If you’re in the final year of your degree…
now is the time to start thinking about employment for when you finish your course. Whether you finish mid-year or at the end of 2014, you need to begin considering where you would like to work and researching when the companies you are interested in recruit new graduates.
Graduate programs are one option to consider…
as they are open to students from a wide range of disciplines. They specifically recruit new graduates into government and industry organisations, and combine full-time positions with structured professional development and mentoring programs. They range in duration from 1-2 years, and may involve graduates completing rotations throughout different areas of an organisation (Source: Graduate Opportunities).
What graduate programs involve
Graduate programs are designed to assist graduates to transition to the workforce and typically involve all the new graduates commencing work in a particular organisation at the same time. They often include elements that assist new graduates integrate into the workplace, such as:
- mentoring programs
- formal learning and development opportunities
- buddy systems
- job rotations.
Many large organisations in the private and public sectors have graduate programs, and entry into these highly sought after programs are highly competitive.
Applications for many programs are now open but don’t delay if you’re thinking of applying – time-frames are tight and most closing dates happen in the coming weeks.
Find out more
Visit individual company websites as well as…
by Karly Koh, Careers Consultant, La Trobe University Career Development Centre