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How you can start your journey

If you're primed to start your journey towards working with us, you're in the right place. Check out what you can expect from the recruitment process and make sure you're ready to follow all the steps. As with all important things in life the process can take some time, but remember that anything worth doing is worth investing the time.

Step 1: You'll search, apply and upload

First you'll need to have a look at the available positions; you can make it easier on yourself if you search by job field, location, keyword or role type. Once you've found the job you like, make sure you read the full position profile and get all the important information. You can then click on the apply button, accept the privacy statement and start creating your application.

From there upload your CV and answer some questions as part of your application. We'll also ask you for your contact details, which we'll use to confirm we've received your application and keep you updated.

And if you can't see your dream job advertised when you're looking, you can create your own profile by uploading your CV and answering a few questions about yourself. We can then send you email alerts when relevant roles become available.

Step 2: We'll look at your application

Once we've received your application we'll check to see if your skills and experience match the job's key criteria. We'll then let you know as soon as possible via email or phone whether your application has been successful.

Step 3: You might do some online testing

Once you've advanced past the initial application stage, you might need to complete some online skills and psychometric assessments, which may include assessments of your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning skills, cognitive ability and sales preference.

Step 4: We'll invite you for an interview

For some roles we might start with a video interview where you can record your answers to some questions or a phone interview to talk about your experience, and if we like what we hear, we'll pass your CV on to the Hiring Manager. From there you'll be invited for a face-to-face interview either in person, or via teleconference or an assessment centre. You might be asked to bring along documents proving your identity, credentials and eligibility to work in Australia.

Step 5: We'll do referee and background checks

Once you've wowed us in your interviews we'll conduct professional employment referee checks with two of your referees, through an online process that is conducted by a third party company called X-Ref. Ideally your referees will be people you've reported to in recent roles. We'll also conduct background and police checks through another third party company called First Advantage.

Step 6: You get the job!

Once all the boxes are ticked we'll be ready to give you a formal job offer. Because we want to save trees and make sure you have all the information you need at your fingertips, we'll send you an SMS and email asking you to login to a special online portal that will hold your employment offer letter. All relevant terms and conditions and more information about the benefits you'll be entitled to are included in this portal. Simply log in to review and accept your job offer.

Step 7: You'll get started

Once you've accepted your employment offer, you'll receive an email giving you access to our New Starter candidate mobile application site. Here you will find all the information you need to know about Westpac Group before you start.