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Commonwealth Bank

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
Commonwealth Bank
  • Accounting & Advisory
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Technology

Great things happen when you bring different perspectives together. This is why at CommBank, we’re looking for the best and brightest minds, across every degree. We know that sometimes your degree isn’t the end of the journey and that for a lot of people what you study isn’t necessarily what you end up doing. That’s an unlikely match.

We are continuously expanding our capabilities, therefore we need to make sure we are recruiting students with skills across all disciplines to adjust to an ever-changing environment. As Australia’s largest bank, we have a great footprint with graduates and interns and are seen as a true employer of choice.

At CommBank, our Graduate and Summer Intern programs are a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your career.

What can you expect as a Graduate or Summer Intern?

  • Shine: Contribute from day one by working on real projects that impact our business and our customers, within Australia’s largest bank.
  • Develop: Participate in market-leading training to develop your technical and soft skills. This will help with the transition to full-time work from university and ensure you excel in your immediate and future roles.
  • Network: Build networks and friendships through unparalleled access to senior leaders, project leads and program sponsors, enhancing your personal and business profile.
  • Contribute: Give back to the community through graduate initiatives, driving positive change across our organisation and improving the wellbeing of our graduate cohort.

Graduates start with us in February as a permanent employee, but the length of your program can vary. Being such a large and diverse business, we have a vast range of opportunities for you to take hold of. Throughout your first year, we provide loads of support to help you to maximize your experience. We help you identify your individual focus areas, and provide you with tailored development sessions on-demand or in person. Our full graduate cohort comes together for best in class development events to enhance your capabilities even further.  Along the way, you’ll be supported through countless opportunities to learn, grow and showcase your talent within a structured, fast-paced and engaging program.

Our 10-week Summer Intern program gives you a taste of what it’s like to work with Australia’s best bank. You’ll be given full support and training to help you decide if CommBank is the right fit for you. At the end of the Program, you’ll also have the opportunity to apply early for our Graduate Program for the following year.

Eligibility

Visa requirements
You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time that you submit your application.

Minimum credit average 
To be considered you’ll need a minimum of 65% grade point average.

Graduate applications
To be eligible, you must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed your university studies in the last 12 months.

Summer Intern applications
To be eligible, you must be in the penultimate (second last) year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree (inclusive of honours year and double degree).  You are still considered to be in the penultimate year of your studies if you only have a few subjects left to complete in the first semester of the next year.

Postgraduate applications
We accept applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students.

How to apply

You should apply for our Graduate and Summer Intern Programs online. If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments, a digital interview, and then possibly attend one of our Assessment Centres for a face-to-face meeting with our team.

Keep an eye on our website for key dates and when applications are due to open.

Roles available for Graduates 
Analytics, Technology, Business & Private Banking, CommSec, Cyber Security, Digital Channels, Finance (Accounting), Human Resources, Institutional Banking & Markets, Regional and Agribusiness, Marketing, Retail Banking Services, Corporate Affairs, and Legal.

What degrees do we accept?
All degrees are eligible and highly encouraged. Our 2019 Graduate cohort featured 156 different personalities from 60 majors, 23 universities, across 17 programs and 13 locations.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 43 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.5
Culture
8.6
Diversity
8.5
Office Work Environment
9.1
Work Hours
8.5
Culture
8.6
Diversity
8.5
Office Work Environment
9.1
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Great work-life balance, surrounded by brilliant people
  • It is a very big organisation and there are many opportunities outside your business area. There are secondment roles opportunities which give you a chance to try a role outside your speciality. The Graduate Program has provided excellent conferences all throughout the year which are very valuable for our professional development.
  • Great workplace culture with lots of career development. People are friendly and willing to help.
  • Flexible working arrangements Ability to move around to different teams Different initiatives that run in the bank, that you're able to join The number of networks you're able to make
  • A great place to work - there is flexible work culture, we are strongly focused on helping our community, plus the pay is good too :)
  • Fairly strict graduate rotation policy, not full freedom of where we can rotate
  • Large company so at times it can be very difficult to get what you need quickly and hard to deliver projects unless you know the right people.
  • Red tape, things can sometimes move slowly Lots of meetings, some unnecessary
  • Remuneration compared to the market.
  • The legacy tech that slows down development can sometimes be frustrating/require workarounds.

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT, TAS
Hiring Candidates With Degrees In
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


mitchell heritage
  • Graduate stories
I’ve been in this role for ten months and I’m loving every moment!

Mitchell Heritage

  • Graduate stories
I’ve been in this role for ten months and I’m loving every moment!

Mitchell Heritage

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  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about working at CommBank is the awesome people and a culture focused on supporting one another and working towards a shared vision.

Tessa Maye

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about working at CommBank is the awesome people and a culture focused on supporting one another and working towards a shared vision.

Tessa Maye

mitchell heritage
  • Graduate stories
I’ve been in this role for ten months and I’m loving every moment!

Mitchell Heritage

  • Graduate stories
I’ve been in this role for ten months and I’m loving every moment!

Mitchell Heritage

tessa maye's profile image
  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about working at CommBank is the awesome people and a culture focused on supporting one another and working towards a shared vision.

Tessa Maye

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about working at CommBank is the awesome people and a culture focused on supporting one another and working towards a shared vision.

Tessa Maye


A Day In The Life Of


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  • Day in the life

Caitlin Manzo

Caitlin studied Bachelor's Degree in Economics and an Associate for Debt Markets Securitisation at Commonwealth Bank.
  • Day in the life

Caitlin Manzo

Caitlin studied Bachelor's Degree in Economics and an Associate for Debt Markets Securitisation at Commonwealth Bank.
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  • Day in the life

Nicholas Ho

Nicholas studied Software and Biomedical Engineering and is now a Software Engineer within CommBank’s Digital, Operations and Technology division.
  • Day in the life

Nicholas Ho

Nicholas studied Software and Biomedical Engineering and is now a Software Engineer within CommBank’s Digital, Operations and Technology division.
caitlin manzo's profile image
  • Day in the life

Caitlin Manzo

Caitlin studied Bachelor's Degree in Economics and an Associate for Debt Markets Securitisation at Commonwealth Bank.
  • Day in the life

Caitlin Manzo

Caitlin studied Bachelor's Degree in Economics and an Associate for Debt Markets Securitisation at Commonwealth Bank.
profile image for nicholas ho
  • Day in the life

Nicholas Ho

Nicholas studied Software and Biomedical Engineering and is now a Software Engineer within CommBank’s Digital, Operations and Technology division.
  • Day in the life

Nicholas Ho

Nicholas studied Software and Biomedical Engineering and is now a Software Engineer within CommBank’s Digital, Operations and Technology division.