About the Science Graduate Program
DPI’s Science Graduate Program is a two-year learning and development program open to recent graduates of science (variety of disciplines), agriculture and other related professions.
During the two-year program you will undertake specific learning and development activities, be responsible for the completion of specific project work and have the opportunity to relocate to two or more locations around Victoria (regional and metropolitan).
The aim of this program is to provide you with broad exposure to policy, research and extension (where appropriate), in addition to gaining specialist skills and training which will enable you to develop your career with the department.
Positions are determined by strategic need and capability gaps determined each year, and as a result of this we recruit for specific individual roles. Areas in recent years include; irrigation, climate change, meat and wool, economics, agribusiness, fisheries, research scientists, energy and technology, soil, veterinarians, chemical standards and invasive plants and animals to name a few.
The program will enable you to launch your career working with and learning from a team of leading experts, contributing to exciting, meaningful and rewarding projects, and experiencing professional and personal growth. You will broaden, share and apply your learned skills as well as making a significant contribution to Victoria.
All positions are ongoing at the completion of the program.
Benefits of becoming part of the Science Graduate Program include:
- an ongoing position at the conclusion of the two-year program
- exciting and rewarding project work
- the ability to implement and apply your learned skills
- learning and development
- a mix of field and office work
- dedicated managers and program team
- ongoing career support
- supportive, structured and safe working environment
- flexibility and work life balance
- become part of a community
- making a difference
To be eligible for a position in the DPI Science Graduate Program you need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident of Australia and have completed your undergraduate degree within the last 5 years (2009 to 2013).
Applications are welcomed from graduates completing their undergraduate degree in 2013.
If you have completed your undergraduate degree earlier than 2009 but have completed your PhDs, Masters or Honours degrees, you are still eligible for the program.
Roger Henry, Science Graduate Program
Phone: (03) 5172 2154