Networks Technology Graduate Program - 2018 & 2019 intakes

Telstra’s Networks team are responsible for the end-to-end planning, design, engineer, build, integration, change, implementation, and lifecycle management of Telstra’s networks and products across fixed, wireless and media. We design and deploy the networks that connect Australia domestically and with the world, and we create value added services for our customers.

With more than a century’s experience in the industry, the Networks team knows a thing or two about keeping Australia connected. We compete across all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, connecting more than 5.7 million retail fixed line services, 17.2 million mobile services and 3.4 million fixed retail broadband services – along with our digital media portfolio.

The way people connect is evolving, so our engineering teams need to adapt to meet the changing needs of our customers, and we are the leader in the technology revolution. We work closely with our Chief Technology Office, product, and operational teams, to design and integrate new technology solutions into our networks. We’re committed to delivering new and innovative solutions and products for our customers to maintain our superior network coverage; a network that makes us Australia's leading telecommunications provider.

About the Networks Technology Program

Our new 12-month accelerated program offers top technical university graduates a unique, hands-on environment to learn, grow and build their career towards becoming one of our deep technology experts and thought leaders. With intakes twice a year, the Networks Technology Program is designed to build momentum aligned to our future technology vision. The program offers an amazing opportunity to develop and fast-track your technology career at Telstra.

Engineering in Networks involves identifying and implementing emerging technologies to continually deliver world firsts, as well as building on our considerable technology credibility. Our engineers represent Telstra in the development of industry technology standards across the world – and if that’s not a mighty enough task, they’re also planning, designing and building infrastructure on a phenomenal scale you won’t find anywhere else.

What will I be working on?

With two to three rotations over 12 months, you will specialise in a technology discipline with a pre-set development program. You will have the opportunity to work on Telstra’s world-class network solutions and products. For example, we’re testing 5G along with other emerging technologies to ensure we’re at the forefront of innovation. You’ll gain invaluable exposure to experts, innovation projects and accelerated learning experiences over the course of the program.

What do we look for in a graduate?

You’ll be degree qualified in one or more of the following disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems, or in Network and Communications.

An interest programming and coding will also be highly regarded.

We have a clear vision and values, and we want people who embrace them. You’ll be willing to take on responsibility, determined, eager to learn and have the courage to challenge yourself and others. We want to see how you’ve been involved in extracurricular or community activities, and how you’ve demonstrated your leadership qualities. We also value skills you’ve learnt in previous workplaces that are relevant for the corporate world. You’ll also need to show a passion for innovation, telecommunications, and emerging technologies – all while knowing how to delight our customers and put them at the heart of everything we do. Find out more about what we look for in graduates.

When does the program start?

Our program has two separate intakes including July 2019 and January 2019.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for our graduate program you must

  • Credit or above GPA (60 WAM)
  • Successfully complete a minimum three -year undergraduate degree by December, 2018. If you completed your degree in 2017 or 2016 you are still eligible to apply.
  • International Students currently on Visa 500, 573, 574 may be eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
    • If studying a Masters’ degree, the duration must be a minimum of two years of study at an Australian University. 12 or 18 month Masters are not accepted.
    • Provide evidence of holding “Competent” English skills via the following tests IELTS, OET, CAE, PTE or TOEFL iBT.
    • Provide work rights  valid for the duration of the
  • Post Graduate Students on Visa 485 may be eligible to apply if their visa is valid for the duration of the 12 month contract.

Our Recruitment Process

 Our graduate selection process begins with an online application. We’ll ask you to submit your CV and academic transcript by the closing date. Some questions on the application form require a longer written answer, so take your time when completing it – and don’t forget to spell check.

Once we receive your application, we follow a recruitment process that’s designed to be thorough and fair to every candidate. Here are the key stages:

  • Application
  • Online testing
  • Recorded video interview
  • First round interview with the Graduate lead
  • Case Study presentation and Final Interview
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