ANZ Overview

Join us in shaping a world where people and communities thrive

Yes, we’re a bank.
And yes, we’re more than 180 years young.

But… We try to do things differently for our customers, community and people. It’s not just a lick of paint we’ve applied - we are driven daily by our purpose to create a balanced and sustainable society in which everyone can take part and build a better life.

Our purpose not only underpins our business strategy, it guides the decisions and actions we take every day as we serve individuals, families, businesses and communities.
ANZ Recruitment

What else can you expect at ANZ?

  • Be part of change. Using our Human Centred Design approach, we’re committed to delivering products and services that have a meaningful, long lasting impact on our customers.
  • You do you. We used to call this work/life balance, but really, it’s just about working flexibly to compliment your lifestyle. Whether that’s working from home, flexible hours or working part time – we make it work.
  • Wellbeing comes first. Your physical and mental wellbeing are our priority, so if that means leaving work early to make soccer training or a Pilates class, do it.
  • Out with the old, in with the new. We got rid of hierarchy and introduced a new, agile way of working. Our leaders are approachable, inspired and ready to drive positive change.
  • Always be learning. Through a structured programme we want to bring you up to speed quickly so we can get you involved in cool projects straight away!
  • Career development and progression paths. We have specific informal & formal programmes, tools & support that can help you learn, grow, be bigger and better.
  • Workplace Equality and Inclusiveness, in every sense of the word.
  • Dress for Your Day. No need for a suit and tie, we trust you to dress appropriately for what you have on each day.
  • Access to loads of benefits. All staff get discounted rates for ANZ products, insurance, and discounts on a number of local stores.

What do you do for the community?

What do you do for the community? Glad you asked. We know we play an important role in society, and we don’t take that lightly. All staff are entitled to volunteer leave, and are encouraged to get out and contribute where they can. We also match all employee charitable donations dollar for dollar. Over one million a year is donated to deserving kiwi charities.

Currently recruiting for:

Our recruitment process gives you the opportunity to show your best self, while have fun getting to know us along the way.
New Zealand Graduate Programme:
  • Risk (Auckland and Wellington)
  • Personal Banking (Auckland)
  • Institutional (Auckland)

New Zealand Summer Intern Programme:
  • Commercial, Agriculture and General Business Banking (Flexible (main centres include Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch))
  • Personal Banking (Auckland)
  • Institutional (Auckland)

Learn more here!

We hire students studying

Business and Commerce
Agribusiness

Available Positions

Our Graduate Programme

Our Graduate Programme is designed to take your career to the next level.

We’re on the hunt for dynamic Graduates who love workshopping ideas, are keen to embrace and explore innovation, and have an exceptional taste in music (the last bit is optional...) We want people who aren’t afraid to speak up, share their opinions, develop relationships and influence outcomes.

We’re interested in people from diverse backgrounds, who want to join a bank that’s constantly reinventing itself to address our community’s challenges, raise standards in banking and create opportunities for generations to come.

Take a leap in the right direction

We have seven Graduate programmes available across our Finance, Institutional, Institutional Operations, Business Segment, Technology and Digital, Marketing, and Personal Banking business units.

For more information on each of our different business units and to see what programme may suit you best, check out the tabs in the Graduate Programme section.
ANZ Graduate Programme

Who can apply?

Diversity of thinking is one of the keys to success, so we encourage students from all degree disciplines to apply for our programme.

Your university grades aren’t the be-all and end-all. We’re equally interested in your creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our Graduate Programme, when submitting your application, you should be:
  • interested in a permanent role with ANZ starting in February 2022
  • a citizen of, or hold permanent residency in, New Zealand or Australia;
  • in your final year of university studies (bachelor degree or higher); or
  • you have graduated in the last three years.
ANZ Graduate Programme Eligibility
ANZ Graduate Programme Recruitment Process

What’s Next?

We want to get to know you for who you really are, and don’t believe that we can assess that by reading a resume or LinkedIn profile. This means that there’s no need to send us a copy of your resume, or even a cover letter.

We have simplified our recruitment process to be to give you the opportunity to show your best self.

