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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

  • Government & Public Service

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources Story

As an employer of choice, the department value the different skills, knowledge and perspectives our employees bring. We're committed to giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate, contribute and progress.

The department works to ensure that it:

  • boosts Australia's competitiveness and economic transformation by backing business, science, innovation and investment
  • delivers policies and programs to reduce emissions, increase renewable energy uptake and help Australia adapt to climate change
  • relies on building strong relationships between businesses, entrepreneurs, employees, the science community, government, regulators and international partners

The Recruitment Process

Applications will open on Tuesday, 9 March and close on Monday, 12 April 2021

Candidates can expect to participate in the following recruitment activities:

  • submitting a one-page pitch and a recent CV
  • online video interview
  • an assessment centre with a group-based activity and written task
  • referee checks
  • an additional short phone or video interview for those applying through specialist streams

Remuneration & Career prospects

The program gives you an opportunity to build on and use the skills you have gained during university through work that benefits Australians.

It offers:

  • a structured 12-month training and development program
  • 2 work placements to experience diverse roles and responsibilities across the department
  • starting salary of $68,436 plus 15.4% superannuation
  • advancement to APS 5 (current salary of $77,913 plus 15.4% superannuation) once you successfully complete the program
  • an optional 6-month career transition support after the program with tailored professional development activities
     

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.0
Overall score based on 15 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.2
Career Prospects
8.4
Culture
8.2
Diversity
9.1
Work Hours
8.2
Career Prospects
8.4
Culture
8.2
Diversity
9.1
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Most people are very accommodating
  • Variety of work Contributing to the overall work of the government work is ultimately for the benefit of the Australian public I get to use my specific knowledge base Work life balance is really good Supportive environment
  • The day-to-day work experience. In one day I have gone from reviewing a scientific paper, to meeting with stakeholders in regional Australia and figuring out the regulations which apply to my project. This is all helped by lovely colleagues from a variety of different backgrounds.
  • Really good technology capabilities, flexible working conditions, open and inclusive culture.
  • Excellent culture, opportunities for growth.
  • The department offers a diverse range of work areas.
  • Processes and timeframes can sometimes be very unrealistic.
  • The hierarchy. It can sometimes come across as unnecessary and confusing and adds an additional burden of briefing as much as actually doing your work.
  • Reactive Planning
  • Tasks can progress slowly Some days are spent largely behind the same desk
  • Open plan offices - the why they put the desks makes it very hard to focus with my disability
  • Parking near my office is expensive

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Canberra, Regional NSW, Regional Victoria, Regional Queensland
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Alex

Alex studied Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Former Graduate (2020) with final placement in the Recruitment Team at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Alex

Alex studied Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Former Graduate (2020) with final placement in the Recruitment Team at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Bella Nassif

Bella Nassif studied Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and is a Policy Officer in the Governance and Coordination team, COVID-19 Response Branch, Industry Growth Division at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Bella Nassif

Bella Nassif studied Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and is a Policy Officer in the Governance and Coordination team, COVID-19 Response Branch, Industry Growth Division at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Alex

Alex studied Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Former Graduate (2020) with final placement in the Recruitment Team at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Alex

Alex studied Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Former Graduate (2020) with final placement in the Recruitment Team at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Bella Nassif

Bella Nassif studied Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and is a Policy Officer in the Governance and Coordination team, COVID-19 Response Branch, Industry Growth Division at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
  • Day in the life

Bella Nassif

Bella Nassif studied Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and is a Policy Officer in the Governance and Coordination team, COVID-19 Response Branch, Industry Growth Division at Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.