How the Regional and Agribusiness Graduate Program works

Our program is for recent graduates who are committed to the future of agribusiness and are looking to start a career in regional or rural Australia.

We hire graduates from business, economics, agribusiness, and commerce backgrounds. Our agribusiness graduate program has several intakes throughout the year. You can check our job listings and opportunities, opens in new window to see if we’re taking applications.

Our team comprises of over 650 regional and agribusiness bankers in more than 120 locations across regional and rural Australia. As Australia's largest lender to agricultural business, you’ll play an integral role in supporting our agribusiness customers. We’ve developed a deep understanding of agriculture in Australia and we use our specialist knowledge and expertise to deliver sustainable solutions.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will successfully transition into an associate role supporting bankers with the customer management of their portfolio.

What to expect from the Regional and Agribusiness Program

We’re committed to developing a pipeline of agribusiness bankers of the future and helping graduates move into successful and rewarding careers. Our program offers the following opportunities:

  • Learning and development opportunities aligned to building critical skills for the future of work.
  • One-on-one mentoring with a past agribusiness graduate.
  • Working closely with high-performing agribusiness and business bankers in regional and rural areas of Australia.
  • Participating in industry learning and ongoing technical skill development.
  • Networking with fellow agribusiness grads and employees.
  • Playing a central role in supporting customers and communities.
  • Opportunities to create positive social impact via community and customer engagement programs.

Eligibility for our Regional and Agribusiness Program

We’re interested in people who have a passion for living and working in regional Australia and have a genuine desire to deliver exceptional outcomes for regional and agribusiness customers.

 You’ll need to make sure you meet the following requirements.

Citizenship and visa requirements

You’ll need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or be an Australian permanent resident at the time of applying for the program.

Tertiary education requirements

You’ll need to have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in business, economics, agribusiness or commerce.

Available to work in regional or rural Australia

You’ll need to be able to work across regional locations or willing to relocate to one of the 120 NAB Regional and Agribusiness Centres across Australia.

If you have a preferred location, we’ll try to accommodate it your wishes where possible. However, an ongoing ability to relocate will benefit your career progression within NAB, exposing you to different locations, industries and experiences.

Application and selection process

You can check our job listings, opens in new window to see whether the Regional and Agribusiness Graduate Program is accepting applications. If applications are open you’ll be required to submit an application form and complete an online assessment. You can take the online assessment anywhere you have internet access.

The online assessment involves logical reasoning, a multitasking assessment and a personality assessment. If you’re successful, you’ll then be invited to interview with our Regional and Agribusiness team.

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