RISK GRADUATE PROGRAM
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
Immerse yourself in a 12-month program with three pre-determined rotations designed to provide diverse experiences and insights to inform your Risk career. You’ll be able to tailor your experience by submitting your preference for a preferred rotation within our dynamic risk teams, empowering you to shape your career path.
Sydney NSW based program. We welcome interstate candidates to apply as we offer relocation.
You will work across diverse Risk business teams to understand the different focuses across the Group Risk Function.
The dynamic Risk teams include:
- Financial Crime
- Non-Financial (includes Operational and Compliance)
- Westpac Institutional Banking & Treasury
- Chief Operating Office
- Chief Transformation Office
- Consumer and Business Banking
- Deputy Chief Risk Office (includes Credit)
- Customer, Technology, Corporate Services and Enterprise
You’ll experience a holistic learning journey as all rotations are fully supported with on-the-job training, impressive project work, practical workshops and keynote events. Elevate your risk knowledge, capabilities and skills across all facets of our program.
How you’ll be supported and set up for success in your career
You’ll receive lots of opportunities for learning and growth that will optimise your role performance and career progression. Risk Business Champions, leaders and mentors will support you during the program experience. We help you achieve a banking qualification to develop crucial acumen that will enable you to add value in an ethical and professional way throughout your career.
A dedicated Risk Learning team makes it easy for you to manage your professional development. From building people skills to effectively interacting in teams, to developing deep technical knowledge and skills in Risk you’ll have access to a complete learning offering to set you up for success in Risk.
Future career opportunities
A career in Risk could result in roles such as:
- business analyst
- 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 career purpose.
Who we want
We're looking for people who are:
- 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. Having problem solving ability, quantitative skills and strong leadership potential are advantageous.
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 binge watching shows and movies!
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.
Since rolling off the program…
I work in the Model Risk (Credit and Advanced Analytics) division.
My rotations during the grad program prepared me for this role through enhancing my analytical and problem-solving capabilities. My second rotation in the Consumer Finance Credit Risk team prepared me for any SAS related tasks and provided further use cases for SQL. I gained exposure to assessing the impact of policy changes which was a great experience.
The graduate program provided an amazing opportunity and opened doors for me to get into my current role.
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 three years ago.
You also need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident when you apply.