Australia Post launches technology academy to train new talent

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Australia Post has revealed details of its new Tech Academy, which has been developed to encourage new, emerging talent to begin a career in the technology industry. The two-year development program is available to anyone with a keen interest in a career within the evolving tech sector.

The Tech Academy has been developed to train emerging talent from diverse backgrounds, 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 organization’s tech and digital spaces.

Commencing in February 2019, 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.

Australia Post chief information officer John Cox said the innovative program will nurture new talent, and enable people to build their skills across emerging technologies: “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.”

According to Cox, Australia Post is looking to grow its tech and digital capabilities by developing talent in emerging technologies such as machine learning, IoT, and blockchain.

“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,” Cox said.

Applications for the Australia Post Tech Academy are open now, and close September 2, with the first intake beginning in February 2019.

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