Applications for our 2022/23 Summer Intern Program and our 2023 Graduate Program are now open and will close at 11:59pm (Syd/Melb time) on 15 August 2022.

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Our Graduate Program

Designed to attract the best and brightest, CommBank’s Graduate Program is a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start a long-term career with us.  

 

  • How does our Graduate Program work?

    You’ll start with us in mid-February as a full-time permanent employee. The length of each Program varies depending on the Business Area you’re interested in, most Programs run for 18 months.

    Throughout your first year we provide loads of support to help you maximise your experience:

    • You’ll attend orientation in Sydney to hear from senior leaders and renowned speakers, immerse yourself in all things CommBank and network with fellow graduates.
    • We’ll help you identify focus areas, and provide tailored development sessions – on demand or in person.
    • Grads come together in Sydney again for an intensive mid-year development event to enhance your capabilities even further.

    You’ll complete a rotational program to help you to learn about different parts of your Business Area. At the end of your program, you’ll be supported to find a role that best suits your capabilities and interests.

  • What can you expect?

    Shine: Contribute from day one by working on real projects that impact our business and our customers, within Australia’s largest bank.

    Develop: Participate in market-leading training to develop your technical and soft skills. This will help with the transition to full-time work from university and ensure you excel in your immediate and future roles.

    Network: Build networks and friendships through unparalleled access to senior leaders, project leads and Program sponsors, enhancing your personal and business profile.

    Contribute: Give back to the community through graduate initiatives, driving positive change across our organisation and improving the wellbeing of our Graduate cohort.

    Rewards & benefits: By immersing yourself in our Programs you’ll benefit from a range of experiences. Discover more about the rewards and benefits of working at CommBank here.

  • Key dates

    • Applications Open: Late February to March;
    • Assessment Centre: Late April to May;
    • Offer Stage: May onwards;
    • Program Commence: Mid-February the following year. 

    Locations

    We have roles available nationally across both metro and regional locations, however most roles are based from Sydney.  Role locations will be available once applications open, and most of our teams have adopted hybrid ways of working. To learn more about our offices and teams discover life at CommBank here.

    Application process & tips

    You can apply for our Graduate Program online. If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments, a digital interview, and then possibly attend one of our virtual or face-to-face Assessment Centres to meet with our team. You will be asked to apply for only one Business Area in your application, and this is the role you’ll be considered for. 

    Learn more about our application process

    Application & recruitment process FAQ

Our Summer Intern Program

How does the Summer Intern Program work?

Our Summer Intern Program runs for 10 weeks from late November to early February, this includes a break period over the Christmas and New Year’s period. The Program gives you a taste of what it’s like to work with us. You’ll be given full support and training to help you decide if CommBank is where you want to kick-off your career once you graduate.

At the end of the Program you’ll also have the opportunity to apply early for our Graduate Program for the following year. If successful, you’ll have secured your graduate role and take the pressure off job searching in your final year of study. 

What can you expect?

You’ll enjoy an intensive introduction to life at CommBank, learn how we operate, get involved in great projects and meet inspirational people who’ll help you put your career on the right path.

During the placement you’ll be partnered alongside passionate and energetic leaders and teams, allowing you to work on challenging real-life projects. You’ll contribute to outcomes that positively impact our business and customers. During the placement we’ll encourage you to build your professional network with your peers and with leaders from across CommBank. 

Responsibilities for each placement vary based on the team and role you’ll be working with. At the start of our placement, your leaders will work with you to determine a project, set of tasks or targets to achieve during your placement. They’ll consider both your current skills and development goals, as well as look for opportunities to stretch them to enhance your experience. 

You’ll have the chance to build key transferrable skills on our award-winning development Program through a combination of formal learning events and workplace-based experiential learning. This Program is designed to support you to identify your strengths, and showcase them at the end of the placement. 

  • Key dates

    • Applications Open: July to August 
    • Assessment Centre: Late August to September 
    • Offer Stage: September onwards
    • Program Commence: November 
  • Locations

    We have roles available nationally across both metro and regional locations, however most roles are based from Sydney.  Role locations will be available once applications open, and most of our teams have adopted hybrid ways of working. To learn more about our offices and teams discover life at CommBank here.

  • Application process & tips

    You should apply for our Summer Intern Program online. If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments, a digital interview, and then possibly attend one of our Assessment Centres for a virtual or face-to-face meeting with our team. You'll be asked to apply for only one Business Area of interest in your application, and this is the role you'll be considered for.

    Learn more about our application process

    Application & recruitment process FAQ

Eligibility

Visa requirements

You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency when you submit your application. Unfortunately temporary visa holders are not eligible for our programs. If you’re a New Zealand citizen, please note your Australian eligibility to work is not activated until you enter the country. You must be based in Australia to work with us.

Minimum credit average 

To be considered we ask for a minimum overall standing of 65% grade point average.

