Expressions of Interest – School-Based Traineeship | Aboriginal Identified

Kickstart your deadly career with Maxima and Westpac in a School-Based Traineeship where you can combine paid employment with completion of your secondary school studies.

A School-Based Traineeship is a paid opportunity allowing students to gain firsthand industry experience while working towards a qualification that contributes to their High School Certificate. Students still attend school while working part time to complete their Traineeship.

About Maxima:

Maxima’s First Nations Employment Team is here to provide culturally safe and relationship-based practices to build your capacity in being deadly and successful. We provide a collaborative approach when providing coaching and mentoring in Traineeships.

Your Host Employer:

Westpac is Australia’s oldest bank and company, one of four major banking organisations in Australia and one of the largest banks in New Zealand. They provide a broad range of banking and financial services, including consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services. Through their unique portfolio of brands comprising of Westpac, St.George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA, BT and RAMS they serve over 13.9million customers.


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Financial Services or Certificate III in Business
  • Earn while you learn with no study debt
  • Receive your High School Certificate and a nationally recognised qualification
  • Specialised Consultant in supporting and mentoring First Nations People

The Role:

Maxima and Westpac are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from motivated individuals wanting to undertake a School-Based Banking Traineeship. These opportunities are due to commence from October 2024.

Provide exceptional service to customers working in the branch one day a week while attending school for the others.

Work within a supportive team and alongside experienced supervisors to gain industry experience, as well as receive allocated study time to achieve a nationally recognised Certificate III in Financial Services or Certificate III in Business.

Duties Include:

  • Welcome customers and offer exceptional service
  • Assist with bank transactions, cash handling and savings needs
  • Educate customers on digital banking services
  • Provide relevant advice to customers
  • Follow-up customer enquiries, delegating where required

About You:

  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Great communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic; punctual and reliable
  • Hands-on experience with technology, including Microsoft Office

Role Requirements:

  • Commencing Year 11 in 2025
  • Identify as First Nations Australian

How to Apply:

Click Apply and complete the online application form and attach a copy of your resume and cover letter.

Please note these are Identified position and you must identify as First Nations (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) to be eligible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly. National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

For further information please visit our website or email if you wish to have a yarn about our deadly traineeship program.

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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