Apply now for 2024 grad programs with help from ANU Careers

11 Apr 2023

ANU Careers want you to know that graduate recruitment across all sectors is happening now. Many private and public graduate programs are currently recruiting for 2024.  

April marks the peak period for Australian government graduate programs in readiness for 2024. For many departments and agencies, the graduate recruitment period closes in mid-late April. So, if you're in your final year, now is the time to apply. 

As a graduate with the Australian government, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of all Australians andhelp shape the future in a constantly evolving world.  

Graduate programs usually involve the rotation of graduates through several business areas, allowing you to gain a comprehensive understanding of multiple work areas while also fostering your professional development. 

Whatever your area of study, there are opportunities to apply your interests to and use your skills across various departments of the Australian Government. Pathways and opportunities can be found via the APSjobs portal. For more information on the various graduate streams click here.  

ANU Careers is here to help you maximise your potential and help you make a successful transition from education to work. The team has been busy across the first half of Semester 1, holding numerous events designed to connect you directly to employers, shape your understanding of the job market, develop your career skills, and support your decision-making. 

To help you apply, we've created a 10-point checklist. 


  • Register to the ANU CareerHub and Careers Toolkit 
  • Search CareerHub and APSJobs for current graduate program opportunities and closing dates! 
  • Check eligibility requirements  
  • Identify and shortlist opportunities 
  • Research the Department or Organisation to understand their impact of work 
  • Draft your application 
  • Organise an appointment with an ANU Career Consultant to review your application  
  • Connect with a mentor or recent ANU Alumni for further guidance  
  • Apply before deadline 
  • Look out for further ANU Careers events which will support interview skills and assessment centres 


Still got questions? ANU Careers are here to help you. Phone +61 2 6125 3593, send an email to or visit us in the Haydon-Allen Building, L1, Rm 1212 (Reception).