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Optus Graduate Development Program

About the program

Our two-year program is designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of Optus while expanding your personal and professional capabilities. We aim to fast-track your development and prepare you for a career in your area of specialisation. Our program includes:

  • Up to four 6-month job rotations in different parts of Optus and our subsidiaries
  • Extensive training in core skills such as project management, time management, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills, and personal resilience
  • Additional targeted training in your specific discipline, e.g. finance, marketing, etc.
  • Opportunities to create and lead community programs with our charity partners
  • Mentoring from senior leaders who can help shape and guide your career.

Eligibility and selection

Optus is interested in recruiting graduates into the following parts of our business:

  • Marketing
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Networks/Telecommunications Engineering/Engineering
  • Human Resources

The minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree. You are currently completing your final year of study and are looking to move into your first full-time role. Alternatively you have graduated within the last two (2) years and have since gained some work or life experience. Either way you are keen to embark on a career at Optus!

Graduates go through a series of interviews, assessments and group activities to be selected. Successful candidates are offered a fixed term agreement and a competitive salary, with access to all the benefits of a permanent full-time employee including product discounts. Transition to a permanent role with Optus at the end of the program is based on performance and the availability of a suitable role.

Optus is strongly committed to workplace diversity. We encourage applications from graduates with diverse backgrounds, including indigenous graduates and those with disabilities.

The program is open to Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents only.

Next steps

Applications for the 2015 Optus Graduate Program are now open!

If this opportunity excites you apply now to give yourself the right platform for the rest of your career. Click here to find out more and to apply.

Applications close July 31 2014.