Program name
 Summer Internship Program
National Australia Bank
Project objective
  • Provide a fresh and unique blend of training, coaching and work placement opportunities.
  • Offer a valuable workplace experience for students.
  • Build NAB's employer brand.


NAB is committed to strengthening its position as a target employment destination for graduates. For the organisation this means building out its talent pipeline early and supporting the growth and development of the industry’s young professionals.

NAB recognised that due to the decentralised nature of their existing internship program, interns were receiving a disjointed brand experience with varying levels of training. Identifying an opportunity to redefine the intern experience, NAB set out to create an innovative summer internship program that aligned employability skills training with real-world practice. Internal resource limitations meant that NAB was not in a position to deliver their own employability training program. The organisation engaged Readygrad as a strategic business partner to leverage their market-leading training solutions and proven results in working with undergraduate students.

The approach

In a true partnership model, Readygrad consulted with NAB to design and facilitate a tailored employability skills program. This complemented the on-the-job learning during placement and aligned with NAB’s vision and business objectives. The Summer Internship Program ran in Melbourne and Sydney over a seven-week period between November and February 2019-2023. Penultimate-year university students were selected to participate through a rigorous recruitment process. Students came from a range of universities and degree types. The program was delivered in two phases.


Image of NAB's summer internship program stages.

The results

In a truly collaborative and innovative partnership model, Readygrad expertly consulted with NAB (National Australia Bank) to meticulously design and facilitate a comprehensive seven-week journey. This tailor-made program was thoughtfully aligned with NAB's visionary approach and strategic business objectives, ensuring a seamless integration of learning and growth opportunities. Through this dynamic collaboration, Readygrad and NAB forged a powerful alliance, driving mutual success and paving the way for future achievements.



97 %

of respondents were likely to apply for a role at NAB.

88 %

Conversion to graduate

100 %

of respondents said that the program improved their post-studies employability.

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Our intern was well prepared for their placement. They jumped into the opportunity with enthusiasm and really took the time to learn about our business and ask great questions. The intern was set up for success and valued the development Readygrad provided prior to the business placement.

Intern People Leader, NAB

The Employability Skills Training was empowering, allowing me to refocus, reflect and plan my placement. It helped me identify my strengths and areas for improvement and be more confident in seeking advice on how best to pursue up-skilling.

Dharmita Padhi, NAB Summer Intern

I have never felt so excited to go to work as I did with NAB. I was Inspired by Readygrad’s facilitators, Tina and Gareth, and really found a sense of purpose. It was an excellent program that encouraged me to apply for the Graduate Scheme.

Julia Woolrich, NAB Summer Intern

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