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Regional & Agribusiness Banking: A Commerce Career for Country Folk!

When you’re chasing a career in business, it can seem like all your job opportunities are based in bustling cities. For some, a city-slicking life is a dream come true, and for others, it’s a bit of a nightmare.

If you side with the latter, a career in Regional and Agribusiness banking could solve all your problems. Allowing you to do the work you love in environments that feel like home, this industry gives you the best of both worlds! If you want to know more, and we know you do, read on for all the advice you need to get started!

So, What Is Regional & Agribusiness Banking?

We’re all familiar with our thriving Agriculture industry, but the exciting world of Agribusiness deserves some love, too!

In short, Agribusiness is perfect for those who want to contribute to Australia’s farming industry without getting their hands dirty. It’s comprised of the commerce side of things, with employees who are responsible for providing specialised finance and trade solutions, transactional capabilities and insights for agricultural customers  (rather than crop management and looking after livestock).

However, what really makes the Regional and Agribusiness banking industry so exciting is the opportunity it presents to those living in regional Australia. Instead of moving into the city for a commerce-related job opportunity, you  can utilise your business and finance skills to support both Australian farmers and local business customers across our regional cities and towns.

Regional & Agribusiness Graduate Programs and Opportunities

If this exciting (and underrated) industry is calling your name, NAB has the perfect graduate program to get you started!

About NAB

With over 160 years in the banking, insurance, and finance industries, NAB are a trusted authority on business and agribusiness banking and are proud to be Australia’s largest lender to agricultural business.

NAB is committed to helping communities prosper and are deeply invested in the success of regional customers and helping their businesses grow.

NAB’s Regional and Agribusiness Graduate Program

So, if you’re a business, economics, agribusiness, or commerce graduate, NAB wants to hear from you. Their dynamic Graduate Program serves as a perfect pathway to set you up for an exciting and rewarding career in regional Australia.

What’s more, upon successful completion of the program, graduates land exciting associate roles where they support bankers in managing their customer portfolios; talk about a career launchpad!

Aspiring Regional & Agribusiness Grads: What To Expect

There are plenty of opportunities on offer to NAB’s grads, but here’s a rough idea of what your day-to-day might look like:

  • Learning and development opportunities aimed at building industry skills.
  • One-on-one mentoring with a past agribusiness grad.
  • Working closely with high-performing agribusiness bankers.
  • Networking with fellow grads and industry professionals.
  • Supporting customers and communities.
  • Creating positive social impact

Required Skills

If you’re as excited as we are about this incredible opportunity, it could be time to start working towards the necessary skills  to thrive in a banking career .

  1. A passion for regional business and Agribusiness.
  2. Customer service skills.
  3. Effective communication and relationship management skills.
  4. A qualification in Business, Economics, Commerce or Agribusiness.
  5. Flexibility to relocate across various Australian locations.

Start Your Regional & Agribusiness Journey Today!

If you’re sold on an exciting banking career that can take you across Australia (and why wouldn’t you be?), take the first steps by visiting NAB’s employee profile or checking out their grad program applications now!

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