I’ve had a connection to the Bank for over seven years now; first starting in the Indigenous School Based Traineeship Program. I still remember looking at the internal website one day and seeing photos of the Sydney city office and thought "I’m going to work there one day." A few years later when I was at University, I got that opportunity. I completed an internship with CareerTrackers, which opened the doors to apply for the CommBank Summer Internship and later graduate programs.
One of my favourite memories as a graduate was creating a podcast series. As Interns and Graduates, you get access to some of the brightest minds in the world and are constantly inspired, but I found the only way we could remember these inspiring talks, was by referring back to our notes and thoughts. I had an idea to adapt the sessions to podcasts, and the Bank supported me in making this happen. I’ve learned so much along the way, including how to edit and publish podcasts, but I’ve also met the most incredible people including a Group Executive. This experience put it into perspective for me that no matter who you are, or what your idea is, there are people across the bank who will help you.
For those looking to apply to any of the CommBank programs, remember to be flexible in your approach to getting the big goals. Be willing to take up any experience, you will get there, and learn plenty along the way.
We’re committed to offering meaningful careers for Australia’s First Peoples, including Internships and Graduate positions. Joining CommBank means joining a community where you’ll be supported professionally and personally.
Visit our website to learn more about our Indigenous Careers Programs.