Why choose nbn?
nbn is the team behind the design, build and operation of the nbn™ broadband access network. Working for nbn, you'll be part of one of the largest technology infrastructure projects Australia has seen providing you with lots of opportunities, great flexibility, and collaborative culture. Building the access network is just the beginning; we are looking for future leaders like you who will run the access network and help deliver a world-class customer experience for our partners and end-users. You'll work with inspirational leaders and innovators in their field, take on engaging and exciting work, and seek imaginative solutions to new questions every day.
We are dedicated to helping provide Australians with access to the benefits of fast broadband. But the nbn™ access network is so much more than access to fast internet. A state-of-the-art communications access network can help to open up a world of possibilities in areas such as education, business, innovation, healthcare, flexibility, and entertainment. It will help ensure our digital future and is designed to give Australians the opportunity to be productive, creative, efficient and connected – benefits we can hope to enjoy for decades to come.
At nbn, we look to all our team members to display traits including integrity, inclusivity, collaboration, innovation and passion. Working for nbn, you'll be part of the team who are providing Australia with the infrastructure needs to help to compete in a fast-paced global marketplace. Recognising that Australians are entitled to access to fast speed internet, you'll be helping to open up opportunities for our fellow regional Australians as we continue to help bridge the digital divide.
Our Graduate Programs
The nbn™ Graduate Programs are tailored rotation-based programs. We have two Graduate Programs: Business and Technology. Both programs run for eighteen months and allow you to complete three six month rotations. Our aim is to inspire graduates with exposure to a range of stimulating and varied roles across a number of business areas within nbn.
As a graduate, you will participate in custom-designed workshops and benefit from a tailored learning and development program specifically designed to support your on-the-job learning and path to becoming a future leader.
Upon joining our program, you will be paired with a Senior Business Leader who will not only mentor you throughout the program but will act as an invaluable point of contact and knowledge. Your champion will be a supportive contact within your sponsoring function with a similar background to your career aspirations. Your support network comprising your rotation manager, mentor, champion and Graduate Program team will offer subject matter expertise and advice, guiding you through every aspect of the Graduate Program.
Applications for our 2021 Graduate Programs open 1 July 2020.
The recruitment process
The nbn graduate recruitment journey is a step by step process to allow you to get to know our organisation and understand the Graduate Program in more depth. The process is also designed to ensure that we effectively identify, match and understand your knowledge, skills and capabilities.
1. Online application
Applicants will need to apply online for the 2021 Graduate Program. Before you begin your application, ensure that you have your resume and academic transcript available. The application form asks you for several written responses, most importantly, why you would like to work for nbn. You will be asked to select the business unit preference relevant to your degree.
2. Online assessment
Successful applicants will be invited to complete an online cognitive assessment. This can be completed at home or wherever you can log in online.
3. Digital interview
Next, you will be asked to complete a digital interview where we are keen to learn more about you, your experiences and motivation. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend an assessment centre.
4. Assessment Centre
This is an opportunity to learn more about nbn; discover the opportunities available to you as an nbn graduate, and hear from our grads – current and alumni - about their experience on the Graduate Program. Be prepared to demonstrate your skills through working with other candidates in group activities and presentations. As part of the assessment centre day, you will be invited to interview with business leaders to expand on your experience and demonstrate key competencies and behaviours.
Successful candidates will progress to background checks and if satisfactory, we will present you with an offer of employment confirming your placement in our Graduate Program! We will stay in contact with you up until your start date.
To be eligible for the nbn™ Graduate Program you:
In addition you will be able to demonstrate your ability to: