The APS Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, women, older people, veterans transitioning to civilian roles and their spouses, with 1,000 participants over the next 4 years.
The Australian Government initiative was a key outcome from the Jobs and Skills Summit on 2 September 2022.
The program will help to build the nation’s digital capability by increasing the pool of skilled digital professionals and improving the digital capability of the APS.
The new initiative will support people starting their career, moving between careers or re‑entering the workforce into digital roles. It will provide employment opportunities to establish a digital career in the APS with a focus on attracting people from under-represented groups.
Employment opportunities will be flexible and available throughout the year in regional and metropolitan locations. Participants will also gain a certificate or diploma qualification in a digital or technology related field, while participating in paid employment with the APS.
Trainees will be supported by a dedicated mentor to help them navigate their work and study.
This builds on existing whole-of-government career pathway programs, with a full induction program supported by the APS Academy.
The APS Digital Traineeship Program is now open for applications. Traineeships are set to commence from early 2023.