From a graduate program, to a career connecting more people across Australia.

Find out more about the nbn® Graduate Program today.
What's the Graduate Program?

The nbn Graduate Program is a tailored, rotation-based program offering graduates the opportunity to discover more with us. By considering our graduate program, you'll be integrated into teams and will work on real, diverse and meaningful work to help lift the digital capability of Australia.

We provide you with a supportive learning environment that nurtures your career growth, builds your experience, and creates more space for you to discover your professional strength.


What will I gain from the program?

At nbn, we encourage and support our people to enhance their skills and experiences, not only meeting their own needs, but developing further capability to meet the digital needs of people all across Australia.

As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to work for a thriving national company, alongside highly regarded and skilled professionals enabling you to develop a varied skill set in a dynamic working environment.

We nurture a culture where integrity, innovation, inclusion, and personal development is celebrated. Our team comes from all walks of life. Every mind is different, and it’s our differences that enable us to lift Australia’s digital capability, and help even the playing field for people right across Australia—rural, regional, and city.

Our teams are offered benefits, professional development allowances, and discounted study opportunities. You’ll have the freedom to explore what these opportunities mean for you, whilst playing an integral part in connecting streets, corners, and businesses across Australia.

It’s the ideal launching pad for future innovators, creative-thinkers, and hands-on problem solvers.


What happens when I finish the program?

At the conclusion of the 18-month program, you will have experienced three different roles across various teams, with a six-month rotation in different business units. Each rotation will be matched to your individual academic discipline, career interest, as well as your identified and aligned future skills.

This allows you to hone your craft, build your network and gain valuable experience in different environments, ensuring you build ongoing knowledge of the network and business following program completion.


Will I have support and mentorship?

We are one team, and passionate about supporting your success. Our goal is to not only ensure the entire program is a valuable experience, but also that every graduate can make their mark and contribute to the success of nbn.

Once you join our program, you will be paired with a senior business leader who will support your ongoing development. Your senior business leader will not only mentor you throughout the program but will act as an invaluable point of contact and knowledge. They will also identify areas for professional growth, review your strengths and opportunity areas, assist you in broadening your network, and ultimately help launch your career at nbn.

Shortly after you accept your position with nbn, you’ll also be matched with a graduate buddy. This graduate will help you become familiar with our processes, how we operate, and become one of many friendly faces to help you through your first few months with us.

Each rotational leader will support you throughout your day-to-day responsibilities, and act as a great point of contact for subject matter expertise and advice. Rotational leaders will ensure you are an integral member of the team and working on important projects to help lift the digital capability of Australia.

Your mentors will offer support and guidance through every aspect of the nbn Graduate Program. We know you’ll continue to build a strong support network of leaders and peers throughout the 18-month program and beyond.


How can I build my learning and development?

Together with your mentor and rotation manager, you’ll have the opportunity to build a Personal Development Plan that will help you improve your performance and effectiveness on the job. 

This plan will help prepare you for future career opportunities within nbn—specifically designed to support your on-the-job learning, and help guide you on the career path you choose. Additionally, you will take part in numerous, purpose-built graduate workshops throughout the program, and participate in regular networking opportunities alongside your graduate cohort. This will give you the opportunity to practice the skills you’ve learnt on the job.

Your learning and development is very important to us. We will continue to support you with a clear career plan after you have successfully completed the nbn Graduate Program.

Graduate learning and development

Spark your curiosity with a learning and development program – specifically designed to support your on-the-job learning and to help guide you on the path to becoming a future leader/innovator. Together with your mentor and rotation manager you’ll have the opportunity to build a personal development plan that will help you improve your performance and effectiveness on the job. It will also help in preparing you for future career opportunities within nbn.

In addition, throughout the program you will take part in numerous purpose built graduate workshops, and participate in regular networking opportunities with your graduate cohort.  Most importantly you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you’ve learnt on the job every day. 

Your learning and development is very important to us. We will continue to support you after you have successfully completed the Graduate Program with a clear career plan as you rise through the ranks at nbn.

Are you ready to start your new career?

We're looking for passionate individuals who want to grow and be challenged. To be eligible for the nbn Graduate Program, you:

  • Will have completed an undergraduate degree in the past two years or are due to complete your degree prior to commencement
  • Must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident when you apply
  • Can effectively apply strategic thinking, enterprise agility, digital and data literacy, creative thinking, and problem solving throughout the program

In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to:

  • Be a self-starter 
  • Collaborate and actively champion our inclusive environment
  • Communicate effectively
  • Deliver results and operate in an environment of pace and change 
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and a growth mindset 
  • Think creatively and problem solve with an enterprise mindset 
  • Consistently demonstrate our values