Information for agencies

Delivering talented graduates to support Queensland’s digital future

We are currently seeking agency interest for 2021 intake.
Contact the ICT Graduate Team at ictgradprog@qld.gov.au - phone 0448 540 470 or 0439 403 090

Access the latest digital skills

Technology is advancing rapidly. More and more government services are moving online meaning our workforce needs digital skills in analytics, design, user experience, security, programming, and system evaluation. Developing us as leaders in agile and innovative digital solutions for Queenslanders.

You need to ensure your team has the right skills to meet current and future workforce needs. The Digital and ICT Graduate Program can build your team’s capability and knowledge to support digital shifts.

All Queensland Government departments are invited to participate, we can support both your business and digital needs.

‘In terms of what our graduate (Luke) has offered to the team, he is a gold mine quite frankly – his attitude, personality and skills are excellent.’ Gavin Atkinson, Director, DESBT

Recruiting a graduate is easy

For a small one-off fee of $6000+GST, this award-winning program (2019 Top 100 most popular Graduate Employers of Australian Financial Review and Grad Connection award) offers complete program administration including the assessment of high calibre candidates, training, and on-going support. Successful graduates are appointed by you at an A03 level (or equivalent) on a two-year temporary contract.

Graduates are supported and equipped to succeed


We provide each graduate with support, networking opportunities and professional development to give them the tools and confidence to bridge the transition from graduate to ICT/digital professionals and leaders.

The Digital and ICT Graduate Program provides graduates with an opportunity to enter a leadership program and jump start their careers — with 85% of participants going on to establish their careers in the sector, filling the critical roles that are usually hard to fill and retain.

You will be assured of:-

  • A professionally managed and cutting edge recruitment process
  • Initial screening and testing of candidates
  • A nationally recognised leadership development program
  • Ongoing program administration and support for agencies and graduates
  • Continuous improvement of the program based on feedback from departments.

As there was a shortage of cyber professionals within Australia due to high demand, we found it difficult to lure and maintain suitably experienced professionals. So, we looked to the graduate program as one of our strategies, to build and sustain capability through young professionals who would bring passion, new ideas, and enthusiasm to learn and progress our cyber security capability. Rick Nutt Manager, Cyber Security Branch, PSB

Steps to employing a graduate

  1. Download Participation guide (DOCX, 32.36 KB) outlining the recruitment process and key dates.
  2. Seek internal Executive Officer approval for vacant FTE # and budget spend
  3. Complete a nomination form (agencies can sign in to complete this online form or download the form and email it to ictgradprog@qld.gov.au)
  4. Receive confirmation
  5. Receive an official Agreement to be signed by the delegated Executive Officer
  6. Receive short list/s of candidates
  7. Follow the agency internal recruitment process, create an interview panel, review all candidate information, and develop a short list
  8. Liaise with graduate team to inform the final list for interview, the team ensures graduate/s getting multiple interview offers are noted
  9. Conduct face to face or virtual interviews
  10. Post interviews, form an order of merit, complete the recruitment report, and seek approval to proceed with appointment
  11. Make formal offer/s to graduate/s
  12. Advise the graduate team of successful applicant/s and start date for employment
  13. Graduate starts the formal program in March 2021, or prior if needed.

‘Our branch has greatly benefited from the ICT Graduate Program. Mira joined with core skills in research and analysis, and an understanding of human behaviour from her psychology degree. This, combined with a ‘give it a go’ attitude and learning mindset, has seen her become a highly valued member of our squads, applying human-centred design methods to whole-of-government customer experience and digital projects.’ Fiona Curley, Manager Customer and Digital Strategy, Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group, HPW

Looking for more information?

Email us ictgradprog@qld.gov.au or phone us on 0448 540 470 or 0439 403 090.


Last Reviewed: 30 July 2020