Explore your options in New Zealand

Before you apply for the ANZ New Zealand Graduate Program, you'll need to work out what part of our business best suits your skills and interests. Use this page to explore our current programs and see what degree disciplines are best matched to this space.

Commercial and Agri

Where: New Zealand wide. Commercial locations include (but are not limited to) Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton and Agri locations include (but are not limited to) Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island, Canterbury and Southland.

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

The Commercial & Agri business provides a full range of banking solutions to a wide range of business and Agri customers across the country. It has a focus on building strong relationships with its clients to understand their business goals and provide access to a range of specialists to deliver appropriate business solutions.

Commercial customers are predominantly privately-owned businesses with an annual turnover of between $2M to $250M. Our Agri customers have business limits greater than $500,000 and total farm income will typically exceed $250,000.

As a relationship-driven business we have relationship banking teams based across the country. Being close to our customers and understanding their local markets and economies means we are strongly positioned to support their growth and on-going success.Visit Blue Notes for insights into the New Zealand farming sector.

Alongside our relationship teams, we have teams dedicated to Property Finance and UDC Finance, Trade Finance and Transactional Banking. Supporting these teams are Relationship Services & Business Management and Business Strategy. We also work closely with our Institutional product partners, Business and Private Banking.

Who makes a good Commercial and Agri Graduate at ANZ?

Our ANZ Commercial & Agri graduates are all-rounders with good technical and personal skills. Successful people within the Commercial & Agri business have strong relationship building and communication skills. They are proactive and committed, willingly take on challenging assignments, and collaborate with their colleague across Commercial and Agri and other areas of the Bank. They understand how business operates, how to structure appropriate banking solutions and are able to articulate our customer proposition of being Connected, Insightful and Easy to do business with. 

For this reason, our best Commercial & Agri graduates have generally had some previous experience in a customer facing role. They are individuals who build and maintain relationships in a business environment, forming key networks to appropriately deliver solutions to customers. Team work is also an essential ingredient for success. Ideally our graduates have a base level of understanding when it comes to the principles behind how a business or farm financially operates. 

Students who are studying, or have completed, Commerce, Agri and Business degrees with consistently high level grades are well suited to a role in Commercial & Agri Banking. Students with studies from other disciplines are encouraged also to apply if they feel they have the right fit and motivation.

Rotations

At ANZ we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of each area. That’s why we provide an 18 month Graduate Program consisting of three unique six month rotations which provide you with a breadth of experience while developing you to become a relationship staff member.

Each rotation will see you introduced to new Commercial & Agri team, and policies and you’re given plenty of opportunity to network and learn from peers and stakeholders alike. We pride ourselves on a graduate program that enables you to maximise opportunities for personal and professional growth as you move through different areas of ANZ.

Global Wealth

Where: in Auckland

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

ANZ Global Wealth helps our customers grow their wealth and protect their assets by providing advice, investment and insurance solutions tailored to their needs.

In New Zealand, ANZ Global Wealth’s business comprises Funds Management, Insurance and Private Wealth and provides investment, superannuation (including KiwiSaver) and insurance solutions which are distributed through bank, and external financial adviser and insurance broker channels. Its advisory services include Private Banking for customers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Who do we look for?

We are looking for people who are willing to:

  • identify and seek out opportunities;
  • take the lead;
  • take a long term view;
  • find new and better ways to do things;
  • constantly evolve and strive to be the best you can; and
  • outperform.

In addition to this, our ANZ Global Wealth graduates have a strong client focus and a genuine interest in managing an individual’s finances. As a Global Wealth graduate, you are an exceptional communicator and ideally have some experience in a role where you have looked after customers and adapted to a range of situations.

Our best Global Wealth graduates have a polished approach to everything they do and build strong relationships with their clients, colleagues and key stakeholders in the bank.

ANZ’s Global Wealth business stream is a vibrant and energetic culture. Global Wealth graduates thrive in a changing and challenging environment which is a key to the future success of ANZ. Understanding the varying needs of our diverse customers and being able to identify how ANZ can best support them would be a key part of your day-to-day work, so investigative and helpful individuals are welcome here! Being able to assess complex financial data and create detailed reports that are easy to understand is also a valued skill, as is the ability to learn new and complex information on financial products and services. Previous experience in financial services is viewed positively but isn’t essential for your application. However an interest in the field is definitely required!

People who are studying or have completed majors in Commerce, Business, Banking, Finance and Economics with consistently high level grades are well suited to a role with ANZ Global Wealth.

A high grade point average will make for a competitive application in this client-focused division.

Rotations

At ANZ we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of each specialist business. That’s why we provide an 18 month Global Wealth Graduate Program, consisting of three unique six month placements across the Global Wealth & Private Banking division, building your knowledge across the following areas:

  • Customer
  • Product
  • Enablement.