Our Application Process:

To be eligible for our Graduate Programme, when submitting your application, you should be:
  • Online Application Form (it’s really short we promise)
  • Game-based Assessment (16 games that take about 30 minutes in total)
  • Personality Questionnaire (a whole heap of questions about how you like to work)
  • Digital Interview
  • Assessment Centre (these will be held in September 2021)
  • Verbal Offer (Yay)
  • Background checks
You will be notified of the outcome of your application no later than the end of September 2021.
Applications for our 2023 Graduate Programme early 2022.

Hear what some of our grads have to say

Anusha Rai

Applying for jobs during the start of Covid was tricky - balancing university, work, lockdown, and applying for jobs proved to be a challenge. Being in level 4 lockdown meant that the application process had to move entirely online. This looked different to the interviews I’ve had in the past. ANZ moved quickly to ensure the application process continued virtually and I experienced a new way of work.

When I first started university I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I chose computer science as a major because I wanted to do something different than what I had learned at school. As I took more classes and met new people I widened my horizon for what I wanted to study. I ended up finishing university with 4 majors in computer science, statistics, business analytics, and economics. I wanted to study a broad range of topics so that I had a choice in what to do after university as I was still unsure of what avenue I wanted to take. The idea of a graduate program was appealing to me as it gave me the opportunity to rotate through a range of teams so that I get experience working in different areas to help me understand what I like and don’t like.

When I first applied for ANZ, I applied for the technology graduate program. I got a call sometime later asking if I would be interested in a graduate role within the data team – which I was. The data space is growing rapidly and my time within my first rotation has showed that. Nearing the end of my 6-month rotation in the data analytics team I have seen the team almost double in size, grow from one team to four, multiple leadership positions created, and ever-growing demand for the team’s skills.

Joining the analytics team was a good mix of new challenges as well as familiar tools. I was able to apply what I learned at university and past work experience such as tableau and coding skills in a way that had value to the business, while also being challenged through learning SAS, adapting to agile processes, and having responsibility over pieces of work.

Joining a large company in my first full-time role was daunting at first. But the amount of support that the team and wider provided made me feel motivated and confident in my ability to be a part of the team and make an impact. The team was always available for all of the questions I had, a coffee, or a check-in which quickly made me feel like I belonged.

The best part about the graduate program is the diverse cohort. Being able to meet and work with people from different backgrounds and skillsets has been a fun experience. Working on the graduate project where we are grouped into teams and then work on a business project has been a great experience. Being able to network with others in the business and working on a project that may be outside of your business area.

David French

Finding my Direction in the ANZ Graduate Program

Like a lot of people, I had no real idea what I wanted to do once I left university. I was studying towards my Bachelor of Commerce degree so I knew I wanted to do something business-related. But my major was Philosophy, Politics and Economics, not something specialised like Accounting or Finance.

This meant that the world would be my oyster. That seemed like both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in the sense that I felt that I could apply to almost any job. A curse in that I could apply to almost ANY job. How would I know which one would be right for me? Would this role make me passionate about my work? Would that role have the type of people that I vibe with? Who knew! I certainly didn’t.
This is why I was intrigued by the ANZ Summer Internship Program, specifically the Personal Banking sector. If I succeeded there, I would be well placed to land a job as a Graduate; and as a Graduate, I would get to experience a number of rotations in the largest sector of the largest private organization in New Zealand.

I was lucky enough to get into the Intern and Grad Program. Surely, I thought, this experience would help me develop an idea of what I want my career to be.

ANZ, to my delight, fosters this idea of development. They have given me four unique rotations to try out over 18 months. They include developing new ideas to bring the bank forward in Products, reflecting on risks to the business and customers in Business Controls & Governance, and working to improve the everyday lives of our customers in Customer Experience & Performance. Within these departments are many different teams that have completely different roles. The volume and diversity of roles mean that no two Grad experiences will be the same at ANZ.

In each role I step into, I learn more about what I want in my career. I see what team dynamics I excel in, what type of work makes the time fly for me, and what skills I need to work further to develop. Not many jobs give you that in a year and a half.

ANZ truly values its Grads. I remember when COVID hit New Zealand, jobs for Graduates quickly dried up. I had completed my internship and been offered a job as a Graduate early in 2020, to start in 2021. But would that job still be there by then? A friend of mine had, like me, been an intern and secured a Grad job at another big firm. When COVID became a real and scary threat, he received an email to look for other jobs. Instead I received one that told me not to worry. Rather than keeping me in the dark, ANZ reached out to tell me that I was valued and to not let any fear of losing my future job add to my existing COVID anxiety. I felt relieved and grateful that I had a workplace that saw me as a key part of their organisation.

