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Westpac Group Australia

4.0
  • #6 in Banking & financial services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Westpac Student Application Survival Guide: The application process

The application process for both our Graduate and Internship Programs involves five steps. We know you’re busy with life and uni, so we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
Westpac Student Application Survival Guide: The application process

The application process

1. Online application

  • Your online application will take 10 minutes to complete and submit online via graduates. westpacgroup.com.au.
  • Carefully move through the pre-screening questions and complete all required fields (in particular, pay attention to input correct contact details and education information)
  • Please ensure you attach your current resume and academic transcript – unofficial is acceptable in the application stage.

TOP TIP: Make sure to research the different programs on offer before you fill in your application form. You’ll need to select a 1st and 2nd program preference that you wish to apply for, and which location is best suited for you.

2. Online assessments

If you are successful during our screening process, you’ll be invited to complete a series of online assessments which help us to determine your alignment to our values and suitability for the role.

  • We want to hire people who are passionate about serving our customers and are aligned to our values of Service, One Team, Achievement, Integrity and Courage. Our Culture Fit assessment assists us in determining your alignment to both Westpac’s aspirational culture and to our vision in becoming one of the world’s great service companies.
  • The psychometric assessment enables us to assess your problem solving and reasoning ability, by engaging in several games-based activities.

TOP TIP: We recommend completing the online assessments in a quiet space where you can fully concentrate and won’t be disturbed for the duration.

3. Video interview

Video interviews are designed for applicants to showcase their personality and their motivation for applying to an organisation. It’s important to remember you cannot pause, stop, or restart a video interview so we encourage candidates to do their research and prepare beforehand.

  • Set up in a quiet location and make sure to check your background, lighting and camera angle. Use the practice run to test both your mic and camera.
  • Dress professionally for the interview and be aware of your body language. It’s important to maintain eye contact with the camera and to speak clearly and confidently.

TOP TIP: Avoid overly rehearsed answers - we want to see your authentic self and a genuine motivation for wanting to work with us.

4. Assessment centre

Successful applicants will be welcomed to a half day assessment centre. This is an opportunity to meet with both business representatives and current Graduates to find out more about your chosen Business Area and have any unanswered questions acknowledged.

  • You’ll move through several activities including a one-on-one interview, a business related individual activity and a group assessment.
  • These activities are designed to reaffirm your motivation for joining the organisation, asses your ability to analyse and present information and evaluate your collaborative and interpersonal skills.

TOP TIP: believe in yourself! This is your opportunity to showcase your personality, so try to relax and enjoy the day!

5. Offer

Congratulations! If you decided to accept your offer and begin your career with Westpac Group, you’ll then be required to complete both reference and background checks prior to your employment start date. We hold a Welcome Event for all incoming Graduates ahead of your official start date, so you can meet your future colleagues and start to network and form relationships.