Graduate applications

To be eligible, you must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed your university studies within the past 12 months of applying. This is from the time you complete your final unit or subject, not 12 months from your graduation date. 

Summer Intern applications

To be eligible, you must be in the penultimate (second-last) year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree (inclusive of Honours year and double degree). You’re still considered to be in the second-last year of your studies if you only have a few subjects left to complete in first semester of the next year.

Postgraduate applications

We accept applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Degree types

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. We offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Marketing, Arts, Law, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Science. If your degree or major isn’t listed here, we would encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our business areas and which would be the right fit for you.

Campus Events

Come and meet the Campus Talent Acquisition team. Keep an eye here to see if you can find them.

If you have any questions, you can email graduaterecruitment@cba.com.au

Event title
Date
Time
University/Student Society
Location
Capital W - Diversity in Finance Event  
Wednesday 29th June 2022
6.00pm – 8.00pm
UNSW Capital W & UNIT– UNSW Kensington
Campus
DataSoc Networking Night
Thursday 30th June 2022
6.00pm – 8.00pm  
UNSW - The Roundhouse, UNSW Kensington
Campus
ComputerFest 2022- Industry Panel
Tuesday 5th July 2022
11.00am - 12.30pm
University of Melbourne CISSA
Virtual  
2022 Industry Mentoring Program Opening Night  
Thursday 7th July 2022
6.00pm – 8.00pm  
UNSW BITSA
TBC Please visit the Student Society page for further information
RMIT Grad Bootcamp – Mock Assessment Centre
Thursday 7th July 2022
11.30am- 1.00pm
RMIT
Virtual  
ICMJ Careers Expo
Friday 8th July 2022
9.00am – 12.30pm  
Charles Sturt University  
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga Wagga
Internal Campus Information Evening  
Tuesday 19th July 2022
5.30pm-6.30pm  
CommBank
Commonwealth Bank Square/Virtual  
Industry Connect Careers Fair  
Tuesday 19th July 2022
11.00am – 3.00pm
Torrens University
Torrens University, Surry Hills Campus
Bond University Grad Panel  
Wednesday 20th July 2022
3.00pm – 4.00pm  
Bond University
Virtual  
University of Auckland Careers Fair  
Tuesday 26th July 2022
10.30am – 2.30pm  
University of Auckland  
Virtual
2022 CommBank Connect- Information and Networking Session
Wednesday 27th July  
1.00pm – 3.00pm  
CommBank
Virtual 
RSE X CBA Employer Presentation  
Thursday 28th July 2022
6.00pm – 8.00pm  
Real Skills Education  
Virtual  
Case Competition  
TBC Late July Please visit the Student Society page for further information
TBC Please visit the Student Society page for further information
UNSW DataSoc  
TBC Please visit the Student Society page for further information
CommBank Employer Presentation  
Tuesday 2nd August 2022
2.30pm -3.30pm  
Murdoch University  
Virtual  
RMIT Careers Fair  
Tuesday 2nd August 2022
11.00am-4.30pm  
RMIT
RMIT University, Melbourne Campus
CommBank Employer Presentation
Wednesday 3rd August 2022
11.00am – 12.00pm 
QUT 
Virtual 
Industry ReConnect Networking Night 
Wednesday 3rd August 2022
6.00pm-8.30pm
University of Melbourne CISSA 
TBC Please visit the Student Society page for further information
USYD Summer Intern & Grad Careers Fair 
Thursday 4th August 2022
11.00am-3.00pm 
USYD 
USYD Camperdown Campus 

FAQs

About the Programs

  • What does CommBank look for in Graduates and Summer Interns?

    We look for well-rounded candidates who have successfully balanced university, work experience and extra-curricular activities. Other skills essential to working successfully with us include being able to work in a team, the desire to learn and drive your own career. Most importantly, we look for your motivation to work in the financial services industry, and with us.

  • How many Graduates and Summer Interns do you take each year?

    Our Graduate Program generally takes around 150-250 Graduates each year and our Summer Intern Program takes around 120-150 Interns each year. 

  • What are the start dates of the Programs and how long do they run for?

    The Graduate Program starts in mid-February. The length of each Program varies depending on which business area you're interested in, but the majority of our Programs run for 18 months. As a Graduate, you'll join the Program as a permanent employee.

    The Summer Intern Program runs for 10 weeks from late November to early February. This includes a break period over the Christmas and New Year’s period.

  • What locations are you recruiting for?

    The majority of our roles are based in Sydney. We do have a number of roles available in other cities and regional areas, generally across our Business Banking area. Specific locations of our roles will be available at time of application, and you will be asked about your location preference, and locations you'd be open to relocating to.

  • Are the Programs available in any of CommBank’s international offices?

    Our Programs are only available in Australia.

Application & recruitment process

  • I'm a temporary visa holder. Can I still apply?

    Unfortunately temporary visa holders are not eligible. Applicants must have Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time the application is submitted.

