This article answers student's FAQs about Hatch, the application, and the interview process. For questions regarding being in a Hatch role, check out our other FAQs here.

If you can't find your question/ answer here, please email us at :) 

About Hatch

Q: Is Hatch in any city other than Sydney/ Are you coming to my city soon?

A: We're just in Sydney during our beta phase, but are definitely looking at expanding to other cities, potentially in late 2022. Keep an eye out for us!

Q: I’m a post-grad student or an international student - can I apply for Hatch roles?

A: Definitely! If you have appropriate rights to work in Australia then yes you are very welcome to apply to our Hatch roles. Make sure you mention this in your application and interview.

Q: If I land a Hatch role, who is the employer?

A: Hatch is the employer - we employs students and contract them to organisations as “on-hired” employees. This means we cover all employee admin (e.g. superannuation) and also means that you’re a part of the Hatch student community!

Q: What is the Hatch student community?

A: We really believe in developing students into purpose-driven adults. Becoming a Hatch student means that you experience:

  • Training and development

  • Support and coaching from the Hatch team

  • A community of peers 

  • Social events!

Q: How do you support students in role?

A: We provide support to students in a number of ways, this includes:

  • Providing an induction, going through the basics of a Hatch journey, developing a growth mindset, key professional skills, goal setting, and seeking feedback 

  • We have a student support centre, with support articles on growing professional skills, e.g. how to write emails, time management, as well as soft skills, e.g. goal setting, seeking and providing feedback, navigating tricky conversations

  • Fortnightly check-ins through slack

  • Coaching sessions (as required).

We’d also love your feedback - what else could we be doing? Let us know at

The application process

Q: How does the overall application process work?

A: The application process is as follows:

  • Click apply for a role that interests you and follow the prompts to complete your application

  • Submit your written responses and video before the role deadline

  • Hatch then assesses all applications for each role, and the students with the best fit move to the role shortlist. We will notify you via email if you've been shortlisted or not.

  • The role shortlist is shared with the Manager, including student profiles. Managers will select and then invite which student's they'd like to interview.

  • The Manager conducts the interviews and then selects which student(s) they'd like to offer the role to.

  • All students will be notified of the status of their application from the Manager or company

  • Hatch then helps onboards the successful student!

Please note all communication past the shortlist stage will be managed by the Manager who has published the role.

Q: Can I apply to a closed role?

A: We’re afraid the 'recently placed' roles aren't open for applications. If they do become open again, we'll always include them in our email updates.

Q: What do Managers see in my application?

A: The Manager reviews your role video, motivation answer, the answers to your skill sections, your personality profile, and any links that you share with them (including your CV and LinkedIn). They also see your university, degree, and year.

Q: What don’t the Managers see in my application?

A: There are certain pieces of information only Hatch sees, that aren’t shared with Managers. Primarily these include:

  • Your academic transcript 

  • Your Hatch profile video and "what I'd like to learn more about" response

  • Your general ability quiz results

  • Your personal details (email, phone number etc.) unless you're selected for an interview

  • Your work preferences

Q: Do you have tips for creating a good application?

A: We typically see three areas where students could improve their applications

  1. Make sure you spend time on the skill section demonstrating how you have developed your skills. Put yourself in the assessor’s shoes and ask yourself, have I provided solid evidence that I can successfully tackle this task?

  2. Make your responses to the skill section are self-contained. Each response is scored individually without referring to your CV or other parts of your application, so make sure it’s a stand-alone response. 

  3. Complete a final quality check before submitting to make sure your response is error-free.

You can also read our guide to creating a Hatch application by clicking here

Q: Can I have feedback on my application?

A: We know that feedback is really important, and we are working on this capability. For the moment, however, we can only give general feedback for applications. Watch this space!

Q: Are applications reviewed on a rolling basis?

A: Applications are assessed once the role has closed, and we aim to get back to you within 1 week after the role has closed.

The interview process

Q: My application was shortlisted but I haven't heard from the company. When will I be invited to an interview?

A: Once a shortlist has been shared with the company, they will manage the interview process and any further communication. Managers will decide who they want to interview from the shortlist and should reach out to you within 2 weeks of being shortlisted.

However, managers can get quite busy or there may be delays, so reach out to the manager or the company first if you haven't heard anything after two weeks. If you're not invited to an interview, we want to share that getting on a shortlist is a fantastic achievement regardless!

If you don't hear back at all after more than 3 weeks, drop us an email at

Q: What format will the interviews be in?

A: It depends! Each organisation will run interviews differently. When in doubly, prepare for a behavioural interview - you can find more information on this by clicking here

Q: Are there multiple rounds of interviews in the interview process?

A: Again, it depends! Each organization runs interviews differently but if there are multiple rounds, tasks, or assessment centres the organisation will let you know. If in doubt, clarify with the hiring manager.

Q: When will I find out when if I’ve been selected or not after the interview?

A: The company will be in touch to let you know the outcome of your interview, and provide you with some feedback.

Still have questions?

Drop us an email with all your questions at!

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