Landgate Graduate Program
Why choose Landgate?
From our earliest beginnings when Western Australia’s first Surveyor General began to map the length and breadth of our great State, exploration has been part of our DNA. In today’s world, this means keeping innovation at our core. That’s why Landgate was named the most innovative government agency in 2018, and the 19th most innovative business overall, by the Australian Financial Review.
We’re also all about our people and believe that by actively living our values, every member of the Landgate team contributes to making a bold, dynamic and visionary Landgate. To learn more about our values and what we can offer you, check out the Life at Landgate page.
As a graduate at Landgate you have the unique opportunity to ask yourself ‘Where will your career take you?’ Check out our graduate success stories to see just how high our past graduates have flown.
Come onboard and embrace Landgate’s way of working!
About our Graduate Program
What is involved?
Landgate’s Graduate Program is a structured program over 12 months commencing March 2019. Joining a public sector agency renowned for innovative practices, you will gain practical knowledge and experience across several business areas, laying the foundation for a successful career in the public sector.
Successful graduates will work on a variety of projects across the business which make use of your individual qualifications, skills, experience and interests. Additionally, you will work with people who value collaboration, flexibility and innovation.
Benefits and support
Starting salary of $69,896 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation.
Mentoring and buddy allocation
Allocation of a mentor and ‘buddy’ who can help you to adapt to a new work environment, as well as provide regular career development guidance, feedback and professional advice. Mentors and Buddy’s form part of a support network available to Graduates. Additionally Graduates will be provided with access to a variety of support mechanisms, to ensure a range of options exist for them to draw on, should any difficulties arise during the program.
These support mechanisms will include:
- Regular catch ups with People & Culture (Human Resources)
- Regular catch ups with other participants in the program, and Landgate Graduate Program alumni
- Where possible, networking opportunities for Aboriginal graduates will be facilitated with other Aboriginal employees at Landgate.
These support mechanisms will also support the transfer of knowledge between experienced Landgate staff and Graduates, to help further your knowledge and career.
Making an impact
Join an innovative, forward-thinking organisation, always on the lookout for better ways to do things. Graduates in the program will be encouraged to contribute ideas and be innovative. Graduates are also encouraged to get involved in diversity initiatives for the benefit of our customers, our people and our community because they are at the heart of everything we do. One such program is ASPIRE, Landgate’s Aboriginal economic participation strategy, which provides educational and career pathways while recognising the way in which Aboriginal knowledge, experience and perspectives can enhance and enrich our business and workforce. Learn more about our commitments on our website.
A structured development program will take place throughout the 12-month program. You will participate in formal and on-the-job professional development tailored to your individual needs and have the opportunity to complete leadership programs.
You will also complete the Public Sector Commission (PSC) Graduate Development Program, which runs from April each year, providing you with exposure to sector wide knowledge, issues and networks.
The aim of the professional development program is to provide a combination of role specific, organisation specific and whole of public sector knowledge and training, relevant to each program participant.
Take part in organised networking activities with past and present PSC Graduate and Landgate Graduate alumni. The PSC Graduate Development Program also provides opportunities to build networks with senior leaders across the public sector.
How to apply?
If you are an Australian Citizen or permanent resident completing a university degree in 2018, or have a recently completed degree from 2017, you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Program.
We need you to:
- Provide a copy of your academic record (so we know you are a recent graduate)
- Provide a CV that highlights your talents, and includes the contact details for two referees
- Attach a 2-page cover letter outlining:
- Why you want to work for Landgate
- How your values align with ours (as demonstrated in, for example, a university project, work experience, or volunteer work)
- An awesome project you’ve worked on (and your role in that project)
Applications for our 2019 program are now closed.
How our graduates are selected
The selection process will run in early December 2018, so you will need to be available then. We are looking for graduates who have great problem-solving skills, enjoy being a team player, are innovative thinkers, and can organise themselves to meet deadlines.
Along the way you can expect to chat with us over the phone, come to an interview, undertake a practical activity, and we’ll also speak to your referees.
Our graduate success stories – where will your career take you?
“As one of the Graduates of Landgate I have had an amazingly varied career that has seen me act as a lawyer, a human resources consultant to now part of the management team. The number of opportunities and career development the agency has offered is a testament to both the place and the people. While I never thought I would be a senior leader at Landgate, seven years on I am here, with a great career, amazing opportunities and with the pleasure of calling some great colleagues my friends.”
"I really appreciated the way the Graduate Program allowed me to experience working in different sections of Landgate, and get a feel for the organisation as a whole. The professional development opportunities within the program were great, and the support and friendship of the other graduates made the whole experience really enjoyable."
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