  • I'll be finishing my studies shortly after the Graduate Program commences. Can I still apply?

    All successful candidates must have completed their studies and be available to commence full time work in mid-February. Unfortunately we're unable to accommodate late applicants and would suggest you apply for the following year's Graduate Program. 

  • Can I apply for more than one Business Area? 

    You are only able to select one Business Area preference on your online application. To help you make this decision, we recommend you read about our different Business Areas in detail before applying. If we read your application and think you’re a perfect fit for another area, we’ll give you a call to have a chat.

  • When will you be visiting my university?

    Please check the Campus events section to find out when we’ll be visiting your university and running events – either face-to-face or virtually.

  • What is the recruitment process?

    Find out more about our application process, including tips for a successful application.

  • What is the recruitment process timeline? When can I expect to hear from you? 

    We'll keep in touch after each stage of the recruitment process to advise if your application is progressing.

    If you don’t receive a confirmation email of your application within 24 - 48 hours of your application being submitted, check your junk folders and set us up as a known email address (cba@myworkday.com) so you don't miss out on important correspondence throughout the recruitment process.

  • Why can’t I see the Business Area I'm interested in applying for listed on the Graduate Program application form?

    If the Business Area you’re interested in is not appearing on the application page, it means the role has been filled by successful Graduates & Summer Interns and is now closed. 

  • I missed the application window. Will there be another round of hiring for the upcoming Graduate Program?

    We generally complete all hiring a year in advance. Should any further opportunities become available, these will be advertised on our website. We’d encourage you to join our Talent Community in the meantime so we can keep you up to date with all things happening at CommBank, including any vacant roles. 

  • What is an expression of interest?

    You may see us advertise opportunities as ‘expression of interest only’. This means that we do not have a current role, however if we have one become available we'll consider applicants who applied to the expression of interest. If and when a role becomes available, we’ll be in touch to re-confirm your interest and availability and discuss next steps. 

  • Can I send a hard copy of my resume or email my resume directly to you instead of applying online?

    No. All applications must be submitted online.

  • I'm working for CommBank but not on the Graduate Program. Is the application procedure for me different? What do I need to do to apply?

    All applicants need to apply online. External candidates should apply through our application portal. When applications are open, the portal can be accessed via the main page of our Graduate Careers site. Internal candidates who are already working for CommBank should apply through the Career Hub on Sidekick. All applicants will go through the same recruitment process.

Assessment Centres

  • How can I prepare for the Assessment Centre?

    It pays to be prepared! Do your homework before the Assessment Centre and find out everything you can about the Program and us. Also, it’s worth reflecting on how your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with CommBank leaders within the Business Area you've applied to, so we recommend you’re prepared to discuss your interest and understanding in this area.

  • Do you help financially when travelling from interstate to an Assessment Centre?

    Yes. Where you're required to travel to meet with us, we'll assist in subsidising interstate travel to Assessment Centres. Available amounts will be discussed with each individual candidate.

  • Do you offer virtual Assessment Centres?

    In light of our response to COVID-19, we’ll offer virtual assessment processes where we are not able to bring our team and our candidates together face to face. You'll be advised during the application process of whether you can expect to come through either the virtual or face-to-face Assessment Centre.

Support

  • Do you help financially if I relocate to accept a role?

    Yes. We'll provide some assistance to Graduates needing to relocate for the Graduate Program. Available amounts will be discussed with individual candidates.

  • What is the starting salary for graduates?

    Our starting salary is competitive with the graduate market. We'll discuss details of remuneration and our bonus structure throughout the recruitment process. We also offer rewards and benefits that don’t make up the cash component of your salary, but still offer cost savings to you.

  • Do you offer support for Graduates to complete further tertiary qualifications and training?

    Yes. We support employees who want to enhance their professional development through tertiary study. This is something you would need to discuss with your manager, as you need to consider the benefit to the business and your ability to manage your work/life/study balance.

  • Can I travel overseas with CommBank?

    While we do have offices around the globe, the majority of our employees are based in Australia. However, in some cases our Graduates will have the opportunity to work overseas.

  • I’m having trouble with my application. What do I do?

    Please call HR Direct on 1800 989 696 and a member of our team can help you navigate the application process. 

  • How can I contact you?

    Please get in touch via email at graduaterecruitment@cba.com.au and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

Still have questions?

Check out the FAQs on our Careers home page

Awards and recognition

Award logo: Universum

Universum Student Most Attractive Employers 2021

#3 by Business, Commerce & Management Students

Award logo: The Australian Top 100 award

The Australian Top 100 

Graduate Employer 2020
#1 Banking and Finance sector

Award logo: Australian Financial Review and GradConnection Top 100

Australian Financial Review  & GradConnection Top100 Graduate Employers Ranking

Graduate Employer 2020
#9 Most popular Employer

Award logo: Top Graduate Employers 2022

Top Graduate Employers 2022