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 commences 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. Our business areas include IT, data analytics, risk, finance, banking and more.

You’ll complete a rotational 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 play an integral role in delivering for our customers and contributing to NAB’s business priorities. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be supported to find a permanent job.  

Graduate program offerings are in Sydney and Melbourne, with some business streams also offered in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. 


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.
  • Support to find a permanent role in your chosen field upon completion of the program.

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 March and concludes in June. Keep these key dates in mind.

Applications open

March 2022

However you can Apply Now to express your interest and we'll send you updates when applicantions open formally.

Applications close

April 2022

Online assessments 

April 2022

Video interviews

April  2022

Virtual engagement center

June 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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