What makes us, us, is you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.