At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us - we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re creating a better tomorrow for all Australians. We believe in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.
About the Program
Our Field Cadet Program focuses on your career growth and having the support of everyone around you. You don’t have to know everything; we’re all about collaboration and how we can create solutions together. If you’re ready to learn, we’re ready to help kickstart your career.
This 2-year full-time program is designed to enable you to gain real world experience through working and studying. You’ll be at the leading edge of future technologies and learn from highly experienced Field Technicians and Network Engineers, whilst gaining a formal qualification of a Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology.
You’ll learn the ropes across both Fibre and Engineering and become our next generation of tech superstars. We’re keen to source candidates who are interested in launching a career with Optus and become future leaders with us. You’ll also be part of a broader Optus Cadet community who will be there to support you. You’ll grow your capability beyond the Field with access to a range of development opportunities too.
We believe the key to success is to support and empower diversity; therefore, we’re keen to hear from people from diverse backgrounds who are inspired to reach their full potential.
Before you say ‘Yes’; to be eligible for our Optus Network Cadet Program, you must:
· be over 18 years of age;
· hold a current valid Driver's Licence;
· be a citizen of, or hold permanent residency in, Australia or New Zealand;
· be physically able to undertake tasks such as climbing and lifting;
· be comfortable working at heights or in confined spaces occasionally.
· have a curious mindset, enjoy solving problems and adaptable to all situations.
· be flexible to be ‘on-call’ to actively attend incidents, when required.
· Most importantly, keen in working in a fun collaboratively team environment!
Previous experience and interest in Retail Telecommunication, cabling/fibre, networking, TV/Satellite and/or Data Centre is desired, but not essential.
About the Team
Our Network teams keep Optus at the forefront of Information and Communication Technology excellence through delivering exciting opportunities and designing innovative ideas to connect Australians with advanced technology platforms capable of cutting-edge communications, information, and entertainment services.
Our Networks and Engineering teams include Telco Engineering and Network Engineering; just to name a few.
About the process
Our recruitment process is simple and provides you the opportunity to showcase your best self, whilst also having a bit of fun and getting to know us along the way.
Our application process:
· Online Application Form. (Applications Close - Thursday 4th November 2021)
· Video Interview (HireVue) – Be yourself; let’s get to know you.
· Successful applicants will be advised and moved to background checks prior to offer stages.
We’re excited to learn and go along this career journey with you to embrace innovation.
What are you waiting for? It starts with Yes!
Optus is a place where we let you do you. Whether you’ll be working in our corporate offices or in a retail store, we're a highly collaborative workplace, and offer a range of perks such as:
· A competitive salary
· Discounts on products and services
· Ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities
· Up to five days of Volunteer Leave per year
· Blended Ways of Working
We understand that flexibility means different things to different people. We're proud to offer a variety of options to work in different ways, such as our Blended Ways of Working, job share and part-time. Our Blended Ways of Working lets our people work across home and our offices. Please talk to us about how we can make this role work for you.
Curious about our culture? Go behind the scenes with our people by searching #OptusLife (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/optuslife/) on LinkedIn.
Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Optus.