About the Telstra Graduate Program

About the Telstra Graduate Program

We offer an 18-month structured program with rotations so you can explore different areas of the business and uncover the endless options available to you. Start your career at the leading edge.

Telstra's International Graduate Program

Want to work with Australia’s number one telecommunications company and a world-class business that is fast growing internationally?

Our Summer Vacation Program

On our Summer Vacation Program you’ll get priceless exposure to senior leaders, exciting projects, cutting-edge technology - and knowledge and experience to give your career a kick-start once uni’s over.

Networks Technology Program

Our new 12-month Networks Technology Program offers top university technical graduates an ideal environment to learn, grow and build your career as an emerging technology specialist.

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How does being a part of Telstra's Academy Program sound? Have you ever thought of becoming a world class Network Engineer or Security Consultant learning from some of Australia's best? Does having your career fast tracked through amazing development opportunities interest you? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, this might be the perfect opportunity to kick-start your career in Australia's leading brand- Telstra.

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Meet our Edge Seekers

Start your career at the leading edge

Hear what our Edge Seekers have to say about their experiences on the Telstra Graduate Program.

Why Telstra?

Why Telstra?

Telstra is rapidly evolving into a world-class technology leader. Our commitment to innovation and international growth means our graduates get real-world experience through complex and challenging work that helps millions to connect.

How we innovate

How we innovate

We’re finding ways to expand globally, and to help people connect in new and different ways. Here's how we’re growing to help create a brilliant connected future for everyone.

Our careers streams

You can explore your career as a graduate at Telstra in six different streams.

Our development program

Our development program

At Telstra, we believe in you and your potential. That's why our on-the-job learning is complemented by a formal development program that is second to none.

Information Technology stream

IT systems are at the core of every part of Telstra’s operations and are crucial to meet the needs of our customers. Find out what you could be doing as a Telstra IT Graduate.

Engineering stream

Engineering is essential for the design, maintenance and construction of the world-class communication networks that keep millions of customers connected. Find out what you'll do as a Telstra Engineering Graduate.

Business and Commerce stream

The Business and Commerce team plays a central role in supporting our business planning, strategy and operations to deliver and evolve the services our customers need. Find out what you'll do as a Telstra Business and Commerce graduate.

Finance and Strategy stream

Our Finance and Strategy team is responsible for Telstra’s financial support, strategy development and corporate policy functions. Find out what you could do as a Finance and Strategy graduate.

Marketing stream

Alongside our strategy division, our marketing team develops plans for everything from brand positioning  campaigns that support sales channels and drive sales growth and ultimately, shareholder return. Find out what you could be doing as a marketing graduate.

Human Resources stream

Our HR team is responsible for building world-class talent across our business - and creating the systems to support, reward and develop them. Here's what you could be doing as a Telstra HR graduate.

I'm trusted to deliver

Lee, IT Graduate

As an IT graduate, Lee has the chance to truly help businesses in a constantly changing environment.

It’s the ultimate environment to develop and grow

It’s the ultimate environment to develop and grow


Business & Commerce graduate

Where I started is so far removed from where I am now. That's what the graduate program is all about – opening yourself up to new opportunities and seizing the ones that present themselves to you.

I'm part of a really exciting culture

Shari, Finance & Strategy graduate

Graduates' fresh insights and ideas are welcomed and valued at Telstra. Shari explains how she's been able to contribute to her teams.

I feel like I won the lottery

I feel like I won the lottery


Engineering graduate

I’ve always been interested in sustainability and saving the environment, but I never thought I’d get the chance to do that as my day job.

I'm at the forefront of technology

Josh, Business & Commerce graduate

At Telstra, we're at the leading edge of innovation. Hear what that means for business and commerce graduate Josh.

I'm finding my passion

I'm finding my passion


IT graduate

As an IT graduate, I can see how we're really making a difference to people's lives.

We're evolving - and I'm right in the thick of it

Deanna, HR graduate

At Telstra, we're creating a global footprint and finding innovative new ways to help our customers connect. HR graduate Deanna tells how she's helping to shape our future.

This is my chance to stand out

This is my chance to stand out


Human Resources graduate

As graduates, we're valued and supported, and given a range of opportunities that I feel are unparalleled. 

Sky's the limit when it comes to opportunity

Jaron, Engineering graduate

Our graduates get broad experience and a development path that's second to none. Hear what exciting projects Jaron's been working on as a Telstra engineering graduate.

I’m encouraged to bring a new way of thinking

I’m encouraged to bring a new way of thinking


Marketing graduate

The Telstra Graduate Program is a strong foothold to start my career, with customer advocacy as a central pillar. 

I can make a real difference to so many people

Erin, Marketing graduate

We offer our graduates a wealth of meaningful real-world experience. Hear how marketing graduate Erin has started her career with an edge.

