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Graduate program

Your career—you drive

We’re looking for graduates who want to make a difference.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Graduate Development Program is your opportunity to join a department that contributes consistently to the well-being of the wider community, and connects our customers to services, education, employment, and each other.

We’re looking for graduates who approach life and work with equal creativity and innovation, can communicate with a range of stakeholders and colleagues, work hard to better their own and their team’s performance, and consistently put our customers first.

It’s your career. You drive.


Working with us you’ll enjoy the benefits of working within Australia’s most popular graduate employer*, in one of Queensland’s largest and most diverse departments, including:

  • 2 year graduate program
  • competitive starting salary from $55,310
  • flexible work places and work arrangements
  • interesting jobs in a wide range of work environments and locations across Queensland
  • connections to over 100 different career paths and tailored development opportunities to kick start your career in Queensland Government.

*Queensland Government, Most popular graduate employer (public sector category), Top 100 Grad Employers Awards 2015.

What you can expect

We could tell you what to expect, but why not hear it from our grads themselves?

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How to apply

All applications are submitted through the Queensland Government Graduate Portal.

Eligible candidates:

  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have completed their degree in 2014, 2015 or are completing their degree in 2016
  • hold a GPA of 5.0 or above
  • are willing to participate fully in the program, including rotations across work sites, and potentially, regional Queensland.

Eligible applicants will be contacted within 7 days of when applications close.

When to apply

Applications for the 2017-18 program have now closed. Applications for future programs can be submitted at any time through the Queensland Government Graduate Portal.

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Last updated
01 December 2016