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APS graduate recruitment data

Factors attracting graduates to their agency

Category Get factors Graduates per cent agree Other new entrants per cent agree
People Personal friendship with some of the people in the organisation 19 29
People Personal knowledge of some people in the organisation 25 37
People Quality of leadership in the organisation 49 52
People Quality of working relationships in the organisation 54 58
Opportunity The position is a promotion 37 23
Opportunity Good long term career progression 89 74
Opportunity Will help with career development 91 72
Job Was a good match to job skills 71 70
Job Type of work 88 81
Conditions Its geographical location 40 58
Conditions The remuneration package 64 48
Conditions Has good security and stability 88 63
Conditions The employment conditions 90 72
Agency Service to specific diversity groups 53 46
Agency Service to the general public 64 61
Agency The nature of work done by the organisation 78 68

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Factors attracting graduates to their agency

Demographic comparisons of Graduates and other new entrants to the APS

Demographic Graduates per cent Other new entrants per cent
Female 51 68
Indigenous 6 8
With a Disability 9 4
From a non-English speaking background 17 10
< 30 years of age 77 38

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Graduates’ expectations for career progression in the next five years

Classification Per cent
APS 5 4
APS 6 25
EL 1 46
EL 2 20
SES 5

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