Stage One - Application submission
Applicants must upload in one attachment their academic transcript and two page pitch. The two page pitch must answer the following three questions in no more than 1000 words:
- Why are you interested in the 2018 DPS Graduate Development Program, and what skills and experience can you bring to the program.
- Provide an example of when you have had to work collaboratively in a team. What was your role and responsibility? Did you encounter any difficulties? What was the outcome?
- Describe a situation where you had to solve a difficult problem and show initiative. What actions did you take and what was the outcome?
Stage Two - Assessment Centre
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre in October 2017 at Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.
The assessment centre will involve a number of activities designed to further evaluate applicant’s skills and capabilities. This will involve:
- a behavioural interview
- a group activity, and
- a written assessment
DPS will provide assistance to interstate applicants to attend the assessment centre.
Stage Three - Reference Check
Applicants who are considered suitable for the program must nominate two referees that are either current or previous supervisors in a work or university capacity. Referees must be able to comment on your work skills, abilities and overall performance.
Stage Four - Letter of Offer and Commencement
Letters of Offer will be issued to the successful applicants in November 2017.
The GDP will commence in early February 2018. Successful applicants will be required to complete a number of pre-employment checks, including a medical check and a national police check before commencing with the department.
The Department of Parliamentary Services is located in Canberra, ACT at the Australian Parliament House. Successful applicants from interstate will be eligible for relocation assistance.