Discover our Graduate and Summer Intern opportunities.
At CommBank, we never lose sight of the role we play in other people’s financial wellbeing. Our focus is to help people and businesses move forward, to progress, to make the right financial decisions and achieve their dreams, targets and aspirations.
Every one of our employees globally is dedicated to offering outstanding service, excellent advice and intuitive solutions to help our customers manage their finances in the ways they want to. As a grad or intern, your initiative, talent, ideas and energy all contribute to the impact that we can make with our work.
Together we can achieve great things.
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If you’re interested in working at Commonwealth Bank, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Commonwealth Bank hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Great things happen when you bring different perspectives together. This is why at CommBank, we’re looking for the best and brightest minds, across every degree. We know that sometimes your degree isn’t the end of the journey, and that for a lot of people what you study isn’t necessarily what you end up doing. That’s an unlikely match.
We are continuously expanding our capabilities, therefore we need to make sure we are recruiting students with skills across all disciplines to adjust to an ever changing environment. As Australia’s largest bank, we have a great footprint with graduates and interns, and are seen as a true employer of choice.
At CommBank, our Graduate and Summer Intern programs are a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your career.
What can you expect as a Graduate or Summer Intern?
Shine: Contribute from day one by working on real projects that impact our business and our customers, within Australia’s largest bank.
Develop: Participate in market-leading training to develop your technical and soft skills. This will help with the transition to full-time work from university and ensure you excel in your immediate and future roles.
Network: Build networks and friendships through unparalleled access to senior leaders, project leads and program sponsors, enhancing your personal and business profile.
Contribute: Give back to the community through graduate initiatives, driving positive change across our organisation and improving the wellbeing of our graduate cohort.
You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time that you submit your application.
Minimum credit average
To be considered you’ll need a minimum of 65% grade point average.
To be eligible, you must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed your university studies in the last 12 months.
Summer Intern applications
To be eligible, you must be in the penultimate (second last) year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree. You are still considered to be in the penultimate year of your studies if you only have a few subjects left to complete in first semester of the next year.
We accept applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students..
How to apply
You should apply for our Graduate and Summer Intern Programs online. If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments, a digital interview, and then possibly visit one of our Assessment Centres for a face-to-face meeting with our team.
Keep an eye on our website for key dates and when applications are due to open.
Roles available for Graduates
Analytics, Technology, Business & Private Banking, CommSec, Cyber Security, Digital Channels, Finance (Accounting), Human Resources, Institutional Banking & Markets, Regional and Agribusiness, Marketing, Retail Banking Services, Risk Management, Corporate Affairs and Legal.
What degrees do we accept?
All degrees are eligible and highly encouraged. Our latest graduate cohort featured 160 different personalities from 58 majors, 34 universities, across 16 programs and 17 locations.
CommBank has been recognised as the most popular graduate employer for the banking and financial services industry at the AFR Top 100 Graduate Employer Awards. We were also named #8 most popular employer overall and #6 most popular technology employer.
How does the Summer Intern Program work?
You’ll start with us late November and our 10-week Program gives you a taste of what it’s really like to work with us. You’ll be given full support and training to help you decide if CommBank is the right fit for you.
You’ll enjoy an intensive introduction to life at CommBank, learn how we operate, get involved in great projects and meet inspirational people who’ll help you put your career on the right path.
At the end of the Program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply early for our Graduate Program for the following year.
What can you expect as a Summer Intern?
- Contribute from day one: You’ll be given real work that impacts our business and our customers.
- Receive training and development: You’ll receive group-wide training and business area-specific training.
- Support and networking opportunities: You’ll have a buddy to support you and will build networks with your fellow interns and with managers from across CommBank.
- Access to senior management: You’ll have unique access to senior leaders.
- Stability: You’ll be working at Australia’s largest bank – enjoy fantastic offices with the latest technical innovations.
- Give back: You’ll have chance to contribute to the community by participating in our community committee and other initiatives.
To be eligible to apply for our Summer Intern Program, you are:
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
- In your penultimate (second last) year of your university undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
- Achieving or have achieved a minimum of 65% grade point average.
Being such a large and diverse organisation, we have a vast range of pathways for you to choose from, no matter your degree discipline. We’re interested in you if you are passionate about developing your skills, taking hold of opportunities and meeting the needs of our customers.
How does the Graduate Program work?
You’ll start with us in February for a thorough orientation. All our programs are rotational and can be tailored to your needs and interests, allowing you to either specialise or take advantage of very broad and diverse experiences to help you learn about the different areas of the business so you can decide where you want to take your career.
You’ll benefit from dedicated support and mentoring from senior team members in a diverse and collaborative environment.
In addition to your tailored program within your respective business stream, you will be joining our award-winning CommBank Graduate Development Program. Along with more than a hundred graduates from across CommBank, you’ll receive industry-leading personal and professional development training designed to transition you out of University and fast-track your career.
In your first year with us you’ll attend three development conferences delivered by industry experts, covering a range of topics from Delivering Effective Feedback and Business Writing to Mindfulness and Whole Self Living. Throughout the conferences you’ll hear from CommBank speakers including our Executive General Managers, and broaden your networks at our social events.
Along with these conferences you’ll have the chance to expand and hone your talents through a line-up of monthly masterclasses, each supported by hand-picked, on-demand content and social learning platforms.
Grads who play together, stay together.
That’s why we provide opportunities to get involved in community events and projects with your peers from our Global business. Our graduate projects gain high exposure, and could see you selected to present your innovative idea to our senior leaders, with a view to being seed-funded and explored on a practical level in our Innovation Lab.