I'm fulfilling my career ambitions

I'm fulfilling my career ambitions


Finance and Strategy Graduate

The experiences and development opportunities I’ve had as a graduate, I wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.

We're focused on how we can be innovative


Human Resources graduate

I wanted to be part of an industry-leading company that was focused on customers and could provide me with development opportunities. That really reinforced why I wanted to work at Telstra.

What we look for in a graduate

We're looking for graduates who live and breathe our values and who want to make a real difference to help us realise our vision of being a world-class technology company.

Our graduate recruitment process

Once you've submitted your application, we'll keep you posted on its progress. But here's what you can expect during our recruitment process.


Got a question? Find out more about the Telstra Graduate Program.

Networks Technology Program

Graduate Program not for you? If you're looking for technical pathway that focuses wholly on designing and building world-class networks then consider our accelerated Networks Technology Program

Join our graduate community

When you join Telstra, you’ll join an incredibly open, supportive graduate team. And you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get to know and learn from each other throughout the 18-month program.

Information for international students

If you're an international student, you can submit an application for our graduate program. Here's what you need to know.

Graduate program awards and honours

We’re really proud of our history and heritage, and to have been honoured with several awards for our graduate program over the years.

About Telstra outside of Australia

Telstra’s heritage is proudly Australian, but we have a longstanding international business. Today, we have about 3000 employees based in 22 countries outside of Australia providing services to hundreds of business and government customers.

Development on our International Graduate Program

There are many elements in this 24-month structured program that can help you develop, both personally and professionally. 

International Graduate Program key dates

Applications for our 2017 international program are now closed. 


International Graduate Program FAQs

Got more questions around the program? Read on ... 

The start of great things to come

The start of great things to come


Graduate and former Summer Vacationer

On my first day as an intern, I was taken into a customer negotiation meeting with a major Australian resources company.

Summer Vacation Program FAQs

Got a question about the Telstra Summer Vacation Program? Find the answer here.

A summer full of surprises

A summer full of surprises


Graduate and former Summer Vacationer

As a summer vacationer, you get to be guided by influential managers, mentors and the team members you work with. There is so much to learn that time flies by.

Summer Vacation key dates

Applications for the 2017 Telstra Summer Vacation Program open in July. Here are the important dates to mark down on your calendar.


The opportunities here are endless

The opportunities here are endless


Graduate and former Summer Vacationer

The Telstra Summer Vacation program was one of the most  valuable experiences I’ve ever had. From the start, the people, vision and everything Telstra had to offer absolutely wowed me.

Summer Vacation recruitment: what to expect

Our Summer Vacation Program selection process is designed to be thorough and fair to every candidate - and it all starts with our online application. 

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I am excited to share with you that applications are now open for Telstra’s 2017 Graduate Program!

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Telstra Graduate Program: Join our final live chat!

Are you considering Telstra’s International Graduate Program, but want to know more? Join our live chat on Wednesday, March 23!

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Telstra Graduate Program: Top tips for your application

Each year we get thousands of applications for our graduate program. So how do you make yourself stand out from the rest?

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Telstra Graduate Program: How to get your academic transcript

When you apply for the 2017 Telstra Graduate Program, you’ll see we ask you to attach your official academic transcript. Here's how to get it.

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How to shine in a video interview

Video interviews can be stressful but we've had our fair share of them at the Careers Centre. To help, we've compiled some ways to help you stand out from the crowd.

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What to expect at a behavioural interview

A behavioural interview can be daunting if you haven't been through one before. Graduate program manager Senaya has a few tips to help you give your best.

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How to give good feedback in 4 easy steps

Feedback – alongside mentors, parental figures, books and leaders – is one of the best teachers you’ll have. Here's how I learned to give good feedback in four simple steps.

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My colourful career in IT

A career in IT mightn't be what you think it is. As Molly finishes her final graduate rotations, see where her IT career has taken her so far.

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How to get job-ready on social media

Don't neglect your social media accounts when job hunting, it could be the key to securing that interview.

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What I learned on the Indigenous check-in tour

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Applications for our 2016 Summer Vacation program are finally open and Program Manager Sen has got some advice on why you should apply.

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By the numbers, my career in Big Data

Working in Big Data is challenging, but more rewarding than it seems. Here's where Sahra's career in numbers has taken her.

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How to work from home

At Telstra, we promote flexible working so our people can do what they need to, wherever they are based. If you’ve never worked from home before, here’s how to get set you up for success.

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Million $ Challenge a priceless way to help youth

Being a Telstra Graduate is about more than kick-starting your career - it also provides a chance to give back, discovers Paul Sporton.

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Younger generation connects Tech Savvy Elders

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Telstra University Challenge: Meet the finalists

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Three lessons I’ve learned during my 20 years at Telstra

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