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The application is your first opportunity to demonstrate you meet the capabilities we are looking for in our Graduate Development Program. These include the ability to communicate, research, analyse and work well in a team.
Here are our top 7 tips for preparing your application.
Start your online application as early as possible, well before the deadline. If you have questions or technical issues on the due date, you may not be able to resolve these quickly enough to lodge your application.
Online applications open on 6 May 2019 and close on 6 June at 11.30pm (AEDT). You won’t be able to submit your application after this time.
Make sure you provide honest and accurate information as your responses will be confirmed at different stages in the process.
Don’t be shy about showcasing your strengths either. Each candidate brings diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, so let us know what you can contribute. We want to know why you are the right candidate for our program.
Take note of word limits. Make your CV as concise as possible. Two or three pages should be the maximum length. You will also be asked to provide a 400 word pitch. The more clearly you are able to communicate your experience and value, the more you will stand out from others.
Your CV should include certain details and formatting:
Your writing skills are assessed along with the content in your responses. Get someone with a good eye for detail to review your application before you submit.
We recommend that you prepare your responses in a word document and then copy and paste them into your online application form. If you experience technical issues on the site, you may lose the information and need to start again.
Your email address is our primary method of contacting you, so make sure the one you provide is correct, current, reliable and accessible.
Once you have successfully submitted your online application, you will receive an email confirming receipt. We recommend you check all spam filters on your account as emails sent from an unknown address may be automatically moved to your spam folder.
We don’t want you to miss any of our messages.