance for success. We’ve put together some information to assist you through our recruitment process.

When it comes to making your application and moving through Challenger’s selection process we want to give you the best possible chance for success. We’ve put together some information to assist you through our recruitment process.

Our hiring process

The application and hiring process when you apply for a role at Challenger may include seven stages. The number of stages will be dependent upon the nature of the position. During the selection process we will keep you updated on how your application is progressing.

1. Search and apply
2. Phone interview
3. Formal interview/s
4. Psychometric and competency assessments
5. Work reference checks
6. Background checks
7. Offer

Search and apply

It’s easy to find an opportunity that suits you; you can make it easier for yourself if you search by job field, location, keyword or role type. Once you've found a role of interest, make sure you read through the full position profile. You can then click the apply online button, accept the privacy statement and start creating your application.

From there you will be required to upload your CV and answer some questions as part of your application. You will also be required to upload your contact details, so we can confirm receipt of your application and keep you updated throughout the application process.

If you can't find your dream job within our current vacancies, click the sign in button and create a profile. We'll send you email alerts when relevant roles become available. To create your profile simply upload your CV and answer a few questions about the types of roles are interested in.

Phone interview

If your application meets the selection criteria for the position you have applied for, our talent acquisition team may contact you for an initial phone interview.

Formal interview/s

This is your opportunity to speak directly with the hiring manager, talk through your relevant work experience and understand more about the role.

Challenger offers a unique and challenging work environment, and we look for people who demonstrate our core attributes. Our people are collaborative, highly engaged and diverse, and are passionate about achieving results.

Challenger’s formal interview process generally consists of two stages; however, this may change depending on the level of the role. Our interview format uses behavioural based interview questions. We believe that past behaviour is an excellent predictor of future performance. You will be asked a series of questions to discuss your skills and experience, so we can work to understand your competencies and determine your fit for the role and our work environment.

The interview will also give you with the chance to ask questions and find out additional information to help you decide whether the position is right for you.

Psychometric and competency assessments

For some roles you may be asked to complete psychometric and competency assessments. This is usually completed between the 1st and 2nd interview stage. We use SHL assessments which are completed online. Assessments include numerical, inductive and verbal reasoning as well as an Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ).

References

Before receiving a formal offer of employment, we will need to complete two references checks from your most recent employers.

Background checks

All new employees need to complete background checks. You'll also need to tell us about any criminal history and bankruptcy details. Background checks helps us ensure that you've got the right qualifications and identifies any possible issues that may prevent you from performing the role.

Offer

Once your letter of offer is ready we will ask you to login to the candidate portal, review your letter of offer and accept with the click of a button.

Once you've accepted your employment offer, you'll receive an email providing you with a link to commence your onboarding. Here you will find all the information you need to know before you start.

Our job vacancies portal enables you to create a profile and set up job alerts to notify you when a position that matches your search criteria becomes available. We'll send you email alerts when relevant roles become available.

You can log into your profile at any time to update your personal profile or upload a new CV.

You can reset your password by selecting forgotten password when signing into your profile.

You will need to follow the link to the listed role of interest. You can then click the apply online button, sign into your online profile, accept the privacy statement and apply for the listed role.

Once you have applied for a role you will receive an automated response notifying you that your application has been received. All applications are reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team. If you are unsuccessful in making it through to the phone interview stage, you will be notified via email. If you are successful in making it through to the next stage, our Talent Acquisition team will communicate via phone throughout the application process.

Onboarding documentation will be sent to you shortly after you have accepted the online letter of offer. If you have not received this, please email careers@challenger.com.au

All entry level roles are advertised on our challenger.com.au/careers site. The application process remains the same as all other roles at Challenger.

Most roles at Challenger require a candidate to have permanent working rights in Australia.

Unsuccessful candidates may apply immediately to any open roles at Challenger. If you were unsuccessful, we recommend that you consider the feedback before you re-apply.

If you have any issues with the careers portal or questions about your application, please email careers@challenger.com.au