Our graduate program is unique!


Our award winning interagency graduate program is exciting and unique!

The lead Western Australian Government departments involved in the graduate program are:

  • Department of Mines and Petroleum

  • Department of State Development

  • Department of Regional Development

Our program offers an amazing start to your career in the Public Sector with the opportunity to be part of projects that help develop our State. Benefits of the program include:

  • A structured 18 month program

  • A starting salary of $67,896 pa (plus 9.5% superannuation)

  • Flexible work hours

  • A permanent position based on successful completion of the program

  • A dedicated senior sponsor and mentor, and the opportunity to network with skilled and diverse professionals

  • Three month rotations tailored to build your professional expertise

  • Rotation opportunities in your home and other government departments

  • Targeted and comprehensive training (both formal and on-the-job)

  • An awarding winning wellness program with an onsite gym

  • Perth based locations

The graduate program works towards developing future leadership and management capability for the public sector.

Top Graduate Employers 2016

Top graduates 2016
Top 75 Graduate Employers list for Australian Association of Graduate Employers

In February 2016, the Department of Mines and Petroleum Graduate Program was voted the 14th top Graduate Employer, making the Top 75 Graduate Employers list for Australian Association of Graduate Employers.  DMP’s graduate program was also recognised as the top state government agency for graduate programs in Western Australia.