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Who we are

We can help you develop a career in investing and fund management that helps people secure their financial futures.

We are one of Australia's leading wealth management groups, with more than A$158 billion under management globally (as at 30 April 2013).  We provide investment, super and retirement products to people, as well as corporate super to employers. We’re dedicated to the financial wellbeing of all our customers - investors, advisers and employers alike; providing value for money and exceptional customer service.

Our recent awards include Best Fund Manager in the Wealth Insights Service Level Survey Awards for the sixth consecutive year (2008 - 2013)

Ranked number 1 and 2 by advisers for overall platform satisfaction (First Choice and First Wrap).

Winner of the best advertising campaign of the Year for the Investment Specialist series at the Money Management Fund Manager Awards and Rainmaker Marketing Excellence Awards. 

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Our program

Summer Intern Program

10 weeks from December – February. This program gives you exposure across our business; you’ll receive training, networking opportunities, be supported by a buddy and have the chance to contribute meaningfully to our business.

Graduate Program

A two-year rotational program to key areas in CFS. These areas may include:

  • Client Services rotation: Experience the forefront of our business and the core of what we do. Our customers.
  • Product and investment rotation: Help contribute to the strategy, research and design of our product range.
  • Marketing rotation: See first-hand how campaigns are put together, from idea to execution.
  • Strategy rotation: Assist in market research and evaluate projects and online surveys.
  • Distribution rotation: Provide analysis and reporting support to one of our sales areas.

Program features

  • Contribute: Interact with customers, financial advisors, key industry bodies and senior leaders 
  • Gain exposure: Meet with our Wealth Management Group Executive throughout the year and get a first-hand perspective on the direction of the business
  • Training and development: Attend programs and workshops, learning forums and networking events designed to give you a better understanding of the business
  • Support: Be supported by a mentor and buddy
  • Strong career foundation: A number of our leaders have had long careers with us
  • Work with a diverse team: We provide a culture of inclusiveness for all employees
  • Community involvement: You’ll have the chance to get involved in many initiatives including the Inspire Foundation and Carers Australia
  • A smart environmental choice: We aspire to be sustainable in everything we do.

Are we right for you?

Who we look for
You are an innovative, creative thinker with fresh ideas and perspectives who is eager to learn and make a real contribution. You’ll need strong communication, leadership and relationship building skills and be able to work independently.

Degree types
Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however, preferred degrees include:

  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Where can we take you?

Our program helps you develop your management and leadership skills for an analyst or managerial-level role. Some of roles that you could move into include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Associate
  • Investment Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Product Analyst
  • Research Analyst

What our graduates say

“The Colonial First State (CFS) graduate program is an excellent way to gain exposure to the wealth management industry. There are numerous areas within CFS that a graduate can choose from. I have rotated into the operations and investments side of the business. I have built on my qualitative and quantitative skills, grown my networks within the industry – both internally and externally to CFS, and have begun developing important leadership skills essential for graduates.

My experience as a graduate has been enjoyable. There are many social events, workshops and opportunities to make friends and meet new people. As a graduate we are provided the opportunity to steer our careers in the direction we desire.”

- Nabeil, a 2011 CFS Graduate.

To hear more about life at CommBank read some of our current graduates’ blog posts.