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Who we are

We can turn your passion for rural and regional Australia into a career helping customers with their financial needs.

We provide a comprehensive range of financial services to over 30,000 clients, located in regional and rural Australia. 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. The Commonwealth Bank has been committed to regional communities and agribusiness for more than 90 years.

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 one-year structured rotational program, involving:

  • Working with clients to provide financial solutions.
  • Visiting clients.
  • Providing financial analysis.
  • Attending field days or industry roadshows.

During the program you’ll:

  • Be based in a regional centre, so you get a truly authentic experience.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of our sales and risk processes and our product range.
  • Rotate around key areas of the bank, including sales, risk, product, global markets and branches (local).
  • Have the chance to get out of the office to build solid customer-facing experience.
  • Be involved in a range of learning and development activities designed to enhance your program experience.
  • Have the chance to consolidate the personal and business skills you’ve developed and be supported in developing your leadership skills.
  • Complete an induction program - an experience that includes targeted learning, mentoring, networking and opportunities to meet key business leaders.
  • Undertake professional business skills training, including sales, agribusiness lending and risk analysis.
  • Be involved with peer learning and support groups, including mentoring from the RAB Leadership Team.
  • Take part in learning forums, networking functions, development projects and social activities.

Program features

  • Recognition and reward. We have an awards program called the Hall of Fame, which consists of quarterly and annual awards across a range of categories.
  • Inspirational people. You’ll work with some inspiring, passionate and professional leaders who will support and encourage your career growth.
  • Hands-on experience. You’ll gain hands on experience in a number of different areas including sales, risk, product, global markets and branches (local).
  • Support. You’ll be supported by a buddy and a mentor.
  • Customer experience. You’ll gain a great foundation in customer service through on site visits and industry field days. 
  • Diverse experience. You’ll receive experience in several different areas of our business unit - providing an understanding of which career path is right for you.
  • Sydney-based training. The majority of your training takes place in Sydney, so you can share your experiences and learn from each other.

Are we right for you?

Who we look for
You are passionate about rural and regional Australia and interested in helping these customers realise their own goals and aspirations. You’ll be keen to meet new people and develop customer relationships, while building a career in finance and banking in regional Australia.

Degree types
We consider graduates from:

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness specialties
  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Psychology

Where can we take you?

Roles within RAB include:

  • Relationship Analyst
  • Relationship Manager
  • Regional and Executive Manager

What our graduates say

“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”.
Robbie, Relationship Manager in Tamworth. (2008 RAB Graduate).

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

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