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 2023. 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 for the future of work.  From day one, you’ll play an integral role in delivering for our customers and contributing to NAB’s strategic priorities.

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.  Our graduate program is run nationally, with the majority of roles offered in Sydney and Melbourne.  

What to expect from the program

We’ll support you every step of the way with on the job experience, dedicated coaching and professional development. Our program offers:

  • 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 aligned to building critical skills for the future of work.
  • Access to NAB’s Career Qualified in Banking Accreditation and Leadership  Program.
  • 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.

Where to start

Discover the business streams we offer, why you want a graduate job at NAB and our hiring and eligibility requirements.

Key Dates

Our application and hiring process starts in February and concludes in June. Keep these key dates in mind.

Applications open

11 February 2022 

Applications close

18 April 2022

Online assessments 

22 April to 25 April 2022

Video interviews

29 April to 2 May 2022

Virtual engagement centre

16 to 27 May 2022

Awards and Recognition

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

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