About Strategy and Innovation

Our Strategy and Innovation teams are critical to helping NAB achieve our strategic ambitions. We work closely with the Executive Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and senior stakeholders across the enterprise to identify and execute the most critical strategic issues facing us. With a clear plan and focus on action, we assess customer and market developments to enable us to better serve our customers and communities whilst building a more resilient and sustainable organisation.

We work in a highly collaborative and supportive team delivering high quality advice and insights to our leaders. By joining this business area you’ll have the opportunity to work learn from passionate and intellectually curious professionals who will support you to reach your potential.

Our Strategy and Innovation graduate roles are based in Melbourne.

What we look for in a Strategy and Innovation graduate

We’re looking for curious graduates who are commercially savvy, strategically minded and like to focus on solving complex problems with actionable insights. Graduates who are comfortable working in cross-functional teams, can adapt at pace and enjoy analysing research and data to challenge conventional thinking. Graduates for this stream also need to meet the following degree/major requirements:

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

Our teams

You’ll complete rotations across our business ensuring you develop the foundational skills and knowledge which may include:

  • Group Strategy
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Customer Insights
  • Enterprise Productivity
  • Innovation and Partnerships

The work you’ll do in Strategy and Innovation

  • Collaborate with colleagues and executives to develop and execute our strategic ambition.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends and opportunities.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of our long term-strategic plans.
  • Evaluate potential business partnerships, acquisitions and investments.
  • Analyse financial data and performance metrics to monitor and assess the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.
  • Support the development of business cases and feasibility studies for initiatives.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate strategic recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of strategic projects and initiatives.
  • Assist in the development and execution of strategic communication plans.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practice in strategy management.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and integration of strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of strategic planning processes and frameworks.
  • Support the Group Strategy team in various ad-hoc projects and assignments.

Where Strategy and Innovation can take you

As a Strategy and Innovation graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to build a promising career. Immediately post program, your developed expertise can open doors to roles such as strategy analyst, innovation business analyst, and execution analyst to name a few.

Meet our graduates

“Working in strategy at NAB is simultaneously a challenging and highly rewarding experience. We work closely with our senior leaders on the most strategically important issues the bank faces. Being able to apply the strategic skills I’ve developed to support both our customers and my colleagues is a truly fulfilling experience.”

Oliver, Strategy and Innovation Graduate

"Having the opportunity to be a part of the Strategy and Innovation internship and graduate program has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve been able to establish connections with a network of passionate professionals from diverse backgrounds, attain tight mentorship opportunities and learning experiences with leaders and colleagues, and be a part of meaningful work that would shape the strategy and objectives of NAB.”

Jenny, Strategy and Innovation Graduate

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