Australia Post hails technical academy formation

Emerging technologies the focus of training initiative

Australia Post hails technical academy formation
Australia Post is focusing on IT training


In what it describes as an Australian first, Australia Post has launched a dedicated Tech Academy.

The concept is a two-year development program available to anyone with a keen interest in a career within the evolving tech sector.

Aimed at training emerging talent from a diverse background — including return to work parents and people with non-technical skills — Australia Post has teamed up with educator Coder Academy to provide 20 successful applicants on the job training and industry placements within the organisation's technical and digital spaces.

Starting Februar, associate trainees will receive 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.

The aim is to "nurture new talent, and enable people to build their skills across emerging technologies".

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"We're proud the Australia Post Tech Academy is the first of its kind in the country," Australia Post chief information officer John Cox says.

"We know the tech industry is continuously growing and demand for talent is increasing. Meeting employment shortages within the sector has become increasingly challenging.

"This program is open to anyone, regardless of technical backgrounds, including return to work parents, veterans, mid-career professionals, and graduates."

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 open today, closing September 2, with the first intake beginning in February 2019.

For more information can be found here


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