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ASIO Corporate Graduate Program 2020
Business & Corporate Services
Ongoing - Permanent

The Program

Our Corporate Graduate Program is for university graduates seeking a career in our corporate areas. You need to have completed your university degree in the last five years, be willing to relocate to Canberra and able to commence work in August 2020.

The 12 month program offers on-the-job training and development enabling you to put your tertiary education into practice and learn from experts in the field. We will guide and mentor you enabling you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.

As ASIO Graduates, you will be given opportunities and encouraged to broaden your professional networks and interact with graduates from across the intelligence community.

What we are looking for

We are seeking motivated graduates looking for a career in one of the following areas. We are looking for a range of disciplines, including but not limited to:

• Law;
• Accounting/commerce/finance/audit;
• Information management;
• Graphic design and interaction design;
• Human resources;
• Economics;
• Learning and development; and
• Public relations and communications.

During the program you will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of ASIO's corporate environment. You will complete structured rotations, giving you first-hand experience across a range of corporate priorities and you will gain an appreciation of how each area contributes to ASIO's mission.

The program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate university students in their final year of study in 2019 as well as those who graduated in the last five years.

Benefits of our Corporate Graduate Program

ASIO provides a number of benefits to its employees including:

• a competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent service allowance to compensate for the requirement to maintain your Positive Vetting  security clearance;
• employer superannuation contributions up to 15.4 per cent;
• a positive and modern approach to flexible working arrangements supporting work-life balance;
• study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education;
• access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
• four weeks annual leave per year; and
• a variety of leave options to assist maintain your work-life balance and more.

ASIO is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected, in order to build a highly capable, innovative and adaptive workforce to achieve our purpose. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Click on Apply Online to commence your application, including:

• A succinct two page document (between 800 - 1000 words) outlining why you are the right person for the program.  Include information on your motivations to join ASIO and what you would bring. Please specify the career stream you would like to pursue.

• Your application needs to include: your academic qualifications, professional experience and volunteer work, and examples to demonstrate your abilities in relation to oral and written communication; interpersonal skills, including an ability to build and maintain relationships.


Further information can be obtained by contacting Recruitment on (02) 6257 4916 during business hours (AEST) and quoting reference number 151.