Diversity at Westpac

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

Westpac is very supportive of diversity
Graduate, Sydney
multiple employee programs to support diversity, equity and support within the workplace around social issues such as sexuality, gender and race
Graduate, Sydney
There are many opportunities for women (especially in technology). There is companywide communication on things such as LGBTI and disabilities. There is support for child care, parents, and carers. Retention is moderate to low.
Graduate, Sydney
Westpac has set rules in regards to the commitment to diversity in the workplace. This includes the 2017 goal of achieving 50% women in leadership.
Graduate, Sydney
Market leader and extremely thorough.
Entry level, Sydney
Westpac provides a widespread range of initiatives that address all areas of diversity.
Graduate, Sydney
Westpac does really well in this area with very visible diversity support and great employee action groups
Entry level, Sydney
Inclusion & Diversity is a central pillar of the company. Many employee action groups to get involved in.
Graduate, Sydney
Unsure but it appears there are a great diversity of people who work at Westpac.
Graduate, Sydney
Currently at the company level, something like 46% of leadership positions are filled by women, and there is a commitment of 50% by 2017. In my office alone, there is a diversity of gender, race, experience and opinion. We are aware of and continue to manage unconscious bias, with HR Managers ensuring they recruit people from diverse backgrounds, but ultimately it is a meritocracy.
Graduate, Brisbane

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

Westpac has a program focused on recruiting and supporting people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Graduate, Sydney
There's a lot of great opportunities in the bank for those with a less privileged background. Work with external companies as well to bring these people in and give them a starting point in a big corporation.
Graduate, Sydney
Has special grants for people of indigenous backgrounds.
Graduate, Sydney
There are a number of programs to engage and attract the best applicants from any background, and provide opportunities for Aboriginal Australians, people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ communities
Graduate, Perth
There are a number of programs in place for people from a variety of backgrounds. race, gender, sexuality. a good range.
Midlevel, Caringbah