This gives you a comprehensive overview of Global Wealth’s product manufacturing, distribution, and support services and is a great way for you and your managers to evaluate your future career path with us.

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 your peers and stakeholders. We pride ourselves on graduate programs that enable you to maximise opportunities for personal and professional growth as you move through different areas of ANZ.

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.

GTSO - Retail and Business Operations, Shared Services, Business Performance & Risk

Where: in Wellington and Auckland

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

Retail & Business Operations, Shared Services and Business Performance & Risk are part of a broader Business Unit called GTSO (Global Technology, Services and Operations) where all units works closely with each other and the Technology teams to deliver our business strategy.As well as exposure to these teams, the ANZ graduate program offers the opportunity to work with Technology and other operations teams (such as Wealth Operations and Institutional & Commercial Operations) as part of your day to day work to gain a real breadth of experience across the key areas of GTSO.

Retail & Business Operations is at the heart of ANZ’s Retail and Business Banking segment in NZ, helping our stakeholders support customers to achieve their financial aspirations. The key functions in Operations include assessing lending applications, processing loans, transaction and account processing as well as detecting fraud.

Shared Services includes teams that are responsible for HR Operations – Recruitment, Advisory, Payroll and Training, Global Sourcing and accounts payable, Property Management as well as business analysis, driving process improvement and change management.

Business Performance & Risk provides a wide range of support to GTSO NZ, working closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the GTSO NZ leadership team to ensure that GTSO NZ delivers on its key strategic pillars. Business Performance & Risk provides services in project delivery and management, planning and performance reporting for GTSO NZ, first line operational risk and compliance for NZ Global Services & Operations (GSO) and central functions as well as operational communications and capacity framework management and coaching.

Visit Blue Notes for an article which talks more about this area at ANZ.

Who makes a good GTSO graduate at ANZ?

Our ANZ Operations Shared Services and Business Performance and Risk graduates have a focus on the big picture. They are inquisitive about the internal processes that affect the broader ANZ workforce and are keen to be involved in improving and implementing new ways of doing things. People within these units have a methodical approach to their work, understanding that streamlined processes drive quality projects and deliver the right outcomes for our customers.

Working with others is something you enjoy and do well, and you are a team player who can also execute tasks autonomously.

Some of our best graduates usually have had some work experience in customer service, combined with a proven ability to problem solve. Your keen interest in process development, together with adaptability, persistence and resilience will be important attributes as you work on change and project management responsibilities. 

Students who are studying, or have completed studies in disciplines such as Finance, Business, Science and Engineering, achieving consistently high level grades, will fit well into an Operations Shared Services and Business Performance & Risk role. Students with studies from other disciplines are encouraged to apply if they feel they have the right fit and motivation.

Rotations

At ANZ we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of area number of areas.That’s why we provide an 18 month Graduate Program, consisting of three unique six month placements across Operations, Shared Services and Business Performance & Risk units. This gives you a comprehensive overview of Operations and Services at ANZ and is a great way for you and your managers to evaluate your future career path with us.

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.

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.

Finance

Where: in Wellington and Auckland

How long: 24 month program (4 x 6 month rotations)

The Finance Graduate Program offers a comprehensive understanding of ANZ’s operations through our Global Finance function. This area of the bank is somewhat unique as it touches every division of the broader ANZ business while supporting and influencing so much of what we do each day.

Finance is a global enablement function that aims to drive financial performance by shaping strategy, allocating resources and ensuring decisions are based on facts.

The Finance Operating Model represents the way in which Finance operates to deliver value added services to its customers and categorises the function into:

Enabling - A critical role of Finance is providing analysis, insight and partnering to drive performance. Enablement functions are made up of Business Partners and Financial Planning and Analysis teams.

Control - A critical part of Finance is to ensure the integrity of the numbers so that we preserve our independence - that’s part of being a control function complying with our reporting requirements. The Control function comprises Financial Control and Specialist Services like Tax, Governance and Project Accounting.

The Business Partner, Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Control and Specialist Services play an integral role in Finance’s Operating Model. Supported by systems and hub services, and governed by leadership and management.

Who makes a good Finance Graduate at ANZ?

Successful ANZ Finance graduates are essentially Finance enthusiasts! Our Finance graduates are passionate about working for an area of the bank that is influential in finding financial solutions for internal and external customers. Visit Blue Notes for more information on themes shaping New Zealand’s economy in 2015.

The best fit for the Finance program are people with excellent quantitative analysis skills. Strong capability in understanding and interpreting financial information and an understanding of financial business concepts and practice are highly regarded, but it’s not all about numbers! 

We also look for graduates with a knack for being able to translate and communicate their work and their solutions to non-technical audiences as well as key stakeholders within the bank.

