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Our Graduate Program


It’s an exciting time to be at Optus. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, more career pathways and development opportunities have been created across a broader range of business streams for graduates.  

Our 2 year Graduate program offers career development opportunities and we actively encourage further growth within our organisation as you complete the program. It's a fun, rewarding experience that will accelerate your personal and professional development, providing you a platform to fulfill your goals. We want to challenge you and ensure you contribute from day one and make an impact to our business.

Within your business area you’ll complete a rotational program. Rotations help you to learn about different parts of your business area, build more connections, further develop skills, and decide where you can take your career next. You will complete 3 rotations of 8 months each.

At the end of your graduate program, you’ll be supported to transition into a role which best suits your capabilities and interests.  

Our accelerated program provides new university graduates with an in-depth knowledge of Optus, the Singtel Group and the broader industry. The options are endless from (but not limited to) Marketing, Finance, Networks and Data Analytics, Sales and IT.


How long is the program?

This is a 2 year accelerated growth and development program.

What month does the program start?


What degrees types are Optus looking for?

We offer a range of graduate opportunities for a wide variety of degree disciplines, including, but not limited to: Business, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Network Engineering, Marketing, Arts, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Science. 

Who is eligible to apply for the Optus Graduate Program?

Visa requirements

You must have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency at the time that you submit your application.

Minimum credit average

To be considered you’ll need a minimum of 65% grade point average.

Graduate applications

To be eligible, you must be in the final year of a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have completed your university studies in the last 2 years.

Postgraduate applications

We accept applications from undergraduate or postgraduate students.

What locations are you recruiting for?

Currently, we are only recruiting for graduate roles in Sydney.

What does the application process involve?

Begin by submitting your application through our careers page. Successful applicants will then be asked to complete an online psychometric test to learn about the way you think. The next stage involves a video interview, which you can do from the comfort of your own home. The final stage is an in-person group interview, also known as our Assessment Centre, which includes group activities and one-one-one interviews with hiring managers.

What is the starting salary for graduates?

Our starting salary is competitive with the graduate market. We will discuss details of remuneration and our bonus structure throughout the recruitment process. We also offer rewards and benefits that do not make up the cash component of your salary, but still offer cost savings to you. 

Can I travel overseas with Optus?

While we do have offices around the globe, our graduates are based in Australia. However, in some cases our graduates will have the opportunity to work overseas.

Here from one of our Graduate alumni:



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