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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Commonwealth Bank Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Banking & Financial Services

Why join us?

Our people love it here and we know you will too. Whether it’s developing products used by millions, honing your skills on projects that make an impact or finding your people, you’ll find it at CommBank.

Our Graduate, Intern and Analyst Programs are the challenging yet rewarding way to kick-start your career with Australia’s biggest bank.  

Our 2022 graduate cohort is made up of 241 different personalities from 46 majors, 33 universities, across 19 programs. You could be one of them. 

Check out what our people have to say about us on socials by searching #CommBankLife.

  • Work life balance - Our flexible working options mean you’ll be supported to live your best life while you do your best work. From the office, home or the local café, we encourage our people to balance how, when and where they work. We’re all about achieving the best outcomes for our customers, our teams and you.
  • Growth & development - Want to continue that extra study? We offer tertiary study assistance, sponsored access to professional memberships, accreditations and dedicated training programs related to your role. Your options to grow are limitless.
  • Perks - You’ll be rewarded for your contribution here. From benefits like your own personal banking discounts, to gym memberships, restaurants, travel and movie vouchers – we’ve got you covered.

What can you expect as a Graduate, Intern or Analyst? 

As a Graduate, you’ll start with us in February as a permanent employee, but the length of your Program can vary based on which Career Pathway you choose. Throughout your first year we provide loads of support to help you to maximize your experience. Including a range of rotations to help you learn about different parts of your selected career path.   

You’ll attend orientation in Sydney to hear from senior leaders and renowned speakers, immerse yourself in all things CommBank and network with fellow graduates. We’ll help you identify focus areas, and provide tailored development sessions – on demand or in person. You’ll then come together in Sydney again for an intensive mid-year development event to enhance your capabilities even further. At the end of your Program, you’ll be supported to find a role that best suits your capabilities and interests.​

Our 10-week Summer Intern and Global Markets Summer Analyst Program gives you a taste of what it’s like to work with us. 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. At the end of the Analyst Program however, you could receive an offer for a full time position in one of our Global Markets teams, once you’ve completed your studies. Please note the Global Markets Summer Analyst Program does not provide early entry opportunities to our Graduate Program.

Locations

We have roles located all over Australia across both metro and regional locations depending on the Career Pathway you choose. Keep your eyes peeled for when applications open as that’s when our role locations will be available. Most of our teams have adopted hybrid ways of working, so you’re able to choose how, when and where you work. 

Eligibility Criteria

Grad Program

  • You must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed university studies in the last 24 months
  • You’ve maintained an overall credit average (65 GPA or WAM)
  • You’re a permanent resident of Australia, or Citizen of Australia or New Zealand at the time of your application

Summer Intern and Analyst Program 

  • You must be in your second last year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • You maintain an overall credit average (65 GPA or WAM)
  • You’re a permanent resident of Australia, or Citizen of Australia or New Zealand. You must be living in Australia when you apply with us

Degree types

No matter what your degree, we accept them all. 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’d encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our career pathways and see which area would be the right fit for you.

Recruitment Process

Application Process

You should apply for our Graduate, Intern and Analyst Programs online.

  1. Online Assessment - If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments
  2. Digital Interview - Following your online assessment, you’ll complete a digital interview.
  3. Assessment Centre - If successful, you'll progress to one of our assessment centres for a face-to-face or virtual meeting with our team. For some teams this may differ. Check out our website for more info.

Keep an eye on our website for key dates and when applications are due to open - commbank.com.au/graduate 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Our starting salary is competitive with the graduate market. We'll discuss details of remuneration and our bonus structure throughout the recruitment process. We also offer rewards and benefits that don’t make up the cash component of your salary but still offer cost savings to you.

We have a range of career pathways you can select from when applying for a Graduate Intern or Summer Analyst Program with us. 

Check out commbank.com.au/graduate to see what area will best suit you. 

