Business If you have a passion for customer service and building genuine relationships, this program will provide you with the opportunity to work with industry leaders where innovation is encouraged, offering fun and exciting experiences as a Grad to kick start your career. Whether you are interested in working in Westpac or want to fire up the little green dragon with St George Business Bank or our other regional brands BankSA and Bank of Melbourne, our program is an awesome way to start your new career as a banker of the future. Register your interest
Program overview The Westpac Group Business Division is proud to: Have a banking relationship with more than one million business customers - that’s around 50% of all Australian businesses. We employ around 3000 business bankers across our four brands – Westpac, St.George, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne. We have invested over $10 million to find Westpac Group’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow in 2018 and 2019 Our annual Innovation Challenge has helped unearth entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas from the agribusiness, property and healthcare sectors, with more than $120,000 in grants awarded since 2014. Our Kick Start program has helped start-ups and small companies to turn an idea into reality, with over half a million dollars in business grants since 2014
Who should apply We welcome grads from all disciplines with aspirations of leadership and a passion for helping people and making Australian businesses stronger.
Where you will work Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane
Program structure 12 months: 7 Rotations at various lengths
How it works Our program provides you with an awesome opportunity to get up close and personal with the heart and soul of the Australian business sector. Whether your preference is to work in St George Business Bank, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne or Westpac, you will get the opportunity to visit customer sites, understand their business and discover how we can help them. During your 12 month program you will be aligned to one of our business units and spend your time rotating through various areas such as Credit, Risk, Product and other Business segments. At various intervals throughout the year you may return to your aligned business unit to embed your newly developed skills and knowledge. By the end of the program, you will have gained a broad understanding of the business and have built an amazing network to kick start your career as a banker.
Future career opportunities During your program you will be aligned to a business unit where, in conjunction with a team of Relationship Managers, you will support and service a portfolio of Business Customers. At the end of the program, you will continue your career within that area, supporting our business customers.
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Don’t just believe us, hear from our recent graduate. Pat, Business Graduate Degree Studied: Bachelor of Arts and Law What rotations did you experience during the program? I completed rotations across specialist finance, Westpac SME (which is Small to Medium Enterprises) and business bank product. Each rotation provided me with exposure to different areas. In specialist finance, I was focused on supporting our auto distribution team. In SME I assisted in the delivery of a new operating structure for our front-line staff and spent time shadowing a team of local business bankers before finishing the program in business product, where I was involved in reviewing the uplift of our products and how we can digitise the new to bank process for customers. The business program gives you a wide range of exposure to different projects and customer groups. In my specialist finance rotation, I was also fortunate enough to champion a leads management pilot program. It was powerful to be supported by my people leader to be trusted to deliver a project like this. In my SME rotation I worked with our bankers meeting customers and structuring deals while also being involved in the delivery of a new operating system for our front-line staff. What has been a key learning for you during the graduate program? I learned it is important to keep an open and curious mind during the graduate program. I’ve learnt so much, not just about banking and financial services, but also about how to think strategically for our customers.
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