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  • Career Kickstart program

    Our Career Kickstart program is a development program for recent Year 12 high school graduates to gain formal training while developing on-the-job experience.

    Applications for the Career Kickstart program are now closed.

    Find out more about the ATO and why to work with us.

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    Who can apply for the program

    To be eligible for the Career Kickstart program, you must:

    • be a 2020 high school graduate
    • be an Australian citizen
    • clear our security checks (including police checks).

    What the program provides

    The Career Kickstart position will give you:

    • a 12-month contract with the ATO
    • structured on-the-job and corporate training
    • a supportive team environment
    • an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
    • a competitive salary.
    • support from a work placement team leader, learning and development trainers and a dedicated Program Manager.

    Our ideal candidate

    • Has successfully completed their high school year 12 studies in the last 12 months
    • Has competent written and verbal communication skills
    • Has good computer skills and can operate in a Windows-based environment
    • Can work in a scheduled, phone-based environment
    • Is resilient, flexible and independent
    • Is a team player
    • Takes a proactive approach to their work and embrace challenges
    • Has a willingness to learn


    Your work experience may include:

    Administration officer

    In this role, you will support and help organise our business areas.

    You may:

    • manage and maintain records and information
    • work with our stakeholders
    • compile and prepare documents and letters
    • data management and reporting.

    Client experience officer

    In this role, you will do a range of customer service activities in an ATO call centre.

    You may:

    • resolve a broad range of customer enquiries
    • provide technical advice on legislation, policy and procedures
    • verify and update data
    • record interactions in our business information systems.
    Last modified: 08 Dec 2021QC 65464