Our Graduate and Summer Intern Programs

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Program are now closed. Applications for our Summer Intern Program open early July 2018. You can view and apply for other available roles here.

Our Graduate & Summer Intern Programs

Our Graduate Program

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

You’ll start with us in February, but the length of your Program varies based on which business area you choose.

You’ll begin your CommBank career with an orientation conference in Sydney, where you’ll hear from senior leaders and renowned speakers, immerse yourself in all things CommBank, and network with fellow graduates from all parts of our business around the world.  You’ll then spend time settling into your business area and meeting the business leaders and sponsors who’ll support you throughout your program.

Throughout your first year we provide loads of support to help you to maximize your experience. We help you identify your individual focus areas, and provide you with tailored development sessions on-demand or in person.  Our full graduate cohort will come together again in Sydney mid-year for an intensive development event to enhance our capabilities even further.  Along the way you’ll be supported through countless opportunities to learn, grow and showcase your talent within a structured, fast-paced and engaging program.

Within your business area you’ll complete a rotational program. Rotations help you to learn about different parts of your business area, build more connections, further develop skills, and decide where you want to take your career next.

At the conclusion of your business area’s graduate program, you’ll be supported to find a role which best suits your capabilities and interests. Ideally you’ll have built relationships and tried a number of experiences throughout your Graduate Program to support you in this process.

  • 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: You’ll have the chance to give back to the community by participating in our Graduate Committee, driving positive change across our organisation and improving the wellbeing of our graduate cohort.
Find out more

Applications typically open in February, and the Program starts the following February. Check out the calendar of key dates on the menu to the left.

We have roles available nationally (both metro and regional), although the majority of our roles are based in Sydney. 

You should 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 visit one of our Assessment Centres for a face-to-face meeting with our team.

Learn more about the application process

Our Summer Intern Program

While summer is a great time for lazing on the beach, it’s also the perfect time to give your career a head start with our Summer Intern Program.

Our 10-week 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 the right fit for you.

At the end of the Program you’ll also have the opportunity to apply early for our Graduate Program for the following year.

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.

Applications typically open in July, and the Program starts in late November or early December. Check out this calendar of key dates for upcoming events.

We have roles available nationally (both metro and regional), although the majority of our roles are based in Sydney. 

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 visit one of our Assessment Centres for a face-to-face meeting with our team.

Learn more about the application process

Eligibility

A few important points about eligibility for our Graduate and Summer Intern Programs:

Visa requirements
You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at the time that you submit your application.

Minimum credit average 
To be considered you’ll need a minimum 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 in the last 12 months.

Summer Intern applications
To be eligible, you must be in the penultimate (second last) year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree.  You are still considered to be in the penultimate 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 offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including, but not limited to: 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/major isn’t listed here, get in touch to discuss which business unit might be right for you

Key dates

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Program will open on 21 February 2018 and close at 11.55pm (AEDT) on 25 March 2018.  For all successful candidates, the program will commence in mid February 2019.

Applications for our 2018-19 Summer Intern program will open in the first week of July 2018.

Representatives from the Campus Talent Acquisition Team will be available at a number of university based events prior to applications closing. Please check your university’s website or with your careers service for more information on time and location. In the interim, if you have any questions for the team you can contact us at graduaterecruitment@cba.com.au

