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Westpac for me is
defined by its policy
of inclusion and
, which is one
of my pinnacle values.”

Daniel, 2016 Graduate
Human Resources



Rotation structure:
12 months; 3 x 4 month rotations

People valuing people.

People. They are the heart of Westpac Group. And our Human Resources Business Partners and Advisors and Specialists work strategically across all business areas to design and deliver a first class people and culture strategy. If you value people like we do, you could be the person we’re looking for: proactive, passionate, driven to succeed, confident in building relationships and communicating with our diverse customers and employees.

With unique specialist teams spanning areas such as HR Analytics, Employee Advocacy, Talent, Culture & Leadership, Talent Acquisition, Capability, Learning & Development, Inclusion & Diversity, Performance & Reward, Employee Relations and Health, Safety & Wellbeing you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Sounds like your dream role? Read on.

Why join us? 

You’ll be joining a like-minded team who are responsible for helping build a world-class Talent Factory, a place where we recognise, nurture and develop talent to become great leaders. We pride ourselves in our reputation for courage, innovation and supporting a diverse workforce. We are actively driving collaboration, innovation and agility in our culture – helping us to deliver on our Service Revolution.

And did we mention that our Inclusion & Diversity team was announced as winners in two categories at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Awards.

We consider graduates from, but not limited to: Management, Human Resources, Arts & Humanities, Psychology and Law.

Your graduate journey

You’ll have the opportunity to rotate through different teams to build your experience and grow your network. In the past, Grads have been lucky enough to work on projects such as:

  • Contributing to the research, strategy and initiatives behind our 2017 vision, working alongside General Managers and contributing to the longer-term direction of our company.
  • Developing websites, social media strategies and brand campaigns to attract new employees and build engagement with existing employees.
  • Conducting competitor analysis and strategy documentation.
  • Shadowing senior leaders, which provided the opportunity to participate in associated workshops, training and summits.
  • Participating in extra-curricular groups such as The Youth Network and community initiatives including graduate committees.

See your career take shape

Throughout the program, you will develop skills in project management and stakeholder management, whilst building a secure HR business understanding with hands-on experience in developing people strategies. You will be set up for success in careers supporting fields such as HR Metrics, Employee Advocacy, Leadership Development, Culture & Talent, Inclusion and Diversity, Capability Development, Reward & Performance Management, Talent Acquisition and Health, Safety & Wellbeing.

Meet Daniel, 2016 Graduate

Human Resources

Why did you choose a graduate program at Westpac Group?
I wanted the opportunity to accelerate my career, through networking and gaining a vast amount of experience. This definitely has come to fruition, as I have had the opportunity to meet General Managers from the business, most of the HR General Managers and our Group Executives – opportunities which are not often presented.

What rotations have you experienced?
My first rotation was in the Employee Relations and Special Counsel team – which was where I took part in preparing negotiations for the Westpac Fiji Enterprise Agreement, dealt with matters pertaining to the Finance Sector Union (FSU), Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) policy advice and ad hoc high risk employment matters.

My Second rotation was in the Culture, Leadership and Talent team – which was where I predominantly helped run a series of development workshops directed at our General Managers and Group Executives. The focus was on driving leader led cultural change throughout the organisation.

My final rotation was in the St George Business Banking and Specialist Finance HR Business Partnering team – which was where I helped support these businesses’ senior management on their people related issues and activities. During this time I also assisted with a remuneration review and also a major restructure.

What do you enjoy about working at Westpac Group?
I love the culture and the people. I am proud to work at Australia’s oldest company with such a rich history. Westpac for me is defined by its policy of inclusion and diversity – which is a pinnacle value to me. How can I not enjoy working for a company that celebrates diversity and the unique offerings of each culture, gender and ethnicity?

How have you developed across your graduate year?
This program has built on my capabilities on high risk HR matters, driving culture change through a large organisation and supporting a business unit on their people issues. This along with running the graduate community projects and assisting in recruitment drives has made me truly develop into a well-rounded HR professional.

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