PM&C offers graduates a very detailed training program basically an introduction to the public service throughout the 18 month program
The graduate programme incorporates many training opportunities, including both technical courses and courses into general policy skills.
There was a lot of training that seemed irrelevant, or not very engaging. A lot of the best learning was on-the-job.
Some of the training has been very good, some has been less effective. When targeted to graduates and specially addressing core skills or knowledge gaps graduates typically have the training was very valuable. More generic training that was adapted ad hoc was less useful, e.g. training on one note software with many already familiar with program.
It is interesting and can be very practical and useful. Particularly the outlook and brief writing training are great foundations.
There's too much superfluous training; I'd rather be at work than learning how to use outlook for a day (we already know, guys)
Have participated in some excellent training sessions this year. Writing courses, problem solving, etc.
As a graduate, I am provided with a great deal of formal training opportunities. The Department also offers training seminars and lecturers to all staff through presentations and online training modules. The onus is on staff to pursue the training opportunities available to them. Overall I have increased my skills across a range of areas, including: technical computer skills, time management, writing, politics, international relations, and budgets and reporting.