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Check out what they had to say for the insider scoop on Westpac grad life and find out about their exciting experiences across their graduate year.



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Development & Support

You’re here to succeed. We’re here to make it happen. There will be a lot to learn so we’ll give you the support you will need at every stop, including:

  • A graduate manager who will offer support and direction
  • A business champion who will oversee your entire graduate experience
  • A placement manager for day to day guidance in each rotation
  • A mentor who will support you with career advice
  • A buddy, one of our current grads, who will help you settle in

At Westpac, we want you to perform at your best so we will provide you with the development you need to succeed, from structured training programs and online learning to on-the-job training with some of the best talent in the industry.

In fact, we are so passionate about your personal and professional development that we won’t even wait until your first day, your journey will begin in the months after you accept your offer with opportunities to connect with your fellow graduates and business champions, attend an orientation and access to online learning resources. On your first day, you will start a 12 month personal development program tailored specifically for our graduates, including:

On-the-job learning: For each rotation, your Manager will set challenging tasks and projects for you. You will have a structured plan which will provide measurable indicators at the completion of the rotation.

Discovery Program: You will attend a number of group learning sessions to enhance your self-awareness and self-leadership skills to help you navigate your career at Westpac.

Networking: You will build new relationships on a regular basis, constantly learning and stepping outside your comfort zone and adding value from the beginning. You’ll also have the option to join various social and networking groups.

Get involved

Below are a few of the groups you can join to develop your leadership, teamwork and project management skills.

GradWrap: A monthly newsletter created by a committee of talented individuals, with a flair for social media and journalism.

Graduate Community Consulting Committee (GCCC): A team that love the idea of supporting our communities by implementing innovative ideas and strategies that do really do make a difference.

One Young World: A global youth leadership summit which brings together delegates from over 180 countries to share views, vision and ideas to create real resolutions for real change.

The Youth Network: As an aspiring young leader, we’ll help you reach your full potential through involvement in global change projects.


Supporting our community

Be part of something bigger…

At Westpac, we have a long history of rolling up our sleeves to help our communities and our graduates love to get involved, here are some of their amazing achievements:

A life-changing secondment within an Indigenous community - What an incredible journey!

Shade Zahari
2014 Retail & Commercial Graduate

I was lucky to experience an amazing Jawun secondment to a remote Aboriginal Community in Cape York. For the six week secondment I was fortunate enough to be placed in the remote community of Kowanyama, on the Gulf of Carpentaria side of Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

Myself and a secondee from another Partner organisation were tasked with consulting with various community groups, traditional owners, council members and community elders to first identify the Kowanyama mob’s aspirations, followed by delivery of a Strategic Business Plan for the future success of the community and its traditional owners.

Deliverables aside, I can honestly say that living in a remote Aboriginal community has by far been the most rewarding developmental experience I have been involved in to date. Working with community elders, engaging with traditional owners and navigating a culture that is so incredibly rich has been eye-opening, perspective changing and deeply fulfilling. One can never forget the warmth of the elders, the playful joyfulness of the children and the genuine desire of the people of Kowanyama to create a better future for their younger generations.

BT Grads do the MS Mega Swim!

Matthew Hare was part of a team of BT Financial Group Graduates who took part in this year’s Mega Swim. He caught up with the Westpac Group co-ordinator Michael Boscoscuro, a former Finance Grad himself, to hear about his experiences with the Swim.

How’d you get involved with the 24hr MS Mega Swim?

My grad manager Lowana Stirk, (Head of GSS Tax) mentioned she was doing the MS Swim 2 years ago, so I asked if I could participate. She not only encouraged me to take part, but to join her team
as well!

I managed to raise $3-4k myself. So, last year I decided to start my own team (The Flying Hellfish) with about 15 close friends and combined we raised $13k (Westpac matched$5k). It got me thinking that I can make a difference in this space, the power of my story (living with MS) connected with people to help them relate and understand how to make the best of such a situation. This year I tried to make it even bigger and thankfully it was successful, before Westpac’s match we raised over $37,000, and swam more than 276km throughout the entire team.

Building bikes for charity!!

In September 2016 our 2017 Graduates (commencing in February 2017) came together for a welcome event at Luna Park, one highlight of the day was building 14 toddler and BMX bikes for charity.

The bikes have been donated to the Aboriginal Legal Service who were hosting a Christmas party for Indigenous children in out of home care, such a heart-warming experience for our interns and graduates!!