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More than a job – a career

Applications are now closed for our 2022 Graduate Program and our 2021 Summer Internship Program.

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 below 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.

Graduate program business area choices

Business Bank

Get up close and personal with the heart and soul of the Australian business sector - its people.

Consumer Bank

Understand the needs and wants of customers and play an integral part in improving their banking experience.

Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB)

Develop relevant market expertise to tailor solutions to meet our customers' needs.

Digital & Marketing

Drive innovative digital and marketing solutions across online, mobile, and more.

Finance & Accounting

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

Financial Markets & Treasury (FM)

Help our customers navigate the complexity of financial markets.

Risk

Learn to strike the right balance between protecting and optimising business.

Transformation

Contribute 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 12pm AEST, Monday 19 July 2021
Graduate Program Applications Close  11.59pm AEST Friday 20 August 2021
Graduate Program Virtual Assessment Centres Across September and October 2021
2022 Graduate Program Start Date February 2022

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 two years ago.

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

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 below to find out more about where you can work.

Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB)

Provide our clients with tailored solutions that meet their business needs.

Financial Markets & Treasury (FM)

Help our customers navigate the complexity of financial markets through global sales.

Summer intern program key dates

Key Events Time & Date
Summer Intern Program Applications Open 12pm AEST, Monday 19 July 2021
Summer Intern Program Applications Close 11:59pm AEST, Friday 6 August 2021
Summer Intern Virtual Assessment Centres Across September 2021
2021 Summer Intern Program Start Date November/December 2021

Read more about our graduate program

Why banks are looking well beyond finance graduates

It’s becoming far less uncommon to find students with degrees like medical nanotechnology or marine ecology joining banks’ graduate programs, as big businesses like Westpac hunt for more diversity.