Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation - Graduate program

We collaborate with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to deliver an award-winning interagency graduate program.
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Our exciting and unique graduate program has ranked in the Top Graduate Employers 4 of the past 5 years.

Our 18-month graduate program is intended for those beginning their career and is therefore designed for those with limited work experience. It aims to build the skills, experience and networks required for a successful career in the public sector. A customised rotational plan exposes our graduates to a range of opportunities across the public sector. Initial employment is on a fixed basis with the provision for permanent appointment following successful completion of the first 12-months.

Our interagency program is a great way to kick-start your career in the public sector, but don't take our word for it, hear from some of our previous grads.


What are we looking for in our graduates?

As well as your degree, we are looking for certain behaviours and attributes.

Degree requirements change depending on the business areas that are participating in the program each year, however, each year we will be looking for recent graduates who are:

  • team players
  • effective communicators
  • great problem solvers
  • enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude
  • analytically minded, with strong research skills.

The graduate program is an equity and diversity initiative and therefore, we actively encourage recent graduates from the following diversity groups to apply:

  • People 24 years old and under.
  • People with disability.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

What can we offer you?

In addition to the excellent conditions of employment—that all our employees are entitled to—our graduate program offers:

  • customised rotational opportunities to build your experience and networks
  • an extensive graduate and leadership learning and development program
  • exposure to a variety of high profile WA Government projects
  • a comprehensive support network
  • permanent appointment on the successful completion of the program.

How to apply for the graduate program

Applications generally open in late July/early August each year, with the program commencing in January the following year.

Once advertised, please read the advert carefully and take time to complete your application. 

When you have drafted your application, have a friend review it to ensure you have checked off all the points we have asked you to cover. There will be an applicant guide attached to the advert with further tips, to help guide you to ensure your application is the best it can be.

Don't leave it until the last minute to submit your application. The system will automatically stop accepting submissions at the exact closing time; it is your responsibility to finalise your submission ahead of this time. Late applications can not be accepted.