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NAB

Banking, Insurance & Finance

NAB is Australia’s largest business bank. We work with small, medium and large businesses to help them start, run and grow.

For more than 150 years, we’ve been helping our customers with their money. Today, we have more than 35,000 people serving 10 million customers at more than 800 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. We know that to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank, we need to be good with money and we need to be just as good with people, too. We have built our business on understanding our customers and supporting them. We fund some of the most important infrastructure in our communities – including schools, hospitals and roads.

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Life at NAB

Unlocking your ambition

Our employees are all at different stages of their lives. Some are building their careers. Others are considering starting a family. And some are thinking about transitioning into retirement. But they all have one thing in common – the freedom to embrace those life stages, knowing that NAB will support them through their journey. If you are building your career, NAB has the programs and support needed to have a strong and sustainable career. From informal and formal development programs, to mentors and sponsors, And if you are starting with us through our Graduate Program you’ll have the opportunity to do real work, accelerate your development and build networks that last a lifetime.

NAB Labs. Innovation comes from having an open mindset

We need to continue to challenge ourselves to think differently about how we can deliver a great customer experience every time. At NAB, we want to do our best to understand our customers and design our products using a customer-centric approach. We use Human-Centred Design and Design Thinking to enhance the customer experience by solving problems that matter to them because it’s about more than money. We believe in challenging ourselves, our business, and our industry. Established in February 2015, NAB Labs brings to life the infrastructure, capabilities and talent of the organisation to allow disruptive innovation to go to market quickly and efficiently to ‘change the way the bank changes’ so that customers feel it, employees believe it, and the market sees it.

Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) summer internships

For the past four years, our Corporate & Institutional division has hosted a six-week summer internship program for STEM students. Students are involved in a number of learning experiences to deepen their understanding of coding, abstract thinking and mathematical ‘inner analytics’.

Industry-Based Learning (IBL) Program (Technology)

This program runs in our Technology division, for either six or 12 months, providing talented technology university students with a permanent role or eligibility to apply for NAB’s Graduate Program in many cases.

Women in Technology (WIT)

This initiative was launched as a Diversity and Inclusion employee resource group in 2014 with an aim to create sustainable change for women in technology and to support NAB as an employer of choice, not just for women, but for women in technology. WIT is led from within NAB Technology and is connected with NAB’s People Team to ensure thorough governance and alignment of activities. As one of the largest technology teams in Melbourne, NAB plays a leadership role in this sector.

Girl Geek in Residence

NAB has welcomed Sarah Moran, CEO of Girl Geek Academy to join us for an ‘in-residence’ program. Since joining in NAB in early 2017 Sarah has convened many exciting initiatives including #SheHacks, a hackathon where women are invited to learn new skills, test new business ideas and meet new people to build the internet with. The win: win in this is that Sarah is helping NAB make our WIT program world class.

A partnership with Australia’s leading education providers

In the coming months, NAB aims to strengthen existing relationships with top Australian universities, polytechnics and alternative education providers to actively seek out talent in the STEM disciplines earlier than our competitors, building relationships with students in their first year of university study, and in some cases even earlier.

United

We’re building a better future. It’s a big job, but we’ve been quietly doing it for more than 150 years. It’s simple: we always do the right thing and work hard to create opportunities for our customers, our communities and the economy. It’s why, today, millions of Australians trust us to help them have a great relationship with their money.

Respected

NAB wouldn’t be the bank we are today without our people. So, as we thrive and prosper, we’ll make sure that you do as well. We’re invested in your career and making sure we arm you with diverse learning experiences that will help you grow – not just professionally, but on a personal level too.

Gender Equality at NAB

Gender diversity continues to be a key priority for NAB – not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense and has clear alignment to NAB’s values.

It is about supporting our customers, over half of whom are women, in their work and personal lives. And it’s about supporting our people – to perform at their best in meaningful roles that make our customers lives better.

Inclusion and gender equality starts with our leaders

And it’s a responsibility that our leaders take very seriously, as is demonstrated through the roles they play in the community.

We have a Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee led by two Executive Leadership Team members. The Committee provides a voice for inclusion at NAB and removes barriers that might get in the way of equality. It has senior representation from each business area.

Driving equality at NAB

We’re lucky to have incredibly talented, driven and inspiring women working for us here at NAB. But hiring women has never been about ‘making up the numbers’. It’s been about finding the right people for the right roles, and making sure the women who work for us have the support and encouragement to reach their full potential.

No matter which stage of their career or their lives they’re at, our women are enabled to perform and reach their full potential. And we have a range of targeted programs and practices in place to break down the barriers, and give women the platform to reach their full potential. We continue to bring social change to the community – recognising that the need for gender equality stretches beyond the walls of our organisation. And we’re just as driven to bring about change on a social level. Whether it is through our sponsorship of women’s leagues within Australia’s favourite sports, or playing an active role in raising awareness and providing critical support to see the end of domestic and family violence in the community. And as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, we’re proud of the level of gender equality we have throughout the company – from the local branches, right through to the executive teams and board members.

