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Ada, 2015 Intern
Problem Solvers Wanted
Transactional banking is one of the most exciting areas to be in banking today. Our Global Transaction Services (GTS) team will offer you a dynamic fast paced environment to kick start your career and develop your corporate knowledge. Get involved with the innovative, cutting edge solutions we offer our corporate & institutional clients, both nationally and globally!
Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the GTS Summer Intern Program, but you will have a strong interest in innovation and solution development/design and a commitment to delivering positive customer outcomes.
Why join us?
We’re digitising and mobilising the movement of money and our transactional solutions attract the deposits that are the fuel for the bank’s engine. That means you’ll get to work in an area that is getting the investment to explore the newest trends and technologies (mobility, digital payments, big data, etc.) and apply those to solve real-world customer challenges.
Our team will offer you a dynamic environment where you can get involved with the innovative, cutting edge solutions we offer our large corporate clients, both nationally and of course, globally. Yes, GTS is a global business, providing the opportunity to work alongside offshore partners.
How your summer could be spent
As an Intern within Global Transaction Services, you’ll have the opportunity to actively participate in roles like product management, project management, innovation & implementation, bid management, business development and sales & client service. You’ll have the opportunity to experience different teams to build your experience and grow your network.
Interns may work on projects such as:
- Negotiating and implementing a new product
- Servicing and managing the day-to-day needs of our multinational clients
- Preparing for client tenders
- Working with the GTS team to define and deliver business strategic priorities
- Assisting with the design and implementation of innovative customer solutions
- Reviewing and helping to embed risk and compliance controls for GTS
- Preparing data analyses to assist business performance
- Engaging across Westpac Institutional Bank and the broader Westpac Group in assisting on key group-wide projects.
Your Internship journey
As an intern you will be offered the opportunity to position yourself for future Graduate roles. You will develop technical/analytical skills, industry and operational knowledge, project and product management skills, stakeholder and relationship management and negotiation and influencing skills setting you up for possible careers such as:
- Product Manager
- Solutions Consultant
- Client Enquiry Manager
- Business Analyst
- Project Manager
- Product Support Manager
- Risk and Compliance Analyst
- Pricing Analyst
- Bid Manager
Ada, 2015 Intern
Global Transaction Services
What attracted you to the GTS Program?
When I heard about GTS – I was intrigued by the fact that there so many different types of teams and as a result completely different types of work available in one business unit. Coming out of Uni I recognised the corporate world had much variety to offer in terms of work and I wanted to be able to a try a bit of everything in order to understand what I truly enjoyed. GTS offered a wide breadth of experiences during my rotations – including client facing work, strategy, compliance, project management etc.
What was the best business project you were able to work on during your Internship?
The best business project I was able to work on was a strategic review of a division within GTS. It was great that I was given the responsibility to work with others and develop the project end to end. I was challenged to think strategically as well as engage with various stakeholders throughout the business. It was definitely insightful and something I enjoyed working on.
What are your 3 pieces of advice for a student applying for an intern role?
My advice is:
1. Be proactive and really make an effort to reach out to other people in the business. Have coffee with them, get to know them, learn about what they do and stick to the people that are positive, encouraging and supportive of you.
2. Build a strong supportive network of people around you. At the end of the day – the people who you work with will make a huge impact on how you enjoy work. By having friends within the business, mentors you can speak to and buddies you can help mentor – it’s what makes work meaningful and enjoyable.
3. Follow what excites you. When you find a piece of work really interesting or something you’re really passionate about – keep trying to find more of that.
Why would you recommend completing an Internship at Westpac Group?
It’s a great way to understand how banking works and to experience working in different teams. The program provides various opportunities to meet leaders across the Group and develop a strong support network and learn about the different functions within a bank. The work varies, ranging from project work to managing customer relationships. I guess that’s what makes it so interesting – there’s so much variety and no two days are the same.