Application Process & Interviews at Westpac

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

Application, Culture-fit assessment, Psychometric assessments (x3), video interview, assessment center
Graduate, Sydney
for a graduate there were many stages you had to get through. multiple applications, a video recorded interview and a day of workshops which included multiple work related tasks
Graduate, Sydney
Standard interview process - apply online, do some online tests, do a video interview, do an in person interview and group session, get job offer.
Graduate, Sydney
a lengthy process in which i was requested to perform many different actives. Initially it was an application with a number of short questions around prior experiences and behavior. Following that process i performed an aptitude and another behavioral test. Following these tests, i performed a video interview. Lastly, i undertook the assessment center where i performed individual tasks, group tasks and a final interview.
Graduate, Sydney
Online questionnaire and resume. 3 online tests - verbal, numerical and logical. Culture test. Online interview. Assessment center with 3 parts.
Entry level, Sydney
1 online test (math�s, English, logic puzzles), 1 phone interview, 1 Assessment center - consisting of an 1-1 interview, group activity, individual activity
Graduate, Sydney
after application with a cover letter and resume, The process involves a battery of tests to check culture, and learning adaptability. there is a recorded interview with standard questions, and an in-person skills day
Graduate, Perth
As a graduate, the interview process was very intimidating but it was good in that it was an experience that let the right people shine. If you come in prepared, it will show.
Graduate, Sydney
As i began as a Westpac Grad, I followed the usual graduate process which was online application, testing, video interview, assessment center, final offer.
Midlevel, Caringbah
Many phases but with relatively quiet notification of success between each stage: CV and short answer question; culture fit and aptitude test; video interview; assessment center which included an individual task, a group task and an interview (and for me a second assessment center)
Entry level, Sydney
Multiple interviews, both phone and video. Then an assessment center
Graduate, Sydney
Online application Psychometric testing and culture fit Recorded video interview that HR review after completion Assessment Centre- group presentation - one on one interview - own presentation - office tour offer
Graduate, Sydney
Online application Culture Assessment Logic Test Video Interview Assessment Centre
Graduate, Sydney
Online application, online assessment of cultural fit and logical thinking, skype interview, full day assessment center consisting of a one-on-one interview, a group presentation, a group case study and a tour of the workplace/Q&A with past Graduates.
Graduate, Sydney
An online application, a culture test, a logic test, a video interview and then the assessment center. So 4 online tests and one in person.
Graduate, Sydney

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

More of a conversation with the usual generic questions skimmed at the end
Graduate, Sydney
Past experiences, my values & aspirations in a career, what I can bring to the table as a graduate for Westpac.
Graduate, Sydney
Why Westpac, degree, area... Main this was to display passion for the area your applying for.
Graduate, Sydney
my experience, my degree, what I enjoyed doing, how I likes to work and some questions designed to test my reasoning and problem solving skills
Graduate, Sydney
it was very relaxed, mainly just why I wanted
Midlevel, Epping
What do you know about Westpac? Why do you want to work here? What do you know about our industry? Competitors, customers, etc. Tell me about business trends affecting our customers
Graduate, Perth
why would you like to work at Westpac? what are the Westpac values and how do you represent them? can't remember most of the questions
Graduate, Sydney
There was a lot of culture fit based question, which made me feel a much stronger connection with the organisation.
Midlevel, Caringbah
It was more of a discussion about my experiences. Questions were quite standard, to do with ability to communicate and problem solving.
Entry level, Sydney
Do you have experience in dealing with difficult situations, name one situation where you took on leadership role, what are your interests and hobbies. Name a time you overcame obstacles and performed better than expected.
Graduate, Sydney
Describe a time when you showed initiative/leadership skills/problem solving. Given a business case and asked to present a solution. Asked to come up with a solution to a business problem.
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioral questions relating to leadership, teamwork etc as well as specific technical questions regarding financial markets.
Graduate, Sydney
Standard behavioral questions e.g. when you had a challenge and how you overcame it, questions about why you want to work for the company, what you hope to get out of the program, case study analysis and presentations etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Why Westpac? Why banking? Team scenarios. Strengths and weaknesses. Scenario based.
Graduate, Sydney
Company and economic related questions, standard behavioral and technical questions.
Graduate, Brisbane

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Know what�s going on in the industry. Build a connection with the interviewer. Know about the company. Practice interview with someone in the industry
Graduate, Sydney
it�s hard to prepare for the grad interviews as most people have roughly the same experience and education. the selection process I believe was more around a cultural fit. are you able to work collectively? can you overcome difficult situations? will you help others when they need help?
Graduate, Sydney
Align your responses to the values of Westpac, research the company
Graduate, Sydney
Learn Westpac's values. Think of different examples from your life that exemplify these values. Do not rely on examples from university and limit your discussions about group assignments.
Graduate, Sydney
Focus on teamwork, culture and showing your personality. Having a good attitude goes much further than technical knowledge.
Entry level, Sydney
Be open and honest. If you talk about something you're passionate about, it will show. Your extra curricula�s are just as valuable and important as your academics.
Graduate, Sydney
Best prepare by learning about the organisation, utilise the website to see what the company is currently doing.
Midlevel, Caringbah
know yourself well, have a clear theme/message you want to get across. Have recollection of personal success and failure stories. Have interesting points to talk about
Graduate, Sydney
Westpac is big on cultural fit, really look at the values and vision of Westpac and ensure that they directly align to your own values
Graduate, Sydney
Understand the company values and how you align with them. Ensure you have a customer-centric view and always seek to put the customer fist.
Graduate, Brisbane
Be able to express your experience in a confident and clear manner - focus on understanding your achievements, challenges etc. Don't spend time researching the company and the stream that you're applying for - these are things that will be taught on the job.
Graduate, Sydney
I think the interviews are all about composure. Remain calm, think straight and calmly about how your experiences can add value and yet consider broader perspectives. Consider other applicants as people to build on and work with instead of as a threat
Graduate, Sydney