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 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 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 12-month program commencing in February 2020. 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

Starting salary of $70,896 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 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.

Development opportunities

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 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?

Applications are now closed for our 2020 program.

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?

Neil Witkowski

“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.”

Lindsay Rowe

“I feel really fortunate as a Graduate of Landgate for the variety of career opportunities and great people I have met along the way. Through starting out in the location data space, I’ve forged some great friendships with many of my colleagues and had some diverse and exciting roles in cutting-edge technology projects, strategic policy initiatives and as a consultant on Landgate’s award-winning Innovation Program.”

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This page was last updated on: 01 Apr 2020