Graduate Opportunities at Ciena

Ciena’s story began more than a quarter of a century ago, when we revolutionized the economics of telecommunications networks. We’ve been first-to-market with more than a dozen key technologies. 
Today, we continue to redefine networking.

Explore our Graduate Program Offerings

​​​​​​​Experienced structured learning and role rotations across the globe with both classroom and hands-on training.

Customer Care

Work closely with our customers and sales support teams to build long-term relationships and deliver our market-leading products and technology across the world.

Sales Engineering

Get on a path towards Technical Sales excellence. Learn more about our solutions and how we work together to create solutions to intricate network problems our customers are facing.

Research and Development

Develop the products and technology that form the foundation of many of the world's largest networks.


We help Ciena's customers build, operate, and improve their networks through our complementary services to build the world’s most agile networks - all with the end goal of accelerating the journey to the Adaptive Network. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​Explore Opportunities by Region

Asia Pacific

India Graduate hiring will begin in September 2023.

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

United Kingdom

Middle East and Africa

No open roles are available. Some of our opportunities are flexible, so please try exploring neighboring locations.


Meet the Early-in-Career Recruiting Team

When applying for a role, be positive, authentic and confident. Come prepared with your background and experience. Mention soft skills and learnings you have gained from your projects, etc. We're here to learn more about your passions and see if they are aligned with what we can offer you at Ciena.

Talent Acquisition, Early-in-Career Programs

What if your job could offer you a platform of learning and experimenting your theoretical knowledge base into simplified technology-driven solutions, all whilst molding your career of choice? Ciena does that for you and all it needs is your vibrant self, curiosity to know the whys and the hows, and passion to drive outcomes. 

Talent Acquisition, Early-in-Career Programs​​​​​​​

I love the energy that Early in Career candidates bring – there’s a sense of excitement in learning a new skill or finding a new opportunity to grow/showcase their talents. Partner this with mentorship and diversity of thought, and that’s where innovation and creative solutions are generated.

Talent Acquisition, Early-in-Career Programs

Being a part of hiring the next generation of talent is so special - I'm always blown away by the innovation and experience that students and graduates have to share. On top of the value and work that our students and new grads are a part of, they also bring so much life to the workplace. At any time during the lunch hour in our offices, you can catch a group of "early in career" folks in an intense game of foosball or eating lunch together. That sense of community and belonging is unmatched.

Talent Acquisition, Early-in-Career Programs

As much as we use the interview process to assess candidates with the right fit for the company, it also gives the opportunity for you to find out if we're a right fit for you. Do your due diligence when researching about the company, be transparent, and ask the right questions.

Talent Acquisition, Early-in-Career Programs
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