Program overview

What is Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB)?

CIB, which sits within Westpac Institutional Bank, focuses on understanding our institutional and government clients and their industry to provide our customers with solutions that meet their business needs.

  • As the client-facing side of the bank, you will work within dedicated Industry and Product teams and gain a deep understanding of the exciting and fast-paced world of Institutional Banking.
  • Widely recognised as the leader in our field, you'll be working alongside 2,000 talented employees based throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and the US.
  • The CIB team has wide product coverage and undertakes full servicing of our customers' needs, so it's a great place to start your career in banking.

Who should apply:

Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Corporate & Institutional Banking Program, but you will need to have a strong interest in financial services with a solid analytical ability. Given CIB will often identify strategic opportunities for our clients, individuals with analytical, proactive and forward-thinking ideas will fit well within our program and team culture

Where you will work:

Sydney & Melbourne locations available

Program Structure:

10 Week Summer Internship

How your Summer could be spent:

By joining the Corporate and Institutional Banking Program, you'll learn more than just banking. To excel at your role, you'll need to develop a deep understanding of your customers' industry and business needs - expanding your knowledge and skill set beyond banking products and services alone. We aim to act as a trusted advisor to our customers, partnering with them across both their day to day and strategic aspects of their businesses.
Each intern will be allocated to a particular team and will work alongside experienced analysts and relationship managers.

The type of work involved may include:

  • Researching topical issues within a particular industry and contributing to research reports and credit submissions.
  • Market and competitor research and analysis.
  • Assessing existing and potential clients including full financial analysis in order to determine the appropriate credit risk rating and resultant lending appetite.
  • Supporting the relationship team with ad hoc requests.
  • During the 10-week program, interns will receive support from recent graduates as well as a dedicated placement manager to ensure your learning experience is optimised.

Future career opportunities

The CIB Grad Program will fast-track your career progression into any of the following roles within Institutional Banking:

  • Industry Analytics & Insights
  • Product Management
  • Capital Advisory
  • Credit Portfolio Management
  • Relationship Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Corporate Originations
  • Product Origination 

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