Our approach and performance
Our graduate program aims to attract, develop and retain talented individuals who want to embark on a challenging career in the financial services industry. At present we recruit graduates from Australia and New Zealand and we will continue to review the program going forward as we expand our presence in the Asia Pacific region.
All graduates undertake an 18-month structured program, including rotations within their ANZ division or function. Each graduate is provided with exposure to customers, including a short placement within an ANZ branch.
Graduates are provided with a coach from the Leadership Talent Radar population, 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, project management, emotional intelligence and career management. Program participants also undertake divisional development, which involves specific skills and capabilities relevant to their roles.
For more information about our graduate program, visit the Graduate site.
|Case study: Graduates going global|
Ben Wong joined as part of the graduate intake, after completing a double degree in Science (majoring in Psychology) and Information Systems from the University of Melbourne. The 18-month program allowed Ben to gain valuable experience through practical work experience, including collaborating with others to deliver the graduate committee’s Graduate Publication project. The program also provided Ben with the opportunity to build up networks with peers, mentors and senior managers.
At the end of the program, Ben was offered a role in Singapore working in the ANZ Transactive Asia project team. Ben’s role will support our super regional growth strategy by improving the systems that enable our business to effectively service our Corporate and Commercial customers in Asia, and supporting the technical migration of ANZ systems following our Royal Bank of Scotland acquisition in Taiwan.
"I've always wanted to work outside Australia, especially in Asia, and ANZ's super regional strategy was something that I wanted to be a part of. Asia has a large prospect for growth, and provides many challenges and opportunities for learning. I believe that gaining overseas work experience at the same time as establishing the early stages of my career and exposure to different work cultures and environments will prepare me for broader and more flexible career progression choices in the future".
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:
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
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
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
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