We also offer a graduate program that is open to anyone who has completed an ICT degree within the last seven years.
You’ll work full time and be supported to complete a Graduate Certificate in Government Informatics. She made the move from Perth to Canberra last year and is less than six months away from finishing the program and her qualification.
The benefit of the cadet, apprentice and graduate program is the opportunity to move around an agency, learning different skills in different areas, and finding that area of most interest, whether it be data science, web design, frontend and backend developing or cybersecurity.
Something we hear from apprentices and cadets is that the public service is not what they anticipated.
Fast forward 10 years and Naomi was thinking about heading home when her sister shared an advertisement for the apprentice program.
The program looked like a great way to work towards a qualification to complement her growing interest in ICT.
Because the apprenticeship program doesn’t require a specific qualification, Naomi felt confident in applying.
In 2018, both apprentices and cadets are needed in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney with apprentice positions also available in Melbourne.
It is more creative and exciting than they expected, with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas and build up diverse skills.
Naomi is supported to work on her own projects, but also finds her colleagues are ready and willing to share their own knowledge.
If you’re a current university student and have completed your first year (or equivalent) of an undergraduate degree in ICT, or an undergraduate degree with an ICT major, the cadetship program is for you.
You’ll work part-time and receive plenty of support while you study.