FINANCIAL MARKETS & TREASURY (FM) SUMMER INTERN 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 corporates, fund managers, insurance companies and banks.
At the same time, we also help thousands of small and medium sized businesses manage their financial risks.
The important information
10 week program
Only available in Sydney, NSW
You will gain hands on experience, where you are an integral part of a team to help deliver solutions for our customers. Rotations could include: Corporate & Institutional Sales, Treasury, Economics, Debt Capital Markets, Consumer Foreign Exchange Sales, Trading or Analytics.
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 will help you but are not essential.
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.
Applications are now open and will close at 11.59pm AEST Friday 6 August 2021.
What our Summer Interns 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 known for celebrating diversity and empowering women – this is something that attracted me to apply to work here.
I applied for the Financial Markets & Treasury program in particular because I wanted to challenge myself and try something new and exciting."
Thuy, 2019 Summer Intern, now 2021 FM Graduate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.