Defence Graduate Jobs

Defence is a permanent and highly interdisciplinary fixture of Australia's graduate environment. While infrastructural sectors are declining in the face of growing international competition, long-term shifts in regional security only draw demand for more policy professionals and diverse defence personnel.

What Australian defence roles are available to graduates?

The defence industry draws from a range of academic and experiential backgrounds when recruiting graduates. Roles are broad, covering the Defence Force as well as the Department of Defence and state-level government. In addition to combat personnel, the Defence Force recruits intelligence, IT, engineering, health, hospitality, and administrative professionals, while the Department of Defence typically offers annual graduate positions in various generalist and technical streams. Government roles in defence tend to be more competitive than Defence Force roles, with academic background and level of education taken into greater account. Graduate roles in state-level defence industries are also becoming more competitive due to historical declines in contract work and infrastructural development positions.

What benefits are involved in a defence role?

Defence is a particularly generous industry when it comes to scholarships and benefits to assist with professional and personal development. Scholarships for further study are available to most graduates with a position in this industry. Government positions that require the graduate to relocate will usually offer some kind of reimbursement to assist with moving costs, especially at the federal level, which requires relocation to Canberra.

Most graduates in roles under the Department of Defence earn a salary of over $60,000, while Defence Force entry salaries vary depending on the position.

How do graduates find roles in defence?

Graduate programs are the main point of entry for university graduates seeking a government position in defence. Most programs are available to graduates up to two years after the completion of their degree.

Graduates seeking a position in the defence force will need to meet the requirements of their specific field, which demand fluency in different disciplines depending on their area of interest. In addition, some basic fitness, schooling, citizenship, and age requirements will also need to be met.

Careers fairs at universities are often a great way to access people in the defence industry who work at a government level. The Department of Defence engages quite proactively with graduates at the university level, and accept applications for graduate programs starting from around February every year. You can register at GradAustralia [https://gradaustralia.com.au/] to keep abreast of opportunities at federal and state government levels without losing track of any deadlines.

Find the best Defence Graduate Jobs

At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
29 March 2017

The Treasury Graduate Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australia's leading economic policy adviser.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,259
Location
Canberra
Closing
1 May 2017

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) is a 12-month development program where you have the opportunity to learn about public service and contribute to a variety of initiatives.

You are employed by one department or agency but you'll get to experience placements in two more departments or agencies throughout the year.

Best of all, you are guaranteed a position with your home department and a promotion on successful completion of the program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,160.00
Location
Melbourne
Closing
17 April 2017

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your groove. The 2018 NAB Graduate Program can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Graduates are bold thought leaders who are passionate about supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment, and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

Westpac's vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017

Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of Australia? PM&C offers exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Roles are primarily located in Canberra however opportunities may also be available in our Regional Network.
Closing
1 May 2017

The Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal applicants through the recruitment and selection process for the VPS GRADS.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne CBD (and Regional Victoria subject to availability)
Closing
17 April 2017

The DVA Graduate Development Program is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertakes, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Servic

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$68,859
Location
Canberra, ACT. Generalist graduate positions will be located in Civic. ICT graduate positions will be located in Tuggeranong.
Closing
6 April 2017

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Australian Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

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Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills

The DVA Graduate Development Program application round for the 2017 intake has now closed. Register on GradAustralia and bookmark DVA to receive alerts when the 2018 application round open in early 2017.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$67,841
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory