Graduate programs offer a great opportunity for you to transition from university to the workplace. There are many programs available in government departments and large organisations. They usually run for one or two years, during which time you are an employee of the organisation. You will receive mentoring and training, gain valuable experience in the workplace and benefit from networking and social activities.
Apply for graduate programs in the final year of your degree. The closing dates for applications vary, but some close in April, so make sure you get in early. You can have the security of a job offer before you even finish your degree!
Graduate programs also give you an idea of the disparate positions you will be able to apply for with a higher degree in the mathematical sciences. The range of programs changes from year to year. Here are just some examples of programs that may be available to mathematics and statistics graduates.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), Australian National Audit Office, Australian Treasury, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Department of Education & Training, Department of Human Services, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Department of Premier & Cabinet (WA), Department of Science & Innovation, Queensland Government, Queensland Treasury, Victorian State Government