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Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate and Summer Intern Programs

Institutional Banking & Markets Program overview

Competing directly with the largest investment banks in the world, we are CommBank’s primary face to the market for all complex financing and advisory functions - for both corporate and major government clients. We advise on critical issues surrounding debt and equity capital markets, risk management and transactional banking. We service top tier corporate and government clients both here in Australia, and overseas.  

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.

1 year

Our Graduate Program

This structured Program includes three rotations in different parts of Institutional Banking & Markets. Depending on where you are placed within the business, you will be required to complete one or more of the following accreditation Programs:

  • AFMA Core Accreditation
  • AFMA Specialist Accreditation
  • Omega Lending Program

On a day-to-day basis, you can expect to gain hands-on experience, through involvement with financial analysis, financial modelling, preparation of pitch books, undertaking research projects, dealing directly with internal and external clients, and attending client and management meetings.

Graduates could move into one of the following roles upon completing the Program:

  • Associate Structured Asset Finance
  • Associate Client Risk Solutions
  • Associate Client Advisory Services
  • Assistant Product Manager
  • Associate Relationship Support
  • Associate within Global Markets Sales or Trading.

What qualities do we look for?

You are solutions and team focused, insightful, performance driven, experienced, proactive, ambitious, have excellent interpersonal skills and are a strong fit within our collaborative culture.

Degree types

What degree types do we look for?

We consider graduates from any discipline.

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 gaining an in-depth understanding of Institutional Banking & Markets, you’ll also benefit from:

  • Exciting work: You’ll be involved in making live deals and trades, and will interact with top institutional clients and high-level management within CommBank.  You may also have the chance to obtain international exposure through a potential placement at the end of your program into one of our offshore offices
  • Diverse experience: You’ll get involved in a range of different areas and projects, which will help you develop a range of new skills and experiences
  • Training and development: You’ll receive extensive training and development, including our 7 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
  • Recognition: Every year, the most outstanding Institutional Banking & Markets graduate is publicly awarded, and receives the chance to work with a key business leader on strategic initiatives.

Awards and recognition

2014 Asian Banker Transaction Banking Award

2014 Asian Banker Transaction Banking Award: Best Cash Management in Australia for 2014

For five years in a row, CommBank has taken out the Best Cash Management Bank in Australia for 2014 at The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards. Every year, The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards honour the annual achievements of leading global and domestic banks in the transaction banking business including cash management, trade finance, payments and counterparty relationships.

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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.