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What we do for our customers

We support a strong and risk-aware organisation through providing expert advice, constructively challenging the business and providing innovative solutions.

Working across a broad network of stakeholders, we develop relationships, build trust and help solve problems.

You will learn how to negotiate, collaborate and utilise your analytical and problem-solving skills to deliver the best outcome for the business.

The important information

12 month program with 3 x 4 month rotations 

Only available in Sydney, NSW

Rotation areas

You will work across several Risk business teams to understand the different focuses across the Group Risk Function, including Financial Crime, Compliance and Conduct areas. Your rotations are supported with on-the-job training and practical workshops that will strengthen your Risk knowledge, capability and skills.

Future career opportunities

A career in Risk could result in roles such as a business analyst, modeller, risk manager, risk/quantitative analyst. The opportunities are endless, and you will be fully supported by those who you’ve worked with throughout your graduate experience to find your fit with us. 

Who we want

We're looking for people who are:

  • passionate
  • strategic and innovative
  • keen to understand the interconnected nature of our systems, processes and people, whilst linking the risks and opportunities. 

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply. A quantitative aptitude, the ability to problem solve and strong leadership potential are an advantage.

What our graduates have to say

“I studied a Master of Actuarial Practice at Macquarie University and, in my spare time, I love a balance of exercise, learning and finding the best coffee, food, and bars in Sydney!

I may be a risk grad but I also love Science and History.

I chose a graduate program with Westpac Group after researching the company, the various social initiatives Westpac employees are involved in, and the programs Westpac supports. It was easy to see that it’s an organisation which cares about their employees and takes social responsibility very seriously.

I was attracted to work in Risk as it’s a very unique role, impacting every aspect of the organisation at all levels. The level of support and opportunity to learn seemed vast, and now being in the program, I can attest to that.”

Sahan, 2021 Risk 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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