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Bank of Queensland (BOQ)

4.2
  • #8 in Banking & financial services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Banking & Financial Services

BOQ is one of Australia’s leading regional banks and provides a genuine alternative for Australian financial services customers and employees. Our purpose is to build social capital through banking and we will achieve this by remaining optimistic, curious and accountable. Our ambition is to be known as the bold challenger bank; with multi-brands that are digitally enabled with a personal touch.

BOQ Group operates several brands which offer a diverse range of products and services for our personal and business customers including our BOQ Specialist and BOQ finance subsidiaries and our fully owned, independently run Virgin Money Australia and ME Bank brands. Yes, we are in good company!

Our Story

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) began its journey in 1874 as a Building Society. Today we have 165 Owner Managed and Corporate retail branches across Australia, as well as a national network of brokers. You may have also heard of some of our other brands, Virgin Money Australia, ME Bank, BOQ Specialist and BOQ Finance. Yes, we are in good company!

Our Culture - The BOQ Way

At BOQ we strive to create a culture that sets us apart. We are a purpose-led organisation that is focused on creating prosperity for our customers, shareholders and our people through our values of empathy, integrity and making a difference. BOQ Group’s inclusion vision is to foster a workspace that values and leverages differences and creates new possibilities, a place where our people feel confident to bring their whole selves to work every day. We embrace difference and believe that our workforce should reflect the customers and communities that we serve. In 2021 BOQ Group was awarded a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation.

Our Social Impact

Through our Purpose and Values, we are playing our part to improve Australia’s financial system and to make a positive social and environmental impact. We love to support our people to create meaningful relationships with our community partners to allow vulnerable Australians to prosper. Our community partners include Clontarf Foundation, STARS Foundation, Career Trackers, The Smith Family and Orange Sky.

Your Intern Experience

As an Intern in your penultimate year, you’ll be embedded in a supportive team to build your professional and technical skills over a 11 week summer Internship Program. You will have a support network including your manager, buddy, mentor and learning facilitators who will help you develop your knowledge and interpersonal capabilities through on-the-job and formal training. As a high performing Intern from our BOQ Internship Program, you’ll be first-in-line for graduate opportunities the following year.

BOQ Group Interns will be core team members delivering meaningful work for the customers or business areas they support. You’ll be encouraged to reach your potential and grow your career through diverse and challenging experiences. Through this experience you will grow and foster your technical, interpersonal and leadership capabilities.

Recruitment Process

When applying for our BOQ Internship Program, you’ll begin your journey by submitting an application form, resume and academic transcript. Following this there will be 4 key stages:

Stage 1: We’ll check out your learning agility with a brief online assessment. (Tue 9th - Wed 17th August)

Stage 2: We want to hear about you and your capabilities via video interview. (Tue 23rd - Mon 29th August)

Stage 3: We’ll learn more about you at our assessment centre or Panel Interview. (Mon 26th Sept - Fri 14th Oct)

Stage 4: If you’re successful, we’d love to offer you a place on our BOQ team! (Mon 17th - Fri 21st Oct)

Remuneration & Career Growth

The BOQ Group is passionate about providing opportunities for you to develop your career as they continuously adapt and deliver in a transformational and collaborative environment with a strong focus on community. You will be paid an above award salary during your 11 week internship program and have the opportunity for a full time offer the year you graduate university. BOQ is the smaller bank that offers bigger opportunities for you to fast track your career!

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 9 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.3
Diversity
9.2
Management
8.9
Work Hours
9.3
Diversity
9.2
Management
8.9
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Flexibility to WFH whenever I want (please omit this as it will not apply to all interns). People here are great. Company understands that you are a Junior/Intern and wants you to learn/ doesn't expect you to perform as well as established staff. Staff home loan rates.
  • Great mentorship during the internship program. Felt as though the tasks and expectations were very well calibrated for a first time internship.
  • Team has been absolutely great, extremely welcoming and willing to mentor and guide me throughout the tasks I'm assigned should I have any issues. Overall a very friendly team, where I feel comfortable enough to reach out to managers/senior managers if I find the need to.
  • Culture that is welcoming and promotes personal career development
  • The culture is very supportive, welcoming and inclusive. I know I can always ask for help when I need it. My work changes a lot from week to week - I enjoy the variety.
  • When trying to increase capacity for work, the process can be timely.
  • The only downside would be the team being split across Australia so there are not as many in the office I'm in, but not really a concern for me personally.
  • Inability to rotate teams as an intern and experiment
  • Initially, there was a lot of change happening, which made it hard as a first corporate role. It took a while to adjust to everything as things would change so often. I think that was bad timing.
  • Technology isn't as developed as other companies

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Newstead, QLD
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Melbourne, VIC
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
G
General Skills & Pathways
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Are you an exceptional and motivated penultimate year student wanting to grow your skills and experience in Finance, Commerce or Economics?
Applications Close
28 Jul 2024
Start Date
20 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 60,000 - 70,000 / Year

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Are you an exceptional and motivated penultimate year student wanting to grow your skills and experience? Pre-register for the BOQ Internship!
Applications Close
3 Aug 2024
Start Date
21 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 60,000 - 65,000 / Year


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.

Phil

  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.

Phil

  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.

Sophia

  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.

Sophia

  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.

Phil

  • Graduate stories
My days at work really are filled with variety and opportunities to learn and develop strong relationships with all levels within the organisation.

Phil

  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.

Sophia

  • Graduate stories
I truly believe you will love where you work if you share the mutual core values and vision that your company does.

Sophia

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Declan Barrett

I have a few new enquiries about how my API changes will affect the load on the cloud infrastructure to my project owner in relation to completing our test summary report (TSR).
  • Day in the life

Declan Barrett

I have a few new enquiries about how my API changes will affect the load on the cloud infrastructure to my project owner in relation to completing our test summary report (TSR).
  • Day in the life

Mya Fulwood

My team uses InMoment – which I received external training as part of my role to create surveys and assist in generating analysis. It’s so rewarding knowing the work I complete directly helps my team and will be utilised.
  • Day in the life

Mya Fulwood

My team uses InMoment – which I received external training as part of my role to create surveys and assist in generating analysis. It’s so rewarding knowing the work I complete directly helps my team and will be utilised.
  • Day in the life

Declan Barrett

I have a few new enquiries about how my API changes will affect the load on the cloud infrastructure to my project owner in relation to completing our test summary report (TSR).
  • Day in the life

Declan Barrett

I have a few new enquiries about how my API changes will affect the load on the cloud infrastructure to my project owner in relation to completing our test summary report (TSR).
  • Day in the life

Mya Fulwood

My team uses InMoment – which I received external training as part of my role to create surveys and assist in generating analysis. It’s so rewarding knowing the work I complete directly helps my team and will be utilised.
  • Day in the life

Mya Fulwood

My team uses InMoment – which I received external training as part of my role to create surveys and assist in generating analysis. It’s so rewarding knowing the work I complete directly helps my team and will be utilised.