Abbey – Proud Bundjalung woman and Business Banking Account Manager
“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.
My advice to anyone looking to apply for any of the university programs is to go for it! Seeing where I’ve come from, to where I am now, was made more possible by being a CommBank Intern.”
Jemma – Group Marketing Graduate
“When I was 18 I was thinking about where I wanted to get a job, and I knew a friend who had just completed the Graduate Program at CommBank. He recommended I check out the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program and apply for a placement with the Bank.
This was the starting point in my career; including the Graduate Program, I’ve worked in 12 different teams across the Bank. Getting experience early in your career is so valuable, you don’t know what possibilities can come from it. Working across such diverse teams, one thing has remained true in all my experiences: you can really be yourself here. Working alongside an array of cultures, I enjoy coming together and having that cultural connection. No matter where you come from, know you’ll feel welcome!
If you’re thinking of applying, don’t let your degree define your career path. You don’t need to be in finance, economics, or have a business degree to work in a Bank. There are thousands of roles within CommBank, all looking for your transferable skills. Apply, and see where your career takes you.”
Bernadette – Darug woman and Group Strategy Financial Wellbeing Analyst
“I’ve had a connection to the Bank for over seven years now; first starting in the Indigenous School Based Traineeship Program. I still remember looking at the internal website one day and seeing photos of the Sydney city office and thought ‘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 and later the Graduate Program.
One of my favourite memories as a graduate 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 the Bank 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 including a Group Executive. This experience put it into perspective for me that no matter who you are, or what your idea is, there are people across the Bank who will help you.
For those looking to apply to any of the CommBank programs, remember to be flexible in your approach to getting the big goals. Be willing to take up any experience, you will get there, and learn plenty along the way.”
We’re committed to offering meaningful careers for Australia’s First Peoples, including Internships and Graduate positions. Joining CommBank means joining a community where you’ll be supported professionally and personally.
Learn more about our Indigenous Careers Programs.