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  • The ATO Graduate Program

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    Applications for the 2024 Graduate Program are now closed.

    Our graduate program offers tailored training and work rotations to develop your area of study, as well as generous employment conditions.

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    Why choose us

    As an ATO graduate, you’ll be given challenging, meaningful work and an extended training program to help you navigate through your career journey. All while being a part of an organisation that strives to make a positive impact. It’s a career that improves our country, and we want you to be a part of it!

    At the ATO you will do work that is meaningful, diverse and challenging – work that matters.

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    Graduate program salary and super

    Our graduate program offers a starting salary package of over $77,000 ($67,577 plus 15.4% super).

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will advance to a minimum of an APS 4, which has a total remuneration package of over $86,000 ($75,279, plus 15.4% super). You can earn up to $91,539 ($79,323 plus 15.4% super) as an APS 4 officer within the ATO.

    What the program provides

    We provide: 

    • an intensive 12-month program
    • challenging work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest
    • dedicated training and development opportunities
    • a Career Development Manager to support you throughout the year
    • a competitive starting salary package of more than $77,000 (including super)
    • work-life balance including flexible working arrangements and generous leave entitlements
    • hybrid workplace arrangements
    • an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
    • an excellent social and networking base with fellow graduates.

    On successful completion of our graduate program, you'll:

    • gain a permanent APS 4 level role that is relevant to your stream
    • receive a salary package of over $86,000 (including super)
    • potential to earn a package over $91,000 (including super) as an APS 4 officer
    • continue to receive a wide range of employee benefits, including flexible working hours, 4 weeks of annual leave and annual salary advancement
    • be able to explore further study and qualifications.

    Start the graduate program early

    If you are applying for the IT or taxation streams you can choose to start in our mid-year intake, as early as August 2023.

    To be eligible for the mid-year intake, you must:

    • be applying for the IT or taxation streams
    • have completed your degree by 30 June 2023.

    If you would like us to consider you for the mid-year intake, tick the box on your application form. Ticking the box allows us to consider you for both the mid-year intake and the program that commences in February 2024.

    Our ideal candidate and cultural fit

    We’re looking for people:

    • that think our work is innovative and dynamic
    • have a brilliant brain! We need problem solvers that suggest new ways of doing things
    • with curiosity and courage to deliver Australian Government initiatives and prepare to meet future needs
    • with resilience and commitment to see ideas through to the end
    • with enthusiasm, that are adaptable and flexible and can work towards a united goal
    • who are digitally savvy
    • that are good communicators and can tell the story in many ways
    • with integrity that can help our clients and empathise with their situations and needs.

    We give high priority to building your capabilities and provide a culturally diverse and safe working environment because we want you to enjoy a full and varied career with us.

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    Last modified: 17 Apr 2023QC 49441