Our graduate program

We all start somewhere but at Bankwest there is no limit to where you can go.

Your first step to success starts at Bankwest

No matter where you’ve come from or where you’re going, we see you for who you are. If you’ve got the potential, the ingenuity and aspiration we will help you thrive at Bankwest.

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, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024.

Voted as one of the Top Graduate Employers in Australia for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024.

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.

Bankwest is made by us. All people. People who are driven, but kind. Opinionated, but listen. People who take as much care with their work as they do with each other. People who are different, who have travelled, who have stayed in the one place. Extraverted people, introverted people and people who don’t really know what kind of person they are. People with different backgrounds, genders, orientations, races and stories to tell. Because Bankwest is made by us and it takes all kinds of people to make Bankwest the best place to work in Australia.

Bankwest graduate program

Video transcript – Bankwest Graduate Programs

[Bankwest has a number of Graduate Programs. Hear from a few of the Graduates about their enjoyment of the programs and the difference they are able to make.]

Speaker 1: It’s amazing how much you can grow as a person and also, you know, how much knowledge you can attain in 12 months.

Speaker 2: The amount of support we get as a grad, they allow you to go for what your passion is, and I wouldn’t imagine that working a place you get to choose what you want to do, you get to go an make your path and then to help you and guide you through your development.

Speaker 3: It’s a four, six month rotation through each of the key areas in the bank and it’s really good, sort of gives you exposure to each of the different parts of the bank.

Speaker 4: There’s the guide community and guide meetings, and we have lunch together every day, we go out for drinks on Fridays.

Speaker 1: Have to confidence to go out of your comfort zone and be: “I don’t understand that” “what does this mean?” because you’re bound not to know everything, no one knows everything and the people of Bankwest have been absolutely fantastic in really giving you that feedback and that advice.

Speaker 4: I really like the way Bankwest is laid out, they have all kinds of collaboration spaces, you’re able to do activity based working and so you get to work next to whoever you want to that day.

Speaker 1: I’m more driven than ever, I’m more motivated to kind of push myself to the limit.

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How does it work?

Our structured graduate programs start in February and run for up to two years. We currently have a specialist stream available within Bankwest Technology.

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.


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.


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.

Bankwest Technology Graduate Program

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


You must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident at the time of application
  • be in your final year of studies, or have graduated within 24 months of applying
  • have maintained an overall credit average (65 GPA or WAM) during your university degree. If applying for Bankwest, TAFE diplomas are also accepted.

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