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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.

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 and 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

12 month program

12 month program with 3-5 rotations ranging from 10-20 weeks


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 any of the following areas 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 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 infrastructure to foster and develop the skills you need.

What our graduates have to say

“I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (International) majoring in Finance and International Business at UNSW and, in my spare time, I love running with my dog and getting active in the gym.

I may be a CIB Grad, but I also have a passion for arts and literature!

I was attracted to Westpac Group’s Graduate program as I love the flexibility of work arrangements offered to all our employees. Splitting my time working from home and in the office has been crucial to maintaining a balanced lifestyle for me.

I applied to the CIB graduate program to explore my interest in financial services and learn from specialised teams and individuals with extensive sector experience.”

Grace, 2021 CIB 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 two years ago.

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

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