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Graduate program

If you are looking for a program where you can be yourself, be open to exciting and challenging experiences, this is the program for you.

Start your career with Rural Bank

Graduates can look forward to:

  • An established and constantly evolving program with a supportive graduate community.
  • Supportive rotation leaders who genuinely care about your development.
  • Being part of a business that supports and advocates for women working in agribusiness and strives to ensure opportunities to succeed are available within our business.
  • A permanent role post-program within Rural Bank.

You will also receive:

  • A competitive starting salary plus superannuation, with advancement upon successful completion of the graduate program.
  • Relocation assistance if required to relocate for your program.
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Application process

We provide a personalised Graduate Program tailored to suit you and your goals.
Step 1 - application

Your application will take around 10 minutes to complete. Remember to carefully move through the pre-screening questions and answer thoroughly and truthfully. Complete all required fields and ensure you attach your resume and academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine also).

Step 2 - online assessment

If you pass the first step, you will be invited to complete a series of online assessments. This will help us determine your alignment to our values and suitability for a graduate role.
You'll receive an email detailing what you need to do.
This stage will test your problem solving and reasoning ability, as well as how you manage your and others emotions.

Step 3 - video interview

If you have never completed a video interview, it may be a good idea to get a feel for the process. Record yourself answering interview questions and then watching the replay. Gauge your confidence, body language and ability to answer the questions. Don’t panic! You'll get a practice run to test your mic and camera. You will also have some time to read the question and prepare before hitting record.

Step 4 - assessment centre

If you are successful in getting to this point, you'll be invited to attend a half day assessment centre. These are held between June and July. On the day you will complete a one-on-one interview, a business-related case study and a group activity.
You'll also have an opportunity to meet with our business leaders and graduates. You can use this as an opportunity to ask questions and find out if we are the right fit for you. It helps to show us your personality, so try and relax and enjoy the day.
Rest assured, the assessors on the day only want to see you shine!

Step 5 - job offer

Within four weeks of the assessment centre, you will receive a call from us.

You will then find out if you have been successful obtaining a Graduate role with Rural Bank.

A letter of offer will then be sent. You will be required to complete a background check and provide the details of two referees we can contact.

What are we looking for in a graduate?

Are you passionate about Australian agriculture?

We want graduates who are committed to learning new things, asking questions, and challenging the status quo.

Loads of enthusiasm, be a self-starter and enjoy building relationships? We want you.

We want people who like to challenge themselves through new experiences.

Rural Bank is dedicated to creating a diverse workforce. We embrace the differences we all bring to our communities.

Five graduate students from 2019.

Ag Achiever Graduate Program Testimonial

Looking back at my time in the Rural Graduate Program, I can see that I was given a great opportunity to see all parts of the rural business and the chance to work out which part I wanted to pursue further. It gave me a good base to build on as I went into my first assistant manager role. The networking throughout the 18 months on the program is one of the biggest positives of the program.

The program allowed me to work with several experienced managers in the sales team in different locations and industries that I would not have been exposed to without the graduate program. In my current role as an Agribusiness Relationship Manager I think back to different meetings I was involved in on the program and how different managers handled the client conversations. When I look back on the program, I remember all the clients and colleagues I got to meet in the regional office rotations. The experience will stay with me throughout my working career.

Kate Hemphill

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