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Graduate Program 2022

Applications for the Wesfarmers Business Development Graduate Program are now open.  

Applications are welcome for either the Perth or Sydney offices.

The Wesfarmers Business Development team provides strategic and investment research, analysis and recommendations to senior executives and the Board. The team is an integral part of Wesfarmers’ financial, strategic and commercial decision-making process for the Wesfarmers’ group and divisions.

To learn more about Wesfarmers and its businesses please visit our website or take a look at our most recent Annual Report.

Graduates who join our Business Development team apply and develop their skills on a diverse range of commercial and strategic projects, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, capital structure considerations, major capital investments and strategic decisions for the Wesfarmers’ divisions. Working as a Graduate Analyst on these projects, you will be encouraged to contribute to strategic thinking as well as providing in-depth research and analysis.

We place an emphasis on learning whilst working on live projects with experienced team members, as well as providing relevant training and professional development, which will ensure that you are challenged and supported while developing as a future leader.

The Business Development team has a long track record of developing future leaders of the business including the current Group Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Team members at all levels will have the opportunity to consider divisional placement roles across multiple industries and functions from short term secondment to permanent positions.

To hear from some of our past graduates please click here.

You will be a high calibre individual, who is able to demonstrate:

  • a high level of motivation to analyse and understand complex commercial and strategic issues
  • excellent academic results in your chosen discipline (weighted average mark of 70% or higher)
  • double degree or postgraduate qualification preferable
  • strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • the ability to write clearly and speak articulately
  • strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • outstanding drive and initiative
  • relevant work experience is desirable but not essential
  • an inquisitive mind!

How to apply for the Business Development Graduate Analyst Opportunity 

Applications including a covering letter, resume and academic transcript should be merged into one document. In your cover letter please include one paragraph (approx. 100 words) outlining your best investment proposal or strategic idea for Wesfarmers. Please also specify whether you have a preference for the Perth or Sydney office or are applying for both locations.

Click here to be taken to the Wesfarmers Corporate Office Talent Community to apply now.

Applications close on 26 March 2021, interviews will be held in April with offers made in May. Successful candidates will commence in January 2022 (consideration may be given to alternative commencement dates).

Please note that to be considered for this opportunity you are required to have the full right to live and work in Australia.

Closed 23 days ago
Closed 23 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    All Disciplines

  • Work rights:

    New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen,

  • Locations:

    Sydney, Perth

  • Closing Date:26th Mar 2021, 12:59 pm


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