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Graduate Opportunities

Graduate jobs and programs offer great career opportunities

There are a number of pathways for graduates to find employment with the Victorian Government. These include the Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS). If you're a recent graduate looking for a great career opportunity, diversity of work and a chance to make a difference to the way Victorians live and work, this graduate scheme might be for you.

This scheme will:

  • develop your potential for future management, policy and/or leadership roles in the public service
  • introduce you to various management styles and types of work through short-term rotational placements over a year in various departments or agencies
  • provide central accelerated learning and development opportunities to help you succeed in today's public service.

The Victorian Government aims to mentor graduates to develop their full potential and realise their career aspirations. The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme ensures you participate in a structured program. It's a wonderful opportunity to develop your experience within a particular area, and to be guided and inspired by a range of different leaders. You'll also share your journey with a strong network of fellow graduates whose friendship and support make the experience even more enriching.

How do I apply for the Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme?

In February or March of each year, we invite online applications for the graduate intake into the Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme. Details of the intake are also published on this website, in the press and at major universities, careers expos and fairs. Find out more at www.graduates.vic.gov.au

Some public sector agencies do their own graduate jobs recruitment in specific discipline areas. For example, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries attracts graduates from the science, agriculture, natural resource management and related professions.

Other graduate opportunities with the Victorian Government are available on our jobs board throughout the year. Graduates are welcome to search this board, at any time, and to apply for vacancies online.