What to expect as an ABS graduate

Here's some views from our previous graduates.

As an ABS graduate, you will:

  • do meaningful work from day one and be valued for your unique perspective and diverse views
  • be placed in a permanent full-time role
  • undertake an 12-month development program, that includes rotations, senior executive shadowing, virtual, self-paced and group learning activities.
  • participate in on-the-job training specific to your role.

We offer you:

  • an attractive salary ($66,852 plus 15.4% superannuation)
  • flexible working arrangements and generous leave entitlements that help you manage your work/life balance.
  • training and development to help you build your skills
  • an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
  • offices in all capital cities, and Geelong

Read our Enterprise Agreement for more details on our pay and conditions. 

Where you will work

Roles are available in all capital cities and Geelong. 

For our data graduates, ABS offices have different work programs for data roles: 

  • Canberra - large variety of work program across economics, social, population, Census, labour force statistics
  • Sydney, Perth, Hobart - mainly economic statistics work program
  • Brisbane - mix of economic and social statistics
  • Melbourne - economic statistics work program and our Crime and Justice Statistical Centre
  • Adelaide - mainly social and population statistical work program, with one economic statistical work program
  • Geelong - our National Data Acquisition Division
  • Darwin - predominantly our Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Islander Statistics

When you will start

While the formal program begins in February 2023, many of our graduates are given the opportunity to start as a non-ongoing or permanent employee earlier. Your availability to start early will have no bearing on your assessment of suitability.

To find out more email recruitment@abs.gov.au or phone 1800 249 583.