That feeling of value continued after I started the Grad Program. Being a Grad at ANZ, you work with people who understand that you are just starting out in your career. They’re all excited to help you progress along that journey. Staff with intimidatingly large titles are always happy to catch up with you and discuss their journeys. If you take the initiative to get in touch with them, you can meet some of the most successful and interesting people in the industry. Oftentimes they’ll point you to someone else to meet or invite you to see what they do in a day.

Everyone at the bank sees value in fostering your potential as a Grad. The opportunities here are large and real. You just have to be willing to put yourself out there and take them. Being new to the work force is a scary place to be. You’re unproven and nothing is guaranteed. My advice is this: start your career where you can find your own path, and where people value you.

The world is your oyster. Get help finding your pearl.

Summer Internship Programme

No matter where your career takes you, our Summer Intern Programme aims to provide you with the foundations you need to grow and succeed. Our paid eight-week programme is a great way to explore a career with ANZ, and gain invaluable experience.

At ANZ, we are driven by our purpose and strive to create a balanced and sustainable society in which everyone can take part and build a better life. You may be surprised by what you find. Our purpose not only underpins our business strategy, it guides the decisions and actions we take every day as we serve individuals, families, businesses and communities.

We’re looking for students who are passionate about what they do and how they do it.

Our CEO, Shayne Elliot says: -
  • Work for people who teach you things
  • Attitude is just as important as aptitude
  • Be adaptive and
  • Be authentic
If you’re motivated by creating social good, join us. We know we play an important role in society, and we don’t take that lightly. We support and empower each other.

Be a part of building communities, providing people with opportunity, and helping to transform ideas, hard work and ambition into reality.

Upon completion of the summer internship programme, you might even receive an early offer for our Graduate Program for 2022. We will provide you with the perfect opportunity to launch your career at ANZ.
ANZ Summer Intern Program streams

What kind of work will you be doing?

We believe the best way to learn is to throw yourself into new experiences. Each of our eight week Summer Intern Program streams has a different focus.

Join our Retail & Business Banking programme and you could be focusing on banking, lending and investments to help customers achieve their goals. In the Corporate Affairs team you might be helping out with press releases or working directly with the CEO on internal updates. And in the Chief Information Officer you might work on a new digital innovation or be involved in a business planning project.

You'll work as part of a team and receive guidance, support, and feedback from your manager. You'll get the chance to network with a range of graduates and managers, and develop skills important for future success in the workplace.
ANZ Internship Eligibility

Who can join the Summer Intern Programme?

The key to our success is that we support and empower diversity of thought. We encourage students from all degree disciplines to apply for our programme.

We do things differently, be surprised by what you find. Your university grades aren’t our focus because we know you’re more than a GPA/WAM. We also want to know about your passions, your creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.

We’re looking for people who learn from challenges and failures, are digitally savvy and data literate. Your interests, hobbies, skills and experiences also help us get to know you more.

To be eligible you should be:
  • a citizen of, or hold permanent residency in, New Zealand or Australia;
  • in your penultimate or 2nd last year of study of your bachelor or post-graduate degree

All this, but why ANZ?

Visit us on anz.co.nz/about-us to get all the facts about us - straight up, no fuss.

What it does: New Zealand’s largest bank and one of Australia’s Big Four banks

Staff stats: Around 50,000, mainly based in Australia and New Zealand

The professional development and flexible working opportunities

The not so good bits: You may have to endure a boring rotation
The ANZ Story

The ANZ story

ANZ – Australia and New Zealand Bank – emerged out of three UK banks. All were established in the mid 19th century with the intention of servicing two of the British Empire’s most far-flung outposts.

The Bank of Australasia, the Union Bank of Australia and the English, Scottish and Australian Bank all played a vital role in the early histories of the Antipodean colonies. In 1951, the Bank of Australasia and the Union Bank of Australia merged to form ANZ. In subsequent years, the bank opened offices in the Solomon Islands, the US and Japan. In 1970, in what was then the largest merger in Australian banking history, ANZ merged with the English, Scottish and Australian Bank.

