NAB is on the hunt for 500 interns amid recruiting for 1500 tech roles this year

- February 22, 2022 2 MIN READ
NAB is on the hunt for 500 tech interns as part of a recruitment drive that will see the big four bank employ 1,500 new tech people 2022.

The NAB program is looking for people who are in early and emerging careers, as well as neuro-diverse candidates and those returning to work or transitioning careers.

NAB Manager Technology Careers Jade Warrener said just about every business is looking for great tech talent.

“NAB is significantly investing; moving to cloud at scale, adopting micro-services and mini-apps and using all the modern tech tools to deliver better customer experiences,” she said.

“This year NAB has ambitions to fill around 1,500 technology roles across the bank, with the 500 strong technology intern program forming an important source of talent.

“Our interns work on real projects that are making a difference to our customers and colleagues. This gives them the experience using the latest technologies alongside our partners like AWS and Microsoft as they do it.”

The bank has already onboarded 250 tech interns this month, with around 20% coming from the Return-to-Work program, after a long career break or further studies.

Warrener said next intern intake is in July, with roles being recruited across a broad range of skills including cloud and digital engineering, data and AI, cyber security, and financial crime.

The program will also offer interns further training opportunities within the bank including the ‘NAB Cloud Guild’, which has trained more than 7,000 people in cloud skills since 2018.

NAB software engineer Marcus Mariette was part of the 2021 intern intake and landed a permanent role at the bank this year, but workspart-time while completing his degree.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work on a diverse set of projects including proof of concepts, user interfaces and building customer products,” he said.

“In the past year, I spent most of my time on NAB’s QuickBiz loan, allowing eligible businesses to take out business loans in minutes. It’s been an incredible experience to work on a product that has launched to market.”

You can apply for NAB’s Tech Intern Program here.