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Financial Services Graduate and Summer Intern Programs

Financial Services Program overview

We provide financial support to our Board, our shareholders and a vast number of businesses. We work closely with all areas of CommBank and help set our overall business strategy. We are responsible for providing performance management, advice and governance. We advise each business unit about project management and also provide services such as consulting, taxation advice, decision support, management information system design and competitor analysis.

Summer intern program - 10 weeks

Our Summer Intern Program

This 10 week 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.

2 years

Our Graduate Program

This two-year, structured Program includes four, six-month rotations. Areas to choose from include:

  • Business and Private Banking Finance
  • Group Audit
  • Group Finance
  • Group Treasury
  • Institutional Banking & Markets Finance
  • Retail Banking Services Finance
  • Wealth Management Finance.

Throughout the Program, you could be developing strategic ideas and facilitating workshops/ discussions, identifying opportunities to improve the business, communicating with all levels to influence change and analysing business processes.

You can aspire to a variety of different roles within our team, including:

  • Capital Planning Associate
  • Finance Manager
  • Investment Development Associate
  • Reporting Analyst

What qualities do we look for?

You are a fast learner, proactive, self-motivated, open-minded to new ways of doing things, and interested in developing your accounting skills. You’ll need to be analytical with an ability to translate financial trends into business opportunities, have strong communication skills and are a team player.

Degree types

What degree types do we look for?

We consider graduates from:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial studies
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Technology.
Degree map

Where else could you fit?

Your degree could lead you in several different directions. Check out our degree map to explore some of these directions, and find out which is right for you. 

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As well as the opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the Financial Services area, you’ll also benefit from:

  • Real work: You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects that will be implemented and make an impact on our business
  • Training and development: You’ll take part in a structured training program, and we provide financial support to all Financial Services graduates to complete the CA or CPA Programs
  • Work with key stakeholders: Learn from and network with some of the best and brightest people in the industry
  • Diverse experience: You’ll be exposed to the different skills and experiences necessary to successfully move into more senior roles
  • Stability: You’ll have a permanent role guaranteed upfront (pending satisfactory performance)
  • Support: You’ll be supported by our Graduate Program working group – a group of people dedicated to the development of our graduates in Financial Services. You will also receive support from Certified Accountancy professionals, and mentoring and buddy support.

Awards and recognition

2014 Money Magazine Awards: Banking website

2014 Money Magazine: Banking Website of the Year

We’re proud to receive this award for a fourth consecutive year. is designed to make everyday banking even easier and more convenient. You can find out about our products and services, access tools and calculators, receive 24/7 support and connect with us through our Support Community and other social channels.

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BRW: Most Innovative Companies

2013 BRW: Most Innovative Australian Bank

We’re proud to have been named Australia’s Most Innovative Bank by BRW. Looking for new and better ways to make banking easier for our customers is at the core of everything we do. Whether it’s changing the way our customers access their money with Cardless Cash or transforming business payments with Leo, we’re committed to delivering products and services that integrate seamlessly with their life. Learn more about some of our latest innovations.

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Top Graduate Employers

2014 Australian Association of Graduate Employers: Top Graduate Employer in the Commercial and Retail Banking Sector

We’re proud to have been named Top Graduate Employer in the Commercial and Retail Banking Sector by Australian Association of Graduate Employers (A.A.G.E) for five consecutive years (2010 - 2014).

Universum: Ideal Employer

2014 Universum: Top 5 Ideal Employer

We were ranked in the Top 5 Ideal Employers for management and commerce students by Universum in 2014.