This prompted further expansion to Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany and France. During this period, ANZ was also snapping up smaller banks and building societies, such as the Bank of Adelaide, Grindlays Bank, PostBank, National Mutual Royal Bank, Bank of Western Samoa and Town and Country Building Society. In recent decades, the bank has opened offices or entered into joint ventures in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Guam. It’s also continued absorbing smaller players such as Amerika Samoa Bank, Bank of Kiribati, National Bank of New Zealand, Citizen Securities Bank and ING Australia.

ANZ now operates in 34 nations and is among the top 50 banks in the world. In 2019 it had profits of $5.95 billion and 33% of leadership roles filled by women. ramme may suit you best, check out the tabs in the Graduate Programme section.
ANZ Culture

The culture

ANZ believes “in the inherent strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce”. It has a comprehensive suite of people systems, processes and policies in place to promote diversity, minimise bullying and make accommodations for staff facing particular challenges.

ANZ is an Employer of Choice for gender equality. It has a Reconciliation Action Plan and employs staff from 200 different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It has an Accessibility and Inclusion plan to address the needs of both disabled staff and disabled customers. The bank has been recognised as a ‘Gold Tier’ employer for LGBTI people. At the beginning of 2015, it announced an “all roles flexible” initiative that allows staff significant input into when and how they work.

Social contribution

ANZ’s corporate sustainability framework has three pillars. These are sustainable growth, social and economic participation and fair and responsible banking. The bank facilitates staff, shareholders and customers donating to charity partners and matches any staff donations. It provides grants of $5,000 - $15,000 to charities and community organisations.

It has developed financial education programs in consultation with community organisations and governments. It encourages staff to volunteer and gives them at least one day of paid leave to do so every year. Following natural disasters, ANZ often offers financial assistance to affected customers and support to affected staff, as well as donating to those organisations providing emergency relief. The bank sponsors a range of artistic, community and sporting events.

The Recruitment Process

While ANZ likes applicants to have a credit average, it also believes “university marks aren’t the be-all and end-all”. Its priority is finding people who are comfortable being part of a rapidly changing industry and motivated to “make a difference”.

There are seven grad programmes you can apply to.
  • Technology and Digital (Auckland and Wellington)
  • Finance (Auckland and Wellington)
  • Institutional (Auckland)
  • Institutional Operations (Auckland)
  • Personal Banking (Auckland)
  • Marketing (Auckland)
  • Business Segment (Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington)
All the programmes involve grads being exposed to diverse people, situations and environments. All provide supportive coaching, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, training, network and guidance provided by senior leaders.

Remuneration

ANZ pays those in its grad programmes generous salaries. Staff get discounts on ANZ banking products as well as having access to discounts on some retail and hospitality purchases.

Career prospects

Given the size of the business, there are plenty of opportunities for lateral and upward moves. Positions are always advertised internally and managers often alert their team members if an appropriate opportunity for advancement has materialised.

The vibe of the place

Staff are supportive and the culture is a positive, friendly one. You can expect to be invited to lunches, dinners, drinks and parties with your co-workers. It’s not required but many grads opt to join ANZ’s social club.

From the employer:

"Our Graduate Programme is designed to take your career to the next level.

What you do matters at ANZ! It matters to our customers, to the community, and to our people.

We’re interested in people who are willing to transform ideas into reality. In an era where digital is reshaping customer experience, it’s important that we continually re-invent the way we work and take this bank to a new level.

Aim high

Diversity of thinking is one of the keys to success, so we encourage students across all disciplines to apply for our programme.

Your university grades aren’t the be-all and end-all. We’re equally interested in your creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.

Our CEO, Shayne Elliot says:
  • Work for people who teach you things
  • Attitude is just as important as aptitude
  • Be adaptive and
  • Be authentic
To be eligible for our Graduate Programme, when submitting your application you should be:
  • A citizen of, or hold permanent residency in, New Zealand or Australia;
  • In your final year of university studies (bachelor degree or higher); or
  • You have graduated in the last three years.

Our Application Process:

  • Online Application Form (it’s really short we promise)
  • Pymetrics Game-based Assessment (16 games that take about 30 minutes to complete)
  • Personality Questionnaire (a whole heap of questions about how you like to work)
  • Video Interview
  • Assessment Centre (these will be held in May 2021)
  • Verbal Offer
  • You will be notified of the outcome no later than the end of April 2021.