What our people say:
I AM GRABBING OPPORTUNITIES
CommBank is a really vibrant place to work. I was a summer intern and was offered a graduate role at the end of my internship. I was relieved to be able to complete my final year of uni knowing that I already had a graduate position secured.
In my short time with CommBank, I’ve been exposed to so many different areas. I’m learning as much as I can and have been inspired by senior leaders. I honestly haven’t met a person who isn’t willing to help me no matter how busy they are.
I plan on grabbing every opportunity; I’m already thinking of doing a masters in HR once I finish the program and decide which area of HR I want to specialise in. Leena, Graduate.
I AM LISTENED TO
As a graduate, my ideas have been listened to and embraced. Working in a global business is really exciting and means I've made connections with colleagues around the world – I was even given the opportunity to spend six months in our London office working in the Global Equities team. Joanna, Graduate.
I AM MAKING CONNECTIONS
The program was great. It gives you confidence that you will make the right choice when choosing a permanent role in the bank. I specifically enjoyed being placed on a project to develop a new to market client offering which was truly innovative. Aside from rapid up-skilling that takes place, the program provided me with a huge range of contacts who I can still turn to for advice for today. Working with incredibly talented and friendly people makes Commonwealth Bank a great place to work. Julian, Graduate.
I AM CONSTANTLY LEARNING
I recently celebrated my 10th anniversary with CommBank. I started my career as a graduate and now work as an Executive Manager within the Operations and Sales Strategy team.
I’ve had the opportunity to undertake a lot of formal and informal training thanks to CommBank. I completed a postgraduate degree in Applied Finance and I’m now studying an MBA. I’m excited about my future with CommBank and I look forward to further developing my skills and my career. Tu, an Executive Manager.
Diversity and Inclusion:
At CommBank, we are committed to providing a workplace where our people feel safe to be themselves, and which reflects the diversity and cultural richness of the communities we serve.
You can be you at CommBank, in fact we want you to be. It means you can better connect with your colleagues and focus all your energy on delivering great solutions for our customers.
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 through our employee diversity networks: Unity – LGBTI, Mosaic – Cultural Diversity and Enable - Disability.
Our LGBTI Network: Unity
Unity is CommBank’s vibrant LGBTI community and allies network. The network works on initiatives to foster a culture of inclusion and respect, empowering our people to bring their whole selves to work each day – regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Our Disability Network: ENABLE
Our Disability network, ENABLE, is committed to increasing awareness, inclusion and employment opportunities for people with disabilities at CommBank. With approximately 20 percent of the community having a disability, it is important that we provide equity and access to support both our people and customers who may have a disability.
The employee-led network creates opportunities to engage employees with disability and allies of people with disability to act as champions of change. They actively support managers who have a team member with a disability or who wish to recruit someone with a disability, and continue to raise awareness of our inclusive work culture amongst our employees and customers.
Our Cultural Diversity Network: Mosaic
Mosaic is our Cultural Diversity employee network, which is focused on embracing and leveraging cultural diversity to realize our business goals and ultimately help secure and enhance our customers’ financial wellbeing.
In order to achieve this, the Mosaic network provides thought leadership and supports CommBank’s cultural ambition through a wide range of initiatives, from an ambassadors program to training and even food festivals. These initiatives enable us to build awareness and respect of the diverse cultures of our employees, and take conversations about cultural diversity to the next level.
Mosaic encourages our leaders to step up and become role models of inclusion by developing a deeper understanding of different cultures. Meanwhile, the network enables our employees 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.
Developing the skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
At CommBank, we believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the communities we work in. As Australia’s largest financial services organisation, we can offer excellent employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across the country.
We have a set target to reach employment parity – three per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation across our domestic workforce – by December 2026, with a milestone target of 1.5 per cent by December 2020. In order to achieve this target, our Indigenous Careers team is working across the business to ensure we are growing talent internally and continuing to maintain an inclusive workplace where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can thrive.
In addition to our Graduate and Summer Intern programs, we offer a range of employment programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians including:
AIME and AIEF
We support the important work of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) and the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) to ensure indigenous youth have the right foundations for a prosperous career.
Our School Based Traineeship Program provides a minimum of 70 new positions each year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12. With School Based Trainees (SBTs) that transition onto university, we will continue to work closely with them through the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship program. The program helps young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build a career in the financial services industry, with vital on-the-job experience.
CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program
Recognising the importance of internships to attracting top university graduates, we became a 10 x 10 partner of the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, offering a program tailored for Indigenous university students. Through our partnership we are committed to providing at least 25 internship placements a year to Indigenous university students until 2025.
Full-Time Traineeship Program
Our Full-time Traineeships Program helps adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander job seekers to develop into a role over 12 months. We provide participants with training and support with the aim to offer them a permanent position once they complete the traineeship. We are currently working on expanding the program across the business.
Group-Wide Graduate Program
We have worked closely with our Campus Talent Acquisition team to develop a transition process to support CareerTrackers Interns into our Summer Intern Program during their penultimate year. This will provide them with the best opportunity to secure a position on our Graduate Program on completion of their studies.
Future Leaders Program
Our Future Leaders Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to develop their leadership skills and experiences to progress their careers to management level. We also recognise that building leadership skills benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities more broadly. We are committed to supporting employees to be role models in the community.
The Group continually seeks to directly employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into permanent positions through:
- Recruitment and employment agencies
- Pre-employment programs
- Employment expos
- Online sources.
To find out more about our Indigenous Careers Programs or to apply,