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Meaningful, long term careers

As an organisation that employs around 36,000 people, we are committed to ensuring our employees have opportunities for meaningful, long-term careers. 

Our employment initiatives cover school to work transitions, recruitment, training and mentoring. Our approach was recognised through the award of Maxima’s Employer of the Year 2014 Award.  

School Based Trainee Programs
Westpac Group provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to kick start a career in banking and finance. School-based trainees join Westpac Group for Years 11 and 12 as part of their studies, where they complete a Certificate II in Business Administration and two years paid work experience. The training counts towards their Year 12 studies and a job offer may be available upon completion of the program. While undertaking their traineeship, students are supported through virtual mentoring using the first national Aboriginal networking site, Show Me The Way

For more information on the school-based traineeships at Westpac Group, contact AES or Maxima, the agencies responsible for forming the partnerships with school-based trainees.

Westpac Group offers Cadetships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying a relevant undergraduate qualification, such as business, finance or other areas of professional expertise. The cadetships aim to attract students to the financial services industry and support them through the school-to-work transition. Cadetships include part-time work and reimbursement of study expenses such as textbooks. There may be an opportunity for cadets to move into Westpac Group’s Graduate Program upon completion of studies. For further information please email us.

Graduate Program
Westpac Group encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with relevant university qualifications and those nearing graduation to apply for positions in the Westpac Group Graduate Program.

Adult Traineeships
Westpac Group also offers full-time traineeships for adults in some locations, as an opportunity to gain experience in the financial services industry, or restart a career. Completion of the traineeship leads to a Certificate III in Financial Services and a year’s work experience in banking.  Candidates are expected to have had some prior work experience, though not necessarily in a relevant role or industry. Future opportunities will be advertised on our Careers site.

Adult Pre-Employment Programs
In specific locations, Westpac partners with a local training organisation to conduct intensive work preparation programs to enable people to reach a level of skill quickly to be able to successfully participate in the traineeship program. Where relevant this opportunity would be advertised locally with an explanation of how to apply.

Positions in Westpac Group
Westpac Group encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with relevant experience to apply for positions across the group. Current vacancies are advertised at our Careers site.

For further information please email us.