Graduate Program

Applications for the 2018 Attorney-General's Department Graduate Program closed on 29 March 2017. 'Like' us on Facebook for key updates on the selection process.

Are you looking to grow your career in the Australian Public Service? Look no further! The Attorney-General's Department is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join our 2018 Graduate Program.

The Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation. If you are interested in being at the forefront of this important work, then we want you!

Our 12 month graduate program offers exciting career development opportunities across two streams—policy and program stream and legal practice stream.

In the policy and program stream you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and strengthen your skills through three work rotations. You will have the opportunity to work in interesting policy areas such as human rights, administrative law, civil law, family law, criminal justice, national security, including cyber and identity security, or give legal advice on international law. You will also have the opportunity to assist with administering programs and providing services to support access to justice through legal assistance, or emergency management through national disaster recovery.

In the legal practice stream, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and strengthen your skills through practice rotations—a client placement and a pro bono placement, as well as a structured learning and development program and practiced legal training. You will have an opportunity to provide legal advice to government across the full spectrum of its activities, including legislative development and interpretation, managing disputes, and corporate and commercial law issues covering a wide range of projects.

The department is committed to being a flexible and inclusive workplace, where all staff enjoy the opportunity to meet their potential. We value the diverse backgrounds, experience, views and capabilities that every individual brings to the department. We are proud to be ranked as one of Australia's top graduate employers on the Top Graduate Employers List for the past four years.

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