Having a big picture view of banking and finance will assist your success in this area by considering who and what your work will affect. High levels of adaptability/flexibility and a willingness to deal with constant change and challenges will set the scene for success!

Our Finance program is highly sought after by graduates with a passion for Accounting, so high achievers both academically and in other areas of life outside university are looked upon favourably by our leaders in this area of the bank.
Students who are studying, or have completed majors in the following areas with consistently high level grades will fit well into a Finance role: Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Econometrics, Business, Commerce or Business Law (including Risk Management).

A high grade point average will make for a competitive application in this program. 

Rotations
The Finance Program at ANZ is for two years and consists of four unique six month placements. This offers great exposure to different parts of the business and an opportunity to understand how the bank's Finance area operates.
ANZ Finance graduates have the option to receive study support towards their CA or CPA qualification from commencement of their program. ANZ values the need for continued learning and encourages graduates to increase their knowledge. ANZ is the second highest employer of CAANZ members in New Zealand.

Institutional and Commercial Operations

Where: in Auckland and Wellington
How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

ANZ Institutional & Commercial Operations (I&C Operations) is dedicated to the pursuit of delivery excellence, effective risk management and a market leading service proposition. As an I&IC Operations Graduate you will have exposure to a high performing network of specialists dedicated to delivering the promise of our brand and supporting the nation’s largest corporations and financial institutions, both in New Zealand and offshore.

ANZ I&C Operations operates across the breadth of segments within ANZ (Institutional, Commercial, Agri, Business Banking and Retail) – delivering and servicing Institutional products and wholesale lending. We work closely with our business partners and form part of the wider Global Technology Services & Operations (GTSO) division.

What to expect in the Graduate Program:

Graduates may spend time in the following areas of I&C Operations during their rotations:

  • Client Engagement
  • Markets Operations
  • Payment and Cash Operations
  • Trade & Supply Chain Operations
  • Wholesale Lending Operations.

The work activities Graduates undertake will support the business in driving results. You will have opportunities to work within and across teams and gain a good insight into the ANZ I&C Operations division.

To get the most out of your time at ANZ it will be important for you to take ownership of your time and make the most of opportunities that come your way. There are numerous ways to make your experience more effective and enjoyable, such as attending networking events and displaying a willingness to take on challenging work or projects that come your way. Grasp all opportunities presented and you are guaranteed to have a great learning experience! 

Who makes a good Operations Graduate at ANZ?

I&C Operations is for bright, enthusiastic students who have both a focus on the big picture and the ability to dig into the detail. They are inquisitive about optimising how things work and passionate about delivering high quality results to the customer.

Our best Operations Graduates usually have some work experience in customer service, combined with a proven ability to problem solve, effective communication skills and strong team dynamics.

We encourage students from a wide variety of study disciplines, including, but not limited to Finance, Business, Science and Engineering to apply.

Rotations within Institutional & Commercial Operations:

Within I&C Operations we believe in giving you the best experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of a number of areas. That’s why we provide an 18 month Graduate Program, consisting of six unique three month placements across the I&C Operations function. This gives you a comprehensive overview of I&C Operations at ANZ and is a great way for you and your managers to evaluate your future career path with us.

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. We pride ourselves on our graduate programs that let you maximise opportunities for personal and professional growth as you move through different areas of ANZ.

      

Retail and Business Banking

Where: in Auckland

How long: 18 month programme (structured rotations)

Referred to as 'the face of the bank' Retail & Business Banking is the largest division of ANZ and where the majority of customers come into contact with us. We offer customers access to the most Banking Specialists of any other bank in New Zealand through our Branches, Business and Contact Centres, and Specialist Distribution.

At ANZ, our goal is to be New Zealand’s best bank by helping New Zealanders achieve more. In Retail & Business Banking the frontline do this by truly understanding the needs and aspirations of our customers, giving them great service and providing them with financial solutions to help them achieve more. Visit Blue Notes for insights into the community’s changing face.

The Retail & Business Banking Programme is focused on developing the future people-leaders of our organisation and provides exposure to the wider operation of Retail & Business Banking and the ultimate execution of the strategy at the frontline. The Programme provides a great range of experiences designed to develop a deep understanding of how the business Operates. The programme is particularly suited to you if you have a strong customer focus, are interested in a career in people management and have great ideas to help us build New Zealand’s best bank.

Who makes a good Retail and Business Banking Graduate at ANZ?

Successful ANZ Retail & Business Banking graduates are passionate about customers and their needs. Retail & Business Banking graduates will be as comfortable in front of customers as they are behind the scenes working with technical data, research and analysis-based tasks. Individuals who have high levels of flexibility, excellent communication skills and a willingness to deal with challenges will thrive in this environment. It is particularly beneficial for individuals who are focused on moving into leadership roles in the future as the Retail & Business Banking Division has more people-leadership roles than any other division in New Zealand.

