Episode #12 – Gradcast Q&A

Do you have to move to Canberra for your APS Graduate Program? What extracurricular activities should you be involved in to add to your resume? What is the application process like? How do you take part in APS graduate-led organisations and what are the benefits of being part of them? We have answers to some key questions you should know before applying for your APS Graduate Program.

In this Q&A episode, we are joined by Victoria Vuori, a current graduate in the Taxation stream at the Australian Taxation Office, and David Randall, a Spatial Analyst at the Department of Home Affairs. Victoria is currently one of three co-chairs for the Graduate Data Network, and shares with us the benefits of joining APS graduate-led organisations like GDN. David reflects on his time during his Graduate Program at the Department of Home Affairs and shares how he secured a role at the Department after his program.

Stick around on this episode, as Gradcast co-host Callum goes outside of the studio for some special interviews at the recent Innovate Australia event hosted by the Public Sector Network. He asks some of attendees the question, “What advice would you say to a Grads at the start of their Grad year?”.

3 things discussed in this episode:

       1.  What to expect when starting your APS Graduate Program

       2.  How to take part in graduate-led organisations

       3. Opportunities available after your Graduate Program