Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) Graduate Program
What you can expect
Work with dedicated teams to gain a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the needs and challenges they face.
We'll also introduce you to the financial products that help us look after the specialised needs of our customers including general corporate, asset purchases, trade and M&A funding.
Dedicated training is provided to learn the key skills required to excel as a credit analyst and to provide an opportunity to meet the various teams within CIB and do a deeper dive into each area.
Recognised as a leader in the field, you'll work alongside our talented people based in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and the US.
What we do for our customers
CIB sits within Westpac’s Institutional Bank and 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, navigating times of change, or simply to support their financial wellbeing and day-to-day needs.
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.
CIB provides industry specific expertise across general corporates, energy, infrastructure, resources, financial institutions, health, government and real estate.
The important information
12 month program
3-4 rotations of 10-20 weeks
Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC
A selection of: Customer Insights & Analytics (CI&A) and Relationship Coverage across four possible industries including (i) Consumer & Industrials; (ii) Property; (iii) Energy Infrastructure & Resources; and (iv) Financial Institutions, Public Sector and Health. Other possible rotations include Product teams (Loans & Syndications, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Asset Finance, Sustainable Finance, Project Finance, Acquisition & Leverage Finance) and COO functions such as Credit Portfolio Management, Corporate Loans and Business Controls.
Future career opportunities
Fast-track your career progression into any of the following areas within the CIB team:
- Customer Insights & Analytics
- Relationship Coverage
- Debt Products
- Chief Operating Office
Who we want
Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the CIB program. At Westpac Group, we recognise that a finance/analytical background is preferred but not necessary to join this team. If you have the intellectual curiosity and drive to learn, we have the training to foster and develop the skills you need.
What our graduates have to say
“I studied a Bachelor or Commerce (liberal studies) majoring in Finance and Psychology at Sydney University. In my spare time I love to dance, exercise and spend time with my friends trying new restaurants.
I have a background in Psychology which has helped me understand and manage relationships in both a professional and personal setting.
I was attracted to the level of support, training and exposure I would receive in a large institution like Westpac.
I chose CIB because I wanted to make a profound impact through helping large corporates and institutions achieve complex financing needs.”
Since rolling off the program…
“I am now part of the Acquisition Finance, Debt Products within the Corporate & Institutional Bank.
I am involved in all stages of the transaction process from customer relationship management and correspondence to credit analysis and documentation. Each rotation helped me with developing the skills required at a particular stage which enabled me to enter into a multi-faceted role.
The CIB Graduate program provided a diverse, supportive and enriching learning experience that allowed me to confidently enter into my first full-time role.”
Linda, 2019 Summer Intern and 2021 Graduate
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.