Graduate Recruitment Selection Process
|Applications Open – 27 March 2015|
Applications Close – 23 April 2015
How to Apply for the ABS Graduate Development Program
Applications for ABS vacancies are lodged through the ABS eRecruitment system. The electronic application process consists of three simple stages: registration, drafting your application and review. The system will guide you through each of these stages.
When submitting your application, please be sure that you respond to all the mandatory questions, complete your responses to the selection criteria and upload a copy of your resume and your most recent academic transcript.
Steps in the Selection Process
The Selection Process consists of six clear stages which are outlined below:
Before you commence your online application, ensure you satisfy the eligibility requirements outlined below.
To be eligible for our program:
Stage 2 - Online Application Form
The online application form provides you with the opportunity to outline your current capabilities and qualifications that you will bring to the ABS.
You will be asked to provide the following information:
Stage 3 - Shortlisting
Initial short-listing will involve assessment of your application including your responses to the selection criteria and the research questions, your academic record and your resume.
Stage 4 - Video Interviews
If you are successful at stage 2 you will be invited to participate in an online self-recorded video interview.
Stage 5 - Panel Interview
If you are successful at stage 4 you will be asked to participate in a one on one interview at your closest ABS office.
Please note alternative arrangements may be made if you cannot attend in person (this may include a teleconference).
If you are successful in the selection process, you will receive a formal letter of offer from our Recruitment team.
Please note, other than your written application and interview, considerations that may form part of your assessment and possible placement to specific graduate roles may include your professional qualifications, skills and experience, the needs of the ABS, the expectations and duties of the classification and position, any preferences you indicate and your willingness/capacity to relocate to where the position is available. This is so the ABS can place successful graduates to various locations around Australia requiring certain qualifications and skill sets, and provide you with the best opportunity to grow your ABS career.
Selection for all employment opportunities within the ABS are made on the basis of merit. This means that an assessment is made of the suitability of applicants using a competitive selection process.
For more information about merit, please visit the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website
For further information about this opportunity contact the Graduate Recruitment Team on 1800 675 125 or email email@example.com