NAB has also committed to support the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles set of 7 principles for corporate companies globally, offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Celebrating Indigenous Success

National Australia Bank Group is a financial services organisation with more than 30,000 people serving 9,000,000 customers at more than 900 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Our Indigenous employment program provides opportunities and pathways for talented Indigenous Australians who want to pursue a career in financial services. We know that everyone starts their career journey from a different place, so we’ve developed a range of pathways into NAB.

Our Indigenous engagement strategy focuses on:

  • improving our organisation’s of, and respect for, Indigenous culture, and
  • promoting financial inclusion by providing greater access to financial products and services
  • providing access to opportunities that lead to real jobs and meaningful careers in banking
  • building partnerships that enable Indigenous businesses to grow and prosper.

Opportunities – what we offer students

  • school-based traineeships for Years 10 to 12
  • full-time traineeships once you’ve finished Year 12
  • internship program while you’re in university, and
  • graduate program after you graduate from university.

Raising the bar

NAB’s approach to Indigenous employment is to create long-term sustained growth in the number of Indigenous employees. While maintaining a pipeline of entry-level talent through traineeships is a priority, we’re also dialling up the focus on career development, internships for Indigenous University students, general recruitment and the industry-leading Indigenous Emerging Leaders program to foster career development within the ranks of Indigenous employees at NAB.

Our journey

We launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2008 and in 2015 we launched our seventh RAP. The number of Indigenous employees at NAB has grown to over 200 in 2017 and we are committed to seeing this number continue to grow.

Employment pathways

Our Indigenous employment program provides opportunities and pathways for talented Indigenous Australians who want to pursue a career in financial services.

How our traineeships work

School-based and full-time trainees receive an income while learning new skills. They will achieve a National Certificate qualification at the end of their traineeship and will be supported by NAB employees and Indigenous mentors. They can also take on career opportunities within or outside NAB at the end of their traineeship.

United

We’re building a better future. It’s a big job, but we’ve been quietly doing it for more than 150 years. It’s simple: we always do the right thing and work hard to create opportunities for our customers, our communities and the economy. It’s why, today, millions of Australians trust us to help them have a great relationship with their money.

Learning and development

Everyone’s a leader at NAB. It doesn’t matter how fancy your job title is, or where you call home. If you work hard and play right by your team, you’ll always be valued for who you are and what you bring to the table. We believe that giving people the freedom to be themselves results in the best ideas and the biggest wins.

Community relationships

Our employees are lending their skills on volunteering and secondment opportunities in Indigenous organisations. In partnership with Jawun, NAB secondees can undertake a five-week assignment working with Indigenous organisations in the Kimberley to assist with economic and social projects.

Cultural awareness

Strong relationships are built on understanding and respect. Every year we give our employees the opportunity to improve their understanding of, and respect for, Indigenous culture.

Respected

NAB wouldn’t be the bank we are today without our people. So, as we thrive and prosper, we’ll make sure that you do as well. We’re invested in your career and making sure we arm you with diverse learning experiences that will help you grow – not just professionally, but on a personal level too.

Want to know more

To find out more about any of our programs or how to apply please visit
http://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers/trainee-programs/indigenoustraineeships or contact us by email at Indigenous@nab.com.au.

Meet Kieran

My traineeship with NAB

“My school based traineeship has helped me develop an understanding of what it’s like to work for one of Australia’s largest banks. I loved going into work and being able to learn something new every day whilst assisting customers, building a network within the retail world & with the customers I was meeting. After graduating high school I was certain I did not want to study and was keen to join the workforce which my mentor at NAB was aware and assisted me with securing a full-time customer advisor role on the Gold Coast. I held that role for 5 years and was then ready for a change and a new challenge so I secured a role in NAB Mortgage Services based in Melbourne. 5 years passed and I have now progressed through many different roles and departments at NAB. I love having access to so many great opportunities as everything is not just about banking. Through these opportunities I have met great people and built a strong network in and outside of NAB. The main thing I love about NAB is its cultural inclusion, I have always felt supported and praised as an Indigenous person here at NAB and can only speak highly of experiences so far.”

LGBT+ Inclusion

At NAB, we take pride in being a company that supports people for who they are, no matter how they identify. We continue to advocate for the inclusion of sexually and gender diverse communities and we strive to build an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. Regardless of how one identifies, it’s important to us that everyone can be their whole self. This year, we’re focussing on unlocking the power of intersectional stories.

Our NAB Pride employee resource group provides a fantastic support network for our employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI+) and their allies. The group continues to raise awareness across NAB, with more LGBTI+ employees coming to work feeling happy and comfortable in their own skin.

We also work with external partners like Pride in Diversity, the only not-for-profit workplace program in the country designed specifically for the LGBTI+ community. Pride in Diversity run the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), of which NAB holds Gold employer status.