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.5
Overall score based on 19 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.8
Culture
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Satisfaction
8.5
Office Work Environment
8.8
Culture
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Satisfaction
8.5
Office Work Environment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Well-known brand in Australia. Great people culture. Great structured program with a variety of teams to explore and get exposure with.
  • Ability to work from another office location for me is the best thing about working for my company, I relocated to start the grad program so it makes things easier to visit home.
  • Within the Graduate Program, there is a lot of support and development opportunities. The Grad team have put a lot of time into ensuring there is education, networking and development built into the program.
  • There is a great company culture. Lots of opportunities to do interesting work that has a direct impact on customers.
  • A great culture where everyone is really supportive of graduates and willing to take the time to teach you.
  • Big company so it's hard to get a lot of things done. In a small company you might build an application in a month. In this company, you might be able to implement one feature in that time.
  • With CBA being such a big company, it take awhile to understand where you sit and also all of the opportunities out there.
  • Very big.
  • Working with people in different timezones.
  • I don't get free lunches.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT, TAS
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
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Engineering & Mathematics
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Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
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IT & Computer Science
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Medical & Health Sciences
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Property & Built Environment
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Sciences
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Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Sydney
Gain exposure to the functions that support the many offices we have across Australia.
Applications Close
28 Aug 2024
Start Date
19 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 70,000 - 73,000

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney
You’ll spend the summer experiencing life at CommBank, meeting awesome people and getting hands on with projects.
Applications Close
28 Aug 2024
Start Date
27 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 57,000 - 59,000

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I value CommBank’s approach to practical on-the-job learning. I’ve had the ability to apply the communications and creative problem-solving skills that I learnt at uni, to what I’m working on in the real world.

Alice

  • Graduate stories
I value CommBank’s approach to practical on-the-job learning. I’ve had the ability to apply the communications and creative problem-solving skills that I learnt at uni, to what I’m working on in the real world.

Alice

  • Graduate stories
I love working at CommBank because here, we genuinely care about what we do. Everyone I’ve met across the Group is passionate about the work they do.

Victoria

  • Graduate stories
I love working at CommBank because here, we genuinely care about what we do. Everyone I’ve met across the Group is passionate about the work they do.

Victoria

  • Graduate stories
I value CommBank’s approach to practical on-the-job learning. I’ve had the ability to apply the communications and creative problem-solving skills that I learnt at uni, to what I’m working on in the real world.

Alice

  • Graduate stories
I value CommBank’s approach to practical on-the-job learning. I’ve had the ability to apply the communications and creative problem-solving skills that I learnt at uni, to what I’m working on in the real world.

Alice

  • Graduate stories
I love working at CommBank because here, we genuinely care about what we do. Everyone I’ve met across the Group is passionate about the work they do.

Victoria

  • Graduate stories
I love working at CommBank because here, we genuinely care about what we do. Everyone I’ve met across the Group is passionate about the work they do.

Victoria


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Araminta

We cover off the themes in the market, what’s causing moves and any upcoming announcements that we need to keep an eye on. It’s super important that we have an understanding of this because it could impact our day.
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Ahnaf

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  • Day in the life

Ahnaf

I’ve recently completed training for the AZ-400 course and have been using my time in the afternoon to complete practice quizzes and Udemy tutorials – a great opportunity for development while being at work!
  • Day in the life

Araminta

We cover off the themes in the market, what’s causing moves and any upcoming announcements that we need to keep an eye on. It’s super important that we have an understanding of this because it could impact our day.
  • Day in the life

Araminta

We cover off the themes in the market, what’s causing moves and any upcoming announcements that we need to keep an eye on. It’s super important that we have an understanding of this because it could impact our day.
  • Day in the life

Ahnaf

I’ve recently completed training for the AZ-400 course and have been using my time in the afternoon to complete practice quizzes and Udemy tutorials – a great opportunity for development while being at work!
  • Day in the life

Ahnaf

I’ve recently completed training for the AZ-400 course and have been using my time in the afternoon to complete practice quizzes and Udemy tutorials – a great opportunity for development while being at work!

Advice


Our top 15 insider tips for getting a graduate job at CommBank

Prosple Australia surveyed recent graduates and spoke to the recruitment manager at CommBank to bring you the top tips for applying to the CommBank graduate program.

Our top 15 insider tips for getting a graduate job at CommBank

Prosple Australia surveyed recent graduates and spoke to the recruitment manager at CommBank to bring you the top tips for applying to the CommBank graduate program.

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