Diversity at Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

The department has an incredibly inclusive culture and actively promotes diversity. There are many events and groups promoting inclusion and sharing knowledge about diversity.
Graduate, Canberra
I was a 50 year old graduate. I feel other departments would not take me on because of this. I was even asked discriminatory questions in my interview. I commend Industry for employing a mature aged grad and hope they continue this trend
Graduate, Canberra
High commitment to diversity.
Graduate, Melbourne
Very respectful and accommodating. The public service aims to be an exemplar in this area.
Graduate, Canberra
Child care is a big plus for the department and it is very flexible for special needs of its employees.
Graduate, Canberra
Department has a strong diversity and inclusion mantra.
Graduate, Canberra

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

There is an Indigenous intern program, Pride and Women’s' networks, no restrictions on age or graduation date for grads, and the interview and application process for the grad program is very heavy on the importance of diversity.
Graduate, Canberra
I believe they are very encouraging. They have a traineeship program that focuses on indigenous Australians and people with disabilities. The people I know seem to come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Graduate, Canberra