People who are studying or have completed degrees and who achieve consistently high level grades are well suited to a role with Retail & Business Banking. Students are encouraged to apply if they feel they are a good fit and have the right motivation for a Retail & Business Banking graduate opportunity.

Rotations

At ANZ we believe in giving you the broadest experience possible so you can gain a working knowledge of each area. That’s why we provide an 18 month Retail & Business Banking Graduate Programme, consisting of structured placements across the Retail & Business Banking division. This gives you a comprehensive overview of Retail & Business Banking and is a great way for you and your managers to evaluate your future career path with us.

As the core of the Retail & Business Banking business is our Branch and Business Banking Network and Contact Centre, at least one of your structured rotations will be in the frontline of our business. Each Retail & Business Banking graduate will experience rotations. The areas in which you spend your rotations will be decided by many factors such as projects of interest, your capability and strengths, as well as vacancies.

Each rotation will see you introduced to ANZ products, people and policies plus you’ll be given plenty of opportunity to network and learn from your peers and stakeholders. We pride ourselves on graduate programmes that enable you to maximise opportunities for personal and professional growth as you move through different areas of ANZ.

Risk

Where: in Wellington

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

Risk is responsible for ANZ's global risk management framework. It takes care of the organisation's risk strategies, policies, processes and reporting while maintaining a strong customer focus. The approach at ANZ is to ensure risk management is everyone’s responsibility and central to everything we do. Risk enables ANZ to meet its performance objectives along with delivering a 'no surprises' approach for management and the external market.

There are several different areas of Risk that our graduates may be exposed to during their time on the program. These include:

  • Commercial & Rural Credit
  • Institutional Credit
  • Market Risk
  • Retail Risk
  • Portfolio Provisioning and Reporting
  • Operational Risk and Compliance.

The Risk Graduate program is unique as given the breadth of the Risk function it exposes graduates to the entire bank developing valuable knowledge and bank-wide networks.

Who makes a good Risk Graduate at ANZ?

Successful ANZ Risk graduates are highly motivated to work in risk management and/or the banking industry. Their drive and ambition has enabled them to benefit from some amazing opportunities in both New Zealand and overseas. People within our Risk function have an analytical approach to their work and need to be skilled both technically and at an interpersonal level, to handle complex day-to-day problems. 

Key traits for a Risk graduate at ANZ are the ability to assess detailed information, understand complex issues, make decisions and communicate effectively with stakeholders. Flexibility and the ability to thrive in an ever-changing environment are essential in a Global organisation such as ANZ.

Strong research, writing, reporting, information presentation and data analysis skills coupled with an understanding of financial markets and risk management/measurement techniques will be viewed positively.
High achievers who are studying or have completed majors in the following areas will fit well into a Risk role: 

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Econometrics & actuarial studies
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Business Law (including Risk Management)
  • Engineering streams.

A high grade point average will give you a competitive edge in this popular program.

Technology

Where: in Wellington

How long: 18 month program (3 x 6 month rotations)

Technology plays a key role in driving the success of ANZ. Technology is a responsible for the provision of all IT services to ANZ businesses. These services include the daily maintenance and support of our core banking systems and the design and development of new business applications.

Technology aims to be a source of competitive advantage to ANZ, helping the business achieves its ambition to become New Zealand’s best bank. We aim to understand the business’ strategies and needs and be seen as strategic partner, offering outstanding technical competence, secure and stable environments and smart solutions that are consistently delivered.

The areas of ANZ Technology that you may work with during the program are:

  • Delivery Services
  • Technology Service Management
  • Architecture
  • Business Risk and Information Security
  • Technology Segments – Retail and Business Banking, Institutional, Commercial & Agri, Wealth and Central functions.

Who makes a good Technology Graduate at ANZ?

If you’re a Technology graduate at ANZ, you will be multi skilled! You’ll have fantastic technical ability as well as great people skills. Working with others is something you enjoy and do well, and you are a team player who can also execute tasks independently.

Ideally you will be the type of person who has a focus on the big picture and a genuine interest in how you can contribute to Technology at ANZ in a broad sense. Understanding how technology supports and shapes the way we do business, for our customers and for our business partners, is something you will need to grasp early on to be successful in this function. You may have had some exposure to this already either through part-time work or on projects at university which will be beneficial. You are an individual who appreciates the significance of information technology in business and are passionate about providing service delivery to the highest standards.

Students who are currently studying or have completed degrees such as the following may be suitably skilled for our Technology area: Bachelor of Information Technology; Bachelor of Business Information Systems, or degrees in the following areas that have included IT subjects, preferably majors: Business/Commerce/Management, Engineering, Science, Arts/Humanities. 

Also if you have an interest in Risk & Control, procurement management and financial management our Technology program may be right for you. Visit Blue Notes for more information on women in Technology.