Our people & culture.

 When you join Westpac, you’ll be joining a whole organisation of highly motivated people who love helping others find their success.

We’re recognised as a place where talent is developed, where passions are fuelled and where ambitions of all shapes and sizes thrive. We’re committed to being a place where you can be your whole self, your true self, your best self.

We’re an inclusive, diverse, and safe place for all the people that work here. We welcome everyone with open arms and respect their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

We know that at Westpac it’s our differences that make us greater and we have a saying around here that goes: Ko te tangata te tuatahi, mahi tahi tātou, kaha ake tātou. People first, together greater.

It’s this commitment to caring for our people that saw us awarded No. 3 in the 2022 LinkedIn Top Companies List. This list honours the 25 most sought-after companies nationwide and celebrates the companies where New Zealanders want to work now. We are also proudly accredited by RainbowTick, DVFREE Tick (Domestic Violence Free) and The Accessibility Tick Programme.

Sustainability & community at Westpac.

We have an important role to work together with our customers, and communities to help make Aotearoa even greater. We’re on a mission to create meaningful environmental, social and economic impact where it matters most to our customers, communities, and employees.

We’re energised by giving back. We partner with a range of organisations and businesses around the country, with the goal of delivering social good through caring for communities, supporting sustainable projects, and building a more inclusive Aotearoa.

Check out what our people are doing to create greater futures for our customers, employees and the wider community.

Our purpose, values & behaviours.

Our purpose, values and behaviours are our guiding principles at Westpac New Zealand. They help give us direction, provide clarity about what we value most, and how we work together to achieve great things for our customers, in our communities and with each other.

Our purpose is: Creating Better Futures Together. This is who we are, what we do, and why we come to work every day.

Our values are: Helpful, Ethical, Leading Change, Performing and Simple (HELPS). They are what we stand for, guide how we behave and help us achieve our purpose.

Our behaviours sit beneath each of these values. They are the way we bring our values to life through how we think and act every day. We all need to keep each other accountable on our behaviours, including our three key behaviours, our 'superpowers': Working together for customers, constructive challenge and accountable to get it done.

Westpac vision & strategy.

Our strategy is to bring our inherent customer focus and organisational bravery to the fore. We want to be recognised as a bank which is unlike the others – because we have more heart, care more about the communities we serve, and we genuinely make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand.

We will do this by playing to our strengths, with a focus on our key differentiators of care for customers, advocating fiercely for inclusion and powering a sustainable Aotearoa.

To enable us to do more of the things that show our Together Greater spirit at its best, right now much of our effort internally is centered on how we strengthen our foundations to improve the resilience of our platforms, cyber security, data and payments.

We’ll then move into modernising our business. To complete effectively, we need to be a digital and modern bank, with systems which are fit for purpose for us and our customers.

We continue to focus on unlocking our culture and investing in our people so we can be brave challengers and relentless advocates for our customers.

Together Greater is all about working with our customers and communities to achieve amazing things. We want people to know we are a trusted partner who’s got their back, and to feel that with us by their side, anything is possible.

Together Greater recognises the fact that we can use our size and strength to help people solve their problems and achieve their dreams – delivering on our purpose of Creating Better Futures Together.

Together Greater also resonates for all of us – by working collaboratively, we’ll help to deliver great results for our businesses and our customers.

Our history.

Westpac has been part of the Aotearoa New Zealand community since 1861. What began as Australia’s first and oldest banking institution, today is a bank firmly entrenched in the lives and landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Beginning with our first customers in the Otago goldfields, we’ve been helping New Zealanders succeed for over 160 years. And as our nation grew, so too did we.

Today we aim to support our customers to become financially secure. Through sustainable business practices, we invest in and care for the places we live so that our people and communities thrive and succeed.

Now more than 1.5 million New Zealanders bank with us, and as a large business we touch the lives of 5,000 employees and countless communities nationwide.

Our benefits.

We’re not just a place to work but a place to thrive and so our employment benefits support you through all aspects of your professional and personal life. 

We offer fair and competitive pay,  and many other work and lifestyle benefits designed to help you maximise your wealth, your health and happiness at Westpac.

Just talk to us about what you need to be your best.

Learn more about the benefits of working at Westpac

Career pathways.

Our graduate programme

We’re looking for graduates from all walks of life to apply for a diverse range of programmes. With the support of industry leaders and a collaborative working environment, it’s the perfect launching pad for budding careers.

Kickstart your career with us.

Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarships

We offer tertiary study scholarships for the education and advancement of Māori within the general business, banking and finance industries. 

Check your eligibility and application dates.

Work overseas

We’re based all around the globe, providing the chance to work abroad. You can help our international customers achieve their goals while expanding your career. 

Check out our careers in Australia, careers in Papua New Guinea and careers in Fiji.

How to prepare if you’re applying for a role with us.

Once you have visited our careers site and found the role(s) you wish to apply for, you will need to prepare an application that will set you up for success and differentiate yourself from the rest.

As we receive a large amount of job applications per role, when we are reviewing each application, we look at the supporting documents attached, such as your CV and cover letter.

To best set yourself up for success you should apply for the role(s) that closest match your skills, experience, knowledge, and capabilities as outlined in the competencies section of the job advertisement.

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