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Had a career break?


EmPOWERUP Tech Returnships

There are many reasons people take career breaks. It might be parenting responsibilities, travel, caring for a loved one or your own health journey.

Whatever your reason, at Westpac we recognise that returning to the workforce can be overwhelming - especially in the rapidly evolving world of technology.

So, we are offering Tech Returnships to help you EmPOWERUP and get your career back on track.

24 Weeks of Support

Our EmPOWERUP Tech Returnship program means that for the first 24 weeks of your new tech role, you’ll receive an unprecedented level of support and training. This will include seminars, workshops, podcasts, and role specific training. 


For even greater support and to boost your confidence you’ll be completing your EmPOWERUP Tech Returnship with an entire cohort with similar life experiences and challenges.


But most importantly we are also training our people leaders so they can better understand your needs – especially when it comes to flexibility.

Who is eligible?

The roles available across Westpac technology divisions are varied. While some roles require particular skills such as engineering, information security and data analytics, we also seek people with generalist skills and experience across other areas such as strategy, project management, delivery lead and change management.

If you have a desire to pursue a career in technology, love learning and have had a career break of two years or more then you are eligible to apply for an EmPOWERUP Tech Returnship. Don’t worry if your experience isn’t up to date. That’s what our EmPOWERUP Tech Returnship is all about.

We invite candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, neurodiverse individuals, and Indigenous Australians to apply. 

How do I apply

Search Tech Returnships

We have identified specific roles that are suitable for an EmPOWERUP Tech Returnship. You can review these roles by clicking the search button below. 


When you see a role you believe suits your skills then click the apply now button on that role.


Once we've reviewed your application, you may be invited to complete an online assessment. This will allow us to understand how you align to Westpac Group's values – for more information, look for the link at the bottom of this page. 

Phone interview and/or video interview

You may be asked to attend a phone/video interview, which is a great way to highlight your experience and gives you a chance to explain why you are interested in this role.


If you are successful, you will be contacted by one of our recruiters and sent an information package with everything you need to EmPOWERUP your Tech career.

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

At Westpac we are committed to providing a supportive culture and creating inclusive and accessible workplaces, branches, products and services for our customers, employees, and community.

We can provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability and/or neurodiversity. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, please call 1800 655 592 Option 1.2 or email

Hit return to search EmPOWER UP Tech Returnship roles.

Who can I talk to for more information?

If you have any more questions or would like to speak to our team, please contact

To help prepare for your interview here is a link to our Purpose and Values.

Meet your EmPOWER UP Team

Program Manager and proud Dharawal woman

Program Lead

Capability Lead

Emerging Talent Lead

Women in Tech

To find out more about how we help women in tech to leap, thrive and rise in their careers, visit our Women in Tech.