I’m excited about the work I do in Queensland’s fisheries management, and grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow. I cannot wait to see what the future will bring.

– Rosie Katunar, graduate


We help graduates to succeed. We are here to make it happen for you.

As a recent or soon-to-be graduate, you may know exactly where you want your career to go, or you might still be exploring the possibilities.

We will give you the support you need and provide you with endless opportunities to kickstart your career.

And, did we forget to mention, our award-winning programs consistently rank in Australia’s Top 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers List.

As a graduate, you will:

experience development opportunities and be exposed to a variety of pathways to fast-track your career progression

experience development opportunities and a variety of career pathways

be involved in meaningful projects that influence Queensland’s community

be involved in meaningful projects that influence Queensland’s communities

receive mentoring and buddy support, and access social committees and events

receive mentoring and buddy support

grow and flourish in a supportive work environment with flexible working conditions and competitive pay and benefits

grow in a supportive and flexible work environment with competitive pay and benefits

Depending on your interests and area of study, we'll match you to key parts of our business where you'll work alongside our talented team.

Student work experience placements

We also offer work experience placements to university students in their final year of study:

These opportunities will give you invaluable exposure to senior leaders, exciting projects and most importantly, knowledge and experience that will give your career a kickstart once university is over.

Meet our graduates

amie Leigh Murray, graduate

“RoadTek has been both challenging and rewarding.

“I’m currently working on quality assurance and management of the upgrade of drainage across various locations in Brisbane. Most sites were delivered at night which meant working out of the ordinary hours. I have gained vital experience from this rotation and I would highly recommend that other graduates experience working with RoadTek.

“My next rotation will be on the Gateway Upgrade North (GUN) project on the commercial contracts team!”

Jamie Leigh Murray, graduate

Anna Simpson, Graduate Compliance Officer

“No two days are the same as a Queensland Government graduate!

“I have inspected many quarries, a power station, an abattoir, three landfills, and a compost facility so far. I have also done proactive odour monitoring, which involves driving around and trying to trace odour in the Ipswich area.”

Anna Simpson, Graduate Compliance Officer

Be you
Ahlia Karam, graduate

Ahlia Karam appreciates the flexibility of her higher duties Senior Policy Officer role after completing the Greater Graduate Program in 2017.

“I have been able to flourish in my position due to my supportive team. Each member brings their own perspective and a world of experience to solving problems that we face. At the moment, as well as fulfilling the duties of my policy role, I am working casually in the Moggill operational office where I am able to continue pursuing my interests in reptile husbandry.”

Ahlia Karam, graduate

Be balanced
Dylan Jones, Graduate Policy Officer

Dylan is working to improve Queensland’s management of biosecurity threats within the Strategy, Legislation and Renewal unit of Biosecurity Queensland.

“We coordinate with staff state-wide, working across areas from invasive species to animal health and welfare. If you have a desire to apply your academic training to the public good, or you want to transition into a career with a wide range of opportunities throughout the state, the Graduate Program can open doors.”

Dylan Jones, Graduate Policy Officer

Elina and Kathleen, former Queensland Treasury graduates

Former Treasury graduates Elina and Kathleen are mentors in Queensland Government's GradConnect–Mentor program which links Queensland Government graduate mentors with talented, young recent refugee clients of Multicultural Development Australia (MDA).

“I remember feeling lost and not having a clue on how things worked in the public sector when I first began, and I wanted to be able to share the things I learnt and realised in my first year with government.” Kathleen said.

“It’s been very rewarding learning about a different culture and perspectives, and how passionate my mentee is about giving back to the community, particularly through working in the government in the future.”

Elina and Kathleen, former Queensland Treasury graduates

Be rewarded
Rachel Stevens, Graduate auditor

“I have been provided with extensive training, support and opportunities to work with new clients in different settings.

“Every day at QAO (Queensland Audit Office) is different and there’s never a dull moment. It’s been a steep learning curve but I have enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone and I can honestly say my experience as a graduate has well and truly exceeded my expectations.”

Rachel Stevens, Graduate Auditor

Phoebe Martin graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Business in 2015. Now she’s a Project Advisor and Data Analyst with the Working for Queensland survey team in Queensland Government.

“My small team coordinates the delivery of the survey to over 170,000 public service employees. We use the data to help make happier, healthier workplaces. There are so many opportunities to move across teams, projects and departments in Queensland Government which is a level of variety I wanted this early in my career. I have only been here for 9 months but have already had the opportunity to be involved in important strategic decisions and challenging work. I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday today because I’m surrounded by a team that I love!”

Phoebe Martin, graduate

Joshua, former graduate

After joining as a graduate in 2015, Joshua is now an Acting Manager at the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

“I’ve always dreamed of having a career that allows me to shape and mould what is important to me. Based on my experience, I can honestly say that I’ve found this in TMR. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and talents to be a key piece in shaping and preparing Queensland for the future.”

Joshua, former graduate

“Applying for the 2017 IT Graduate Program was not an obvious choice for me. As a marketing and communication graduate without an IT degree, I was initially unsure if the program would be a good fit.

“One year into this program, I’m so glad that I decided to apply. The training provided has increased my skills, experience, knowledge and confidence.

“My job involves the publicity and promotion of IT initiatives to Queensland state schools, as well as internally within my department. This graduate program has given me the invaluable opportunity to progress a career in my chosen field and work with some of the department’s senior executives.”

Stephanie, 2017 IT graduate

“I had the option to rotate within Department of Education but I wanted to stay in the one team because there’s so much to learn.

“I had no expectations coming into Queensland Government as this has been my first fulltime job after finishing my Games and Interactive Entertainment degree. I don’t know if it’s just my team in Department of Education but it’s been great. They’re very supportive and my mentor is amazing.”

Anthea Chetcuti, Graduate Database Administrator