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  • Indigenous cadetship program

    This information is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are undertaking an undergraduate degree and are interested in working at the ATO.

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    Program overview

    Our Indigenous cadetship program:

    • is a two-to-three year development program
    • combines your university study with practical ATO work placements
    • provides you with a job when you complete your degree.

    The Indigenous cadetship program is a great way to give your career a head start and gain unique work experiences you can take with you wherever your career path leads.

    What we offer

    We provide:

    • financial assistance while you complete your degree
    • challenging work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest
    • support from a dedicated program manager and rotation team leaders
    • commencement at the Cadet APS classification level
    • ongoing pay during both your work placements and your university studies
    • excellent work conditions
    • job diversity
    • career development opportunities.

    On successful completion of the program you will:

    • be offered an ongoing (permanent) full time role
    • be eligible for further advancement to the APS 3 classification level which includes a pay rise
    • receive formal recognition for completing the program
    • continue to receive a wide range of employee benefits, including:    
      • four weeks annual leave
      • annual salary advancement (dependent on satisfactory performance)
      • flexible working hours
      • excellent superannuation benefits.

    Work rotations

    During your work rotations, you will build networks and identify which areas interest you.

    • you'll work 90 days within the office
    • we'll provide you with 12-month rotations in different areas of the ATO
    • you'll have the opportunity to apply the skills you are gaining at university.

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    Last modified: 06 Jun 2018QC 49413