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Our commitment to neurodiversity

Westpac Group has long been recognised for its commitment to inclusion and diversity. The way we see it, our organisation should reflect the Australia in which we live, and to achieve that we are committed to promoting job opportunities for everyone.

Traditional recruitment processes are known to create challenges for people with autism, so we’re turning our hiring approach on its head. No face-to-face interviews, no psychometric assessments – just an opportunity for you to demonstrate your capabilities.

Tailored Talent 2020 Program

When you join the Tailored Talent program, you will complete a 3-week hands-on virtual training and assessment program that gives you the opportunity to learn about Westpac and demonstrate your skills.

Our expert partner, Specialisterne, will guide you through a range of real business projects and work activities that give you the opportunity to showcase your capabilities in areas like quality assurance, creative thinking, problem solving and software expertise. You will also get a chance to hear from a number of Westpac leaders and existing employees.

For those that enjoy the work and are a great fit for the available roles, you’ll be offered a placement on the Tailored Talent program and a role within our participating business areas such as Group Technology, Cyber Security, Compliance, Finance or Data Analytics.

On-going Support

We are proud to be supported by a world class partner – Specialisterne – who have helped organisations around the globe to design and deliver dedicated programs for neurodiverse recruitment.

As a Tailored Talent program participant, you will be supported in a number of ways –

  • 12-months of 1:1 coaching support through Specialisterne
  • A dedicated mentor to help you navigate your career at Westpac
  • A buddy on your Westpac team to help you get set-up at work and be your day-to-day confidant
  • Monthly ‘lunch and learn’ sessions with your Tailored Talent cohort
  • Ongoing support through the Inclusion & Diversity team
  • Access to the ABLE employee network – a passionate group of people from across Westpac Group who support and advocate for accessibility and disability
  • Your People Leader and team will be involved in our Autism Awareness Training to help them better understand how they can create a supportive environment
  • You will also have access to all other Westpac employee benefits and programs including our flexible workplace, generous leave benefits and a fantastic range of career, financial, health and wellbeing entitlements

How to apply

Applications are now open for our 2020 Tailored Talent program

Step 1:

Review the eligibility criteria and submit your application through the Specialisterne application portal before 2pm Tuesday 29 September 2020

Step 2:

If you are eligible for the program, you may be invited to attend a 1-day virtual pre-assessment workshop with Specialisterne between Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 October 2020

Step 3:

Successful applicants will then be invited to participate in the 2-week virtual training and assessment program from Monday 26 October – Friday 6 November 2020, facilitated by Specialisterne and Westpac.

An information session for successful candidates will be held on Tuesday 20 October at 2pm AEST to provide a detailed overview of the training and assessment program.

Step 4:

Employment offers will be made to successful candidates in late-November, with selected program participants commencing in early February 2021


  • Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • People with autism (proof of diagnosis certificate may be required)

“I greatly value multiple aspects of Westpac and the Tailored Talent program. These aspects include the flexibility of self-paced learning, highly supportive people of my skills development, plus using my passion/hobby experience in game design to add value to Westpac.”

Trevor Quach, Engineer, App Development, Group Technology