Our graduate program

Find out more about how to launch your career with us.

2020 graduate program

Applications for our 2020 graduate program are now closed. Have a look at our other exciting career opportunities and apply online.

About the program 

Our graduate program is a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your career with us. That must be why our amazing graduates have voted us as one of the Top Graduate Employers in Australia for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

 Voted as one of the Top Graduate Employers in Australia for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For us, everything starts and ends with the customer - and that’s a good thing.

With our agile way of working, you’ll never stop learning because we constantly grow and change. We design for the future – without forgetting what’s important in the present for our people and customers.

With us, you’ll be supported by colleagues and leaders who value thoughts and ideas. And because our culture is all about our people, you’ll benefit from a diverse team who bring different perspectives and ideas to everything we do. That’s because we know we’re best when we harness our varied strengths.

Bankwest is blazing a new trail with our collaborative, enthusiastic and driven workforce.

Bankwest graduate program

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How does it work?

Our structured graduate programs start in February and range from one to two years. There are five specialist streams available in Customer Experience, Data Science, Business Banking, Risk Management, and Technology and Transformation.

From day one you’ll be doing real work that impacts the business and be receiving both technical and soft-skills training. You’ll have the support of a buddy and be able to make a social contribution by participating in development and volunteering initiatives.

When you complete the program, we'll work with you to understand your career goals and determine your strengths to position you in a role that best suits you and the business.


We have roles available in the open-plan Bankwest head office located in the centre of Perth.

Application process

We try to make the process as simple and easy as possible. It starts with an online application and progresses to online assessments, digital interviews and face to face meetings with members of our team.


  • A great team: We have an open, friendly, collaborative environment – as a graduate you'll be embraced into our culture. We’re not just a workplace, we’re a community.
  • Community activity: We care about the community and recognise the importance of giving back, when working with us you are actively encouraged and supported to be involved in charity and community initiatives.
  • Development: A constant stream of opportunities are provided to develop leadership skills, network with senior leaders, attend learning forums and develop your personal brand.
  • Diverse experience: You'll work with a wide range of situations and experiences tailored to your graduate stream reflecting real world customer needs.
  • Industry Knowledge: Grow yourself and gain an in-depth understanding of the current banking market while you get authentic, on the job experience.
  • Make a difference: We value our graduates input and your opinions will be heard. You will be working on real customer problems, applying your knowledge and skills to help deliver what matters to our customers.
  • Support: Our graduate programs create strong bonds and support networks between fellow graduates, graduate alumni, team members and more. Multiple lines of support will help develop you to your highest potential.


You must:

  • have an Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at the time you submit your application
  • have a grade point average of 65% or over
  • be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or have completed your studies in the last 12 months (our technology program also accepts TAFE qualifications).

See where you could make a difference

Business Banking Graduate Program

You'll shadow experienced sales people and relationship managers to understand what matters to our customers and help them achieve their banking goals.

Risk Management Graduate Program

You'll help ensure that we have the right process, strategies and policies in place to protect our customers and ourselves.

Technology and Transformation Graduate Program

You'll be immersed in a technology driven agile organisation while building solutions for real world customer needs.

Customer Experience Graduate Program

You’ll experience a range of roles in Customer Strategy, Service Design, Brand and Marketing, and be introduced to agile ways of working in our tribes and squads.

Data Science Graduate Program

You’ll get a solid understanding of how to use analytical techniques to deliver leading business solutions.

Need more help?

Speak with someone in our HR Direct team today.