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We train and continually develop graduates to become trusted financial advisors to senior managers within Defence. This means we’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated graduates who are adaptable, innovative and enjoy working as part of a team.

STREAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tailored suite of training that covers leadership, technical, departmental and general skills, needed in the Australian Public Service
  • On-the-job and off-the-job training along with other development activities
  • Week-long Study Tour of Defence facilities outside of Canberra
  • In each rotation you will have real tasks and responsibilities, and be fully integrated into the work team to make sure you contribute to your full potential
  • Managing significant parts of the Defence budget and assisting with the preparation of budget statements

Overview

The Finance stream consists of three rotations, usually of four months each for most graduates, with the possibility of extended rotations for graduates selected for a number of designated business areas within the finance domain.

The Finance stream consists of three rotations, usually of three months each for most graduates with the possibility of extended rotations for graduates selected for a number of designated business areas within the finance domain. Graduates will be recruited and developed towards a range of final placements within Defence. Rotation placements will be tailored to meet your development needs, with most rotation placements in Canberra and with the possibility of a rotation in an regional business area for those who desire a further challenge.

Your rotations will be tailored toward your final placement position in the Chief Finance Officer Group and in targeted development areas to gain a broader understanding and exposure to the Defence organisational enterprise.

Next steps

Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: Accounting, Commerce/Business (major in Accounting or Finance), Finance, Economics, Banking and Taxation
  • Salary: $65,133 pa + 15.4% super
  • Program:
    • 12 months – 3 x 4 month rotations
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February
  • Location: Canberra
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
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“I would highly recommend this program to graduates seeking a fulfilling career within a highly dynamic organisation within Australia’s National Security apparatus...”

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