Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Graduate Program

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Applications for the Graduate Program are now closed

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Graduate Program is designed to provide graduates with a range of experience and structured learning and development to support a successful career working for the department and the Australian Government.

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program are now closed.

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The Graduate Program is a ten-month program, giving you the opportunity to work in a range of areas across the department and work on policies and programs that directly affect Australians. If you want to challenge yourself, and have access to cutting-edge learning and development through formal workshops, seminars, virtual programs, and on-the-job learning, then this is the program for you!

You will be part of an energetic social club, organising a range of fundraising events such as happy hours, bake sales, and an annual trivia night, giving you plenty of opportunity to network with other graduates and other employees.

The Graduate Program offers:

  • a workplace that has a great culture and sense of community
  • professional development, including structured learning and development activities
  • opportunities to be involved in a range of networks, social and fundraising events
  • an attractive remuneration and conditions package
  • relocation assistance for new graduates who need to move, to take up the program.

Our graduates are passionate about supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment, and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

They embrace diversity and value the contributions, experiences and perspectives of others.

The department encourages and welcomes applications for the Graduate Program from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people.

We are looking for people who have strong communication skills, are curious about the world around them and keep an open-mind to new ideas and thinking outside the box.

We understand how overwhelming a recruitment process can be, so this year we’re making it less stressful by going 100% digital! We’re making our process as simple and streamlined as possible. If you get to the interview round, you’ll be interviewed using an online, recorded interview platform. You can do the entire application process in your own time and from the comfort of your own home.

This means no face-to-face interviews or group assessments!

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program are now closed.

We have five streams that our graduates can work in:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Economics/Econometrics
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Legal
  • Generalist

We welcome applications from graduates with any degree into our generalist stream. For more information about degree requirements and the type of roles our graduates will undertake in each of our streams, see our Graduate Disciplines page.

To see what past Graduates have experienced, visit our Graduate profiles page.

For more information on the benefits and pay, visit our Program Benefits page.

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Videos

The following is a list of all the videos that are associated with Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Graduate Program.

  • Stephen

    Watch Stephen
    Listen to Steve talk about his experiences in the 2018 grad program.
  • David

    Watch David
    Dave relocated back to Australia from England to take up a position in the 2018, graduate program, here he talks about his experience.
  • Catherine

    Watch Catherine
    Catherine talks about why she applied for the generalist stream of our graduate program.
  • Vic

    Watch Vic
    Vic talks about her experience on the 2018 Graduate Program.
  • Ian

    Watch Ian
    Ian moved to Canberra for the 2018 Graduate Program, hear him talk about his experience.

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