WorkSafe Graduate Program

You've got a great education, now take the next step and be part of something bigger. At WorkSafe you can come to work every day knowing that you’re working for the benefit of people.

Applications are currently closed.

Date last updated

Friday 29 May 2020

Does this sound like you?

While your academic achievements are important, we’re also looking for people who have the qualities WorkSafe needs for success, now and for the future. So we’re eager to learn about the experiences that have shaped who you are today – your extra curricular activities, leadership experience and travels.

Ideally, you’ll also share our passion to make work safe – for all Victorians. You’ll be agile and innovative. You’ll be adaptable, resilient and curious. You’ll enjoy learning and thrive in an environment where no two days are ever the same.

WorkSafe is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Island graduates and those with a disability.

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18 month program

An 18 month development program with the option to formally exit after 12 months.

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Complete three rotations

Complete business rotations across three work areas (one every six months).

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Graduate team project

A range of learning and development activities including completing a graduate team project.

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Build networks

Build key internal relationships and learn about WorkSafe and the public service.

Start your career with the WorkSafe Graduate Program

  1. Learn our business

    Every six months you’ll do a business rotation and benefit from working with a different team of experts. Our employees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, so you can be confident you’re learning from the best. You’ll be involved in real work from day one.

    The business rotations are a great way to see how different parts of WorkSafe contribute to our mission and make work safe for all Victorians.

    We also believe that personal and professional growth comes from exposure to new people and perspectives, embracing opportunities and seizing the unfamiliar with both hands.

    Think of it like that round-the-world trip you’ve always wanted to take – you’ll be immersed in our culture, meet new people across our community, learn our lingo and be able to really find your place.

  2. Develop your potential

    There is so much to learn at WorkSafe, so our program is designed with plenty of development programs and support networks to help you along the way.

    • Graduate team project - You will work on a project(s) with your fellow graduates that will develop your leadership skills and support the implementation of our strategy, WorkSafe 2030.
    • Workshops and online learning - You will attend workshops and undertake online learning that will build your capability in areas that are essential for a successful career at WorkSafe.
    • Graduate peer group - You will network with fellow graduates and learn from each other’s experiences.
    • Buddy program - You’ll be paired with a past graduate of this program. As someone who has walked in your shoes, they are here to guide you along the way.
    • Mentor - You will also be paired with a WorkSafe leader who will share their insights of WorkSafe and their business area, and help develop your professional network.

    In the last six months of the program, we will focus on career planning, so you can be confident about taking your next step with us. We will help you prepare and apply for roles that complement your skills, interests and experience

  3. You'll be included

    Difference is human – and WorkSafe is all about people.

    As people working for the benefit of people every day, we believe it’s important that our workforce reflects the diversity our clients, the Victorian community. That’s why we are a proud equal opportunity employer and embrace people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, cultures and religious beliefs. We’re all different, but it’s our passion for the safety and wellbeing of Victorians that unites us.

    At WorkSafe you’ll encounter a diverse range of projects and find that, with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. We also pride ourselves on being agile, curious and inclusive. We offer the freedom to create a more open workplace, where you’re encouraged to have a voice.