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Commonwealth Bank

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • 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’re continuously expanding our capabilities, therefore we need to make sure we’re 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.

Could you be an unlikely match?

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.


Visa requirements

You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency when you submit your application. Unfortunately, temporary visa holders are not eligible for our programs. If you’re a New Zealand citizen, please note your Australian eligibility to work is not activated until you enter the country. You must be based in Australia to work with us.

Minimum credit average 

To be considered we ask for a minimum overall standing 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 within the past 12 months of applying. This is from the time you complete your final unit or subject, not 12 months from your graduation date. 

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’re still considered to be in the second-last year of your studies if you only have a few subjects left to complete in first semester of the next year.

Postgraduate applications

We accept applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Degree types

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. We offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Marketing, Arts, Law, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Science. If your degree or major isn’t listed here, we would encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our business areas and which would be the right fit for you.

Our 2021 Grad cohort features 181 different personalities from 60 majors, 30 universities, across 19 programs and 12 locations.

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 virtual or 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, Business Banking, CommSec, Regional & Agribusiness, Corporate Affairs, Cyber, Digital, Engineering, Financial Services (Accounting), Group Property, Global Markets, Group Operations, Human Resources, Institutional Banking & Markets, Legal, Marketing, Retail Banking & Technology. 

Graduate Reviews

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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.

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