New graduates and trainees onboard DPLH

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Ten new graduates and trainees have embarked on an exciting career at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage today as part of the Graduate Development and Gap Year programs.
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DPLH graduates and Gap year trainees with Director General Anthony Kannis

This year’s unique graduate program provides an opportunity for six young people to undertake rotations throughout the Department to develop their personal leadership capabilities, grow their skills and set the foundations for a strong career in the public sector. 

They will also be joined by four new trainees as part of the Gap Year Program, which provides employment opportunities for graduate high school students, with a focus on regional placement and completion of a nationally recognised qualification.  

The new recruits have kicked off their journey at the Department, by participating in a unique and innovative onboarding initiative. 

The Onboarder – Thrive to Survive challenge is inspired by the reality TV show ‘Survivor’. The initiative took our new recruits on an adventure around South Perth foreshore, where they participated in a series of team challenges to solve problems, work together and showcase their creativity and skills.  

The Department is committed to investing in the future by building its representation of young people in the workforce through our youth programs.  

View the Graduate Development Program webpage or the Gap Year Program webpage for more information.