At Bankwest, everything starts and ends with the customer - and that’s a good thing.
Bankwest has been serving our community since 1895, when we were established as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia. We became known as Bankwest in 1994 and we’re proud to be an integral part of the WA economy.
For our colleagues, being customer obsessed allows the freedom of the entrepreneur with the support of Bankwest behind them. Our vision means that colleagues are designing for the future whilst protecting what matters most to our customers today.
We’re a technology-driven, agile organisation where the current and future success of our business depends on our ability to act and continually move forward.
Bankwest is the kind of place where people sign up rather than sign off. It’s where done is better than perfect because we know rapid iteration and moving quickly produces a better result for customers over the long term.
Colleagues are empowered to make decisions supported by leadership who value diversity of thought and ideas.
Bankwest are blazing a new trail – because having a committed, motivated, diverse and inclusive workforce focused on the customer is the fastest way to excellence we know.
Our graduates describe the culture as “The most upbeat, enthusiastic and positive work place I have ever been involved with, with many events and programs in place for sharing, teamwork and fun”.
‘We’re driven to make a difference’:
Diversity and inclusion
At Bankwest we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace where you can be you. We welcome different thinking, insights and perspectives so we can better connect with our customers and our communities. Everyone has a part to play in creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We actively encourage our people to engage in the conversation and bring our diversity and inclusion ambitions to life.
Unity, our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) and allies employee network, was formed in 2015 to help create and maintain an inclusive workplace for LGBTI+ colleagues free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. Unity has had great success in raising LGBTI+ awareness, seeing Bankwest recognised as a Gold Tier LGBTI+ Employer of Choice in the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index and a finalist in the Pinnacle Award for Workplace Diversity Excellence.
Mosaic is our cultural diversity employee network which aims to embrace and grow our culturally rich workforce through the ongoing development of a supportive and inclusive working environment. Mosaic encourages our people to develop a deeper understanding of different cultures, to build confidence and competence to talk about other cultures, to share their stories and help colleagues to understand and accept their differences so that everyone can feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work every day.
At Bankwest we are proud to be an employer of choice for women. In 2016 we were awarded Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the third consecutive year. Bankwest is one of just five Western Australian organisations to be recognised for employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in the workplace.
Our MD, Rowan Munchenberg is a member of the WA group, CEOs for Gender Equity. The Groups vision is to boost women’s workforce participation, lift productivity and increase economic growth by sustainably improving gender equity in jobs and pay in enterprises throughout Western Australia.
Our diversity and inclusion goals extend to our graduate program:
- Gender targets across our programs
- We have mature age graduates
- We have graduates who identify as having a disability
- We support graduates with family commitments
- Our graduates come from seven different universities with a multitude of different degrees
- Our graduates represent a culturally diverse workforce
Flexible working at Bankwest
We believe in embracing flexibility to support our people and customers. By having a culture that embraces flexibility we can respond to the changing needs of people and our environment.