Step one: online application
The first thing you’ll need to do is fill out a short online application form which will help us to determine if you’re eligible for the Program. You’ll also need to upload a copy of your resume and most recent academic transcript.
- Depending on your years of experience, a two-page resume is what you should be aiming for
- Try and focus on your most relevant experiences
- Tailor your resume to suit the pathway you’re applying for
- Please upload the most recent version of your academic transcript
- If you don’t have an official copy of your transcript, we can accept a statement of results. However, if you progress to the interview stage, we will require a copy of your official academic transcript
Step two: video interview and online assessments
During this stage of the application process, we want to get to know you a little bit better. To help us do this, you’ll need to do a video interview and online assessment - the system we use is called HireVue.
You can learn more about how to prepare for the interview and online assessments here.
Step three: virtual interview
At this stage of the recruitment process, you’ll be asked to participate in a virtual interview. This is a three stage process:
Graduate ambassador Q&A session: You will have the opportunity to meet with our current graduates in a virtual setting to get to know more about life at Telstra and ask them any questions you may have.
Case study: You will be presented with a topical issue prior to your interview and will need to prepare a three to five minute pitch.
Behavioural interview You'll be asked a series of motivational and behavioural questions. This will give you the chance to showcase your skills, personality, qualifications, work experience and mindset.
You can learn more about our virtual interviews and get a few tips here.
Step four: checks
Before we can offer you a place in the Telstra Graduate or Summer Vacation Program, we’ll need to conduct a couple of checks such as a security or background check before we can progress you to the final stage.
Step five: offers
This is the final step in the process! If you have been successful, we’ll give you a ring to let you know the good news.
We often see a high calibre of candidates throughout the interview process. Subsequently some candidates may just miss out on receiving a role with us. If this is the case, we will let you know and keep you in our talent pool, so if roles become available later in the year, we will be in touch.
How we support candidates with disabilities or access requirements
If you identify as living with a disability, our team are happy to work with you through the recruitment process.
During our recruitment process, we can offer you a range of reasonable adjustment support services. Once you apply, your recruiter will be able to answer any questions you have to ensure we can support you as best we can.
Please let us know if you have a preferred method of communication, for example via email, phone or in person.
To learn more about our commitment to disability employment, click here
Our application process timeline
Every year, we receive significant interest and volume of applications for our Programs. To assess each application fairly we do ask for your patience. Our team will update you as soon as possible at each stage of the recruitment process.
Telstra Graduate Program in Australia
Applications are closed.
Video interview and online assessments: 17 March – 9 April 2021
Video interview and online assessments outcome by: 10 May 2021
Virtual interviews: 12 May 2021 – 1 June 2021
Telstra Graduate Program in Asia
Applications are closed.
Video interview and online assessments: 4 March 2021 – 22 March 2021
Video interview and online assessments outcome by: 12 April 2021
Virtual interviews: 12 April 2021 – 14 April 2021
Summer Vacation Program
We'll share key dates with you in mid-2021