2013 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
HAVE YOU JUST COMPLETED A UNIVERSITY DEGREE OR ARE YOU LOOKING TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER? IF SO, HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A CAREER IN INVESTOR RELATIONS?
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Investor relations' is a growing profession in Australia. In today's corporate environment where companies are continually challenged by increased disclosure, managing market expectations and corporate actions, CEO's are relying more than ever on highly skilled investor relations professionals to manage the company's relationships with the financial community so that they fully understand their perceptions of the company and to minimize surprises.
To this end the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) in conjunction with a number of leading providers of investor relations services (AIRA Internship Partners) has developed an internship program that provides "on the job" training and job placement assistance for future investor relations professionals.
ABOUT AIRA'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
AIRA's Internship Program is the only program available in Australia that offers specific investor relations training across multiple investor relations functions.
The program offers interns:
- paid, full-time employment with one of AIRA's Internship Partners for a twelve month period;
- the opportunity to use the workplace as an active learning environment - during the twelve month period interns will be rotated[i] through the various facets of investor relations. This might include things such as share register analysis, buy and sell side contact identification, shareholder targeting, share register analysis during a transaction and technology;
- the opportunity to obtain a Diploma of Investor Relations qualification on completion of the full three day AIRA Diploma of Investor Relations course and on passing an examination; and
- a two week in-house work experience placement with a corporate[ii]
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNS ON COMPLETION OF THE AIRA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
For a period of twelve months following the completion of the AIRA Internship Program, AIRA will assist interns to seek job placement with an AIRA corporate member in a junior investor relations role.
There is no minimum standard of qualification but preference will be given to individuals who have a tertiary qualification with a finance focus, communications or relevant work experience.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM COMMENCE
Individuals can apply for entrance into the program at any time.
HOW TO APPLY TO ENTER THE PROGRAM
To apply to join the program, please submit your resume and a covering letter which clearly states your work experience, education and why you think you would be a suitable candidate to enter this program to:
Ian Matheson, Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Investor Relations Association
GPO Box 1365, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Telephone (02) 9872 9100
ABN 66 095 554 153
WHAT IS INVESTOR RELATIONS?
Investor Relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company's securities achieving fair valuation. (National Investor Relations Institute)
The Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) was established in 2001 to advance the awareness of and best practice in investor relations in Australia and New Zealand and thereby improve the relationship between listed entities and the investment community. The Association's 116 corporate members now represent over A$760 billion of market capitalisation or two thirds of the total market capitalisation of companies listed on ASX.
[i] Precise training and rotations offered will be dependent on the AIRA Internship Partner and their business.
[ii] Work experience is optional and based on availability of corporates to provide up to two weeks in-house training at the time it is required by the intern.