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Austrade graduate program

Graduates have the chance to join a collaborative, results focused, and diverse team to help grow Australia’s economy.

The graduate program is a tailored 12-month rotational program. It will include:

  • rotations in our Trade and Investment division and other divisions. 
  • a dedicated in-house mentor to support you integrate into Austrade.

Find out more about the Austrade graduate program.

Indigenous Apprenticeships Program 

Austrade participates in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program run by Services Australia. 

The Indigenous Apprenticeships Program is a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to join the Australian Public Service (APS). Apprentices gain a formal qualification, competitive salary and career advancement once the program is complete. 

Find out more about the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program on the APS Jobs website

Australian Government School Leaver Program 

The School Leaver Program is in partnership with the Department of Finance and Australian Taxation Office. 

This program is for potential candidates who have completed Year 12. It allows school leavers to gain full-time permanent employment with a competitive starting salary. Participants will also study for a qualification.  

Find out more about the Australian Government School Leaver Program on the APS Jobs website

Stepping Into Internship Program

The Stepping Into Internship Program is an initiative by the Australian Disability Network.

It offers paid work experience for university students with disability who may face employment barriers. The program has a summer and winter intake.

Find out more about the Stepping Into Internship Program on the Australian Disability Network website