Risk We’re looking for passionate, strategic and innovative people who want to be part of the evolution of the Risk function. Can you view the end-to-end value chain and understand the interconnected nature of systems, processes and people, whilst linking the risks and opportunities? If so, then join us and bring your valued insights to our Risk Function. Register your interest
Program overview What is Risk? Effective risk management sets the Westpac Group apart from our competitors and gives us the edge we need to be one of the world's great companies. It is about striking the right balance between protecting and optimising our business. Risk professionals protect the bank against unexpected loss, develop control frameworks and manage regulatory, compliance and other risks. A lot of people think risk is all about numbers, that's an important part of it, but it's not the only piece. We support a strong and risk aware organisation through expert insights and advice, constructively challenging beliefs and overseeing innovative solutions. We develop relationships, build trust and help solve problems. Numbers are only part of it. As a member of the Group Risk Business your analytical skills will support you to understand the frameworks, strategies, tools and culture required to meet our Risk regulatory, legislative and business obligations.
Who should apply We're looking for diverse talent in Risk – you should apply if you have a quantitative aptitude, ability to problem solve and strong leadership potential. Degrees highly considered are Mathematics and Statistics, Commerce and Technology, Computer Science, Actuarial Studies, Engineering, Quantitative Finance and STEM.
Where you will work Sydney
Program structure 10 week Summer Internship
How your summer could be spent You will work across a broad network of stakeholders and learn how to negotiate, collaborate and share your analytical and problem solving skills to deliver the best outcome for the business. Your internship will be in one of our risk teams where you will build your experience and grow your network. Interns may work on projects such as: Developing a business risk report or dashboard, gaining a solid understanding of key risk metrics, and how end users make insightful decisions around risk Determining the risk/control matrix and procedures to support a new regulatory standard for risk, developing skills in interpreting prudential standards and the application of these to the bank’s products and processes Implementing regulatory change initiatives and working with the business to ensure new requirements are understood, complied with and embedded into risk and compliance plans You will receive a ‘best-in-class’ experience understanding the foundations of the Group Risk Function. Supported through on-the-job training, mentoring and attending workshops that strengthen your Risk knowledge, capability and skills.
Future career opportunities You will develop technical/analytical skills, regulatory and industry knowledge, project management skills, stakeholder and relationship management and negotiation and influencing skills setting you up in a possible career in: Credit Risk Operational Risk Technology and Cyber Risk Financial Crime Compliance Risk Analytics and Insights You will have the opportunity to be considered for our 2022 Risk Graduate program.
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Hear from former interns about their experience Peter, Risk Graduate Degree Studied: Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and Economics Why did you apply to Westpac? I applied to Westpac because I believed that it would provide me with an opportunity for mentorship and training from some of the best business leaders in the country, which is an invaluable resource for someone who is just starting their career. What have you experienced since starting your journey at Westpac? In Fraud Analytics, we developed methods to detect and prevent financial crimes such as ID takeovers and stolen cards. I was given the task of creating a way to alert the bank of fraudulent logins using global geolocation data from mobile logins. I learned programming languages like Python and HTML to create an interactive mapping tool that not only flags suspicious logins, but also visualises where and when these fraudulent logins occurred – which assists the frontline teams with protecting customers.
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