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Optus Graduate Programs & Internships

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Life & Culture

At Optus we are strengthened by others. It's about how we connect with each other, power optimism, and provide access to opportunity.

We leverage the power of inclusivity when we lend our strength to one another. It is our varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that allow us to serve a nation as culturally rich as Australia.

The Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy seeks to embed and enhance an inclusive culture which attracts, grows, and retains our amazing people who can build lasting customer relationships with our nation's diverse communities and with one another.



Sustainability at Optus

Our Vision is to embed sustainability in our culture, values, decision-making, operations, products and services to create a sustainable business.

We focus on the most significant areas where our unique skills, resources and expertise can help create a positive impact on current and future generations.

Optus Sustainability Framework

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.

Recruitment Process

Why Choose Optus for your Graduate Program?

The Optus Graduate Program empowers you to craft the career you want, with resources, training & unwavering support at every step. Whether you’re ready to embrace your ambitions, or looking to discover new passions, the Optus Graduate Program will help you build the career that’s right for you. Our 2-year program will cycle you through a variety of different opportunities, exposing you to innovative and exciting work in every corner of the business. It’s the perfect next step (or first leap) in your career journey, with a wide range of roles to explore, from Marketing, People & Culture, Finance to Technology and beyond. It’s your career, we’re just here to help you make the most of it.

About Our Program

Kick-start your career with a full-time role from day one. The 1st two years on the program have been uniquely designed to equip you with the experience, knowledge and networks empowering you to succeed. After the two years, you will roll off the program and continue to grow your career within Optus as a permanent team member.

Our Graduate offering is divided into two distinctive programs - Corporate and Technology. 

Technology Program:

2 x 12 month rotations

Streams available Cybersecurity, CX/UX, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Data Analytics and Satellite

Business areas include IT, Networks, Data, Satellite and additional placements in Enterprise Business and Customer Success

Qualifications and Certificates accepted but not limited to - Software Engineering, IT, Cyber, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Aerospace engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Space Engineering


Corporate Program:

3-4 rotations, ranging from 6-8 months each.

Business areas include Marketing, Television and Content, Finance, Risk, Enterprise Business (Products and Sales), People & Culture (Human Resources), Regulatory & Public Affairs, Finance, Customer Success and Customer Solutions. 

Qualifications and Certificates accepted but not limited to - Business, Commerce, HR, Arts, Psychology, Business, Law, Finance, Accounting and Commerce.


What is the recruitment & selection process for the 2025 Graduate program? 

We know the best ideas come from unusual collaborations, unheard voices and from those who think differently. The Optus Graduate program allows for skills to be nurtured, not expected. To be eligible for our program, you will need to meet the following criteria: 

  • You are an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed an Advanced Diploma, Bachelor's degree (or higher) or Certificate level qualification in 2022, 2023 or expect to complete your final subject by December 2024, inclusive of any internships or work experience placements required for graduation.
  • Be willing to work predominantly from our Macquarie Park campus located in Sydney. Relocation assistance will be considered for successful candidates based outside of Sydney.
  • Be available to commence full-time in February 2025.

Remuneration & Career Growth

In addition to an attractive remuneration package, we also offer exciting rewards and benefits including:

  • Discounts – On Optus Products and Services including $80 monthly credit + 25% discount on all plans
  • Benefits - Unlock additional benefits to over 400 retailers Australia-wide including Iconic, Mimco, Booking.com etc.
  • Networks - Join our employee-led networks supporting our First Nations, LGBTQIA+, People living with a Disability and their allies, creating an inclusive and culturally diverse workforce.
  • Learning - Curated learning journeys completed alongside your cohort.
  • Mentorship - Supportive mentorship from our skilled leaders.
  • Coaching - Peer-to-peer coaching from a former graduate.
  • BWOW - Flexible working options through our ‘Blended Ways Of Working’ approach which includes three (3) days in the office and two (2) flexible days.

Graduate Reviews

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What Graduates Say About Them
  • Inclusive and flexible work culture - as a graduate, I was treated as an important core team member from the beginning and allowed to participate and learn in many big projects.
  • The people, constant support, great opportunities. A great emphasis is on being involved in various groups, activities, and events outside your day-to-day work.
  • It is an awesome company culture with many opportunities for me to upskill, volunteer and get to know other people from different business units. We can also work from home 2 days per week, a lifesaver.
  • Working at Optus within the graduate program has been an incredibly positive experience. The close-knit community of fellow graduates offers a supportive environment for addressing shared concerns and enjoying achievements, reminiscent of the camaraderie often found in a university setting. The campus creates a pleasant work atmosphere with its green spaces and various dining options. Optus has a culture that fosters innovation and provides ample support, especially for graduates. The rotation system in the graduate program offers diverse experiences and networking opportunities, making it a valuable introduction to the professional world.
  • The company highly values early career talent and has the resources to transition graduates from university to full-time work properly. I have gotten the opportunity to work on business-critical projects, and meaningfully contribute to outcomes while being exposed to best practices.
  • Due to its size, it can be hard to figure out different areas of the business I would be interested in as a graduate rotation.
  • Due to how big the company is various procedures in place aren't always convenient.
  • Layers of approval are needed to get something done.
  • The fact that we are a large organisation can sometimes mean things are a bit clunky and hard to make some key changes. Of course, there are many more agile and optimisation-type changes, but some larger processes can be difficult.
  • Location outside of the CBD.

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