2023 Graduate Program
Joondalup, Albany, Bunbury and Geraldton
Are you looking to build your career and help shape Western Australia’s future?
Are you passionate about our environment and sustainable development?
Would you like to be part of a team that values the practice of intergenerational care for Country by our First Nations people?
Then… choose your environment … choose us
Our department is on the forefront of environmental legislation, sustainability and developing responses to climate change. We are a place of opportunity where the work is meaningful as ‘environmental sustainability’ is one of the fastest growing sectors within the world employment market.
Our 12-month program aims to build the skills, experience and networks required for a successful career in the Western Australian public sector and our customised rotation plan, designed around our needs and your interests, provides you with opportunities to experience and work on state-wide projects and initiatives.
We work closely with leaders in the mining, engineering, transport, resource, urban and regional planning and development, tourism, construction, and agricultural sectors. We partner with local and state industry, traditional owners and educational institutions and have a global presence in our programs and projects.
You will also be joining an organisation that leans into its values-based culture which reflects who we are and how we go about business.
We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference
What we are looking for in our prospective Graduates
People with a growth-oriented mindset, committed to lifelong learning, and developing their expertise and networks.
People who have graduated in the last two years with a bachelor’s degree in disciplines relevant to our work are encouraged to apply. This includes areas of study relevant to environmental sciences, hydro-engineering and hydrogeology, data analytics and modelling, science communication, legal, cultural, or political studies, project management or corporate services.
Our department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve, and an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. The diversity of our workforce is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking.
Our graduate program is an equity, diversity and youth initiative, and we encourage applications from:
- people 24 years and under
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- people living with disability
- Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines).
What we can offer you
The Department’s 2023 Graduate Program offers attractive remuneration, great employment benefits, personal and professional learning opportunities, regional benefits, flexible work and a variety of leave options including Cultural leave. You can find more information on the benefits in our application information pack.
Specifically, you can expect:
- A 12-month fixed term contract from February 2023 commencing at Level 3, $72,896 per annum plus superannuation
- Permanent appointment commencing February 2024, subject to performance evaluation and successful completion of our graduate learning and development program
- Customised rotational opportunities to build your skills and expertise including opportunities to travel around the state.
- 12-month Young Professionals membership with the Institute of Public Administration Associates (IPAA)
- Comprehensive mentoring and support network with skilled and diverse professionals
- Flexible working hours
Additionally, all suitable applicants that are not selected into the Graduate Program will remain in a recruitment pool for a period of 12 months, during which time other fixed term or permanent job opportunities at DWER may be offered.
Ready to choose your environment – Here’s how to apply
Just four easy steps:
- Ensure your resumé is up to date and includes two referees. These two people will need to be able to comment on your skills and abilities. This may be a current or previous work supervisor, or an academic supervisor such as a lecturer or tutor.
- Have an electronic copy of your academic transcript and evidence you have completed a relevant undergraduate qualification in the last two years (2020- 2022).
- Write a cover letter (no more than two pages) which speaks to us about your interests in our work and this program and how it aligns to your studies, your values and career goals.
- Click the Apply for Job button and lodge your application online no later than 4.00 pm Sunday 30 October 2022.
- You must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident at the time you lodge your application
- DWER conducts employment screening which may include National Criminal history
Want to know more?
To find out more about the program its benefits and the sorts of roles this opportunity may lead to visit our graduate page, read the application information pack, or contact Alecia Brooks, Graduate Program Coordinator on (08) 6364 6920 or email@example.com.
If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the recruitment process, including alternate methods of communication, or accessing documents in an alternative format please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure we are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. NRS can help you connect with us on:
- TTY/voice calls – 133 677
- Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727
- SMS relay – 0423 677 767
We can’t wait to hear from you
You’ll be joining a team making a difference.