Landgate Graduate Program

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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 continuous improvement at our core.

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 my career take me?’ Find out here what life as a Landgate Graduate is really like.

Come onboard and embrace Landgate’s way of working!

About our Graduate Program

What is involved?

Landgate’s Graduate Program is a structured program commencing February of each year. By joining a public sector agency renowned for its innovative practices, you will gain practical knowledge and experience across a variety of business areas, laying the foundation for a successful career in the public sector.

Successful graduates will work on a range 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

Competitive salary

We offer a highly competitive salary 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 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.

Opportunities

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.

Development opportunities

A structured development program will take place throughout the duration of the 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 participate in the Public Sector Commission (PSC) Graduate Development Program, 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.

Networking opportunities

Landgate graduates will be provided opportunities both internally and through the PSC Graduate Development Program to build networks with senior leaders across the public sector and partake in organised networking activities with past and present PSC and Landgate Graduate alumni.

How to apply?

Refer to the job advert for eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us on graduates@landgate.wa.gov.au

How do you select successful candidates?

We look for graduates who have great problem-solving skills, enjoy being a team player, are innovative thinkers, can organise themselves to meet deadlines and most of all display a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

The selection process varies each year, but don’t be surprised if you’re asked to come to an interview, undertake a practical and/or group activity, or participate in a psychometric assessment.

Our graduate success stories – where will your career take you?

Kirra Somerville

“My time as a graduate at Landgate provided me with the skills and necessary connections to kick start a career in the public sector.  I had the opportunity to work across a variety of exciting projects that were both intellectually interesting and great experiences to have under my belt.  I was able to better understand what parts of the work I was doing excited me the most, and what I wanted to drive my career towards.  My time as a graduate was probably the most rewarding in my career so far. It’s rare to have the opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ let alone to have a say in the kind of projects and work you are interested in working on.”

Micheal Simpson

“Being a graduate at Landgate has equipped me with a variety of skills with many career development opportunities offered throughout the program. I’ve found myself constantly experiencing new ways to apply what I learnt at university to real life occurrences in the work force. It’s been challenging and rewarding all at once, and has given me the opportunity to build relationships with not only other Landgate employees, but a variety government agencies.”

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This page was last updated on: 29 Sep 2020