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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Graduate Program 2021

About us

At the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) we strive to be bold, be excellent and drive change. We provide fresh thinking and sound advice to government.

Our mission is to improve the lives of all Australians by delivering high-quality and timely support to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and our portfolio ministers. Our expertise spans many policy areas, with special focus on social and women’s policy, economic and international policy, defence, intelligence and national security.

About the program

  • The program is based in Canberra.
  • Flexible rotation process where Graduates are given freedom to navigate their own journey
  • You will be provided on-the-job training, and structured learning and development.
  • You will work on exciting projects and activities at the heart of government.
  • Choose from our Corporate and Government or Generalist Stream

Corporate and Government Stream

PM&C is a modern, collaborative and responsive organisation that drives excellence across the Australian Public Service (APS), delivering quality outcomes for the Government and Australian public.

Our staff and the government need practical tools, service and support to excel. From building a future-ready workforce by developing our staff, supporting an activity-based working ecosystem, coordinating Cabinet meetings, enabling an agile digital environment, organising international visits, and building an enduring security culture.

This is all supported by the Department’s enabling functions, and are critical to the Department and government's operation. Corporate and Government areas cut across legal policy, parliamentary, cabinet and ministerial support, protocols and international visits, human resource management, communications and media, ICT and financial management.

We are looking for individuals who like being a part of the big picture and are committed to their following their field of study from the lecture hall and into the workplace. If you like using your skillset and technical expertise to achieve outcomes and drive high quality services, you will be drawn to the Corporate and Government Stream.

Generalist Stream

In becoming a knowledge organisation, we encourage staff to actively seek out opportunities that champion emotional intelligence, relationships, creativity and critical thinking.

We value the curiosity of our staff, those who are growth focused and intent on sharing and leveraging information, resources, talent and experiences. To strengthen PM&C as a modern, responsive and fit-for-purpose organisation, we need to celebrate successes and always be open to learning.

The Generalist Stream is for the curious mind, those who do not have the end goal in sight, but who seek to be inspired on their journey of discovery. You will be drawn to the Generalist stream if you have an open mind and are interested in discovering where you can best leverage your strengths. You seek to learn and understand the Department and are humble yet tactical in your pursuit. You want to work at PM&C because you believe that there is no greater vocation than the APS.

We are a workplace that respects and values diversity. We encourage applications from people with diverse experience and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people; mature age and people with a disability. PM&C is proud to be a member of the Diversity Council of Australia, the Australian Network on Disability, and Pride in Diversity. We are also White Ribbon Accredited.

Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

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  • Closing Date:16th Apr 2020, 1:59 pm


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