2017 Indigenous Graduate Program


You can still apply for graduate positions through individual APS employers' general intakes. Click here to go to the Graduate Portal at APSJobs.

The APS is looking for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates from a range of disciplines who are motivated to further their careers while contributing to the Australian community. We want your ideas, fresh thinking, energy and perspectives.

We offer great pay and conditions, and we're committed to providing our employees with work/life balance. As a graduate, we promise to challenge you and to give you the skills, experience and opportunities to succeed, no matter where your career takes you.

Typically, APS Graduates undertake a structured program which comprises:

  • work rotations designed to increase your understanding of the overall business of the employing agency
  • on the job and structured training designed to help you establish and build a fulfilling career
  • networking opportunities with former graduates, Indigenous employees and senior leaders from the outset to build personal and professional networks.

While the majority of positions are located in Canberra, agencies may provide assistance to help you move. There are some positions available in State capitals and regional centres as well.

Wherever you work in the APS you will find opportunities to undertake a wide range of challenging work and to make a major contribution to the Australian public. Our workplaces are characterised by high motivation, professionalism and diversity, with excellent rewards, learning opportunities and career prospects, and family-friendly cultures committed to work-life balance.

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