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The ever changing global
markets require people
who can react quickly
to change – I was ready
for that challenge”


Sonia, 2014 Intern

Location: Sydney

Looking for something Dynamic and Inclusive?

The culture in our Financial Markets and Group Treasury team is truly dynamic. 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 by providing innovative and holistic solutions.

We want the best. We want to hire students who have the passion to grow and learn about global financial markets, who focus on our clients, and 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.

Our culture is inclusive. We value diversity in our people’s background and thinking styles to help us generate great ideas and develop strong relationships with Westpac Group’s diverse retail, business, corporate and institutional clients.

We welcome students from all disciplines to apply for our Financial Markets and Group Treasury Summer Intern Program. A strong interest in sales, client solutions, finance, markets, trading, e-commerce or economics will allow you to get the most from your time with us.

Why join us?

Our clear vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow. We have an inclusive culture that values the insights and innovation from teams that have a diversity of background and experience.

Financial Markets is the leading provider of financial markets solutions in Australia and New Zealand, with offices in London, New York and across Asia. Our Group Treasury is responsible for managing Westpac’s funding and capital and actively managing the interest rate and FX risks from our day to day activities of servicing our customers.

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a team-based culture focusing on delivering great customer outcomes, we will spoil you with exposure to Trading, Sales, Research, Structuring, e-Commerce 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 a leading provider of Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Interest Rate and Credit Markets products and strategy.

How your summer could be spent

During your internship, you will have the opportunity to work closely with one or more of our Financial Markets and Group Treasury teams across:

  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities,
  • Corporate & Institutional Origination, Distribution and Sales,
  • Financial Markets Strategy,
  • Business, Wealth and Consumer Product, Distribution and Sales,
  • e-Commerce,
  • Cash Management, Liquid Assets and International Markets.

You will receive on-the-job training, including regular lunch and learn sessions from our product specialists, while contributing to business unit projects and assisting the team in managing client transactions or risk positions.

You will also benefit from a dedicated Graduate Manager who is a senior financial markets professional and responsible for your placement and learning programme during your internship. You will also have the support of a Placement Manager who will provide coaching and support for your on-the- job learning. We will also allocate you a buddy from one of the recent graduate programs.

This program also provides interns with a unique opportunity to get ahead of the pack in support of your application to the 2019 Financial Markets Graduate intake. As an intern you will have an opportunity to network across our Treasury division and the businesses in Financial Markets. This will enable you to build your experience and grow your understanding of the varied roles, responsibilities and growth opportunities in our business.

Your Internship journey

The Financial Markets Intern Program provides exposure to Trading, Sales, Research, Structuring and E-Commerce roles across the Financial Markets and Group Treasury. As an intern you will be offered the opportunity to position yourself for future graduate roles. Our Interns have the opportunity to work in roles within:

  • Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities
  • Corporate & Institutional Origination and Distribution
  • Corporate Sales
  • Financial Markets Strategy
  • Centralised Risk Management Desk
  • Business, Wealth and Consumer Product, Distribution and Sales
  • Product Structuring Value Add Hub
  • Group Treasury
  • E-commerce

Sonia Liu
Financial Markets & Treasury

What do you love most about working as an Intern at Westpac?
We got to speak to so many passionate people and had opportunities to work on many projects that we were interested in. Being one of the major banks in Australasia, Westpac provides amazing opportunities for ambitious people to achieve and make a difference. We get to work with and learn from the best in the industry.

What did your support structure look like during your Internship?
We each got a buddy to help us get familiar with the work environment and settle into what can be a daunting experience! We also had a placement manager and a Graduate manager to make sure we received enough exposure to different areas of the business, outside of the teams we worked in.

What was the highlight of your Internship experience with Westpac Group?
The work was so varied - It is difficult to choose as I was involved in multiple projects! A huge highlight however was the people that I met who coached and guided me throughout my internship.

Why would you recommend completing an Internship at Westpac Group?
It’s rare to find a company that lives the culture it talks about in its marketing – at Westpac, you can be sure that although people do work hard; they are rewarded with recognition, development opportunities, a great culture and inspiring leaders.

An internship allows you to sample a career path and also the company fit. It provides you with relevant work experience to secure a Graduate job and to better understand what it is like working in a corporate environment...setting you up for nothing but success!

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