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Defence Graduate Program

What is the Defence Graduate Program like?

As a graduate on the award winning Defence Graduate Program, you will experience unrivalled learning and development opportunities, meaningful work with national and international significance, an inclusive culture, a dedicated graduate management team, and opportunities for career progression. Watch the video below to hear from some of our graduates talk about their experience throughout the Defence Graduate Program.

Defence Graduates Making a Difference

As a Defence Australian Public Service (APS) graduate, you will make a difference through supporting regional security and humanitarian efforts, conducting intelligence analysis, purchasing and maintaining Australian Defence Force equipment, conducting research and development, or providing strategic advice for policy and business decision making. Watch this video to find out why our graduates picked the Defence Graduate program.

Defence Culture and Misconceptions about Civilian Employment

Did you know there are 17,000 civilian employees in the Department of Defence? Watch Defence’s graduates discuss common misconceptions about being a Defence Australian Public Servant and find out how they work with their military colleagues. If you want to work for a diverse and inclusive organisation, you'll find it at Defence.

Defence Graduate Learning and Development Opportunities

Defence is committed to lifelong learning. Hear from Defence’s graduates about their most memorable rotation, and find out how the Defence Graduate Program offers a tailored learning and development program that will propel you into your future career with confidence. If you want unrivalled learning and development opportunities, apply for the Defence Graduate Program.

Supporting our graduates

Are you in your final year of university study and are concerned about moving away from home for a graduate program? Are you looking for a challenging and exciting career? Watch this video to find out about the support and relocation assistance offered to Defence Graduate Program employees!