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Find Your Path: Discover NAB’s Inclusive First Nation’s Employment Programs

As one of Australia’s largest employers, NAB is committed to boosting sustainable employment opportunities and successful career outcomes for First Nations people.

They offer an incredible array of opportunities and programs, including traineeships, internships, graduate programs and hire opportunities that make working for one of our biggest banks accessible no matter what stage of your career you’re in.

Keep reading to uncover these exciting programs and discover how NAB ensures they’re a workplace that welcomes, supports and helps EVERYONE succeed.

Discover NAB’s Indigenous Employment Programs

Whether you already have experience and are looking to join NAB, they have a range of opportunities to suit you and your career aspirations.

Each program is carefully tailored to help you get the most out of joining NAB, growing your skills and experience, and seeing where a career with NAB could take you.

Here’s a rundown of what they currently offer:

School-based Traineeships

NAB’s school-based traineeships are for students in Years 11-12. They run for two years on a part-time basis.

During the traineeship, you’ll:

  • Complete a Certificate II or III in Business.
  • Gain on-the-job paid experience by working 1 day a week at one of NAB’s retail branches.
  • Receive mentoring and career guidance from NAB colleagues and external partners
  • And be eligible for an ongoing role post completion
Adult based Traineeships

NAB’s adult traineeships are for individuals over the age of 18 years who are interested in a career in financial services. Traineeships are full-time and run for 12 months, where you’ll:

  • Complete a Certificate II or III in Business.
  • Gain on-the-job full-time paid experience in a business placement at one of NAB’s retail branches.
  • Receive mentoring and career guidance from employees and external partners.
  • Be eligible for ongoing employment post completion

If you’re interested in applying for a School-based or Adult traineeship, please contact one of their Group Training Organisation partners:

Internships for University Students

NAB aims to welcome and create space for the best and brightest Indigenous university students through their internship program.

NAB internships are for university students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. During the program, you’ll:

  • Gain insight into the banking and finance industry.
  • Be provided with mentoring to help you figure out what you want from your career and how to achieve it.
  • Develop your confidence and workplace skills and abilities.
  • Gain exposure to a corporate environment.
  • And upon successful completion be eligible to receive a graduate program offer.

NAB’s internships are the perfect platform to launch into a rewarding graduate career at one of Australia’s most successful Financial Institutions..

The Importance of Cultural Connection

NAB provides a range of opportunities for their people to lift their understanding and actively get involved through dedicated cultural awareness initiatives.

This includes cross-cultural training, specialist experiences for senior executives, employee secondments to the Kimberly region in Western Australia and skilled volunteering.

NAB knows that creating sustainable employment is key to the economic and social well-being of Indigenous Australians, and they’re also working across the business to develop a culturally aware workplace that celebrates our Indigenous heritage.

Here’s a quick overview of what this looks like:

  • Workforce: More than 200 Indigenous Australians now work at NAB.
  • Traineeships: More than 500 Indigenous Australians have participated in our employment programs.
  • Cultural Awareness Training: Over 1,200 colleagues have completed face-to-face or online cultural awareness training.
  • Indigenous Star: The “Walking Together” NAB star depicts First Nation’s artwork to illustrate recognition of Indigenous Australians and commitment to support their financial inclusion and economic aspirations.
  • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP): NAB developed their fourth Elevate RAP through collaboration and input from internal and external stakeholders and strong leadership within NAB.

Find Out More

NAB is more than a bank; they’re a place where anyone can find a sense of purpose, community, support and inclusion as they embark on a thriving career in the banking and finance sector.

If you want to see where they could help you take your career, head to their exclusive Explore Careers employer profile.

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