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Bankwest Graduate Program and Recruitment Process


About the program

Our graduate program is a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your career with us. That must be why our amazing graduates have voted us as one of the Top Graduate Employers in Australia for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For us, everything starts and ends with the customer - and that’s a good thing.

With our agile way of working, you’ll never stop learning because we constantly grow and change. We design for the future – without forgetting what’s important in the present for our people and customers.

With us, you’ll be supported by colleagues and leaders who value thoughts and ideas. And because our culture is all about our people, you’ll benefit from a diverse team who bring different perspectives and ideas to everything we do. That’s because we know we’re best when we harness our varied strengths.

Bankwest is blazing a new trail with our collaborative, enthusiastic and driven workforce.

Bankwest graduate Program

How does it work?

Our structured graduate programs start in February and range from one to two years. There are five specialist streams available in Customer Experience, Data Science, Business Banking, Risk Management, and Technology and Transformation.

From day one you’ll be doing real work that impacts the business and be receiving both technical and soft-skills training. You’ll have the support of a buddy and be able to make a social contribution by participating in development and volunteering initiatives.

When you complete the program, we'll work with you to understand your career goals and determine your strengths to position you in a role that best suits you and the business.


We have roles available in the open-plan Bankwest head office located in the centre of Perth.

Application process

We try to make the process as simple and easy as possible. It starts with an online application and progresses to online assessments, digital interviews and face to face meetings with members of our team.


A great team: We have an open, friendly, collaborative environment – as a graduate you'll be embraced into our culture. We’re not just a workplace, we’re a community. 

Community activity: We care about the community and recognise the importance of giving back, when working with us you are actively encouraged and supported to be involved in charity and community initiatives.

Development: A constant stream of opportunities are provided to develop leadership skills, network with senior leaders, attend learning forums and develop your personal brand.

Diverse experience: You'll work with a wide range of situations and experiences tailored to your graduate stream reflecting real world customer needs. 

Industry Knowledge: Grow yourself and gain an in-depth understanding of the current banking market while you get authentic, on the job experience.

Make a difference: We value our graduates input and your opinions will be heard. You will be working on real customer problems, applying your knowledge and skills to help deliver what matters to our customers.

Support: Our graduate programs create strong bonds and support networks between fellow graduates, graduate alumni, team members and more. Multiple lines of support will help develop you to your highest potential.

How does the recruitment process work?

You’ll need to live in Perth or be prepared to move to take part in Bankwest’s grad program. You’ll also need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The bank accepts candidates from a variety of degree disciplines and requires a minimum GPA average of 65 per cent. You’ll need to be completing your university degree in 2019 or have completed a university degree in the 12 months prior. You’ll also need to subscribe to Bankwest’s core values: We do what is right, We are accountable, we are dedicated to service, We pursue excellence and We get things done.

Make sure you find out more about the graduate program streams on our website (link) before you fill in your application form, as you need to select which matches your skills and interests.

After submitting your application online, you’ll complete some online testing, followed by a digital interview, then the final stage is an assessment centre. We usually get offers out within a couple of days and once you’ve accepted, you’ll be regularly communicated with until your start date, including coming in for lots of meet and greet opportunities with our current graduates and our senior leaders.


All applications need to be submitted online. Visit our website for more information on the different graduate program streams, application open and close dates, and how to apply.


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