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Marketing Development Program (MDP)

Build a career that’s right for you

The Marketing Development Program (MDP) is a unique two-year rotational program designed to develop and equip graduates with the skills to become marketing leaders.

Benefits of being an MDP

  • Gain practical experience on 3 different marketing teams within the two year Program, with the opportunity to work with various TELUS leaders.
  • Tailor your career path with rotations based on career interests, key business priorities, and areas of development to help you grow professionally.
  • Get assigned a Director-level mentor to guide you throughout the program.
  • Gain the opportunity to apply and land in an area of interest after completing the program.
Marketing Development Program (MDP)

About the MDP Program

Do great things with great people

Elizabeth Boey - Incoming MDP
Elizabeth Boey
Incoming MDP

The mentorship, growth opportunity, and overall TELUS culture are what attracted me most to apply. I'm excited to begin my journey working alongside great teams and for one of the top employers in Canada.

Holly Zhou - Current MDP
Holly Zhou
Current MDP

The MDP has allowed me to gain breadth of skill and exposure so that I can quickly learn and impact any part of the Marketing business, giving me that upper edge even after the 2 years in the program. This has led to MDPs developing a great reputation for excellence within TELUS!

Joel Thom - Graduate
Joel Thom

The MDP provided me with the opportunity to trial a diverse mix of roles across the organization. It allowed me to both strengthen my existing skillset through exposure to areas of familiarity and broaden my skillset by challenging myself in areas outside of my comfort zone. Ultimately, the MDP put my interests to the test, giving me chance to pursue a career I’m truly passionate about.

Hiring Cycle

MDP roles are posted in August of current year for Sept starts the following year. Screening and selection takes place in Sept-Oct of current year with offers extended close to the end of October.

Recruiting Activity Timeline
Roles posted online August 2017
On-Campus Recruiting September 2017
Screening and Selection October 2017
Start working at TELUS September 2018

2018 TELUS Marketing Development Program Applications

Thank you for your interest in the TELUS Marketing Development Program, applications are now closed.

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Who should apply?

We look to hire high-achieving university students entering their 4th year or final year of university. You should have relevant practical experience (internships/work experience 0-18 months), strong communication and problem solving skills, and work well in a team setting.

What is the scope of the program?

We hire 10-15 MDP's every year between our Vancouver and Toronto offices. MDP's complete rotations on three different marketing teams in the two-year program. Rotations are available across our TELUS and Koodo marketing portfolio including Marketing Communications, Product Management, and Go-to-Market teams. Each rotation is based on your career interests, key business priorities, strengths and areas of developing to help you grow professionally.

What kind of training opportunities are available within the program?

MDP's gain extensive on-the-job training as rotations are selected with scope and skill-development in mind. As an MDP, you will be part of the larger Leadership Development Network within TELUS giving you opportunities to network with senior leaders.

What happens at the end of the program?

After two years, MDP's have the opportunity to land in a permanent role within the Marketing team. Many MDP's join teams they have completed rotations with.

What makes a successful MDP?

Demonstrated analytical aptitude and creative intuition. Passion for technology and marketing. Proven teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.

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