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Westpac Group

4.4
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Westpac Group Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Banking & Financial Services

Applications for our remaining 2025 Grad Programs and our 2024 Summer Internship Program are now open!

Overview

Create Your Future - The Westpac Story

Westpac is Australia’s oldest bank and company, one of four major banking organisations in Australia and one of the largest banks in New Zealand. For over 200 years we have played an important role in the economic and social fabric of Australia. 

Through our unique portfolio of brands comprising Westpac, St. George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, BT and RAMS we support and serve over 13.9 million customers.

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Our Graduate Program – For Uncommon Minds

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.

Program Streams to offer you:

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Your Westpac Journey

  • Lots of learning and support to help you make the most of the experience – this ranges from mentoring/buddy programs to lunch and learns.
  • Tailored training sessions to build and strengthen your technical and soft skills – to take your personal and professional career to the next level.
  • Rotational programs to help you learn about different paths
  • Support in finding a role that best suits your capabilities and interests.

Why Join Us?

Flexible working - All roles at Westpac Group are open to considering flexible working arrangements, with potential options such as flexible hours and working remotely.

Leave to support lifestyle - We offer 12 weeks of flexible lifestyle leave giving employees the option to take up to 4 weeks paid leave each year, through Westpac Group’s purchased leave program, or 12 weeks' unpaid leave each year.

Leading offerings to enhance your well-being - We offer a range of special Westpac Group services including:

  • Free nutrition advice
  • Free employee counselling and coaching service for you and your family
  • Access to wellbeing resources, training and development
  • End of trip facilities (selected locations)

Recruitment Process

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We know you're busy with life and uni, so we've tried to make the process as simple as we can.

Eligibility

Before you apply, make sure you meet our eligibility criteria!

  • Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident at the time of application.
  • You must also be in the final year of your degree OR completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree within the past three years.

How to Apply: 

Step 1: Complete our easy online application form (approx. 10 mins): Submit your resume and academic transcripts in PDF or Word format.

Step 2: Online Assessments (if shortlisted): If your application has progressed, you'll be invited to complete an online psychometric assessment within 48 hours.

Step 3: Video Interview and assessment centre: This will assist us to get to know more about your motivations as well as your ‘Uncommon Mind’.

Outcomes: We value your time and enthusiasm. Expect timely feedback on your application status.

Other commonly asked questions

Does Westpac Group assist successful graduates with relocation?

Yes, if you’re offered a role that needs you to move to Sydney, NSW, we’ll help coordinate your move and assist you financially. We have a relocation policy that will help successful graduates who need to relocate.

Will the graduate and intern salaries be competitive?

Each year, we review graduate and intern salaries against the marketplace to ensure that you are paid a competitive salary. We also offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits and discounts and an employee share plan so you can invest in your own future. 

How do I know if the degree I have completed is suitable for the program I am applying to?

Some people think because we’re a bank we only recruit candidates with Commerce/Finance degrees. We encourage graduates from all disciplines to consider our programs if they have a strong interest and passion for that business area. Please keep in mind, that it’s not all about your degree. We're looking to find well-rounded graduates whose values align with those of Westpac Group, are involved in the community, participate in extra-curricular activities and have some work experience.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Our Graduate Program

Westpac Grad Program

We’re looking to fill our programs with original thinkers and innovators from all degrees of study.

When you start: You’ll start with us as a permanent employee in February. Your program will vary based on the business area where you choose to work. Explore the business area choices below to find out more.

Throughout the year: Tailored training sessions build and strengthen your technical and soft skills - accelerating your personal and professional career development.

The day to day: You’ll complete a rotational program to help you to learn about different parts of your business area. It’s packed full of different roles, teams and project experiences.

  • Expect to contribute from day one and have an impact on the business.
  • Expect plenty of opportunities to get involved in grad life where you can build your networks and friendships with those you work with, including business leaders, project leads and program sponsors.
  • Expect to be able to give back. Join in numerous communities, volunteering and sustainability initiatives - rounding out your whole work life experience.

Why Join Us?

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Our people are always our best advertisement for what is so special about working within Westpac Group. Hear how we’re creating an environment in which all our people can succeed.

