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CASE STUDY: Developing our tech talent

We are committed to developing talent in our business and we know that technical expertise is important for our future.

So, in February 2019, we established our Tech Academy, providing the opportunity for 20 people to commence a two-year program designed to build and develop talent within the digital and broader technology space, including coding, design and security.​

Four tech talent participants in a corporate office
Tech Academy participants recruited from frontline roles: Garrett Ingram (operations), Maggie Cao (retail), Jason Burns (postie), Gayathri Sivaram (retail).
​Thousands of applications were received for the program with four of the successful candidates coming directly from our frontline retail and delivery businesses, while the broader 2019 cohort are from varying backgrounds including music, commercial aviation, photography and finance.

The Tech Academy kicked off with a 12-week technology boot camp, followed by a two-week placement across Australia Post’s retail and operations businesses, and four five-month tech rotations, with opportunities for ongoing employment within a tech or digital team at the end of the program.

Through the Academy, we are working towards blending technical and commercial skills with a customer focus, to improve our business and developing the best IT talent.