The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is leading the recruitment of close to 180 data graduates for placements across the APS as part of the Australian Government Graduate Program Data Stream.
One application will open the door to 24 Australian Government agencies, including the ABS, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Health.
The Australian Government Graduate Program Data Stream provides a permanent full-time role and meaningful work from day one.
Data graduates have the opportunity to work in all aspects of government, including policy development, research, program management and service delivery. Roles are varied, as part of the application, applicants will be asked to indicate their preference for one of three data streams: Data Analyst, Data Scientist and Statistical Methodology Specialist.
Data Analysts identify relationships between data items, using their judgement and real-world insights to tell the stories behind data in an engaging and meaningful way. While there are no requirements for particular degrees or disciplines, people who have undertaken data subjects are more likely to be successful.
Data Scientists are responsible for discovering, experimenting with and wrangling data, as well as leading the use of new data sources, methods and products to meet the changing information needs of customers. Fields of study could include computer science, mathematics, science, engineering or other disciplines with a strong quantitative background.
Statistical Methodologists provide advice to clients, and identify, research, implement and maintain a range of innovative statistical solutions. Fields of study could include statistics, mathematics, econometrics, cognitive science, behavioural science, or other fields with a strong quantitative discipline.
If you know someone who has graduated in the past 5 years and would make a great data graduate, encourage them to apply now!