Indigenous careers

As one of Australia’s largest employers, we’re committed to boosting sustainable employment opportunities and successful career outcomes for our first people. We offer traineeships, internships, graduate programs and hire opportunities. While we know that creating sustained employment is key to the economic and social well-being of Indigenous Australians, we’re also working across our business to create a workplace that is culturally aware and one that celebrates our Indigenous heritage.

Our Indigenous employment programs

If you’re an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person looking for paid employment opportunities that will give you the experience you need to kickstart your career; or whether you already have experience and are looking to join NAB, we have a range of opportunities.

School based traineeships

Our school-based traineeships are for students in Year 10-12.  They run for two years on a part time basis. During the traineeship, you’ll complete a Certificate II or III in Business, get on the job experience at one of our retail branches, and receive mentoring and career guidance from our employees and external partners - Career TrackersMaxima and MEGT

If you’re interested in a traineeship please email us.

Adult based traineeships

Our adult traineeships are for those interested in a career in financial services. Traineeships are full time and run for 12 months. You’ll complete a Certificate II or III in Business, get on the job experience in a business placement at one of our retail branches, and receive mentoring and career guidance from our employees and external partners - Career Trackers, opens in new window, Maxima, opens in new window and MEGT

If you’re interested in a traineeship please email us.

Internships for university students

Our internships are for university students in their second last year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Internships commence in January and run for seven weeks over the university summer break. You’ll need to be available for full time employment.

 During the program you’ll gain insight into the banking and finance industry and be provided with mentoring to help you figure out what you want from your career and how to achieve it. We’ll help you develop your confidence and workplace skills and abilities, all the while getting exposure to a corporate environment. At the end of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and potentially receive an early offer for our Graduate Program.

If you’re interested in an internship, please email us.

Hire opportunities for experienced applicants

We’re always on the look-out for experienced Indigenous candidates interested in joining NAB. If you’re interested in joining us, please email us. You can also take a look at our current employment opportunities and see if there is a position that you may be interested in.

More career pathways and programs at NAB

We’ve got various pathways and career opportunities at NAB; no matter where you’re at in your journey or where your passions lie.

Indigenous careers and employment

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