Regional and Agribusiness Banking at NAB

Our Regional & Agribusiness team brings together NAB's agribusiness specialisation with business bankers from across regional and rural Australia. Our team comprises over 1,000 people in more than 130 locations dedicated to supporting the banking needs of our customers. Our bankers understand the issues our regional customers face. They are committed to the community and recognised for their exceptional customer outcomes.

At NAB we have a strong history of backing customers in regional Australia. We’ve been supporting agriculture for almost 160 years, from the farm gate to processing and all along the supply chain to global exporting.

We’ve developed a deep understanding of agriculture in Australia and we use our specialist knowledge and expertise to deliver sustainable solutions. Today, we’re proud to be Australia's largest lender to agricultural business, banking one in three farmers.

About the program

Our Regional & Agribusiness Trainee Program aims to train and develop recent graduates, giving them the skills and experience they need to move into a successful and rewarding career. Supporting our agribusiness customers, you’ll have the opportunity to accelerate your learning and develop an understanding of their unique banking needs. From managing client requests to equipment finance to credit reviews, you’ll be supported to learn and build banking expertise. You’ll also be partnered with a mentor and buddy to ensure you have the exposure and networks needed to succeed.

By joining our Regional & Agribusiness program you’ll be part of a high-performing team committed to the future of agribusiness in Australia. Working alongside passionate and credible professionals, you’ll be encouraged to build deep connections in your local community.

Our program is centred on developing a pipeline of agribusiness bankers of the future.

Your opportunity

  • Benefit from a structured learning and development induction program.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring with a past graduate.
  • Contribute to delivering sustainable outcomes to customers.
  • Work closely with high-performing agribusiness and business bankers in regional and rural areas of Australia.
  • Participate in industry learning and ongoing technical skill development.
  • Build networks and friendships.
  • Gain access to senior leaders and NAB executives.
  • Play a central role in supporting customers and communities.
  • Embark on a rewarding and inspiring career.
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Michael Fama 2019 graduate, Launceston, TAS

“The NAB Regional & Agribusiness program provides a clear career pathway into the role of an agribusiness associate. The first four weeks were a real immersion into the fundamentals of banking and customer relationships. A highlight was being able to meet with senior leaders and hear of their career pathways at NAB. It was great to meet people who started their career in the program and are now leading teams and recognised as industry leaders.”

Benjamin Sherry 2020 graduate, Perth, WA

“I love that I’m part of a team that’s passionate about their customers and community. Living and working in regional Australia is all about the relationships you build and bonds that you make. I’m really lucky that I get to support the financial wellbeing of our customers whilst playing a role in the progress of my local community.”

Sophie Sheridan 2019 graduate, Sydney, NSW

“The program’s a great way to meet like-minded people from all around the country. I enjoy working with people who are dedicated to advancing agribusiness in Australia. I’ve learned so much from my colleagues and each day is a new learning opportunity. I’m continually encouraged to take on new tasks, expand my knowledge and develop industry expertise.”

Thomas Wetherall 2020 graduate, Adelaide, SA

“The Regional & Agribusiness Trainee Program has been a great experience. Everyone is very supportive and always willing to help. Even though NAB is huge, I never feel lost. I’m not overlooked as a trainee and feel I am invested in every day. The senior leaders are awesome and are so willing to share their experiences and advice with you. Joining the program was the best career decision I’ve made.”

Harrison Stewart 2019 graduate, Bendigo, VIC

“I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and the program has allowed me to explore this as a career. I’ve learned about the important role banking plays in the agriculture industry. By developing an understanding of financials, data processing and credit analysis I’ve been able to directly support farmers in their growth. It’s such a rewarding feeling to know I’ve made a difference and created value. I would highly recommend the program to anyone interested in combining their passions of agriculture and banking.”

What your career path could look like

Our Regional & Agribusiness Trainee program is a fast track to building a career in agribusiness. Our trainees successfully transition into an associate role supporting bankers with the customer management of their portfolio.

A typical day may involve:

  • providing a seamless email and telephone experience for customers, resolving needs at first point of contact
  • applying digital technology to deliver new and faster customer experiences
  • visiting customer premises with a senior banker
  • proactively identifying payment and transactional opportunities
  • supporting bankers in the creation and preparation of lending submissions
  • participating in professional development, industry insights and coaching sessions
  • identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities.

What we look for

We’re interested in people from diverse backgrounds who want to make a difference and deliver exceptional customer outcomes. People who look for opportunities to develop relationships, simplify processes and always put the customer at the centre of the decision-making process.

To be eligible for the NAB Regional & Agribusiness Trainee Program you'll need to:

  • be able to work across regional locations or willing to relocate to one of the 130 NAB Regional & Agribusiness Centres across regional Australia.* View the NAB Agribusiness locations map (PDF, 203KB)
  • have completed a qualification in business, economics, agribusiness or commerce before beginning your program
  • have a genuine desire to support regional and agribusiness customers
  • have a passion for living and working in regional and rural Australia
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have Australian Permanent Residency when you apply
  • be available to complete the application process, which will involve a face-to-face or virtual interview.

Applications

Applications for the NAB Regional & Agribusiness Trainee Program are open several times throughout the year. To see if we’re recruiting now, please visit our job centre.

Important Information

*You can tell us your preferred location and it will be accommodated wherever possible. An ongoing ability to relocate will benefit your career progression within NAB, exposing you to different locations, industries and experiences.