As a graduate in Defence you will enjoy experiences that, as a civilian, you simply wouldn’t find with any other organisation. You will work with diverse and professional women and men who are dedicated to protecting Australian interests and supporting the Australian Defence Force. You will be trained to carry out work that has true purpose and may be used to inform decisions at the highest level of Government, while along side you is a support network that’s equally driven by a desire to achieve the best outcome – for your career and your country.
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AGO, DIO and ASD offer graduates from all disciplines unique and rewarding opportunities as analysts, information technologists or cyber security specialists to work at the forefront of Australia's national security environment. Intrigued? You will be.

With opportunities across a wide range of development pathways, the GDP offers graduates exposure to the whole of Defence through meaningful and challenging work from day one.

The Defence Materiel Organisation is one of Australia's largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services organisations. We are seeking graduates from a range of disciplines to help us to equip the Australian Defence Force.

The CEDP offers engineering graduates the chance to kick-start their career with a rewarding, competency-based program, incorporating industry work rotations, broad exposure, and training opportunities.

Key Dates

Applications Open

23 Februrary - 13 April 2015

Careers Fairs

March 2015

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Why choose a graduate program with Defence?

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What They're Saying

“ The program has also provided numerous opportunities to meet the senior leaders of Defence, which is an invaluable networking opportunity for someone beginning a career in the Australian Public Service.

Jack, GDP - Human Resources

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