Graduate recruitment

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In February 2019, the Interagency Graduate Program made the Top 75 Graduate Employers list for the fourth year in a row with the Australian Association of Graduate Employers. The graduate program was also recognised as the top government agency for graduate programs in Western Australia in 2016, 2017 & 2018.

The leading Western Australian Government Departments involved in the graduate program are:

  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Our program offers an amazing start to your career in the Public Sector with the opportunity to be part of projects that help develop our State and offer the following benefits:

  • A structured 18 month program
  • A starting salary of $69,896 pa (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options
  • A permanent position based on successful completion of the program
  • A dedicated senior sponsor and mentor, and the opportunity to network with skilled and diverse professionals
  • Rotations tailored to build your professional expertise
  • Rotation opportunities in your home division/agencies and other government departments
  • Targeted and comprehensive learning and development (both formal and on-the-job)
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable gym in East Perth
  • Metropolitan based locations

The graduate program works towards developing future leadership and management capability for the public sector.

Apply now

Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program are now closed, but applications for the 2021 Graduate Program will open in mid-2020. Follow DMIRS on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates about 2021 graduate opportunities.

Available positions:

Each year DMIRS hire graduates with various bachelor degrees including, but not limited to, Information Management (Record Management), Industrial or Employment Relations, Spatial Science, Economics, Engineering and Science. Degrees required for the 2021 positions will be noted in the advertisements.

The role of a graduate

Develop a sound understanding of functions

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your skills through a variety of placements that will also contribute to the department operational business plan. This will provide the foundation for ongoing work opportunities and career development within your home department.

Work within government and departmental policies

It is expected that your work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant Government and department policies. This includes the Public Sector Code of Ethics, and the department’s code of conduct and values.

Show a willingness to learn and develop expertise

The graduate program is an 18 month learning opportunity, you are, however, encouraged to apply your recently learned academic knowledge and technical skills to the workplace. Graduates are expected to demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop expertise to achieve goals and tasks set.

Demonstrate and uphold the department’s values

At DMIRS, we lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things. Our core values are:

  • Respectful
  • Transparent
  • Responsive
  • Fair
  • Forward thinking
  • Ethical

Application process

To be eligible for the graduate program you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and be completing your first degree qualification in the current year or have completed it in the preceding calendar year.

Mature-aged students are welcome to apply, however, the graduate program is an equity and diversity employment initiative and therefore we are actively looking for recent university graduates from any of the following diversity groups to apply:

  • People 24 years and under
  • People with disability
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

DO NOT apply for a position if you do not have the relevant degree for the position being advertised. If you have any questions about the position in relation to your degree, please contact Natalie Garland on (08) 9222 3866.

When are applications open?

Applications for our graduate program are open throughout the month of August. The selection process is normally finalised by October or November for an intake in January.

If you would like to receive an email notification when applications open for the year, please contact Natalie Garland on or (08) 9222 3866.

Please ensure you submit all of your documentation before the application closing date and time. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Where would I be working?

As the graduate program allows for rotations across two departments, graduates can work in any one of the following locations.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

  • Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth
  • 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth
  • Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoakes Street, Cannington
  • Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, Perth

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

  • 1 William Street, Perth

Graduates may also undertake work placements in other offices; this will be discussed with the graduate and agreed prior to confirmation of the rotation.

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