Starting a graduate role with the Government of South Australia and gaining entry into the Graduate Development program is a two-step process.
Step 1: Shortlisting
We create a shortlist of candidates which will be available to all departments and agencies across the Government of South Australia. We access your application based on your university grade point average, your response to our selection criteria questions and other parts of your application such as your work and volunteer experience, community involvement, and references. We may contact you for an interview to help us assess your application. We will notify you by email whether your application has been successful in getting you onto the GDP shortlist.
Step 2: Agency interviews
The GDP shortlist is available to all departments and agencies across the Government of South Australia. They will be able to see your entire application, including your CV, contact details and responses to the selection criteria. Once you are on the shortlist, you could be contacted at any time throughout the year by any department or agency to provide more details or to arrange an interview.
If you don’t get contacted straight away, don’t worry – departments and agencies are looking for graduates at different times throughout the year.
If you are successful in gaining a graduate position, you will negotiate a start date with your recruiting agency. Depending on your recruiting agency, you may also participate in the Professional Development Program which will commence in February 2019.
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