Key achievements

We leverage our strength as one of Australia’s largest employers to provide career opportunities for First Nations people.


Dedicated First Nations Recruitment Specialists to provide guidance and support throughout the recruitment process.


More than 500 First Nations students have participated in our employment programs.

Cultural awareness training

Mandated cultural awareness training for Australian-based colleagues to help build their understanding of Australia’s shared history.

First Nations careers

As one of Australia’s largest employers we’re  committed to boosting sustainable employment opportunities and successful career outcomes for First Peoples. We offer traineeships, internships, graduate programs and experienced hire opportunities.

Cultural diversity and perspectives

Our First Nations talent contributes to our diverse workforce, bringing unique cultural perspectives that enhance our creativity and innovation.

Community engagement and trust

NAB's support for First Nations talent fosters stronger connections with local communities, building trust and goodwill. 

Culturally safe work environment

Our commitment to First Nations talent serves as a cornerstone for a culturally safe workplace, where colleagues from different backgrounds feel valued and supported, ultimately contributing to a positive and collaborative corporate culture.

We’ve been committed to Elevate Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) since 2013. We continue to invest to improve workforce participation, economic success and creating career pathways to build meaningful careers and leadership representation.

Our career opportunities

Traineeships and internships

If you’re interested in a school-based traineeship, adult traineeship or internship for university students, our First Nations Programs can help you kickstart your career.

Current opportunities

For experienced First Nations candidates interested in growing your career at NAB, check out our current employment opportunities, opens in new window to see if there is a position that you may be interested in. You can also contact our dedicated First Nations Recruitment Consultant.

Improving cultural awareness across our business

We provide a range of opportunities for our people to lift their understanding and actively get involved through our cultural awareness initiatives. This includes cross-cultural training, specialist experiences for our senior executives, employee community secondments and skilled volunteering.

In 2023, NAB’s First Nations Employee Resource Group (ERG) was launched. Having a shared understanding forms a strong basis, which is central to true reconciliation and progress. The ERG seeks to create a culturally safe environment within NAB where First Nations colleagues have a clear sense of community.

To find out more, read about how we support First Nation Australians.

Hear from our team

Building each other up

“I have been blessed since joining NAB in 2009 to have worked with many inspiring, dedicated and capable First Nations bankers and community leaders. We have formed a supportive network and actively work to build each other up and support career progression that respects our unique family and community responsibilities. I am grateful for the support I have received in my career development, growth as First Nations leader and in facilitating my relocation for career opportunities to Narrm and home to Wonnarua Country.”

Adam, Gringai Wonnarua man, Associate Director, Indigenous Business Banking

Encouraged to thrive

“Working at NAB has been a rich journey of experiences, and I take great pride in the diverse teams I have worked with and roles I’ve had. It’s a place where I am confident to explore new opportunities, am supported in a workplace that respects my culture, and I feel encouraged to thrive in both my personal and professional life.”

Tiarna, Tubba-Gah Wiradjuri woman, Change Analyst

The Walking Together story

Discover the story behind ‘Walking Together’, the NAB star design inspired by the final line of the Uluru Statement of the Heart.

More information about how we support First Nation Australians

Learn more about First Nations Affairs and career pathways at NAB.

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