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More than a job – a career

Applications for our 2025 WIB Grad programs will open Monday, 11 March. All remaining 2025 program streams and 2024 Summer Intern applications will open from July.

Industry Awards

Here are some of our recent awards and recognition.

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2023 AGRIAS Finalist

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AGRIAS Winner 2022

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Ranked #8 AAGE’s Top Graduate Employers List 2024

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Ranked #9 AFR Top 100 Graduate Employers 2024

Graduate program business area choices

Brand & Marketing

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

Consumer and Business

It’s our passion for embracing diversity and creating opportunities that will enable you to dream big and fulfil your potential. You will have the opportunity to support our customers to continue to create better futures.

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!

Digital

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

Finance & Accounting

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

Group Treasury

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

Financial Markets & Treasury (FM)

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

Human Resources

Work to deliver a first class people and culture strategy that has great pride in its focus on diversity.

Property, Procurement & Protective Services (PPP)

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

Risk

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

Transformation

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 (Institutional Bank) March
Graduate Program Applications Close (Institutional Bank) April
Graduate Program Assessment Centres (Institutional Bank) April
Graduate Program Applications Open July
Graduate Program Applications Close August
Graduate Program Assessment Centres September – October
Graduate Program Start Date February

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;

OR,

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 early December 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.

 

Summer intern program key dates

Key Events Time & Date
Summer Intern Applications Open July
Summer Intern Applications Close August
Summer Intern Assessment Centres September
Summer Intern Start Date December

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