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Commonwealth Bank

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Commonwealth Bank Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Banking & Financial Services

Why join us?

Our people love it here and we know you will too. Whether it’s developing products used by millions, honing your skills on projects that make an impact or finding your people, you’ll find it at CommBank.

Our Graduate and Summer Intern Programs are the challenging yet rewarding way to kick-start your career with one of Australia’s biggest banks. 

Our 2024 graduate cohort is made up of 348 different personalities from 68 majors and 40 universities, across 19 programs. You could be one of them.

Check out what our people have to say about us on socials by searching #CommBankLife.

Work life balance
Here, you’ll be encouraged to live your best life while you do your best work. We support our people with the flexibility to balance where work is done with at least half their time each month connecting in one of our office locations. We’re all about achieving the best outcomes for our customers, our teams and you.

Growth & development 
Want to continue that extra study? We offer tertiary study assistance, sponsored access to professional memberships, accreditations and dedicated training programs. Your options to grow are limitless. 

You’ll be rewarded for your contribution here. From benefits like your own personal banking discounts, to gym memberships, restaurants, travel and movie vouchers – we’ve got you covered!

What can you expect as a Graduate, Intern or Analyst? 

As a graduate, you’ll start with us in February as a permanent employee, but the length of your program can vary based on which career pathway you choose. Throughout your first year we provide loads of support to help you to maximise your experience and you’ll enjoy a range of rotations to expose you to new and exciting career possibilities. 

You’ll attend orientation in your nearest corporate office where you'll hear from senior leaders and renowned speakers, immerse yourself in all things CommBank and network with fellow graduates. We’ll help you identify focus areas and provide tailored development sessions – on demand or in person. You’ll then come together again for an intensive mid-year development event to enhance your capabilities even further. At the end of your program, you’ll be supported to find a role that best suits your capabilities and interests.​

Our 10-week Summer Intern and Global Markets Summer Analyst (GMSA) Program gives you a taste of what it’s like to work with us. You’ll be given full support and training to help you decide if CommBank is the right fit for you. 

At the end of the Summer Intern Program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply early for our Graduate Program for the following year. 

At the end of the GMSA Program however, you could receive an offer for a full-time position in one of our Global Markets teams, once you’ve completed your studies. Please note, the GMSA Program doesn’t provide early entry opportunities to our Graduate Program.


We have roles located all over Australia across both metro and regional locations depending on the career pathway you choose. Keep your eyes peeled for when applications open as that’s when our role locations will be available on our website.

Eligibility Criteria

Grad Program

  • You must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed university studies in the last 24 months
  • You’ve maintained an overall credit average (65 GPA or WAM)
  • You’re a permanent resident of Australia, or Citizen of Australia or New Zealand at the time of your application

Summer Intern and Analyst Program 

  • You must be in your second last year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • You maintain an overall credit average (65 GPA or WAM)
  • You’re a permanent resident of Australia, or Citizen of Australia or New Zealand. You must be living in Australia when you apply with us

Degree types

No matter what your degree, we accept them all. We offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including Business, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Marketing, Arts, Law, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Science. If your degree or major isn’t listed here, we’d encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our career pathways and see which area would be the right fit for you.

Recruitment Process

Application Process

You should apply for our Graduate, Intern and Analyst Programs online.

  1. Online Assessment - If your initial application is successful, you’ll have the chance to complete some online assessments
  2. Digital Interview - Following your online assessment, you’ll complete a digital interview.
  3. Assessment Centre - If successful, you'll progress to one of our assessment centres for a face-to-face or virtual meeting with our team. For some teams this may differ. Check out our website for more info.

Keep an eye on our website for key dates and when applications are due to open - commbank.com.au/graduate 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Our starting salary is competitive with the graduate market. We'll discuss details of remuneration and our bonus structure throughout the recruitment process. We also offer rewards and benefits that don’t make up the cash component of your salary but still offer cost savings to you.

We have a range of career pathways you can select from when applying for a Graduate Intern or Summer Analyst Program with us. 

Check out commbank.com.au/graduate to see what area will best suit you. 

Graduate Reviews

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What Graduates Say About Them
  • Well-known brand in Australia. Great people culture. Great structured program with a variety of teams to explore and get exposure with.
  • Ability to work from another office location for me is the best thing about working for my company, I relocated to start the grad program so it makes things easier to visit home.
  • Within the Graduate Program, there is a lot of support and development opportunities. The Grad team have put a lot of time into ensuring there is education, networking and development built into the program.
  • There is a great company culture. Lots of opportunities to do interesting work that has a direct impact on customers.
  • A great culture where everyone is really supportive of graduates and willing to take the time to teach you.
  • Big company so it's hard to get a lot of things done. In a small company you might build an application in a month. In this company, you might be able to implement one feature in that time.
  • With CBA being such a big company, it take awhile to understand where you sit and also all of the opportunities out there.
  • Very big.
  • Working with people in different timezones.
  • I don't get free lunches.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Multiple Locations in Australia
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
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