Not only do we support the NAB LGBTI+ community but we’re committed to supporting the wider LGBTI+ community and associated events including the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, the Fair Day at Brisbane Pride and partnering with Pride Cup Australia to improve inclusion in sport.

We want our LGBTI+ employees and customers to be proud of who they are, because we’re just as proud to stand alongside them.

Out and Proud

We’re creating a culture where our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees aren’t defined by their sexual orientation, or their gender identity and we’ve always taken pride in being a company that supports people for who they are. Our NAB Pride employee resource group provides a support network for our employees who identify as LGBTI+ and continue to raise awareness across the organisation. And we’re just as committed to supporting the wider LGBTI+ community too.

NAB is currently recognised as a gold tiered employer with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s leading benchmark on LGBTI+ workplace inclusion. We have inclusive people policies ranging from LGBTI+ inclusive leave arrangements, and all our leave policies cover families of all different constructs. NAB also provides gender affirmation leave and support as well as access to employee assistance programs and access to financial products which are inclusive to all LGBTI+ employees and their families. We have an activate NAB Pride network not only in Australia but have recently launched chapters in our New York and London offices. NAB also makes LGBTI+ awareness training available to all our employees ensuring we continue to provide an inclusive workplace for not only our employees but also understand the needs our customers.

NAB is proud to back the communities that we serve. We are principal sponsors of Midsumma Festival, one of Australia’s leading LGBTI+ arts and culture festivals and we actively participate in Pride marches around Australia, London and New York. NAB also believes in inclusion in sport and we’ve extended our support and sponsorship of Pride Cup Australia. At NAB we continue to be strong advocates for the sexually and gender diverse communities.

Providing flexibility

We’re focused on creating a flexible working environment to accommodate the diverse needs of our customers and our people because we know it leads to higher productivity, and enables our people to live in a way that accommodates their personal lifestyle needs. We recognise that everyone is different. That’s why we continue to offer a wide range of flexible working options, including job sharing, working from home, flexible start and finish times, and extended leave. The right option depends on a balance between the needs of the customer, the business, the team and the individual.

Unlocking your ambition

Our employees are all at different stages of their lives. Some are building their careers. Others are considering starting a family. And some are thinking about transitioning into retirement. But they all have one thing in common – the freedom to embrace those life stages, knowing that NAB will support them through their journey. If you are building your career, NAB has the programs and support needed to have a strong and sustainable career. From informal and formal development programs, to mentors and sponsors, NAB offers a variety of measures to enable you to grow your career. And if you are starting with us through our Graduate Program you’ll have the opportunity to do real work, accelerate your development and build networks that last a lifetime.

Improving accessibility for our people and customers

NAB has an unreserved respect for others, including those who identify as living with disability. We believe a culture of inclusion builds innovation, fresh thinking and an appreciation of differences. Our Accessibility Action Plan is a big part of our inclusive culture and our vision to continually improve accessibility for our people and customers. In April 2018, NAB was the Presenting Partner for the 2018 Special Olympics Australia National Games Adelaide. We were proud to back this inspirational event that saw more than 1,000 athletes with an intellectual disability compete in Adelaide across 11 sporting disciplines.
You can read more about our commitment to our people, customers and communities on nab.com.au.

Supporting capable women into leadership positions

We’re passionate about supporting capable women into leadership positions at NAB – and making sure both men and women know exactly why it’s so important. Connecting Women, our employee-led resource group, helps to engage our people – so that female leaders are as successful as possible. With chapters in all major states and our global offices, Connecting Women strives to create an inclusive workplace where women can grow their careers as leaders in NAB.

Meaningful community contributions

As a significant Australian employer, we have a responsibility – and a platform – to tackle the big issues that impact our people, customers and the community and to bring about real change in the areas of financial inclusion and resilience, stronger communities and environmental wellbeing. At the heart of our approach to Corporate Responsibility is to make a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of our customers, people, shareholders, communities, and on the environment in which we operate. This includes contributing $44.6M in community investment in 2017 which includes the value our people contributed to the community through 16,000+ volunteer days, helping 515,000+ Australians with small loans in partnership with Good Shepherd Microfinance, and building the diversity of our workplace through our Indigenous employment and African Australian Inclusion Program.

Embracing cultural difference

By embracing individual differences, we will reflect the customers we serve and the communities in which we operate. What this means in practice is that NAB always strives to create a work environment where individual difference is understood, respected and valued. Recognising that different community groups experience barriers to gaining meaningful corporate employment, NAB has created specific pathway programs for Indigenous and African Australians.

We are proud to have a range of programs designed to bring Indigenous Australians into our workforce, building real jobs and providing us with the next generation of leaders.

The primary barrier preventing qualified African-Australians with securing employment is a lack of local experience in the Australian business sector. Since 2009, NAB has partnered with Jesuit Social Services to deliver the African-Australian Inclusion Program. The program is a professional program for skilled African-Australians, providing six month paid meaningful work experience in Australia.

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