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People & Culture Intern

Apply now Job no: 613709
Work type: Intern (Student)
Location: Sydney
Categories: Administration, Human Resources, Oceania, Individual Contributor

  • A unique opportunity to be part of a global People & Culture team
  • Engage in the delivery of life changing technology to recipients
  • Learn and grow with Cochlear as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to hear

Imagine using your experience to help people around the world hear again! Cochlear is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic university student to join on a casual basis (3 days per week) as a People & Culture Intern.

Cochlear has an exciting paid internship opportunity for an undergraduate University Student to join our People & Culture team, based in our Sydney Headquarters. This is a fantastic role which will develop your business acumen whilst working in a global business environment.

As a People & Culture Intern, you will  initially join our Global Talent Acquisition Team to provide high quality support throughout the entirety of the recruitment process – from  supporting the recruitment strategy to onboarding new employees! You will also be involved in exciting projects across other areas of the People & Culture department, including People Advisory Service (PAS).

This is a brilliant opportunity to build strong working relationships, with the potential for an eventual pathway into supporting other processes within the employee life-cycle.  

Your initial responsibilities will include…

  • Schedule meetings and interviews by effectively coordinating the diaries of various internal stakeholders and external applicants.
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries in a timely and efficient manner – ranging from managers and employees to external candidates and referees.
  • Conduct reference checks and administer online assessments
  • Participate in key processes and projects aimed at improving organisational capability and performance and developing your personal skillset
  • Document and maintain team process and work instructions for both current and new processes across People & Culture.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and assist in the development of solutions to continuously improve data quality and service.
  • Ensure information on Cochlear’s Applicant tracking System (PageUp) is reconciled on a monthly basis, resolving any discrepancy issues.
  • Providing AdHoc support to the entire People & Culture department.

To add value to Cochlear in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following…

  • Undergraduate student currently studying Commerce/Human Resources (or a related degree) with strong academic record
  • Able to multitask, manage workload and meet agreed timeframes
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality and privacy principles
  • Prior experience undertaking a HR internship with experience in Application Tracking System (PageUp is an advantage) is ideal, but not essential
  • Experience working in a related field; medical devices, pharma or other consumer market is ideal, but not essential

Developmental value of this role:

Join an iconic Australian brand whilst gaining practical Human Resources and Recruitment experience in a global environment. You will work cross-functionally with hiring managers across Research & Development, Clinical Affairs, IT and more to gain exposure to various departments across Cochlear.

Cochlear Summary

Cochlear’s mission is to help more people to hear. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to hear.

Please submit your resume and a covering letter detailing your suitability and availability for this role. All applications will be considered, and qualified candidates will be contacted. Candidates who can commit to work a minimum of three days per week, with flexibility will be highly regarded. Candidates must be available for immediate commencement.


At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.

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