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Westpac offers a graduate program that is unlike any other with its unique development program to build and strengthen your skills for the future. Our rotational program allows you to enjoy many experiences, roles and teams during your graduate year. During this time there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in grad life. Additionally there is also the opportunity to get involved in numerous community, volunteering and sustainability initiatives. Once finished, you will be placed in a permanent role within the Group.

Eligibility criteria:

We welcome applications from those in their final year of their degree or are within two years of completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the time of application from your graduation date. We additionally ask that you are either an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident at the time of your application.

Some people think that being a bank that we only recruit candidates with Commerce/Finance degrees; however we encourage graduates from all disciplines to consider our programs if they have a strong interest and passion for that business area.

Please keep in mind, it’s not all about your degree, we're looking to find well-rounded graduates whose values align to those of Westpac Group, are involved in the community, participate in extra-curricular activities and have some work experience.

Programs available to graduates include:

  • BT Wealth
  • Business
  • Consumer
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Digital & Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Financial Markets & Treasury
  • Global Transaction Services
  • Group Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Risk
  • Transformation

Take the next step at graduates.westpacgroup.com.au


BT Financial Group

Help prepare customers for their best financial future at one of Australia’s leading Wealth organisations. BT offers services including investment, superannuation, retirement income products, investment platforms, financial advice, private banking and insurance solutions.

Participate in four three-month rotations within our customer, product and sales and service business units. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as a financial planner, marketing specialist, business performance and analytics analyst, investment associate and many more!

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply.


Consumer and Business Banking Programs

Consumer Bank

Work in our frontline teams and help achieve our mission to become the world’s greatest service company. Participate in three four-month rotations across our Retail Business functions including time in our branch network, lending, business strategy and operations support areas. We will invest in your development by providing you with technical and soft skills training. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as a financial planner, marketing specialist, business development manager, account executive, product manager and many more!

Business Bank

We have relationships with approximately 50% of all Australian businesses and are the primary banker of 23% of Australian businesses. Participate in three four-month rotations and gain exposure across the full value chain of business banking. Gain insights into sales capabilities and techniques, credit analysis and an understanding of compliance when engaging in portfolio and relationship management, the commercial banking centre framework and innovative programs. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as a business analyst, project management, transformation or marketing executive, local business banker and many more!


Group Technology

Technology is increasingly disrupting the customer banking experience, be part of a revolutionary industry by joining our grad program. You’ll be responsible for driving the technology capability, growth, stability and security that will allow us to deliver great outcomes. The program involves flexible six month rotations in either an analyst or technical stream which could lead you to permanent roles such as a business analyst, information security analyst, data scientist, consultant, service engineer and more!


Specialist Programs

Finance And Accounting

Protect value whilst helping the business to prosper through providing quality insights and advice to support strategic decision making by our business leaders. Participate in four six-month rotations that are designed to provide you with on the-job-training as well as specific technical training to support your career in Financial Services. Our graduate program could lead you to roles in external and ASX reporting, wealth management, corporate and institutional banking, balance sheet optimisation and management, performance and forecasting and much more. We will even pay for you to undertake your CA or CPA qualification.

Human Resources

Do you value people and are you passionate about building relationships and communicating with our diverse customers and employees? Participate in three four-month rotations spanning HR analytics, Culture and Leadership, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Inclusion and Diversity, Performance and Reward, Employee Relations and Health and Safety and Wellbeing. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as an employee relations manager, HR business partner or HR project lead.

Risk

Set Westpac apart from our competitors and give us the edge we need by striking the right balance between protecting and optimising our businesses. Protect the business against unexpected loss, develop control frameworks and manage regulatory, compliance and other risks. Three fourth-month rotations allow you to participate in industry leading initiatives and have the chance to develop problem solving skills. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as financial crime and assurance, credit risk, insurance risk or operational risk.


Transformational Programs

Group Operations

Gain exposure to both technical and leadership roles at a senior level whilst transforming the customer experience through technology and innovation. The program involves six four-month rotations where you’ll be able to actively participate in servicing our Everyday, Business and Institutional Customers working in both direct and support roles. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as project and change manager, communications manager, business analyst, operations manager, product manager, specialist team leader and more!

Digital

Promote innovative change in the industry by developing the bank’s digital products and services across six retail brands. The program involves three four-month rotations in areas such as project delivery, digital sales and service, risk and security, capability and customer intelligence. Support program implementation, understand trends and extract insights, protect customers from digital fraud and much more. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as product owners, sales optimisation managers, business analysts and go to market.

Transformation

Deliver transformative change in the demands of a digital world whilst continuing to enhance the customer experience. Westpac is a pioneer in this space with new innovative programs such as Westpac Live, Customer Service Hub and the New Payments Platform. This program involves three four-month rotations that provide real hands on experience across multiple functions in our Service Revolution Transformation Programs. Our graduate program could lead you to roles such as business analysis, project management, agile transformation, portfolio management, design (customer centric) and much more!


Westpac Institutional Bank

Corporate and Institutional Banking

A focus on understanding our institutional and government clients and their industry to provide our customers with solutions to meet their needs. The program involves three four-month rotations across two industry coverage teams, two specialised product teams and one strategy/risk management team. Our graduate program may lead you into roles including industry analytics and insights, product management, capital advisory, credit portfolio management and many more!

Financial Markets and Treasury

A leading provider of financial solutions across foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and commodities markets whilst supporting customers with their transactional needs. We have a relationship with Australia’s largest corporates, fund managers, insurance companies and banks. Our treasury team provides market-leading funding, liquidity and risk management of Westpac’s balance sheet. The program involves four three-month rotations across sales, trading, eCommerce, product and structuring and market strategy. Our graduate program may lead to roles as a quantitative portfolio manager, treasury liquid asset portfolio manager, financial markets strategist, economist, debt capital markets syndicate and originations and many more!

Global Transaction Services

Get involved in creating cutting edge solutions as we improve the digital payment and integration experiences that improve the experience of our clients. GTS is a business that explores, creates and manages the newest trends and technologies that are then applied to solve real-world customer challenges. The program involves a four three-month rotational structure on projects that could include negotiation and implementation of a new product, preparation and submission for client tenders, design and implementation of customer solutions or solving complex business problems through data analytics. Our graduate program may lead to careers as a risk analyst, product manager, implementation lead, solutions manager and many more!


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