DPS Graduate Development Program

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Development Program are now closed. 

Our graduate program gives a unique insight into the diverse range of work undertaken by the department which includes ICT, library, Hansard, broadcasting, facilities management, security, project management, landscape, catering and events, recreation and visitor services.

The program runs over a 12 month period and focuses on building graduate skills, capabilities and knowledge of the Parliamentary Service. Graduates benefit from:

  • tailored learning and development
  • rotations across the department
  • face-to-face external learning workshops
  • participation in the delivery of a work-based project, and
  • support and regular feedback from internal mentors.

Who we are looking for

We look for highly motivated individuals who have a willingness to learn new skills and work collaboratively across the department.

Graduates must have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work in a team environment
  • solid analytical skills
  • dedication to providing high quality customer service, and
  • the ability to work under pressure to achieve results.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • have completed, or will an undergraduate degree or higher in the past three years    
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of baseline level. 

DPS acknowledges the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to employing and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous Graduates

DPS acknowledges the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to employing and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates are encouraged to apply. In addition to comprehensive training and development and rotational work experience across the department, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates will have access to an Indigenous mentor, cultural leave and the Parliamentary Service Indigenous Employment Network (PSIEN).

DPS strongly supports workplace diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Salary

Successful applicants will be engaged as an ongoing employee at the Parliamentary Service Level 3 (PSL 3) classification.

How to apply

Applications for the 2020 DPS Graduate Development Program are now open.

Visit the DPS Careers page to apply online.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information please contact:

DPS Recruitment
Department of Parliamentary Services
Telephone: (02) 6277 5200
Email: dps.recruitment@aph.gov.au

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