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Valuing a neurodiverse workforce

Our vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow. The way we see it, supporting more people to build a career with us is just one of the ways we can live our vision. We value the strengths, capabilities and thinking that a neurodiverse workforce can bring, and diversity in our recruiting ensures our organisation reflects the Australia in which we live.


We are committed to supporting people on the Autism Spectrum to build a career at Westpac Group through our internship program – Tailored Talent, providing up to ten internships in our first intake.


When you join the Tailored Talent program at Westpac Group, you’ll spend three weeks ‘on campus’ with us working on projects with our partner Specialisterne and other projects we’ve created specifically for this program.  Candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate a range of skills including; conduct quality assurance, demonstrate creative thinking and showcase software and problem solving skills. Business Projects will also be incorporated into the assessment period. For those that enjoy the work and are a great fit for the roles available, you’ll be offered a twelve month internship within our business in roles like technology, risk and finance.

On-going Support

We’re supported by a world class partner – Specialisterne – who have helped organisations internationally and in Australia to design and develop programs to support Neurodiverse recruiting. We have a range of ways that we will support interns, people leaders and teams as they come together:

  • Ongoing support in the workplace for interns, team leaders and teams from Specialisterne
  • ABLE Employee Action Group (EAG)  – a group of passionate people from across the Westpac Group who support and advocate for all with visible and invisible disabilities and their Carers.
  • Buddy – Identified through the EAG – to work closely with the new employee to help a successful transition to work
  • Mentors –to support Interns with career and personal mentoring.
  • Australian Network on Disability – ongoing partnership with Westpac
  • Autism Awareness training for teams and team leaders
  • 1:1 readiness training for People Leaders with interns joining their team
  • Monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions with the intern cohort
  • ACCESS – Employee Assistance Program – an independent, confidential, professional counselling service available to all employees of Westpac Group and their immediate families.

Intake Dates

Our initial program intake advertising round was 22nd of October 2017 to 31st October 2017.

The next intake advertising round is scheduled for October 2018.

You can register your interest outside of these periods by emailing our dedicated Autism Consultant at

How to apply

Step 1:

Check our Tailored Talent Internship intake dates

Step 2:

Apply during an intake window or register your interest through the ‘email us’ button below

Step 3:

Attend a pre-assessment workshop (3 days) with Specialisterne and Westpac

Step 4:

Attend the Assessment Centre (3 weeks) on campus at Westpac – facilitated by Specialisterne

Step 5:

An Internship offer for those suitable