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At Optus, we're not just a telecommunications giant; we're on a mission to be Australia’s most loved everyday brand, with lasting customer relationships. As one of the largest telecom companies, we touch the lives of over 10 million Australians daily, providing cutting-edge mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment, and business network services.


Why Choose Optus for Your Early Career:


At Optus, we are passionate about inclusivity for our people, providing endless growth opportunities, and empowering them to innovate with impact. We celebrate uniqueness and understand the power of diverse perspectives, committed to providing equal opportunities to all, regardless of gender, cultural background, abilities, or identity. Our culture is built on inclusivity, where every voice is heard, valued, and contributes to our collective success.


Join Optus for a unique and innovative environment that embraces new ideas and technologies. Explore diverse opportunities across various functions, from technology to marketing, allowing you to grow and shape your career. Be part of a community that values making a positive impact, contributing to a better and more connected Australia.


Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

Optus Early Career opportunities are based out of our Sydney Headquarters located in Macquarie Park. Our offices are spread across 6 buildings overlooking a picturesque garden and pond with facilities including gym, multicultural faith rooms, cafés, eateries as well as Australia post on site.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens, New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents.

Roles available for Graduates 

We offer a range of Early Career programs including our signature Graduate Program, Internships, Bespoke Cadetships & Scholarship programs.    

  • Winter Internship: 3-6 months long running from July – December  

  • Summer Internship: 12 weeks long running from November – February  

  • Graduate program: Optus Graduate program is a two year rotation-based program, commencing in February every year and is a permanent opportunity from day dot. This program is designed to develop graduates into productive problem solvers who draw on personal excellence; business and technical capabilities to deliver high-impact business outcomes.  

Our Graduate program is divided into two distinctive streams and will see our graduates undertaking rotations in different teams of their home business units:


  • Corporate Program: designed with teams in Marketing & Revenue, Television and Content, Finance, Risk, Enterprise Business, People & Culture, Regulatory & Public Affairs, Finance, Customer Success and Customer Solutions teams and includes 3-4 rotations, ranging from 6-8 months.

  • Tech Talent Incubator program: designed with teams in IT, Networks, Data, Cyber Transformation (additional placements in Enterprise Business, Satellite and Customer Success) and includes 2 x 12 months rotations.

Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply

  • We welcome a broad spectrum of degree disciplines, ensuring a rich tapestry of skills and perspectives. Whether you hold a Certificate level qualification, a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor's degree, or even a Master's degree, your journey to make a real impact starts with us.

  • We welcome qualifications from diverse fields, including but not limited to Business, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Network Engineering, Marketing, Arts, IT, Computer Science, Design, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Science.

  • For our 2025 Graduate Program, we encourage applications from individuals who have completed their education in 2022, 2023 or 2024.

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What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"I get to work on projects that are really important to Optus and am constantly enabled to develop my skills. It is also a really nice atmosphere in the office, and a good work-life balance is supported."

"The support system, the opportunities to get involved in many projects/roles to expand my skills, and the freedom to work independently to build up the skills, as well as seek the support when necessary."

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