Optus Graduate Programs

Over 30 years ago, Optus entered the market as a challenger brand, but today we're redefining what Australians can expect from a telco. Our vision is to be Australia's most loved everyday brand with lasting customer relationships. We’re committed to using our resources, relationships, and capabilities to make a positive contribution in our society. We are constantly innovating and so there are many opportunities across our business for amazing individuals early in their career who are l…

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Application Process

Eligibility:

We know the best ideas come from unusual collaborations, unheard voices, and positive, think differenters. Optus Grad Programs are where skills are nurtured not expected. To be eligible for our program, you will need to meet the following criteria: 

  1. Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in 2021, 2022 or expect to complete your final subject by December 2023, including any internships or work experience placements required for graduation

  2. Be willing to predominantly work from our Macquarie Park campus - relocation assistance will be considered for successful candidates based outside of Sydney

  3. Be available to commence on 12 February 2024

  4. Be an Australian or NZ citizen, or Australian permanent resident, or for our Tech Incubator, we are welcoming applications from those who hold a valid Graduate Visa 485 at time of commencement in program 2024


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Jobs and Opportunities

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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Consulting
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Engineering Software
  • Funds Management
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Recruitment
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications

Apply now to join one of our Graduate Programs commencing 2024 which are offered across all of our corporate functions!

Application Process

Eligibility:

We know the best ideas come from unusual collaborations, unheard voices, and positive, think differenters. Optus Grad Programs are where skills are nurtured not expected. To be eligible for our program, you will need to meet the following criteria: 

  1. Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in 2021, 2022 or expect to complete your final subject by December 2023, including any internships or work experience placements required for graduation

  2. Be willing to predominantly work from our Macquarie Park campus - relocation assistance will be considered for successful candidates based outside of Sydney

  3. Be available to commence on 12 February 2024

  4. Be an Australian or NZ citizen, or Australian permanent resident, or for our Tech Incubator, we are welcoming applications from those who hold a valid Graduate Visa 485 at time of commencement in program 2024



Recruitment Process 

Our Early Careers Team can’t wait to read your expression of interest! What you can expect from our application process:

  1. Complete an online application form and submit your CV which will take no longer than 5minutes 

  2. Shortlisted applicants will receive a link from HireVue to complete a short one-way video interview and psychometric testing which can take up to 40 minutes to complete. If you are applying for our Tech Incubator Graduate Program, you will be required to complete a technical test from CodeVue through HireVue which can take up to 60 minutes to complete.

  3. If we’d like to learn more, we’ll schedule a phone call to discuss your application 

  4. We will commence our 3 hour In-person Assessment Centres from March 2023

  5. Successful candidates will then complete background checks

  6. Offers will be made around May and September 2023



We want to ensure our recruitment process is easily accessible for you so please reach out to [email protected] for a confidential discussion, as we’re happy to make changes to support the needs of individuals.

Optus Grads

Our 2-year Graduate Program is specially designed to equip you with the experience, knowledge and networks that will empower you to succeed! We offer exciting programs in the following areas:

  • Technology
    • Software Engineering,
    • Data and Analytics,
    • UX & UI Design,
    • Cyber Security
  • Space & Satellite
  • Customer Success
  • EB
  • Finance & Risk
  • Legal 
  • Marketing
  • People & Culture
  • Regulatory and Public Affairs
  • TV & Content 

By joining us, you will enjoy:

  • A full-time permanent role from day one, based in our cool Macquarie Park campus in Sydney – which is even equipped with a gym AND tennis courts!
  • 2-4 rotations around different teams within your stream
  • Curated learning journeys completed alongside your cohort
  • Supportive mentorship from our skilled leaders
  • Peer to peer coaching from a former Graduate
  • Career counselling throughout the Program and during the transition into a professional role upon completion
  • Flexible working options through our Blended Ways of Working approach
  • Relocation package for those interstate, competitive salary package and crazy discounts

Optus Interns

We offer two paid Internship intakes a year with a six-month part-time or full-time Winter Internship spanning from July until December and a three-month full-time Summer Internship spanning from November until February. Our Internship Programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Technology
    • Software Engineering,
    • Data and Analytics,
    • UX & UI Design,
    • Cyber Security
  • Space & Satellite
  • Finance & Risk
  • Legal 
  • Marketing
  • People & Culture

By joining us, you will enjoy:

  • A part-time or full-time fixed-term role which comes with annual and sick leave entitlements, based in our cool Macquarie Park campus in Sydney – which is even equipped with a gym AND tennis courts!
  • Supportive mentorship from our skilled leaders
  • Peer to peer coaching
  • Flexible working options through our Blended Ways of Working approach and the ability to work around your study commitments 
  • Above industry average salary package
  • Automatic consideration for entry into our Graduate Program with a fast-tracked recruitment process so you can secure an early offer!

Diversity & Inclusion

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We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive workforce. By embracing individuality, culture, and experience of all our people, we enrich our workplace and our business. It is our differences that make us stronger and it’s the power of inclusivity that drives our innovation and realises what’s possible for our customers.

We are committed to our key focus areas of Inclusion & Belonging to continue ensuring Optus is the right place for the best people to do their best work. 

Gender diversity

We are committed to increasing the representation of women in leadership and key technical roles. We continue to foster a culture where LGBTIQ+ employees are confident expressing themselves.

Multigenerational workplace 

We are committed to creating a workforce encompassing talent from all walks of life by being a strong advocate for Graduate/Early Career employment as well as creating flexible work options for mature-age employees. 

