About Corporate and Institutional Banking

Our expertise is partnering with our Corporate, Government and Institutional customers to provide world class global solutions. Our business brings together teams of specialists to provide a full range of debt structuring, funding solutions, research, trading, and custodial services. Within our C&IB sector we also have the Markets team. Our Markets team use sales, trading and research expertise to provide local and offshore customers with access to both traded and illiquid markets, including fixed income, money markets, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities.

Our corporate and institutional graduate roles are based in Melbourne and Sydney.

What we look for in a Corporate and Institutional Banking graduate

We’re looking for passionate graduates who are interested in understanding global and competitor trends, market conditions and their impact on customers. Graduates who are comfortable analysing financials and data, critically evaluating alternative approaches and have agility to adapt within a dynamic and fast-moving environment. Anchored to this will be proactivity, tenacity and resilience to push forward and deliver high quality outcomes.

Graduates for this stream also need to meet the following degree/major requirements:

  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics 
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

Our Teams

Corporate and Institutional Banking is made up of a variety of specialised teams that focus on delivering the best client relationships: understanding and supporting clients over the long term, providing consistent execution and proactive relevant advice. Below are examples of teams where you may complete a rotation.

Client coverage

Client Coverage are responsible for banking and sales relationships with Corporate and Institutional clients in Australia and Internationally, as well as interactions with financial regulators. Client Coverage teams are located both in Australia and Internationally with teams organised around industry 'Super Sectors'. Super sectors include Resources, Infrastructure and Government (RIG); Financial Institutions Group (FIG); Corporate; and Consumer, Real Estate and Diversified Industries (CREDI).

Corporate finance

Corporate Finance is responsible for all financing activity in Corporate & Institutional (C&IB). This team manages the balance sheet for C&IB, while providing global financing solutions for our customers in the relevant markets. The team service their customers where they do business internationally, with a long established presence and capability in Asia, Europe and North America. Activity includes corporate lending, syndication, debt capital markets, project finance, securitisation, and asset and custody servicing. and transactional banking. Corporate Finance comprises of 6 performance units: Capital Markets, Specialised Finance, Asset Finance & Corporate Services, Client Management & Execution, Portfolio Distribution, and Lending Transformation.

Transactional banking and enterprise payments

NAB is a market leading provider of transaction banking services to Corporate and Institutional clients in Australia. We’re an end to end business and are guided by a clear purpose to create payments, cash and liquidity efficiency to support our clients’ strategic objectives. Our team is made up of specialists across Payments, Trade Working Capital Finance and Transactional Banking.


Our Markets team use sales, trading and research expertise to provide local and offshore customers with access to both traded and illiquid markets, including fixed income, money markets, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities. This includes trading between all types of banks, superannuation funds and domestic and multi-national companies. Our business covers every segment of the corporate and investor markets, from global supranationals through to high-net-worth customers looking to build their investment portfolio. Within Finance, we have a range of specialised teams including Commodities, Market Solutions, Quantitative Research (QR), Investor Sales and X-Value Adjustment (XVA).

Strong mathematics or programming skills (preferably C# or Python) are required for roles within the Finance teams.

What you’ll do in Corporate and Institutional Banking

  • Assist in the relationship management of our large corporate and institutional customers.
  • Analyse and interpret complex data and financial information to provide appropriate recommendations.
  • Assist in structuring and execution of transactions including preparing credit submissions and employing financial modelling where required.
  • Actively participate in deal teams and support the deal process.
  • Develop an ongoing awareness and understanding of global markets, market risk, industry knowledge and risk appetite.
  • Provide technical, analytical, administrative and direct client support.
  • Provide innovative funding solutions and access points to global capital markets.
  • Provide custody, master custody, investment administration and other related services to both local and international clients, including corporate and industry superannuation funds, investment managers and institutional banks.
  • Analyse data to derive innovative insights and perform market analysis.
  • Contribute to complex financial models to evaluate hedging strategies.
  • Get involved with industry research, insights presentations, strategic initiatives, transformation programs and regulatory responses.
  • Support banking specialists in delivering transactional support and solutions.
  • Contribute to Corporate & Institutional Banking goals.

Where Corporate and Institutional Banking can take you

This program is designed to develop the foundations that will help you transition into Analyst roles with a structured career path and dedicated mentoring. 

Meet Anika

"My time in corporate finance has already been such a rewarding experience. I’m gaining hands-on experience in financial analysis, working with relationship managers and product specialists, whilst also gaining a better understanding of the diversified financial institutions industry. My team are supportive and always encourage me to learn and expand my skillset.”

Anika, NAB Corporate and Institutional Banking Graduate

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