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 are 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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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’re continuously expanding our capabilities, therefore we need to make sure we’re 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.
Our Graduate Program
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.
Our Summer Intern Program
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.
You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency when you submit your application. Unfortunately temporary visa holders are not eligible for our programs. If you’re a New Zealand citizen, please note your Australian eligibility to work is not activated until you enter the country. You must be based in Australia to work with us.
Minimum credit average
To be considered we ask for a minimum overall standing 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 within the past 12 months of applying. This is from the time you complete your final unit or subject, not 12 months from your graduation date.
Summer Intern applications
To be eligible, you must be in the penultimate (second-last) year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree (inclusive of Honours year and double degree). You’re still considered to be in the second-last 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.
We accept applications from all degree disciplines. We offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Marketing, Arts, Law, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Science. If your degree or major isn’t listed here, we would encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our business areas and which would be the right fit for you.
Our 2021 Grad cohort features 181 different personalities from 60 majors, 30 universities, across 19 programs and 12 locations.
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, Business Banking, CommSec, Regional & Agribusiness, Corporate Affairs, Cyber, Digital, Engineering, Financial Services (Accounting), Group Property, Global Markets, Group Operations, Human Resources, Institutional Banking & Markets, Legal, Marketing, Retail Banking & Technology.
A place for everyone
To build tomorrow's bank today, we continue to maintain our focus on nuturing an inclusive workplace, grounded on the foundations of equality, care and respect.
We believe in the positive that comes when all of our people feel supported and cared for at work, especially in those moments when you need it most.
Caring for each other is a key way we ensure everyone feels that they belong, and are safe and comfortable to bring their whole selves to work every day. We do this by looking out for each other, speaking up when things don’t feel right and respecting each other’s differences, while celebrating what we have in common.
Being a better bank
Our people are encouraged to bring their unique perspectives, insights and ideas to enhance the quality of the decisions we make and strengthen our ability to step into our customers’ shoes.
It is why we’ve made commitments to continue our path to increasing diversity in leadership roles for both cultural diversity and gender diversity and to maintain our focus to be Australia’s most accessible bank and close the Indigenous employment gap.
Making a difference
Our six employee-led diversity networks play a key role in shaping our inclusive culture and fostering equality, care and respect by:
- Elevating the voices of our employees of diverse communities to inform design of strategy, policy, and processes to foster a more equal and respectful workplace
- Delivering campaigns, including diversity events, to build awareness and advocacy and, drive positive change
- Informing solutions for our customers and people, and connecting with the community.
Yana Budjari means 'Come Together You Mob' in the Dharawal language from the South Coast of NSW.
Our employee network, Yana Budjari, is an important part of delivering CommBank’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which aims to promote social, economic and financial inclusion to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It provides a way for our people to engage with our reconciliation programs by getting involved and bringing the programs and supporting partnerships to life.
At CommBank, Mosaic - our Cultural Diversity employee network, is focused on embracing and leveraging cultural diversity to realise our business goals to improve our customers’ financial wellbeing. Mosaic provides thought leadership and leads a wide range of initiatives to build cultural awareness and respect, from an ambassadors program to training and even cultural celebrations.
Accessibility and inclusion
Our accessibility and inclusion network, ENABLE, is committed to increasing awareness and fostering inclusion for people with disabilities by engaging employees with disability and allies of people with disability to act as champions of change.
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 and celebrate sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
We have a number of initiatives to support LGBTI+ inclusion, such as:
- LGBTI+ internal hub helping our people navigate the many policies, tools and resources available to support them
- LGBTI+ champion and ally training rolled out across Australia including policies and benefits
- Support guides for transitioning in the workplace, coming out and intersex inclusion
- LGBTI+ FAQs and support for leaders with questions
- Networking events in all major geographies for events such as Wear it Purple Day & IDAHOT day (International day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia).
AdvantAge’s purpose is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, where our people feel valued, respected and able to do their best at every age and life stage.
The network represents employees in all aspects of age and life-stages and recognises that effective problem solving, customer service and decision making comes from a multi-generational workforce.
WeCan, CommBank’s gender equality network, recognises that everyone is affected by gender inequality and we all play an important role in advancing gender equality, at work and in society.
WeCan supports delivery of CommBank’s gender equality strategy, with activities directly focused on:
- championing equal participation at work
- challenging gender stereotypes
- strengthening positive and equal relationships between genders
Find out more about our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity.
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. In order to achieve this target, our Indigenous Careers team is working across the business to ensure we’re 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 partner of the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, offering a program tailored for Indigenous university students. Through our partnership we’re 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’re currently working on expanding the program across the organisation.
Group-Wide Graduate Program
We’ve 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.
Click here to find out more about our Indigenous Careers Programs.