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Program overview Technology is disrupting the customer banking experience more rapidly than ever before, which is why we’ve made Digital Transformation a strategic priority for Westpac. At the core of our function, we are responsible for driving the technology capability, growth, stability and security that will allow us to deliver great outcomes and service to our customers. More than that, we are the foundation for the Group. We develop world-class banking apps and have people working around the clock to manage our customer’s security. We build technology solutions to streamline the way our business operates and work with the industry to deliver new, better ways of banking. We are committed to building the technology that will allow us to optimise how we work with the multiple brands our customers love us for. In GroupTech, we believe that with the right head-start, our graduates will go on to great careers. That’s why our program is designed around building breadth of experience and diversity of choice. It all starts with you – our emerging talent!
Who should apply We are building a team with broad skillsets and game-changing attitudes; so whether your background is in a traditional STEM field or you’ve only just discovered your love for IT, GroupTech could be the home for you! We are looking for people who love Technology and, as a 10,000-strong team, diversity is paramount to our ongoing success.
Where you will work Sydney, Perth, Adelaide
Program structure Flexible 12-24 month program, consisting of 6 month rotations. You have the flexibility to shape your experience; Grads can choose to move to their next role at any point after the first 12 months.
How it works All Tech Grads have the option to choose their rotations from a carefully curated, extensive list of opportunities that includes roles suited to those with an analytical focus as well as those looking for a technical path. Our Grads are surrounded by leaders who are invested in their development, a large cohort of peers to share the experience with and opportunities to get involved in community-driven initiatives to develop leadership, networking and presentation skills; it’s half the reason you’ll still find so many ex-Graduates in our teams! Apply for the GroupTech Graduate Program if you want to… Build and design software, applications, platforms and networks. Learn more about hybrid cloud capability, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity technology stacks and automation. Witness your contributions be released in production environments and subsequently used by Westpac Group customers. Improve your programming language fluency by working directly with experts. Learn more about the most current coding standards within the industry. Apply processes and methods to analyse and solve business problems. Plan, convert and deliver technical problems into real-life business solutions through project management. Learn more about strategic planning, business analysis, solution design, data and analytics, and apply agile methodology to project delivery Explain complex ideas to technical colleagues, but also make sure these ideas can be understood by a non-technical audience Recommend innovative and technology-driven improvements to Westpac Group’s business processes through leveraging your experience, expertise and learnings.
Future career opportunities Some examples of the roles our former GroupTech Graduates are holding and that can be experienced through a rotation include: Business Analyst Information Security Analyst Project Manager Data Analyst Scrum Master Engineer Solutions Architect Developer
Don’t just believe us, hear from our recent graduate. Vaish, Group Technology Graduate Degree Studied: Bachelor Commerce What rotations have you experienced as part of the program? Being part of the Group Tech grad program means that you can experience four rotations over two years. My experience with rotations has been widely varied, allowing me to experience both technical and analytical roles. I started out as an IT Business Analyst in Specialist Finance Technology where I worked on change projects across the Business Integration team. Then, I moved into Payments and Cards Technology as an Associate Project Manager where I worked on the New Payments Platform in Application Development, one of the five biggest programs running in the bank. I jumped on board before the first official state launch in Australia and co-ordinated various phases of the program including designing workshops, test planning activities, implementation planning and going live to the public. It was a highlight of my graduate program. What has been a highlight of the graduate program? For me, meeting other Graduates who are in the same position has been a huge highlight. You have different opportunities to network formally and socially throughout the year through training and other various events. As cliché as it may be, I feel we are part of a family here!