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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 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, 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 first 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 we’re 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 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.  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 visit 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, Risk Management, Corporate Affairs, and Legal.

What degrees do we accept?
All degrees are eligible and highly encouraged. Our 2018 Graduate cohort featured 160 different personalities from 58 majors, 34 universities, across 16 programs and 17 locations.

Graduate Review

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  • The people and the culture. Everyone is helpful and has a lot of consideration for each other. It's important to have that in a very large organisation.
  • Various career opportunities and a thriving culture
  • Flexibility
  • Culture & Work Life Balance
  • Culture, team, challenging work, exposure and networking opportunities
  • The size. It's hard to see how you make an impact to the customer sometimes. It takes a lot for a large organisation to turn around. There is still a degree of top-down decisions that seem arbitrary.
  • It's scale, and degree of continual change
  • Complicated/unnecessary policies & procedures
  • Most roles are only located in Sydney
  • Ambitious goals but no direction or roadmap to get there, technology satisfaction is extremely low (especially for software developers), hostility and ignorance from other business unit graduates ("Software Engineering is just IT, don't they need a finance degree to work at a bank?")


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