About Group Risk

Group Risk’s purpose is to enable the BOQ Group to deliver on its strategy by embedding ‘risk by design’ and providing practical insights to support risk-based decision making.

Our objective is to oversee the risk profile and the risk management framework of Bank of Queensland to identify, monitor and measure risk on a regular basis. This is supported by the Group Risk Division which includes Group Operational Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit, Financial Crime Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Market Risk.

At Bank of Queensland we aim to be a world class risk function for a bank our size and seek to ensure that there is an acceptable balance between risk and return.

What we look for:

Team players with a strong sense of integrity and who have an interest in identifying risk and return while being keen to understand the scope of our systems, people and processes.  

People who are passionate, solutions focused, proactive with attention to detail and with a growth mindset. 

We consider interns from all degree backgrounds but especially:

  • Arts
  • Business/Commerce
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Management
  • Data analytics

At BOQ we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce which supports gender equality, LGBTQI+ employees and promoting cultural diversity in the workplace.

Where could the Program take you?

In addition to experience in Group Risk, the Internship Program may lead you to a variety of different career pathways, such as:

  • Risk Analyst
  • Operational Risk Advisor
  • Risk Governance Analyst
  • Market Risk Analyst
  • Assurance Advisor
  • Regulatory Affairs Partner

We have roles available in Brisbane and Sydney for the below areas of the Risk Internship Program. 

Risk Analytics: Generate business value by developing evidenced based insights into the credit risk BOQ takes. This helps BOQ to automate its credit process accurately, price for risk and subsequently enhance shareholder value. We provide the information and support within Group Risk and to key stakeholders for risk monitoring purposes.

Risk Operations: The Non-Financial Risk Advisory team partners with BOQ Group to assist with the achievement of their strategy and objectives. The advisory team works with other operational teams to present best outcomes to the business including: gu​ida​nce and oversight for operational risk and compliance incidents, management of risks including capability, change, project, IT and people and processes, and business continuity.

Financial Crimes Risk: The Financial Crimes, Anti Money Laundering & Client Lifecycle teams are committed to the continual reduction of physical & technical threats for BOQ Group, both internally and externally. The main challenge is that we work in a constantly changing environment, with criminal activity always evolving as new ways are found to commit crimes and attempt to harm our business. In addition to the above, the teams also aim to ensure the bank adheres to the requirements of laws, industry and organisational standards & codes, principles of good governance and accepted community & ethical standards.