Telstra Graduate Program

Get the experience today to help shape tomorrow

Join the Telstra Graduate Program and explore endless opportunities to find your ‘why’ and reimagine tomorrow, together.

Whether you’re entering the working world for the first time or studying to make a change, Telstra’s Graduate Program will equip you with the learning, experiences, coaching and mentoring you need for your career today, and in the future.

About the Telstra Graduate Program

During our 14-month Graduate Program, you’ll join Telstra full-time to support the cutting-edge work we’re doing in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networks, 5G, cybersecurity, drone technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.

You'll work in an environment that’s embracing ways of working like Agile, DevOps, Human Centred Design and Lean. You will be allocated into Chapters/Operative groups and get hands-on experience with projects designed to develop your capabilities in chosen pathways, collaborating with the best people in their field.

Plus, you’ll get the tools, flexibility and volunteer opportunities to help you thrive, your way.

If you have a specific impairment, which may be permanent, temporary or situational, our team are happy to work with you through the recruitment process (or, work with your Disability Employment Services provider if you would like us to). Learn more information on how we hire

Program eligibility

To apply for our Graduate Program:

You must have completed a minimum of an undergraduate degree within the last three years up to the commencement of the Program in February 2025. (i.e. graduating between 2022, 2023 and 2024).

You must be eligible to work in Australia; International Students who have a valid visa that enables them to work in Australia without any work restrictions are eligible to apply to our technical pathways.

Why choose Telstra?

We like to think of ours as any good relationship – and that means we give a lot back. So when it comes to rewarding and supporting our graduates, we do this in several different ways throughout your journey with us.

Here are the top things you can look forward to

Accelerated learning

Throughout the Program you’ll take part in three accelerators, which are all unique to the pathway you have chosen. Each accelerator includes learning, experiences, coaching, and support that will help you to build your professional and technical skills.

Immersive experiences

As a graduate, you’ll be able to see first-hand the incredible and innovative work our teams are doing across Telstra. You’ll be given opportunities to explore the Global Operations Centre (GOC), the Security Operations Centre (SOC), 5G operations centre and Telstra Labs.

Our graduates have worked on some pretty cool projects like Internet of Things, vehicle to vehicle communication tools, emergency services communications, and some have even attended concerts and sporting events to test our 4G and 5G capabilities.

Social connections

We know that a career at Telstra shouldn’t all be about the work, so we give you plenty of opportunities to network and socialise with your peers and leaders across the business.

These include informal coffee or lunch dates and connecting with colleagues across a range of different forums. We also encourage you to join groups with like-minded people, such as our Spectrum group for LGBTI+ colleagues and their allies, the First Nations peoples and our Rise Gender Equity group, which is our network on gender equality.    

Flexible working

We have adopted an ‘all roles flex’ working arrangement, which acknowledges that flexible working means different things to different people.

Working from home, being able to take study leave and getting paid volunteering leave are just some of the options available to our graduates. You can talk to us about what works for you when you start with us. Learn more about our flexibility

Leading-edge technology

No matter which pathway you choose, you’ll support and be exposed to the cutting-edge work we’re doing in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networks, 5G, cybersecurity, drone technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies.

Work with industry leaders

Whether it’s your manager, a team member, a peer or one of the many specialists in our business, there are several people who’ll be supporting your development and career progression here at Telstra.

Great rewards and extras

When you start in the Program, you’ll be given a competitive salary – but that’s not all. You’ll also get a Telstra Additional Day each year on top of your four weeks’ annual leave and have access to paid volunteer and cultural days.

Plus, you’ll receive discounts on Telstra products like phones and internet, and those of our partners, such as travel, entertainment and cars. Learn more on all your benefits.

Network Engineering

You’ll assist our network engineering teams in specialist analysis, design and deployment in specific network tech domains. 

Software Engineering

You could be assisting our teams with analysis, designing, building, testing, implementing and helping to maintain multiple system applications for our customers.

Data Analytics and Management

You’ll provide your data expertise, support and best practice solutions to our data analytics and management teams to help our business and partners to thrive.

Product and Service Design

You’ll help teams across the business with research and user testing, developing segment personas, creating target state user journey maps, and developing prototypes to test and iterate with our customers.  

Technology Consulting and Solutions

You’ll support our teams by providing technical service, solutions, implementation and support to the platforms, devices, applications and computerised systems supplied and operated by us. 

Corporate pathways

We're looking for Finance and Business, as well as HR graduates to join our team. 

Information and Cybersecurity

You’ll help to design and implement security components and control measures that meet the security needs of our business.

Our other programs

Learn about our Summer Vacation and First Nations careers programs. Visit our Student Internships and Graduate page. 

FAQs

We will open applications for our 2025 Program March 2024 and close early April 2024.

This is a great question, but a hard one to answer as it changes every year based on the needs of our business. 

In order to be eligible for the 2025 Program intake, you will need to have completed your most recent tertiary education qualification within the last three years up to the commencement of the Program in February 2025. (I.e. graduating between 2022, 2023 and 2024).

You also must have completed a minimum of an undergraduate degree within this timeframe.

Of course, you can! We would welcome your application once you have completed your degree by the end of 2024. 

International students who have a valid visa that enables them to work in Australia without any work restrictions are eligible to apply to our technical pathways.

Absolutely! Our Program is open to candidates who have completed their studies up to three years ago.

Yes, you can still apply for the Program as long as you can provide us with your grade point average. We prefer official university transcripts, but we accept unofficial ones in the meantime.

Please keep this in mind if you progress to the interview stage, as we’ll ask you for your most up-to-date transcripts.

The Graduate Program runs for 14 months, which includes a month-long induction at the commencement, beginning February 2025.  During this 13-month period you will be allocated into Chapters/Operative groups and assigned to missions/projects to develop capabilities in chosen pathways.

What will your 'why' be?

Whether it’s rewarding career opportunities, an amazing work-life balance or being able to make a difference, you can discover why Telstra is a great place to work.