Applications for CBA's career comeback program now open

Applications close on Friday

Applications for CBA's career comeback program now open


By Mina Martin

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s 12-week Career Comeback Program is back in its third year to help experienced professionals overcome the barriers of returning to the corporate workforce.

The program in CBA’s institutional business targets those who have taken a career break of two years or more, offering them re-entry support and training, with the potential to roll into a permanent position at the program’s conclusion.

Andrew Hinchliff, group executive of institutional business and markets (IB&M), said 100% of participants have gone on to accept long-term opportunities at CommBank, validating the program’s success.

“The Career Comeback Program’s unique structure of providing a dedicated mentor, access to career coaching, and comprehensive training, ensures participants are set up for success from the beginning, allowing them to seamlessly transition back into a corporate career,” Hinchliff said. “As underemployment remains at 5.9% nationally, there is a significant gap for people with diverse backgrounds and skills to contribute to a strong and productive workforce, bringing with them the value of their experiences. We’ve seen participants join a wide range of roles across the business, whether in corporate governance, sales, analytics, or technology, with the multiple roles available accommodating a variety of experiences and interests.”

Applications for the 2023 Career Comeback Program are now open. They will close Friday at 11:55pm (Sydney/Melbourne time). Successful candidates will commence in March 2023.

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