Graduate recruitement program - CommSec

Applications for our 2020 Graduate Program will open at 12:01am AEST 4 March and close at 11:55pm AEST 4 April. For all successful candidates the program will commence in early February 2020. Applications for our 2019/20 Intern Program will open in early July.

Commsec Graduate and Summer Intern Programs

CommSec Program overview

CommSec is the Commonwealth Bank Group’s business which provides equities, margin lending and cash services to Australian retail equities traders and investors through CommSec and Wholesale clients such as Financial Advisors and other financial institutions via CommSec Advisor Services. CommSec is the market leader with a 50% market share of the non-advised retail equities market and CommSec Advisor Services is the market leading wholesale equities business with a share of 15% of the market.

Summer intern program - 10 weeks

Our Summer Intern Program

This 10 week program gives you exposure across our diverse business. You’ll receive training, networking opportunities, be supported by a buddy and have the chance to contribute meaningfully to our business.

This structured Program includes various rotations which will allow you to experience different areas within the CommSec business.  You will also have the opportunity to rotate through the other areas which fall under the broader Business & Private Banking program, including Business, Corporate & Private Banking and Regional and Agribusiness Banking.  Through these rotations you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of a leading digital trading business, have direct exposure to customers, and develop core sales and relationship building capabilities. Some rotations may include state-based travel.

As a graduate, you can aspire to a variety of different roles within our team. Areas of rotation may include:

  • Marketing
  • Product Development & Management
  • Equities and Derivatives Trading

You’ll also have the potential to progress through to Executive and General Manager roles throughout your career.

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What qualities do we look for?

You are willing to learn new skills and develop business acumen, challenge yourself, meet new people and develop professional and customer relationships. You’re also an innovative, creative thinker, and keen to help customers realise their own goals and aspirations.

We have roles available in Sydney for the CommSec program.  You may also be required to work in other locations within the same state as part of your rotations through the broader Business & Private Banking program.


What degree types do we look for?

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the CommSec Program, but you will have a strong interest in the digital landscape and online trading space.

Careers in CommSec


As well as the chance to immerse yourself in our CommSec business, you’ll also benefit from:

  • Diverse experience: You’ll be based in the CommSec business which will offer you a truly authentic experience with rotations which could include Marketing, Product, and Trading.
  • Exposure: Through the variety of rotations that you will be allowed to experience, you will be exposed to other areas of the bank, including sales, risk, product, global markets and local branches. You’ll also have exposure to strategic initiatives.
  • Customer interaction. You will work directly with customers to build your experience.
  • Project management: You’ll be assigned projects or tasks that you’ll manage and see through to completion.
  • Training and development: You’ll receive extensive training and development, including our 2 week graduate academy at the beginning of your program and ongoing forums at the end of each rotation.
  • Support: Senior team members will mentor you and, if you perform, you’re guaranteed a placement at the end of the Program.
  • Community involvement: You’ll have the chance to engage the wider community through graduate-led community projects and initiatives.