The Defence Policy and Intelligence Pathways is seeking high achievers from all disciplines to contribute to work undertaken in the strategic centre of the Defence organisation.
Just as important as your qualifications are the personal qualities you can bring to the role – particularly integrity, curiosity, objectivity and your ability to think critically – because, at the end of the day, it’s your judgement that will inform decisions or deliver outcomes for the future of Australia’s security environment.
Within the Defence Policy and Intelligence Pathway, you will undertake a 12-month development program comprising three rotations, specialised training and on the job experiences focusing on issues critical to Australia’s security. Through either the Defence Policy Stream or one of the Defence Intelligence and Cyber streams, you may inform: decision making on international policy; source or analyse intelligence to counter terrorism; or innovate solutions to mitigate the cyber threat as to protect Australia’s national interests.
In each rotation you will have real tasks and responsibilities, and be fully integrated into the work team to ensure you reach your full potential. The Policy and Intelligence Pathway includes a comprehensive learning and development program, including:
Defence offers a generous remuneration package, conditions of service and leave benefits that will contribute to you enjoying a happy work-life balance. Graduates who complete the program are able to apply for study assistance, including financial reimbursement and study leave, to pursue further studies (i.e. postgraduate programs).
In the Defence Policy Stream you will work in the strategic centre of the Defence organisation as part of a strategy-led program of Government and industry engagement and innovation. Defence Policy Officers undertake analysis and assessment of information to provide informed advice, which contributes to policy development, strategic military planning and international capacity building.
The Defence Intelligence and Cyber Streams are seeking graduates from all disciplines with professional development and rotation placements tailored for roles in one of the Defence Intelligence Agencies. Graduates undertake work that contributes to Australia’s national security from day one with entry through any of the following three challenging and unique graduate training paths
Your career with us will expand your understanding of the national security and intelligence environment, and will enable you to answer some of the most complex problems facing Australia today. If you are looking for a career where you are entrusted to influence strategic decision making at the highest level, you will find it at Defence.