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  • #8 in Technology
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Graduate Program


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

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
AUD 80,000 - 90,000

Competitive salary package and crazy discounts

Start Date
12 Feb 2024

Application dates

Applications Open
27 Feb 2023
Applications Close
27 Apr 2023

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
General Skills & Pathways
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
International Studies
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Temporary Work Visa
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At Optus we’re reimagining what’s possible. With values that guide us and diversity that connects us, our different teams are united by a single focus - pushing the boundaries towards a better future. Tomorrow is ours to create and we want you to be part of it. From your dorm room to the boardroom, it starts with yes!

About Us

30 years ago, we 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 looking to be at the forefront of connecting Australia. Our diverse workforce creates a vibrant and welcoming workplace where our different perspectives give us our edge. We encourage and give our people the flexibility to be the best version of themselves, from our hybrid workplaces to providing additional leave for purchase. You can loosen the tie at Optus, as we’re innovating not conforming.

About Our Program

Bring your difference, to make a difference. Kickstart your career with 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! With bars, cafes, prayer rooms, and a gym, the campus is fun and inclusive. Our employee networks are yours to join and are a great way to make connections across the business. We offer exciting programs in all areas of our corporate functions! By joining us, you will enjoy:

  • A full-time permanent role from day 1, based in our cool Macquarie Park campus in Sydney – which is even equipped with tennis courts!
  • 2-4 rotations around different teams within your business unit
  • 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
  • Competitive salary package and crazy discounts

About You

We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers. Doing things differently is in our DNA. We started as a challenger and now our Living Network is redefining telcos. Got a challenger spirit? Help take Optus in new directions.

To be eligible for our 2024 Graduate Programs you must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in 2021, or 2022 or expect to complete your final subject by December 2023, including any internships or work experience placements required for graduation
  • Be willing to predominately work from our Macquarie Park campus - Relocation assistance is considered for successful candidates based outside of Sydney
  • Be available to commence on 12 February 2024
  • We welcome applications for our Tech/ Digital Graduate Program from those who hold valid Graduate Visa 485 at the time of commencement in the program 2024

About Our Process

Optus Early Careers is where skills are nurtured not expected. We’re for unheard voices and think-differenters and we can’t wait to review your application! What you can expect from our application process:

  • Complete an online application form and submit your CV
  • Shortlisted applicants will receive a link from HireVue to complete a short one-way video interview and psychometric testing
  • If you are applying for our Tech Incubator Graduate Program, you will be required to complete a technical test from CodeVue through HireVue
  • If we’d like to learn more, we’ll give you a quick call to discuss your application
  • In-person Assessment Centres will be held from February 2023
  • Successful candidates will then complete background checks
  • Offers will be made in early 2023

Relocation assistance is considered for successful candidates based outside of Sydney.

We’d love 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.

As a provider of essential services across Australia, Optus has a critical role in the community by keeping our customers connected to the people they love and the things that matter. We have a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and also require vaccination to enter our workplaces. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this policy or how it impacts you, including any concerns about meeting this requirement.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
General Skills & Pathways
Anthropology & Geography
Archaeology & History
Development, Migration & Gender
Humanities (all other)
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Justice & Law Enforcement
Legal Studies

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.




Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

Australian Temporary Work Visa