FINANCIAL MARKETS & TREASURY (FM) GRADUATE PROGRAM
What we do for our customers
Our Financial Markets business is a leading provider of financial solutions across foreign exchange, interest rates, credit and commodities markets.
Our Treasury team provide market-leading funding, liquidity and risk management of Westpac’s balance sheet, enabling all Westpac businesses to service their customers.
We have relationships with a diverse customer base, including Australasia’s largest corporate and financial institutions, as well as global fund managers, insurance companies, banks and thousands of small and medium sized businesses.
At the same time, you will have access to a complete source of economic and financial markets commentary and thought leadership on trends shaping industry, innovation, community and sustainability.
The important information
12 month program with 4 x 3-month rotations
Only available in Sydney, NSW
You will gain hands-on experience across your rotations, where you are an integral part of a team to help deliver solutions for our customers. A graduate typically completes a variety of rotations which could include: Interest Rate Sales, Treasury, Economics, Strategy, Debt Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange Sales, Trading or Analytics.
Future career opportunities
Post-graduate program, Financial Markets & Treasury grads continue to help the Bank and our customers navigate the complexity of financial markets through roles in areas such as Global Sales, Trading and Structuring, along with Debt Capital Markets, Economics and Treasury.
Who we want
FM & Treasury is looking for people who want to help customers thrive today and redefine tomorrow through unrivalled access and insights in financial markets, or help the bank manage its key financial risks.
Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply (we welcome applications from engineers, scientists and mathematicians, as well as those studying commerce and finance-based degrees) but you will need to have an interest in global markets and possess a diverse skillset, including the ability to adapt and be flexible. Some data skills are helpful but are not essential.
What our graduates have to say
“I studied Commerce and Law at Macquarie University and, in my spare time, I enjoy going out to eat with my family and playing volleyball and frisbee with my friends.
I may be a Financial Markets & Treasury Grad, but I’m also interested in astronomy!
Westpac Group is well known for celebrating diversity and empowering women – this is something that attracted me to apply to work here.
I applied because I wanted to challenge myself and try something new and exciting. The fact that I’ll be rotating through several different teams, and will be constantly learning and expanding my skills, is extremely appealing”.
Since rolling off the program…
"I now work as part of the Credit Trading team in Financial Markets. The team trades credit bonds which are issued by large Financial Institutions such as Westpac, the other major banks and corporate bonds.
During my grad year, each rotation was very unique, providing insight into various parts of the bank. For example, my first rotation was in Treasury, which gave me insight into balance sheet management/bank funding. I then rotated through different sales and trading teams, i.e. Corporate and Institutional Sales, Debt Capital Markets and Credit Trading, each with unique products and clients. These rotations helped me grasp common market concepts, whilst helping me decide what I wanted to do post grad program."
Thuy, 2021 Financial Markets & Treasury 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.