Graduate Recruitment Selection Process
Applications Open – 24 March 2014
Applications Close – 13 April 2014
For more information dates in the selection process, refer to the Key Dates page.
How to Apply for the Graduate Development Program
Applications for ABS vacancies are lodged through the ABS eRecruitment system. The electronic application process consists of three simple stages: registration, drafting your application and review. The system will guide you through each of these stages.
When submitting your application, please be sure that you respond to all the mandatory questions, complete your responses to the selection criteria and upload a copy of your resume and your most recent academic transcript.
Steps in the Selection Process
The Selection Process consists of seven (7) clear stages which are outlined below:
|Stage 1 - Advertising and Eligibility|
Stage 2 - Online Application Form
The online application form provides you with the opportunity to outline your current capabilities and qualifications that you will bring to the ABS.
You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Contact details
- Where you heard about the ABS graduate opportunities
- Location preference
- Stream preference *
- Most recent qualification information (including uploading current transcript)
- Your responses to 10 multiple choice research questions
- Your responses to the Selection Criteria
- Referee Details
- Workplace diversity information
|Stage 3 - Shortlisting|
|Stage 4 - Online Written Assessment|
|Stage 5 - Interview|
Stage 6 - Referees
|Stage 7 - Offer of Employment|
Please note, other than your written application and interview, considerations that may form part of your assessment and possible placement to specific graduate roles may include your professional qualifications, skills and experience, the needs of the ABS, the expectations and duties of the classification and position, any preferences you indicate and your willingness/capacity to relocate to where the position is available. This is so the ABS can place successful graduates to various locations around Australia requiring certain qualifications and skill sets, and provide you with the best opportunity to grow your ABS career.
Selection for all employment opportunities within the ABS are made on the basis of merit. This means that an assessment is made of the suitability of applicants using a competitive selection process.
For more information about merit, please visit the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website
For further information about this opportunity contact the Graduate Recruitment Team on 1800 675 125 or email email@example.com
This page last updated 27 February 2014