Jobseeker with no work experience and want to earn $100,000 a year? You should pull your resume together for Australia’s “best-paid internship” because applications are about to close.
My Amazon Empire - an e-commerce company that teaches people how to grow successful online stores - is hiring an intern and has had more than 5,000 applicants from fresh school leavers to stay-at-home parents looking for work-life balance.
You don’t need a university degree, you just need to have graduated Year 12. Former debt-collector-turned-entrepreneur Emma Cunningham said the role was an amazing opportunity “particularly as the cost-of-living crisis looms and the job market becomes tougher”.
So, what would you have to do for the six-figure pay packet amid a drive to push more Aussies out of a job to stem inflation?
Job requirements for Australia’s highest-paid intern
What you need: Access to your own computer and the internet, with availability to work Monday to Friday - both from home and on site. Year 12 equivalent education.
What you’ll do: Help with day-to-day tasks, learn how to analyse products, liaise with clients via email and on the phone, work with programs like Microsoft Excel, Word and Gmail, among a number of other external softwares.
Opportunities you’ll get: Be mentored by Cunningham and have the chance to join the team on international travel.
Given the influx of aspiring interns, Cunningham has extended the deadline for applications to join her team of five until tomorrow at 5:00pm.
Other jobs paying over $100k you could land without a university degree
Professional sports players are some of the highest-paid “unqualified” workers but, if you’re not athletically inclined, here are the average wages of some of the highest-paying jobs that don’t need a degree, according to ATO data.
Air traffic controllers $149,580
Train controllers $138,633
Insurance investigators, loss adjusters or risk surveyors $136,914
Driller, miner or shot firer in the coal-mining industry $128,486
Blasting work in mines $121,314
Police detectives $122,591
Police inspectors $120,874
Electrical lines workers - $125,443
Helicopter pilot - $121,706
Senior officer in the Air Force $120,384
Earlier this year, a Perth-based labour company was offering FIFO bus operators, chef jobs, entry-level nippers, and pit technicians paying $100,000-$110,000 plus superannuation for entry-level jobs.