How to apply for a job with us

Applying for one of our vacancies is simple and the application process takes approximately 10-15 minutes. To apply today simply:

Stage One

Find the position you are interested in

You can do this by either entering a job position reference number or by searching for your preferred position. Alternatively, if you wish to view all SBS Bank's current job listings simply click on the "Vacancies" tab. Please ensure that you read the job description before applying.

Complete our application questionnaire

Normally no more than 20 questions, this questionnaire is designed to provide us with a little more information about you. Answering these questions allows us to process your application more efficiently.

Upload your supporting materials

Please upload your covering letter and CV by following the prompts.

Please note: all applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand or hold a relevant Work Visa. Applications that are not entitled to work in New Zealand will not be considered for job vacancies.

Stage Two

You may receive a phone call from us to find out some additional information or ask questions about your application.


These are an important part of the selection process and an opportunity for you to find out more about the job and SBS. We use behavioural-based interview questions which simply means that we will be asking for you to provide examples of when you have demonstrated a skill, ability or used your knowledge in a particular situation in the past. Questions are focused on the key competencies required for the role which you can find in the job description. You will impress us if you've done some research before the interview.

We may also ask you to prepare a presentation as part of the interview but you will be advised of this when the interview is scheduled.

Stage Three

If you are our preferred candidate you will be asked to complete some psychometric testing which will involve ability testing and possibly personality assessment (depending on the role). We will also speak to your referees (we will gain your permission first) to gain an idea of your past performance in previous roles.