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The Policy Futures Graduate Program – Queensland Government

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Queensland Government


Employer Profile

We are the largest and most diverse organisation in Queensland. We have over

250,000 employees providing essential public services across 4000+ locations, from

the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast, Mount Isa to Brisbane.

We are passionate about making Queensland better and work together to deliver public services, including health, education, transport, infrastructure, police and emergency services, environment and science, tourism, and community services.

Policy Futures is one of Queensland Government’s leading graduate programs and provides recent graduates an opportunity to make a positive difference to Queensland communities while building a rewarding career in the public sector.

As a Policy Futures graduate, you’ll feel the connection your work has to our purpose - to improve the lives of Queenslanders through the development and implementation of innovative and effective government policy.

Throughout the two-year program, you’ll get the chance to undertake rotations across Queensland Government, exposing you to diverse and complex policy environments where you will be free to explore your interests and learn from experts in the field.

You’ll receive comprehensive learning and development opportunities, equipping you with the skills to fast track your career. You’ll also receive a professional mentor, peer support, e-learning, and a range of networking opportunities.


The possibilities are endless!

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

All graduate positions are located in south-east Queensland. Most placements are in the Brisbane CBD, with a few placements in nearby regions such as Ipswich.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Policy Futures is open to graduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

• completion of a bachelor's degree or higher (including graduate certificate, master's degree or PhD) in the last 2 years (equivalent of a level seven qualification or higher).

• be an Australian citizen, or a resident of Australia and have unrestricted working rights under Australian Commonwealth law.


Roles available for Graduates 

Recruitment for our 2025 intake will commence in March 2024. Visit our website and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about future opportunities.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

Policy is a diverse field that requires input from all degrees and disciplines. Whatever you studied⁠—from law to economics, creative industries to social work⁠—your skills and experience will be valued. 

Some of our past graduates have backgrounds in counter terrorism, mathematics, social sciences, law, public health and economics, just to name a few.  

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What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"Knowing that my work in meaningful, I work with excellent and dedicated public sector professionals and feeling like I won't be 'stuck' in any role because this grad program is so positively viewed throughout the whole Queensland Public Sector."

"My work is dynamic and hard (which I enjoy). I can bring my full self to work and work in many challenging areas."

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