At ANZ, we believe in Asia Pacific as the world’s trading hub. There is a wealth of opportunity within a bank that is super regional.  We have a clear strategy which is focused on clients with trade and capital flows to and from the region particularly for those in natural resources, agriculture and infrastructure industries.

This unique graduate program will give you the opportunity to experience our super regional culture first hand. Starting in Auckland, you will undertake 12 months of rotations across our Institutional business units then transfer to ANZ China to complete a further 6 months of rotations. On completion of the graduate program you will commence a permanent role in China.  ANZ is a vibrant and growing super regional business. This is an exciting time for us as we build a premier bank in the Asia-Pacific region.

Who should apply

In addition to your academic record, we're genuinely interested in what makes you unique! Extracurricular activities and experiences all add to your knowledge and ability ANZ Graduates are a diverse group of individuals who all bring something different to the table: something we truly value.


To be eligible to apply for the 2016 program, at the time of submitting an application candidates must:

For candidates holding a New Zealand student visa at the time of application, ANZ will support you to gain a Study to Work (employer assisted) visa for the duration of the programme in Auckland.

About this opportunity

ANZ Institutional is a global business segment focused on meeting the needs of the largest corporations and financial institutions in New Zealand.  As an Institutional graduate you will be learning from some of the best in the business who are focused on providing solutions for clients with complex financial needs, based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and industries.

Institutional NZ holds the clear number one market position across New Zealand's major banks in all major relationship, product and services categories, including being number one in the key categories of Trusted Advisor, Relationship Manager capability and overall satisfaction according to the 2013 Peter Lee Associates Large Corporate and Institutional Relationships New Zealand survey.

Our Business Units

ANZ Institutional is organised around the client, with our product teams working with relationship teams to deliver integrated solutions across our key geographies. Close interaction between the teams both within and across geographies enables us to provide a seamless offering to clients, irrespective of where they do business with us, and enables you as an Institutional graduate to begin to build your global networks from the get go.

We deliver solutions across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and America.


The Institutional China Graduate Program is an 18 month structured development program formed of rotations across all business streams:

At ANZ we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of each area.  This gives you a comprehensive overview of Institutional and is a great way for you and your managers to evaluate your future career path with us, starting with your first role in China.  

Each rotation will see you introduced to new ANZ products, people and policies and you’re given plenty of opportunity to network and learn from peers and stakeholders alike.  Really you are!  We pride ourselves on graduate programs that let you maximise opportunities for personal and professional growth as you move through different areas of ANZ.

For the last 6 months of the program the Institutional China graduates will be based in China and will transition into a permanent role in China.  

The areas in which you spend your rotations will be decided by many factors such as projects of interest, graduate capability and strengths, market influences and resourcing vacancies. The breadth and depth of experience you will gain as an Institutional graduate will open up many windows of opportunity.

Who are we looking for?

An Institutional China graduate is bright, enthusiastic and keen to experience ANZ’s varied products, services and geographies, with all the challenges and rewards that this involves.  ANZ Institutional is for people who are interested in what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in industries around Asia Pacific, and who want to be a part of building a business.

ANZ’s Institutional China Graduate Program is challenging and enjoyable for people who want to continue to learn and to learn from some of the most experienced bankers and inspiring professionals in the region. As an Institutional graduate, you will have both the ability and the opportunity to contribute, be part of a diverse team and to lead teams.

We’re looking for talented Commerce, Banking, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Science or Law students.  If you are completing your studies at the end of 2015, our graduate program offers you an opportunity to build an exciting super regional career.

Application process

Stage 1: Online Application

Applying for the ANZ Institutional China Graduate Program is simple. Before you begin your application, ensure that you've got all the required information on hand.

The application form asks you for several written responses, most importantly why you want to work at ANZ.

Stage 2: Online Assessments

All candidates who meet the programme’s eligibility criteria will be invited to complete online assessments.

Stage 3: Assessment Centre

Candidates who reach this stage will be invited to attend an assessment centre. At the assessment centre, there will be a variety of activities, as well as a competency based interview.

There will also be an opportunity for you to learn more about ANZ, and our Graduate Program, via a presentation and from interacting with current graduates and the graduate team.

Assessment centres will be held in Auckland from 25 May 2015.

Stage Four: Offers Made

All verbal offers will be made for the 2016 Institutional China Graduate Program by mid-June.