Perks & Benefits

Third-Party Partner savings

Our third-party Employee Benefits Program is increasingly popular with employees and is accessible via a mobile-friendly portal, providing 24/7 access to great offers and discounts from well-known brands. With over 1.3 million logins over the past 12 months, our employees clearly love the offerings.

Matching Gifts: matching employees' charitable donations

This is one of our company’s best-loved community programs. Every dollar donated by our eligible employees to Australian-based, registered charities with Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGRs) is matched by Westpac Group.

Employee Action Groups

Our Employee Action Groups (EAGs) support Westpac Group’s diverse and inclusive workplace culture. These employee-led networks bring passionate individuals together to advocate for and promote diverse communities both within and outside of the organisation.

Grow your Career with Us

If you want to work for an organisation that will nurture your talents and help you grow your career, you should be working with us. Our goal is to build a diverse workforce of amazing talent which means that when you work with us, you can be sure we'll commit ourselves to helping you take your career as far as possible.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 18 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.1
Culture
8.5
Satisfaction
9.1
Office Work Environment
8.8
Recruitment
9.1
Culture
8.5
Satisfaction
9.1
Office Work Environment
8.8
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Good culture, flexible work environment, excellent pay
  • The internal culture is led by the people.
  • Good people, high-performance mindset
  • Great people, a big focus on wellbeing and employee health, accessibility of managers and mentors, ability to explore different parts of the organisation.
  • The plethora of growth and development opportunities. Career development is a key focus through the program, with networking and connections developed organically as we move towards roll-off. Able to experience many facets of the bank, receive employee benefits and be provided with mentoring and buddy support.
  • Culture, lots of support available (in regards to taking leave), access to training and education
  • The high variance between teams when coming to the quality of work and value of grads
  • Can feel quite big and slow sometimes, work can be siloed which slows down efficacy, old systems and processes that need updating.
  • While I love the work that I do, it is a very large company that is not always fast enough to pick up new technologies or ways of working. So sometimes it can be frustrating seeing how slow change and transformation is adopted within the bank.
  • No minuses - the most challenging thing is navigating the sheer size and scale of the organisation!
  • There are quite a few restructures, so I feel a bit uncertain for other colleagues in the business.
  • Remuneration

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Sydney
We’re looking for uncommon minds to join our Property, Procurement & Protective Services (PPP) Grad Program.
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 80,000 / Year

Graduate Job

Sydney
We’re looking for uncommon minds to join our Technology (Robotics & Intelligent Automation) Grad Program.
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 80,000 / Year


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney and in my spare time I love playing sport.

Praneet

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney and in my spare time I love playing sport.

Praneet

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at The University of Sydney and on weekends I love to head to the beach for a swim.

Maren

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at The University of Sydney and on weekends I love to head to the beach for a swim.

Maren

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney and in my spare time I love playing sport.

Praneet

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney and in my spare time I love playing sport.

Praneet

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at The University of Sydney and on weekends I love to head to the beach for a swim.

Maren

  • Graduate stories
I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at The University of Sydney and on weekends I love to head to the beach for a swim.

Maren


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

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  • Day in the life

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  • Day in the life

Lila

  • Day in the life

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  • Day in the life

Vidya

  • Day in the life

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  • Day in the life

Lila

  • Day in the life

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Videos


Manjula - hiring beyond banking

We hire beyond banking. Manjula explains why we’re always keen to hear from candidates from other industries and backgrounds.

Jessica - cross-skilling for growth

Jess shares how she’s continued to develop since joining us 14 years ago.

Manjula - hiring beyond banking

We hire beyond banking. Manjula explains why we’re always keen to hear from candidates from other industries and backgrounds.

Jessica - cross-skilling for growth

Jess shares how she’s continued to develop since joining us 14 years ago.

Advice


Westpac student application survival guide: the application process

The application process for both our Graduate and Internship Programs involves five steps. We know you’re busy with life and uni, so we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can

Westpac student application survival guide: the application process

The application process for both our Graduate and Internship Programs involves five steps. We know you’re busy with life and uni, so we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can