Here in Regional and Agribusiness Banking, we provide a comprehensive range of financial services to nearly 30,000 clients, located in regional and rural Australia.
Our aim is to be the number one financial services provider to our Regional and Agribusiness customers.
The relationships we have with our Regional and Agribusiness customers are managed by a team of experienced Relationship Executives, who are located in more than 70 locations across rural and regional Australia. Client satisfaction is paramount within our team. We develop strong relationships with our clients to get a real understanding of their business financial needs, and then implement the best strategies for each client's unique situation.
Our Relationship Executives look after various client needs - including asset finance, commercial lending, transaction banking, trade, global markets and wealth management.
In all areas of our business, we strive to provide financial solutions to our clients, rather than just selling products.
When you’re leaving university, choosing the right career path is a big decision. Knowing which role or job best suits your skills and experience can be a challenge.
To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a quick overview of some of the typical roles within our department:
Relationship Analyst and Account Manager - supports the Relationship Manager through value add solutions, by researching, analysing and developing a comprehensive database of client/industry specific information, ideas and solutions.
Relationship and Agribusiness Executive- manages a portfolio of clients with a focus on growing profitable business through developing new business opportunities with existing clients, and acquiring new clients to the Bank identified from a variety of sources including referral networks.
Regional and Executive Manager-coordinates business operations, management improvements and coaching that supports their teams and revenue objectives of the business and helps achieve the goal of being the numberone financial services provider to Agribusiness and rural customers in Australia.
The Graduate Program provides you with an accelerated pathway to a successful career in Regional and Agribusiness.
At the end of your rotation, you'll have the opportunity to join the Regional and Agribusiness team in one of the bank's regional locations.
Success story: Robbie Bebb
Robbie was a graduate in our team in 2008. He is now a Relationship Executive, managing his own portfolio of clients, and is based in Tamworth. He says:
“The CBA Regional and Agribusiness program has given me the opportunity to fast track a career in finance. Graduates are encouraged to attend client visits throughout the program. I found this to be the most valuable and enjoyable part of the role. The program is flexible and well structured, which enabled me to experience and learn about the range of banking solutions that Commonwealth Bank offers to its regional and agribusiness customers”.
When you choose to work within the Regional and Agribusiness Banking team, you gain access to a whole range of fantastic benefits - including:
Recognition and reward. Rewarding great performance is a key priority in our team. To recognise and reward those who go the extra mile, we have an awards program called the Hall of Fame.
The program acts as an induction for our team members, as well as business partners who provide inspiration and motivation. The Hall of Fame consists of quarterly and annual awards across a range of categories, with some great prizes for the winners.
Inspirational people. We regard our people as our most important asset - and within our team, you’ll find some incredibly inspiring, passionate and professional leaders - who will support and encourage your growth at all stages of your career.
Hands-on experience. You will gain a fantastic insight into what life is really like working in our team - and hands on experience in a number of different areas including sales, risk, product, global markets and branches (local).
Customer experience. Ongoing interaction with customers, through on site visits and industry field days, will give you a great foundation in customer service.
Diverse experience. You will receive experience in several different areas of our business unit - providing you with a great introduction to our business, and an understanding of which career path is right for you. With your experience, you can then specialise in a variety of different roles - whether as an agribusiness manager, dealing with global markets, or analysing credit risk, or many more.
Sydney-based training. The majority of your graduate training will be conducted in Sydney, so you can share your experiences with other graduates, and learn from each other.
Of course, when you join the Regional and Agribusiness Banking team, you’re also becoming part of Australia’s largest bank. This means you can draw on the resources, market positioning, stability and global reach that our Bank is well known for.