Bankwest Risk Management Graduate Program

Bankwest is a part of the Commonwealth Bank Group. The team run a stand-alone program for graduates looking for opportunities in Perth.

At Bankwest our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our culture supports colleagues to deliver a great service to customers that aims to make banking easier. Our collaborative team environment and positive culture enable colleagues to reach their potential and contribute to the success of Bankwest.

About Bankwest Risk Management

In the Bankwest Risk Graduate Program, you’ll gain exposure to the inner workings of a bank and understand the importance of managing credit, strategic and operational risk and compliance in Bankwest. Colleagues on this two year graduate program will work closely with the wider CBA group to help establish risk frameworks. You will also develop risk policies, principle standards, methodologies and measurements and support Bankwest’s risk culture.

Bankwest Risk Management supports Bankwest to effectively optimise returns while managing risk within its appetite. We provide operational and compliance risk advice and oversight, develop and implement credit strategy and credit analytics and implement Group risk frameworks within Bankwest. We also make retail and business credit decisions, undertake Bankwest’s retail collections and recoveries activities and provide hardship solutions to Bankwest customers.

This two year structured program includes four, six-month rotations. It will give you a thorough introduction to risk management at Bankwest. You’ll have the opportunity to help establish risk frameworks, including developing risk policies, principle standards, methodologies and measurements to ensure the management of risks within our agreed risk parameters.

You may also help manage the Bankwest aggregate risk profile, and identity, assess and report risks to the board, audit committees, executive committee and to our large number of businesses.

After completing the Graduate Program, there are quite a few different roles you could move into. This could include:

  • Compliance Analyst
  • Risk Associate
  • Risk Executive
  • Quantitative Analyst.

Many of our past graduates have moved into senior manager roles in Australia and overseas.


What qualities do we look for?

You’re bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, good at problem solving, capable of applying logical, critical and creative thinking, a team player and committed to achieving world-class standards.

We have roles available in Perth on the Risk Management Program.

Degree types

What degree types do we look for?

In the past, our graduates have come from economics, accounting, business, mathematics, law, science and engineering disciplines. However, we’re always open to welcoming new graduates with different skills.



As well as an understanding of risk management, you’ll also benefit from:

  • Industry knowledge - you’ll learn about the current market with exciting, fast-paced work based on real world scenarios
  • A great team - you’ll work alongside friendly, supportive and diverse people.
  • The chance to make a difference - you’ll work on new policies and programs, which could have a big impact
  • Training and mentoring -you’ll receive plenty of training and mentoring, and will be given  training budget
  • Flexibility - you have the flexibility to choose your own rotations.