The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the perfect place to launch your career. We offer a supportive environment, focusing on training and development to help our graduates develop their skills and find their feet. The ABS Graduate Development Program is an opportunity to kick-start your career and build the foundations for the future.
You can work in a range of challenging and rewarding roles that will drive real change. Although our team is passionate about data and telling Australia’s story through numbers, we also have roles available outside of data for those with a passion for ICT, finance, human resources or customer service.
Our culture fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalises on diversity. We welcome individuality and people who love to think outside the box.
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Applications for the 2025 ABS Graduate Program open on 4 March 2024. Recruitment processes vary depending on the role, but a typical process looks like this:
|Applications open||March to April 2024|
Shortlisting - your application will be assessed using a combination of your:
i. eligibility confirmation
|Online testing - this usually includes completing a work sample or cognitive test||May 2024|
|Interviews - typically around 30 minutes, our interviews are conducted by video conference with two or three members of the selection panel||June to July 2024|
|Reference checks - we contact your nominated referee/s via a web-based interface||July to August 2024|
|Offers - our offers are made from August||August 2024|
|Optional - you have the option to start working at the ABS before the Graduate Program officially begins||September 2024 to January 2025|
|ABS Graduate Development Program starts||February 2025|
As an ABS Graduate, you will:
We are also leading the Australian Public Service (APS) Data Professional Stream to develop a data capable APS workforce.