About our graduate program

Here are some of the benefits our graduates enjoy.

Tailored learning and development

You’ll attend development workshops and complete rotations where you’ll build the critical capabilities and professional skills for the future of work.

Career progression

Upon successful completion of the program, we’ll support you to find a permanent role in your chosen field that suits your capabilities and aspirations.

Drive positive social impact

Be part of an organisation that’s committed to making a sustainable impact by solving some of society’s biggest challenges.

How the graduate program works

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your way. We can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Our next graduate program begins in February 2026. We hire graduates from different backgrounds such as commerce, science, business, IT, engineering and others. When you apply for the program, you’ll be asked to select a business area aligned to where you want to build your career.

You’ll complete a tailored program designed to give you broad experience, introducing you to all aspects of life at one of Australia’s largest and most successful financial institutions. You’ll also undertake rotations where you’ll build the critical capabilities and professional skills to grow a successful career. From day one, you’ll play an integral role in delivering for our customers and contributing to NAB’s strategic priorities.

What to expect

As a graduate at NAB, here’s what you can expect

  • Rotations and experiences in genuine roles, doing real work.
  • A four-week secondment to a business area of your choice.
  • Opportunities to get involved in enterprise-wide projects, initiatives and resource groups.
  • Opportunities to create positive social impact via community and customer engagement projects.
  • Learning and development opportunities to help you build critical skills for the future of work.
  • Access to NAB’s Career Qualified in Banking professional accreditation.
  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and exposure to senior leaders.
  • Networking events to help you build your profile and organisational connections.
  • A strong graduate cohort to support you every step of the way.

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Eligibility requirements

Check that you meet the criteria for our graduate program.

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. Temporary visa holders are not eligible for the program.

Tertiary education requirements

You’ll need to have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the past three years (2023, 2024 or 2025) or be due to complete it by the end of January 2026.

Our hiring process

Here’s the graduate application process.

Step 1 - The online application

The first stage is the online application form, where you’ll share details of your academic and work experience, and nominate your chosen business area.

Step 2 - Online assessment including a video interview

This includes a variety of online assessments that help us identify your capabilities and get to know you a little better. You’ll also have the opportunity to record your responses to a few video interview questions.

Step 3 - The engagement centre

The final stage of the recruitment process is our engagement centre. You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills by participating in a range of interactive activities. You’ll also meet the NAB Early Careers team, current graduates and business leaders so you can ask questions and find out more about the graduate experience at NAB.

Step 4 – Offer

If you're successful, we'll call you a few days after your engagement centre with the news.

Learn more about the graduate application process and eligibility.

Key dates

Applications Open: February 2025

Applications Close: April 2025

Online assessment and testing close: April 2025

Engagement centres: May 2025

Offers: May 2025

Awards and recognition

Our graduate program has earnt awards and recognition, making NAB one of the best graduate employers in Australia.

Choose a business area

Our graduate program offers a diverse range of business areas where you can start your career.

Explore early careers in NAB

Learn more about starting your career with us.

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