Multicultural awareness

We are committed to cultural diversity at all levels across Optus. Greater inclusivity of cultures leads to better utilisation of backgrounds in ideation, co-creation and local/regional sales and marketing.

Differing abilities 

We are committed to becoming a leader in accessibility by creating a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive and accessible for everyone. 

Life & Culture

I never thought I'd find a job which had so many fun yet talented people all in the one company. I'm learning so many different things from so many different people while laughing every day!

Life and Culture

Values

At Optus, want you to bring your difference to make a difference. Our diverse workforce creates a vibrant and welcoming workplace where our different perspectives give us our edge. We encourage and give our people flexibility to be the best version of themselves, from our hybrid workplaces to providing additional leave for purchase. With values that guide us and diversity that connects us, our various teams are united by a single focus - pushing the boundaries towards a better future.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset

We foster diversity of thought and are ready and willing to be challenged. We want to listen to learn and remain curious in our interactions.

Operate with Integrity

We speak up and challenge the status quo by sharing new ideas, asking tough questions, and challenging when you can see a better way.

Make Customers First

We remove complexity for our customers and colleagues and simplify experiences, reducing waste, eliminating manual workarounds, and ensuring we focus on the things that really matter.

Maximise teamwork

We recognise impact in the moment to help us stay connected to what matters by looking for moments of impact and celebrating them.

Innovate with a challenger spirit

We ask "what if?" and "how can we?" to inspire fresh thinking, engage imagination, and explore the art of the possible.

Take Ownership

We Take Ownership and Follow Up (TOFU) by taking the initiative to resolve a situation for a customer or colleague in a timely way.

Perks & Benefits

  • Optus Product Discounts 
    • Monthly $80 credit (all perm, or fixed term for 12 months or more)
    • 25% discount off eligible Optus accounts (perm, casual, fixed term for 12 months or more) 
  • Retail discounts - Access to discounts from over 350 retailers through MatesRates including Woolworths, Iconic, Coles and Myer.
  • Discounted travel including car hire, cruises and hotel companies
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Wellness Gateway that provides access to an online portal providing information and tips for health and life skills.  This includes EAP support for personal or work-related matters including managing stress, resilience, sleep and financial support. Resources on topics such as mental health, nutrition, parenting and regular seminar’s
  • Onsite GP’s and Psychologists, and telehealth options
  • Access to Optus Sport fitness portal as well as onsite gyms with salary packaging available
  • Mindfulness program
  • Flu vaccination program
  • Volunteering and Giving Back
  • Optus supports employees to give back through generous charity leave as well as a Connected Day to help employees connect with the things that matter most
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave to enhance work-life balance
  • Hybrid work environment – 3 days in the office and 2 from home

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Optus Careers: Meet our People

 

Sam Wilson

Bachelor of Business (HR) and Bachelor of Tourism

2021 Optus P&C Graduate

My first rotation is in the Employee Relations, Governance and Policy team, which involves a combination of case management and bespoke project work. I advise leaders from all different leadership levels and business units about a range of HR and ER matters. I’ve also worked on data initiatives and delivered tailored training to further develop the capability of our key stakeholders.

I’ve learnt that a career in the technology industry is an exciting one – full of innovation, change, growth, and opportunity. I love being able to work on new challenges and deliver value to employees and leaders across Optus. I would advise anyone looking to be a 2022 Graduate – don’t be afraid to promote yourself and showcase your curiosity. We tend to downplay our strengths when applying for jobs, but this is your time to shine and ask thoughtful questions. I wholeheartedly recommend you take the leap, say YES and explore new areas that you previously might have walked (or ran) past. It is terrifying, but worth it.

Sustainability at Optus

Sustainability

 

At Optus, our purpose is to power optimism with options and our vision is to become Australia’s most loved everyday brand with lasting customer relationships. What’s essential to the success of both is sustainability. Our commitment to social and environmental sustainability ensures we are connected to the causes our customers care about. It strengthens the bonds between our company, people, and our communities. It brings everyone together around the shared goal of a future we can all be optimistic about. 

We focus our efforts on six ways to create positive impact on people and planet. Each area has been identified as important to our people and customers because they are the social and environmental challenges, we are well placed to leverage our scale, technology, innovation, skills and energy to make a meaningful impact on. Our six focus areas:

Sustainable innovation

Support for-purpose innovators address social and environmental issues through technology.

Future of work

Build knowledge and skills for people and communities to thrive in an ever-changing digital world.

Equity and inclusion

Protect and champion diversity and inclusion, as well as the human rights of all people in our organisation and supply chain.

Climate action

Support and enable the shift to a net zero world.

Circular economy

Set the standard in reducing waste and transitioning to a circular economy.

Digital enablement

Empower vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians, as well as young people and their families, to thrive in the digital world.

Protecting our environment

At Optus, we recognise our role in connecting our community to a low carbon future and keeping them safe during times of natural disasters.

We have a long history of working to improve the environmental performance of our operations and supporting our community to join us on the journey towards a sustainable and resilient future. 

We focus our efforts on two areas: Climate Action and Circular Economy

Climate action - Climate change presents urgent challenges for business, governments, and society. It is our priority to understand, mitigate and manage the material risks that we can address through strategic action.

Circular economy - We are embracing the ‘circular economy’ principles as a key component of a future in which our growing population can live more sustainably. We are doing this by prioritising the reduction of resources first and foremost, the elimination of waste to landfill by reusing or recycling resources where possible, and the increased use of regenerative resources. We are taking a strong stance on minimising the impact of our goods and services on the environment and community. Our approach takes a life-cycle view encompassing the environmental impact before products reach our stores, during our operations and after their useful life.

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