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.’
All figures reported are accurate as at end September 2013
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