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What you can expect  

CIB has industry specific expertise across general corporates, energy, infrastructure, resources, financial institutions, health, government and real estate. 

Work with dedicated teams to gain a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the needs and challenges they face.

Recognised as a leader in the field, you’ll work alongside our talented people based throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and the US.

A great place to start your career, we'll introduce you to the products that help us look after the needs of our customers. It's a wide range, including providing financial solutions for general corporate purposes, asset purchases, trade, M&A funding. 

What we do for our customers 

CIB, which sits within Westpac’s Institutional Bank, focuses on understanding the needs of our institutional and government clients to support them through their lifecycle, whether that be to provide financing and solutions for growth opportunities, to assist in navigating through times of change, or simply just to support their financial wellbeing.

We also aim to collaborate and partner with our clients to help solve global challenges including respecting human rights and supporting the transition to a climate resilient future by structuring loans so they are linked to achieving environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) outcomes.

The important information

10 week program with 2 x 5 week rotations 


Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC

Rotation areas

A selection of: Customer Insights & Analytics (CI&A), Relationship Coverage, Loans & Syndications, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Asset Finance, Sustainable Finance, Acquisition & Leverage Finance, Credit Portfolio Management, Business Controls.

Future career opportunities

Fast-track your career progression into the Graduate Program and any of the following roles within the CIB team:


  • Customer Insights & Analytics
  • Relationship Coverage
  • Debt Products
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Business Controls & Monitoring


Who we want

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the CIB Summer Intern Program. At Westpac Group, we recognise that a finance/analytical background is preferred but not necessary to join our team. If you have the intellectual curiosity and drive to learn, we have the training infrastructure to foster and develop the skills you need.

What our Summer Interns have to say

“I studied a combined Bachelor of Commerce/Engineering at the University of Sydney and, in my spare time, I love catching up with friends and playing tennis.

I was a CIB Summer Intern, but I’m also from an Engineering background!

I chose to apply to Westpac Group’s Summer Intern Program due to the friendly and collaborative culture of the bank: this really stood out to me. Everyone is very approachable and happy to have a chat, regardless of their title and business area.

I was attracted to CIB in particular because it’s a fast-paced, client facing side of the bank, and it deals with a huge range of clients across all industries”. 

Kevin, 2019 CIB Summer Intern  

Eligibility and how to apply 

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.

2021 Summer Intern Program applications are now closed.


The application process

Step 2: Online Assessments

If you’re successful during our screening process, you’ll be invited to complete a series of online assessments which help us to determine how our values align and your suitability for the role. You’ll receive an email detailing what you need to do to complete the online assessments and the specific deadlines - in some cases this may only be 48 hours.


If you don’t complete your assessments in the time frames specified, we won’t be able to consider your application further.


You may face two testing invitations as below:

  • Culture fit assessment – this measures the degree to which a candidate aligns with Westpac Group's aspirational culture and whether they will be a good cultural fit for the organisation.
  • Psychometric testing – this gamified assessment suite evaluates problem-solving skills and cognitive ability, along with emotional intelligence. 


Westpac Group: Graduate & Intern Application Toolkit - Online Assessments

Step 3: Video Interview

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to complete a video interview. If you have never completed a video interview before, it may be a good idea to get a feel for the process by recording yourself answering interview questions and then watching the replay to gauge your confidence, body language and ability to answer the question being asked.


Check your background, lighting and camera angle. Don’t panic - you'll get a practice run to test your mic and camera! You will also have some time to read the question and get prepared before hitting record. Video interviews are not live, but be prepared and remember that you cannot pause, stop or restart the interview.


Westpac Group: Graduate & Intern Application Toolkit – Video Interview

Step 4: Assessment Centre

Once you’re through these steps successfully, you’ll be welcomed to a virtual assessment centre experience involving: a one-on-one interview, a business-related case study and a group activity. You will have an opportunity to interact with our business representatives, so maximise this experience by asking questions and find out if this is the right fit for you – it’s time to grill us too!

Research is important. Think about why you have applied and what you can bring to the role. It helps to show us your personality. Relax and enjoy the experience. We only want to see you shine and put your best foot forward!

Westpac Group: Graduate & Intern Application Toolkit - Assessment Centre

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


Applications cannot be accepted after the closing date listed for your preferred program so it is best to get your application in early!

No. All applications must be submitted online.

In order to set you up for success, we've prepared an application toolkit to guide you through the selection process and give you tips and hints on everything from preparing your resume to interviewing techniques. Check it out above! 

You can see where you are up to in the application process at any time. You can keep track of the progress of your application here. Go to ‘My Submissions’ and select ‘Submission Status’. All our correspondence is by phone and email so please ensure your contact details are up to date and you’re checking your junk inbox. If your details change, you can log into your online application and update your contact information.

If you have any technical difficulties with our online application form, email us at for assistance. We will respond to your email within regular business hours (9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday).

We’ll be running virtual assessment centres in 2021. Typically, we don’t provide financial assistance to attend in-person assessment centres unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Each year, we review graduate and intern salaries against the marketplace to ensure that you are paid a competitive salary. We also offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits and discounts and an employee share plan so you can invest in your own future. 

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