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

The Department of Employment offers career opportunities to university graduates interested in 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

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

Reporting to the Managing Director of Cotton this role is responsible for (but not limited to):

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60k plus super
Location
Brisbane, Queensland
Closing
31 March 2017

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

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It's an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

This program provides an opportunity for recent university graduates with qualifications relevant to school corporate services functions to be considered for positions in schools

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Level 3 PSGOGA
Location
Various locations throughout Western Australia.
Closing
25 July 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

Our Commercial Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

We are seeking individuals with a passion for IT, who are capable of applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a variety of problems while continuing to learn and develop themselves.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Business Banking division provides a full range of innovative core and specialised business banking products and services to our Business, Commercial, Property, Rural & Regional, Corporate and Small Business customers.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

This two-year, four rotation, program equips graduates with a broad understanding of banking whilst focusing on your specific leadership capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

In the Bankwest Risk Management graduate program, you will gain in-depth experience in risk and have direct exposure to senior stakeholders, whilst developing your technical and relationship building capabilities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Perth
Closing
26 March 2017

The Credit Suisse Analyst Program offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment and gain unique insight into the global financial services sector.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Full Time
  • Hobart based
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

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

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

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
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra & Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

Do you want to experience what it is like to be part of a talented global team? Are you instinctively entrepreneurial and ambitious in nature? If you're determined to succeed we can help you reach your potential.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
6 April 2017

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

By choosing Corporate Financial Services, you would commence your Program in one of our Corporate Financial Services teams and would more than likely book-end your program by returning to Corporate Financial Services for your final rotation before deciding what long-term career path is for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Corporate Financial Services Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

The 18 Month Business & Private Banking graduate program, is uniquely structured to include four rotations. You will have the flexibility to either specialise, or experience vastly different areas within the Business & Private Banking area.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
We have opportunities for our Business Banking SME Graduate Program in Sydney and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

As a Graduate, working in CommSec, you'll have exposure from start to finish in delivering exceptional customer service to our clients through either assisting and following through on sales calls on the Trading Floor, utilising your creative flair to help the Marketing & Customer Experience Team with management of their online content or working closely with the CommSec sales team ensuring quality outcomes for new customer and smooth transitions into the relevant desks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 CommSec Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This uniquely structured 12 month Program, with 3 fixed rotations, includes a 7 week academy that equips you with the core skills to be successful in any part of our Institutional Banking & Markets division.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

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