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More than a job – a career

Applications for our 2022 Summer Intern Program are now closed!

Applications for our 2023 Graduate Program have been extended and are now closing on 17 August 2022!

Industry Awards

Here are some of our recent awards and recognition.

Top 100 Graduate Employers 2021 and 2022

Ranked #4
Prosple Top 100
Graduate Employers

Prosple’s Top 100 Graduate Employers 2022

AGRIAS Finalist 2021

AAGE’s Top Graduate Employers List 2022

AAGE’s Top Graduate Employers List 2022

AGRIAS Finalist 2021

Ranked #4
AFR Top 100
Graduate Employers
2022 (Finalist for 2021)

Graduate program business area choices

Brand & Marketing

Drive innovative data driven solutions in brand and marketing for our customers.


Get up close and personal with the heart and soul of the Australian business sector - its people. Join our immersive graduate program as part of Consumer & Business Banking Division.


Help us become Australia’s bank of choice by deeply understanding the needs of customers and improving their experience. Join our immersive program as part of Consumer & Business Banking Division.

Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB)

Fast-track your career with CIB by building relationships and developing relevant market expertise to tailor solutions to meet our customers' needs.

Customer Service & Operations (CS&O)

Helping Australians and New Zealanders succeed by providing an exceptional customer experience!

New Stream


Drive innovative digital solutions in banking across online, mobile, and other digital channels.

New Stream

Finance & Accounting (Rotational)

Join us in our mission to create and protect value and drive strategic decision making.

Finance & Accounting (Group Treasury)

Drive strategic decision making across balance sheet, capital, liquidity and funding, to assist Westpac in supporting our customers.

New Stream

Financial Markets & Treasury (FM)

Help our customers navigate the complexity of financial markets whilst managing the bank’s key market and funding risks.

Property, Procurement & Protective Services (PPP)

Discover the various functions within a banking organisation and gain insight into how the bank works structurally.

New Stream


Be part of cultivating Westpac's competitive edge in the market by striking the right balance between protecting and optimising business.


Contribute to and participate in projects to deliver change, drive value and enhance our customers’ experience.

Technology (Rotational)

Be part of driving innovative solutions across technology for our customers.

Technology (Specialist Areas)

Join us at the forefront of specialised technologies that drive innovative thinking and creative solutions.

Graduate program key dates

Key Events Time & Date
Graduate Program Applications Open July 18 2022, 12pm AEST
Graduate Program Applications Close  August 17 2022, 11:59pm AEST
Graduate Program Virtual Assessment Centres September – October 2022
2023 Graduate Program Start Date February 2023

Graduate program eligibility and how to apply

We’re looking to fill our programs with original thinkers and innovators from all degrees of study. We embrace diversity, recognising the value people bring to us with their individual differences, qualities, ideas and insights.

To apply for our graduate program you must be in your final year of study of a university degree;


You can have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree but it must be no more than three years ago.

You also need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident when you apply.

Graduate program – what you can expect

When you start: You’ll start with us as a permanent employee in February each year. Your program will vary based on the business area where you choose to work. Explore the business area choices above to find out more.

Throughout the program: We’ll provide loads of learning and support to help you make the most of the experience. The program is structured to help you identify your focus areas. Tailored training sessions build and strengthen your technical and soft skills - accelerating your personal and professional career development.

The day to day: You’ll complete a rotational program to help you to learn about different parts of your business area. It’s packed full of different roles, teams and project experiences. At the end of your program, you’ll be supported to find a role that best suits your capabilities and interests.

Expect to contribute from day one and have an impact on the business.

Expect plenty of opportunities to get involved in grad life where you can build your networks and friendships with those you work with, including business leaders, project leads and program sponsors.

Expect to be able to give back. Join numerous communities, volunteering and sustainability initiatives - rounding out your whole work life experience.

Summer intern program and business area choices

Join our paid 10-week program. It’s a great way to explore a career with Westpac Group, and get a taste of what it’s like to work with us. Designed so that you get a real insight into the diverse opportunities at Westpac Group – the summer intern program gives you what you need to make an informed career decision.

The program runs from late November to February for 10 weeks and gives you the opportunity to be considered for the graduate program.

You can apply if you’re in the second last (penultimate) year of your degree. You also need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident when you apply.

Explore the business area choices to find out more about where you can work.

2022 Summer Internships – Applications are now closed!


Read more about our graduate program

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New cyber grad stream in hunt for skills

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