Graduate program

Our Graduate Program aims to attract, develop and retain talented individuals who want to embark on a rewarding career in the financial services industry.

All graduates undertake an 18-month structured program, including rotations within their ANZ division or function. Graduates are provided with a coach, to help them transition to working at ANZ, build networks, improve their influencing skills and develop their career.

Personal and professional development is a significant component of our graduate program. It focuses on developing skills and capabilities critical to long-term business success, including communication, people and project management, and career management. Program participants also undertake divisional development, which involves specific skills and capabilities relevant to their roles.

Our Graduate Program is committed to building diversity and inclusion, by recruiting students from Australian and New Zealand Indigenous communities and people with disabilities. Students are educated on the benefits of working for a large global corporation and are supported in their applications, CV and interview preparation.

For more information about our graduate program, visit the Graduate site.

Case study: Graduates

Meg Downie joined as part of the 2013 graduate intake, after completing a bachelor degree in Commerce (majoring in Management and Marketing) from Deakin University.Meg is part of the Retail graduate program stream, an 18-month program which provides graduates with experiences in three core areas of Customer, Product and Enablement across the business. The first rotation saw Meg undertake her customer experience in Melbourne, spending three months as a service consultant at the Camberwell branch, one month in the Australian Call Centre and two months in the Docklands new Concept Branch. Currently the Docklands branch is being used as a ‘test and learn’ for broader rollout of Retail’s Branch Transformation agenda. Meg’s placement at the Docklands branch included involvement within the People stream of the transformation where she assisted with the implementation of the new concierge role in the branch network.

Meg is also an active member of the 2013 Graduate Knowledge Committee. The Committee organises knowledge sharing events between graduates and senior managers in all areas of ANZ. These events provide graduates with the opportunity to gain insight into different areas of the business and tap into the wealth of knowledge of our senior leaders.

Recently Meg completed her graduate project which looked at improving the acquisition and on-boarding process for ANZ’s retail customers. As part of the graduate program, each graduate is placed into a project team of five or more graduates and given a real business case to work through over a six month period. Meg and her team had the opportunity to present their ideas and findings to a panel of executives. Meg had the following to say about her graduate project experience: ‘The graduate project, whilst challenging at times, gave me a fantastic opportunity to develop my team work skills and improve my ability to think creatively. It was extremely rewarding and motivating knowing that senior leaders were so willing to take the time to listen to our ideas and provide feedback.’

Our results

2013 results

2013 results

Graduates at ANZ 2013
Total participant intake 117
Female participant intake 54%
Percentage of participants with Asian Language capability 24%
Number from Australian Indigenous background 1
Number from New Zealand Maori background 3
Number with a self-disclosed disability 3

All figures reported are accurate as at end September 2013

2012 results

2012 results

In 2012, 140 graduates commenced in our Graduate Program.  For the first time, graduates were recruited in Asia (across Hong Kong & Singapore).

Diversity continues to be a key focus in our graduate intake:

  • 45% of our 2012 Graduate Program participants are women, with the intake of women to join the 2013 program standing at 53%
  • 40% of current graduates speak an Asian Language
  • 2 graduates are from an indigenous background
  • 3 graduates have a self-disclosed disability.
2011 results

2011 results

ANZ was ranked one of the top ten 2011 graduate employers with the best opportunities for graduates by the Australian Association of Graduate Employer, Candidate survey.

In 2011, 112 graduates commenced in our graduate program in Australia and 24 in New Zealand.

We piloted a small graduate intake in India in 2010, however we are not currently looking to extend this further within our graduate program. Therefore no graduates were recruited in India in 2011.

We continue to focus on gender diversity in our graduate recruitment. In 2011, 49% of our graduate population were women. This is a significant improvement on seven years ago, where 39% of our Australian graduates were women.

2011 graduate recruitment by country and gender

Country Men Women Total
Australia 56 56 112
New Zealand 14 10 24
Total 70 66 136
2010 results

2010 results

In 2010, 93 graduates commenced in our graduate program in Australia, and 23 in New Zealand. Additionally, for the first time, we recruited six graduates in India.

We continue to focus on gender diversity in our graduate recruitment. In 2010, 51% of our graduate population were women. This is a significant improvement on six years ago, where 39% of our Australian graduates were women.

2010 graduate recruitment by country and gender

Country Men Women Total
Australia 41 52 93
New Zealand 13 10 23
India 6 0 6
Total 60 62 122
2009 results

2009 results

In 2009, we recruited 117 graduates worldwide including 94 in Australia and 23 in New Zealand.

Gender diversity in our graduate recruitment has been a focus in recent years. Five years ago, only 39% of our Australian graduates were women - in 2009 it was 53%.

2009 graduate recruitment by country and gender

Country Male Female Total
Australia 41 53 94
New Zealand 13 10 23
Total 54 63 117
2008 results

2008 results

In 2008, we recruited 301 graduates worldwide including 259 in Australia and 42 in New Zealand.

Gender diversity in our graduate recruitment has been a focus in recent years. Four years ago, only 39% of our Australian graduates were women - today it's 50.9%.

2008 graduate recruitment by country and gender

Country Male Female Total
Australia 127 132 259
New Zealand 21 21 42
Total 148 153 301