The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is seeking applications for our 2020 Graduate Program.
DPS supports Australia’s Parliament and parliamentarians through innovative, unified and client focussed services. We are custodians for Australian Parliament House as the working symbol of Australian democracy and as a significant destination for our citizens and international visitors alike.
As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in Parliament House, a building used by more than one million people each year. Parliament House attracts over 2,000 visitors a day and approximately 3,500 people work here on a sitting day.
Our graduate program will give you a unique insight into the diverse range of work undertaken by the department which includes information technology, library, Hansard, communication, media, photography, audio visual broadcasting, facilities management, security, project management, landscape, catering and events, recreation and visitor experience services.
The program runs for 12 months and focuses on building graduates’ skills, capabilities and knowledge of the Parliamentary Service. You will benefit from:
- tailored learning and development
- rotations across the department
- 13 days of face-to-face external learning workshops
- delivery of a work-based project
- support and regular feedback, and
- mentoring support.
Who we are looking for
The Department welcomes applications from graduates who have completed, or will complete by January 2020, an undergraduate degree or higher in one of the following disciplines:
- Security Policy
- Project Management
- Building and construction
- Graphic Design
- Communication and digital media
- Web Publishing
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have a willingness to learn new skills and work in a collaborative manner across the department. Graduates must also have:
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- the ability to work in a team environment
- strong analytical skills
- dedication to providing high quality customer service, and
- the ability to work under pressure to achieve results.
-have completed, or will complete by January 2020, an undergraduate degree or higher in the past three years
-be an Australian citizen by February 2020
-be available to commence full-time work by February 2020
-be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of baseline level.