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

We're looking for fresh-thinking, high-performing graduates with a strong desire to shape Australia's communications and creative industries landscapes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Starting salary from $60,182 per annum
Location
Canberra
Closing
28 May 2017

Exciting opportunities for graduates of all disciplines engaging with education policy and supporting schools from our central and regional offices. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.

A wide range of opportunities are available to contribute to the management of schools and to support student learning and engagement.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market competitive
Location
various locations throughout Western Australia

The Australian Army is a versatile and modern team that helps protect our country, our interests and our people both here and overseas. Our core values are built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Australia

The Australian Army is a versatile and modern team that helps protect our country, our interests and our people both here and overseas. Our core values are built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Australia

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

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

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

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.

What you'll do:

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

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

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