2018 Professional Services Graduate Program | Melbourne - CBD

2018 Professional Services Graduate Program

Application Close Date: 06-Aug-2017
Melbourne - CBD
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$49,216 - $63,201
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2018 Professional Services Graduate Program

  • Join our Department which advocates the importance of work/life balance
  • Develop your career and make your mark in the Victorian Public Service
  • Work with passionate and enthusiastic individuals on projects and initiatives that affect Victorians' lives

The Professional Services Graduate Program aims to recruit and retain well rounded graduates who are seeking opportunities and careers within a highly regarded and respected department. Over the 12-month program, you will work on a range of public issues, develop your career within an inclusive and supportive environment and make a positive impact on the wider community. 

The Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) delivers a justice system that facilitates a safer Victoria and works with local communities to provide inclusive justice services.

There are different focuses across DJR's units, from safeguarding communities and providing a responsive and efficient justice system, to having well-equipped emergency services and delivering responsible and balanced regulation. What links each portfolio is working to our values and behaviours, which enable us to achieve our mission of forging a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

The program enables graduates to:

  • gain extensive experience by undertaking work rotations within two or more business units
  • learn about and contribute to a variety of government initiatives
  • have access to tailored excellent learning and development program and continuous professional development opportunities.

We are now recruiting 2018 professional graduates across criminal law, finance, regulatory services, corrections Victoria and technology.

For a more detailed overview of these business units, please refer to the Position Descriptions attached.

What we offer our Graduates:

  • A competitive starting salary of $55,160 (VPS2.1.6)
  • Upon successful completion of the graduate program, you will secure an ongoing position, coupled with a salary increase to $67,866 (based on the VPS3 2019 pay scale)
  • Working hours focused on maintaining a work/life balance
  • Rotations to other business units within the department
  • Excursions outside of the office to get a broader understanding of the Department
  • Opportunities to build networks through professional and social networking
  • Access to our networks including Victoria PRIDE society, Koori Employment Team, Mental Health and the Employee Assistance Program.

To be eligible for the 2018 Professional Services Graduate Program you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen with a valid passport
  • have recently completed (within the last 3 years) or be in the final year of a minimum three-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor or equivalent, or post-graduate studies) at an Australian tertiary institution. Degrees across any discipline are eligible to apply.
  • be available to commence full time employment in early 2018.

Recruitment and selection process 

Stage 1: Complete the application form 

The application form requires you to upload a resume and tell us about why you are interested in the position, who you are, your skills and experience. You will be required to nominate your business unit preference by reviewing the attached position descriptions.  

Stage 2: Video interview 

The video interview provides a great opportunity for you to share a little bit about yourself with us. Once you log onto our secure site, you'll be asked a few questions and you need to record your responses. You can do anywhere you feel comfortable. 

Stage 3: Assessment centre 

The assessment centre involves a series of activities designed to determine whether your skills, experiences and personal qualities match the graduate selection criteria. 

Stage 4: Online assessments 

The first set of online assessments includes a verbal, numerical and logical reasoning assessment. The second assessment includes a workplace preferences assessment.  

You can complete these assessments at home or anywhere you have online access. 

Stage 5: Job offer 

If you're successful in getting a graduate position, we'll call you to make an offer and then you will receive a letter of offer. 

Applications close at midnight, on Sunday, August 6th

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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