Event title

Date

Time

University/Student Society

Location

Secrets of Success Employer panel

28 Feb 2018

10.00 – 11.30am

UTS

Check with Careers Service

UQ Engineering Union Careers Fair

1 March 2018

10.00am – 3.00pm

UQ EUS

Heath & Holt room, St Lucia Campus, UQ

ANU Engineering & Computer Science Students Associations Careers Fair

1 March 2018

12.00 – 2.00pm

ANU

Sports Hall, ANU Central Campus

UQ Behind the Scenes

1 March 2018

4.00 – 6.00pm

UQ BEL Faculty

Viewpoint Room, Building 33, St Lucia Campus, UQ

The Big Meet - TAS

5 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00pm

University of Tasmania

Activities Centre, Sandy Bay campus

Banking, Trading & Consulting Fair

6 March 2018

4.00 – 7.00 pm

Macquarie University

MAZE, C7A level 3

All Disciplines Careers Fairs

6-7 March 2018

Various times

University of Melbourne

Wilson Hall

Investment Banking & Consultancy Careers Fair

7 March 2018

5.00 – 7.30 pm

University of Sydney

Seymour Centre

CAANZ Employment Evening

7 March 2018

TBC

CAANZ

Crystal Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney

Monash Careers Fair

8 March 2018

TBC

Monash

Main Dining Room, Level 1, Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk

Business Careers Evening

8 March 2018

5.30 – 7.30pm

University of Sydney

Check with Business faculty CEO

The Big Meet - VIC

9 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00pm

All VIC universities

Palladium at Crown

Engineering Careers Fair

12 March 2018

11.30am – 3.30pm

University of Sydney

Seymour Centre

ANUCC Finance Students Trip

13 March 2018

9.30am – 11.30am

ANUCC

Commonwealth Bank Place

CAANZ Employment Evening

13 March 2018

4.30 – 7.00pm

CAANZ

The Hilton, Adelaide

Autumn Careers Fair

13 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00pm

University of Sydney

The Great Hall, Quadrangle

UWA Careers Fair

13 March 2018

9.30am – 3.30 pm

University of Western Australia

The University Club, Crawley Campus

CAANZ Employment Evening

14 March 2018

5.00 – 7.30 pm

CAANZ

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

Curtin Careers Fair

14 March 2018

11.00 am – 2.00pm

Curtin

Curtin Stadium, Bentley Campus

STEM Careers Fair

14 March 2018

12.00 – 3.30pm

University of Adelaide

Bonython Hall

Arts, Business, Law Careers Fair

15 March 2018

12.00 – 3.30pm

University of Adelaide

Bonython Hall

Graduate Alumni Panel

15 March 2018

1.00 – 2.30pm

University of Sydney

Business School, ABS 1060

The Big Meet - WA

15 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00pm

All WA Universities

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Big Meet - SA

16 March 2018

11.00 am – 2.00 pm

All SA Universities

Adelaide Convention Centre

SULS Alternative Careers Fair

19 March 2018

11.00 am – 2.00pm

USYD Law faculty

Law faculty building

The Big Meet - QLD

20 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00 pm

All QLD Universities

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

UQ Careers Fair

21 March 2018

10.00am – 2.00pm

University of Queensland

UQ Centre, Building 27, St Lucia campus

CommBank Careers Conference

23 March 2018

2.30 – 7.00pm

CommBank

Sydney CBD

The Big Meet - NSW

28 March 2018

11.00am – 2.00pm

All NSW Universities

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Frequently asked questions

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 the ability to work in a team and a 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?
Many of our Business Areas are constantly growing. Our Graduate Program generally takes approximately 150 – 200 graduates each year and our Summer Intern Program takes approximately 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 February. The length of each Program varies depending on which business area you are interested in, but the majority of our programs run for 18 months. The Summer Intern Program runs for 10 weeks from late November to February. 

What locations are you recruiting for?
The majority of our roles are Sydney based. We do have a number of roles available in other cities and regional areas, generally across our Business and Private Banking business area.

Application and recruitment process

Can I apply for more than one business area? 
We ask you to select one business area preference on your application form. 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 discuss.

When will you be visiting my university?
Please check out the key dates section above to find out when we will be visiting your university and running events.

What is the recruitment process?
You can read about our application process here.

What is the recruitment process timeline? When can I expect to hear from you? 
We will keep in touch via email and free SMS (if you request this). We aim to be in touch with all candidates a week after the application closing date.

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 and 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.

Do you help financially when travelling from interstate to an Assessment Centre?
Yes. We will assist in subsidising interstate travel to Assessment Centres. Available amounts will be discussed with each individual candidate.

Support

Do you help financially if I relocate to accept a role?
Yes. We will 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 will discuss details of remuneration and our bonus structure throughout the recruitment process. We also offer rewards and benefits that do not 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.

How can I contact you?
Please get in touch via email at graduaterecruitment@cba.com.au and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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