FAQs Tailored Talent
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident or have a specific Visa when you apply to be considered for a job with us, specific details are outlined here. A proof of diagnosis certificate for an Autism Spectrum disorder may also be required.
Partnering with Specialisterne Westpac’s Tailored Talent program consists of adjusted recruitment process which includes a pre-assessment workshop and ‘on campus’ assessment period. You will need to be able to attend these sessions on a full -time basis. The ‘on campus’ assessment will include working with robotics to demonstrate the skills and talent of candidates. 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.
You can apply for any position at the Westpac Group through our usual process here, however if you would like to specifically apply for a role through the Tailored Talent program, we have specific intake dates each year. Applications for the 2018 intake are now closed. You can register your interest in a future intake of Tailored Talent here or you can also register your interest with Specialisterne for any upcoming roles at a range of organisations.
Partnering with Specialisterne, Westpac’s Tailored Talent program consists of adjusted recruitment process which includes a pre-assessment workshop and ‘on campus’ assessment period. During the assessment period, weekly reports outlining individual strengths are compiled by the Specialisterne team and potential hiring managers can drop in to casually meet candidates. Where there is a good fit between candidate strengths and available positions, candidates will be offered a 12 month internship. This internship will include extensive ongoing support to interns, team leaders and team by Specialisterne, Westpac’s Employee Action Group ABLE mentors, a buddy system and regular learning and development sessions.
Definitely! At Westpac Group all of our roles are flexible, and we are an equal opportunity employer. We support flexible working and recognise that people may want to work flexibly for any reason, and at all levels and ages. So basically that means that every role is open to experienced candidates who are happy to have a discussion around workplace flexibility.
The 2018 intake (with registrations of interest taking place in October 2017) will have all roles based in Sydney – primarily at our Kent St, Barangaroo and Kogarah offices. In future intakes we will review the opportunity to expand these internships outside of Sydney.
In the 2018 intake, we will have up to 10 interns join our business.
We believe that the roles most likely to be a fit will be in our Technology and Risk businesses.
There could be roles outside of these areas, but we expect most roles will be in:
We’re committed to helping people build a career at Westpac, that’s why each intern is placed into an existing role, in a business that needs to fill a vacancy. These are not additional roles or special roles. They are roles that exist in our business that we need to fill with talented individuals. Interns will join a team of supportive and motivated co-workers who will all work together to deliver on the team’s goals.
If things are working well for the intern and the team, then interns may be offered a permanent role at the end of the 12 month period. Other pathways could include a permanent appointment in another team or continued support as an intern for a further 12 month period. Our goal is to help people to do what they really love at work, so we’ll be discussing this throughout the internship. Interns can expect to have regular 1:1s with their team leader to discuss their progress, their growth, their development and their performance in the role.
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 providing guidance
- 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.
Our 2018 Program closed for applications on the 31st of October 2017. Our intake for the 2019 cohort is likely to take place in October 2018.