Working in government involves working with a lot of uncertainly, and the work you do may not end up seeing the light of day. Some of the work is interesting, some if it repetitive, but it helps to work with passionate people, which I think a lot of people are at this department.
Variety and challenge. The workload varies in response to Government and Ministerial needs but is often exciting.
As a graduate I have been given the opportunity to work in three different areas of the Department. My responsibilities have included drafting Minutes and Briefings for the Senior Executive and our Minister, responding to Ministerial Correspondence, secretariat, assisting with procurement processes, stakeholder engagement and contributing to policy issues.
I have worked in a ministerial corporate area, legal area and policy development area. All areas have been really interesting and done quite different work but working towards better social policy for all Australians.