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FINANCIAL MARKETS
& TREASURY

Westpac's trading floor
has some of the best
employees in the industry,
so don't be afraid to
expand your horizons.”

Sam, 2016 Graduate
Financial Markets & Treasury
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Location:
Sydney

Rotation structure:
12 months; 3 x 4 month rotations

Looking for something Dynamic?

The culture in Financial Markets & Treasury is truly dynamic. We’re looking for individuals to join our team to support Westpac Group’s retail, corporate and institutional clients.

Within Financial Markets & Treasury, we have a range of dynamic roles in Trading, Sales, Product, Strategy, Structuring, and e-Commerce. We know the challenges faced in the global economic climate and we want individuals to help us assist our clients to adapt effectively and efficiently through innovative and holistic solutions.

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Financial Markets & Treasury Graduate Program, but you will have a strong interest in finance markets, trading and economics.

We want the best. We want to hire graduates who have the passion to grow and learn about Global Markets, who work well within in our dynamic and inclusive culture. To be a part of our team, you should feel connected with our vision and values and demonstrate strong personal leadership.

Why join us?

Westpac Institutional Bank Financial Market is the leading provider of financial market solutions in Australia and New Zealand, with offices in London, New York and a strong presence across Asia.

Our team is fast-paced, so if you can keep up we will spoil you with exposure to Trading, Sales, Research, Structuring, e-Commerce and Quantitative roles.

While we live and breathe Australian and New Zealand markets, we do so within a global framework so you will get exposure to our multinational teams based in London, New York and Asia.

We understand global financial markets. You’ll be joining the leading provider of Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Interest Rate and Credit Markets products and strategy.


Your graduate journey

Our program offers you the ability to rotate through four different businesses within the broader Financial Markets & Treasury businesses. This will enable you to build your experience and grow your understanding of the varied roles, responsibilities and growth opportunities in our business.

Key business areas that participants in the graduate program have worked in are:

  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities
  • Corporate & Institutional Origination and Distribution
  • Corporate Sales
  • Financial Markets Strategy
  • Central Desk
  • Business, Wealth and Consumer
  • Value Add Hub
  • Treasury
  • E-commerce

See your career take shape

The Financial Markets & Treasury Graduate Program provides exposure to Trading, Sales, Research, Structuring and Quantitative Analysis roles across the Westpac Trading Floor. You’ll have the opportunity to work in roles such as:

  • Fixed Income Trading
  • Fixed Income Distribution
  • Foreign Exchange Trading
  • Foreign Exchange Distribution
  • Origination and Syndication
  • Commodities Trading and Distribution
  • Structuring (Value Add Hub)
  • Research & Strategy
  • e-Commerce team
  • Treasury and Portfolio Risk Management

Meet Sam, 2016 Graduate

Financial Markets & Treasury

Why did you choose a graduate program at Westpac Group?
Westpac has one of the best graduate programs in the country and a large Financial Markets dealing room in which I could follow my passion for trading. The Westpac trading floor has some of the best employees in the industry and I proud to be part of it.

What advice can you offer for those applying to the program?
Seize all opportunities. Graduates get the opportunity to have four rotations of which it is recommended that one of the four are spent in trading and one in sales to gain a greater understanding of the business and individual skill set. Don’t be afraid to expand your horizons outside of your rotations, people will respect this initiative and it will help you build your personal brand in the wider business.

What rotations have you experienced?
I was given the opportunity to rotate in a very broad range of areas on my program which allowed me to see a large part of the business. My rotations included Credit Relative Value, Tailored Deposits, Rates Trading, Institutional Sales and FX Trading. All of my rotations allowed me to get my hands dirty and really add value to the businesses.

What do you enjoy about working at Westpac Group?
The like minded people. Also Westpac has a very diverse workplace which is extremely welcoming.

In Financial markets every day is different, bringing new challenges and opportunities.

How have you developed across your graduate year?
Starting out day one I was relatively new to markets but keen to learn and immerse myself in the program. The Westpac graduate managers really cater for the graduates, going above and beyond the requirements to provide the best opportunities. Over the duration of the year I have completed my Australian Financial Markets Associated (AFMA) accreditation, attended a two week simulated trading course, completed an excel visual basic coding training course, attended multiple Bloomberg training courses and much more. The program has been a great experience and has ultimately allowed me to grow and develop my understanding of markets over the course of the year allowing me to successfully obtain my next role in the commodities trading team.

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