The Graduate Program offers numerous benefits to you when you join our Department.
The biggest benefit is an introduction to the APS in a genuinely caring and supportive environment. Our program has high retention rates, with a high percentage of our graduates still employed many years after they have completed their graduate year. This is because the Department offers you excellent work/life balance and a diverse and exciting work culture.
The program consists of a number of key components, including:
- An innovative, dynamic and supportive workplace which deals with some of the most contentious environmental and water related issues in Australia today.
- Three work rotations across the department including the possibility of working in the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, Booderee National Park on the NSW South Coast, the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra or the Supervising Scientist Division in Darwin.
- A professional learning and development program including $1000 towards individual development.
- One on one mentoring from executive and senior executive staff and a supportive and comfortable atmosphere in which to develop your personal and professional skills.
- Flexible working arrangements and excellent conditions in a department which values a work-life balance.
- The possibility of plan and implementing a number of small field trips, providing you with the opportunity to experience the department's policies and programs at ground level.
Salary and conditions
You will receive a competitive remuneration package, with a starting salary of $55 065 and 15.4% superannuation on top of your salary. Upon successful completion of the program, you are advanced to the APS 4 level and receive a minimum $67 584.
As you are required to relocate to Canberra, we will offer you a relocation package of up to $10 000 for interstate applicants.