In an attempt to keep in line with international competition, Australia Post hopes to grow its digital capabilities and develop talent in emerging technologies through its new Tech Academy.
Australia Post has announced the launch of its new dedicated Tech Academy. This is a two-year development program available to anyone interested in developing a career in the evolving tech sector. “We’re proud the Australia Post Tech Academy is the first of its kind in the country,” said Australia Post Chief Information Officer, John Cox.
The program aims to give practical skills and hands-on learning. It has teamed up with Coder Academy to provide 20 applicants with on-the-job training and industry placements within the organisation’s tech and digital spaces. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. “This program is open to anyone, regardless of technical backgrounds, including return to work parents, veterans, mid-career professionals, and graduates,” said Cox.
The program commences in February 2019, and offers associate trainees a 12 week tech boot camp, a two-week placement across Australia Post’s retail and operations sectors, and four five-month tech rotations, with opportunities for ongoing employment within a tech or digital team at the conclusion of the two-year period.
“We know the tech industry is continuously growing and demand for talent is increasing. Meeting employment shortages within the sector has become increasingly challenging,” added Cox.
Mr Cox said Australia Post is looking to grow its tech and digital capabilities, by developing talent in emerging technologies such as machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain.
“Companies abroad have received high acclaim for their ability to deliver a workforce in line with future organisational needs and diversity, and we want to bring that to Australia Post.
“We are hoping this program will set the standard across the country, and will attract people who want to learn and have a strong sense of community, to help us improve the way we deliver our products and services for our customers.”
Applications for the Australia Post Tech Academy are now open until 2 September, with the first intake beginning in February 2019.