The BFO 2021 Young Ambassador Program

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Applications are now open for the BFO 21-22 Young Ambassador Program!

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) is a unique, independent organisation whose purpose is to improve our society by encouraging the continual awareness and improvement of ethics within the banking and finance industry. In recognition of the fact that the young people of today are the future leaders of the industry, The BFO wishes to create a closer alliance with students, graduates and young people new to the industry who aspire to a career in banking and finance. 

The BFO Young Ambassador opportunities

  • An introduction to ethics with Simon Longstaff, Executive Director of The Ethics Centre. 
  • Participation in a one day ‘Vision Workshop’ where the young ambassadors work together to develop a plan for the year ahead. 
  • Working collaboratively with industry peers on a 12-month project. 
  • A one-on-one meeting with an industry ‘legend’ - a respected member of the banking and finance industry.
  • Free tickets to BFO events for Ambassadors and one friend.


We are seeking a combination of qualities in our young ambassadors; most important is a commitment to an ethical and just society. 

Please address the Selection Criteria by answering the questions outlined in the form below and provide the documentation required as part of your application, 


Apply online by midnight Friday 23 April 2021. 

Young Ambassador
    Personal details
    Selection criteria

    Please note the following selection criteria. Applicants should:

    • Be a graduate or under the age of 30.
    • Be thoughtful and known for their good judgment.
    • Have actively pursued leadership opportunities.
    • Have an interest in ethics.
    • Work in the banking and finance industry.
    • Be a signatory of The Oath (performed online at


    Please answer the following questions (max 1500 characters ~250 words per answer)
    1. Please confirm you have become a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath: This is a required field.
      Please confirm you have become a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath: This is a required field.



The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.