Indigenous careers 

  • We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. That’s why we’re committed to offering meaningful careers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our traineeships, internships, graduate opportunities and experienced hire opportunities. Joining CommBank means joining a community where you’ll be supported professionally and personally, every step of the way.

    We’re striving to build a culturally safe environment where everyone appreciates the importance of Indigenous communities and their histories. Through our Indigenous Careers Programs, we’re aiming to help build strong, independent communities while also ensuring that our business reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. 

    Meet the Indigenous Recruitment Team

Our Programs

  • School Based Traineeships

    Our School Based Traineeship Program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 11 and 12.

    The program gives students a taster of a career in the financial services industry and also allows us to find and promote the best and brightest young talent.

    Along with vital on-the-job experience, the program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and confidence in a safe and secure environment.

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  • Full-Time/Part-Time Traineeships

    Our Full-Time Traineeship Program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with the opportunity to develop into a role over 12 – 18 months.

    Participants receive ongoing training and support to build their skills and confidence, with the potential to be offered a permanent position once they complete the traineeship.

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  • University Internships

    In partnership with CareerTrackers, we provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience aligned to their degree, plus a pathway onto CommBank’s Graduate Program

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  • Experienced Hire Opportunities

    We are constantly on the lookout for experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers to join us.

    Our dedicated Indigenous Careers team are available to provide guidance and support with your application at every step of the way.

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Meet our people

A day in the life of Mitchell

Meet Mitchell, a proud Kuku-Yalanji and Goorimpul man from the Daintree Rainforest and Stradbroke Island in Queensland and a Product Manager in our Personal Lending team. 

Hear from our people from around the country explain why NAIDOC is important to them and how Indigenous culture is celebrated at CommBank.

Keaan Mason

Keaan – A Kariyarra man

“I was born in Perth but lived most of my life around Karratha and in Queensland. After going to a few events at CommBank as part of my CareerTrackers internship, I applied for the Graduate Program and moved to Sydney. It has been such a great opportunity and I’ve had so much support along the way. There are so many communities here to be a part of. While I’m here I want to be in a position to inspire change, both inside and outside the bank.”

Lucy Brereton

Lucy – A Worimi woman

“The biggest surprise for me since starting at CommBank has been how much I enjoy working in the finance industry – I’m terrible at maths! It’s also been great to see the huge increase of our non-Indigenous staff wanting to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. So many of our people are reaching out to ask about engagement opportunities, or how to get involved in community. I think this will only continue to grow”

Joel – A Bundjalung man

“As an ex-Olympian and proud Bundjalung man, I’ve always valued a workplace that is inclusive and flexible. I first joined the CommBank Group because of its focus on these two areas, and it’s part of the reason why I returned to the Bank. I’ve found you aren’t pigeonholed here, I started in Credit Risk and now I am bringing our teams and their technology together across CommBank and Bankwest Collections as an Optimisation & Delivery Senior Manager.”  

Abbey – A Bundjalung Woman

“My journey at CommBank has taken me all across the Business Bank, with some of my most memorable highlights being an Intern. There’s a focus on your development from day one, and since applying for the Internship Program five years ago, to being in a permanent role, I've continued to have opportunities to work on exciting and impactful projects. The key to this is showing interest and initiative to learn every day!

Outside of work, I’m a semi-pro netballer. Something I didn’t realise before joining the bank as an Intern was the flexibility I could have in my career. This allowed me to not only commit to my teammates in the workplace but on the netball courts as well.”

Clark – A Gumbaynggirr and Gunditjmara man

“With a diverse understanding of community from my international experience as well as through my Indigenous heritage, I wanted to invest my skills on home soil. That's why I chose to work at CommBank, because we’re a true representation of Australia and can change the financial wellbeing of our communities through the great work we do every day.’ 

Chris – A Badu & Mabuiag Island man

“Working as an Enterprise Services (ES) Indigenous Academy Intern while studying has been life changing. So far, I’ve worked on refactoring the legacy code in the CommBank app, and worked as an Android developer. Not only have I been given the trust of my leaders to work on our technology, but I’m creating generational wealth in my family.

I found financial wellbeing articles on Thrive, an online tool for employees. This opened my eyes to managing and investing money. Now I’m having important money talks with family, and creating generational wealth together, which is exciting because my partner and I are looking to buy our first home together.

I have big career and community goals, and I know being an Intern at CommBank is the first step to achieving them. Career wise I want to become a technical manager running teams of engineers. I also want to go back home to the Torres Strait to share knowledge with my communities on STEM. If any mob studying at uni want to make a positive impact on their lives, you need to apply for the Academy.”

Bernadette –A Darug woman

"I started at the Bank more than seven years ago in the Indigenous School Based Traineeship Program. I still remember looking at the website one day and seeing photos of the Sydney city office and thinking ‘I’m going to work there one day’. A few years later when I was at university, I got that opportunity. I completed an internship with CareerTrackers, which opened the doors to apply for the CommBank Summer Internship Program and later the Graduate Program.

One of my favourite memories as a Grad was creating a podcast series. As Interns and Graduates, you get access to some of the brightest minds in the world and are constantly inspired, but I found the only way we could remember these inspiring talks, was by referring back to our notes and thoughts. I had an idea to adapt the sessions to podcasts, and my leaders supported me in making this happen. I’ve learned so much along the way, including how to edit and publish podcasts, but I’ve also met the most incredible people too. This experience put it into perspective for me that no matter who you are, or what your idea is, there’s always people across the Bank who’ll help you.”

Bree – A Biripi and Anaiwan woman

“National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week to me is a celebration of culture, history and an amplification of all First Nations achievements. I love this time of year, because while I celebrate my culture with my family every day, it’s a time for all Australians to celebrate and learn more.

I’m regularly having conversations in my household around the importance of truth telling. I think it’s so important that my daughter understands our People’s versions of events and feels proud that we’re still here and able to celebrate NAIDOC.”

Use of Aboriginal artwork

Co-created by Kuku Yalanji and Woopaburra artist Leona McGrath, Indigenous organisation Yerrabingin, CommBank’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees, and members of the community, the creative design visually expresses our refreshed brand and values.

The artwork is designed to symbolise the Bank’s respect for and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The design conveys three central themes: Community, Connections and Wellbeing, and pairs some of the CommBank colours with traditional Aboriginal designs to create an artwork and narrative that will conjure connectedness and pride with our customers, communities and our people.

Artist Leona McGrath is a proud Aboriginal woman who is originally from Queensland from the Woopaburra People of Great Keppel Island and Kuku Yalanji People of Far North Queensland, and has been painting for over 30 years.

Acknowledgement of Country

Artwork

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