Our application process
There are five steps in our hiring process. Here’s what you need to know about each stage, what you’ll need to do and how we’ll be supporting you along the way.
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 assesments here.
Step three: virtual interview
At this stage of the recruitment process, you’ll be asked to participate in a virtual interview where you’ll be asked to present a pitch, discuss your motivations and respond to behavioural based questions. This will give you the chance to showcase your skills, personality, qualifications, work experience and mindset.
Prior to your virtual interview you will also have the opportunity to meet with our current graduates in a virtual setting to get to know more about life at Telstra.
You can learn more about the final interview day 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 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 reserve pool, so if roles become available later in the year, we will be in touch.
How we support candidates with disabilities or access requirements
We’ve recently launched our Accessibility and Inclusion Plan
, as we are extremely focused on creating a fully inclusive workplace.
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.
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.
Summer Vacation Program
Applications are now closed.
Online application outcome: By Thursday 13 August 2020
Online video and assessments outcome: By Thursday 20 August 2020
Interviews conducted: Friday 21 August 2020 to Thursday 10 September 2020
Interview outcomes: By Monday 21 September 2020
Please note these dates are subject to change.
Telstra Graduate Program in Australia
We'll share key dates in early 2021.
Telstra Graduate Program in Asia
We'll share key dates in early 2021.