Our Graduate Program

Are you eligible to apply?

Have you completed a Bachelor degree, or will you have graduated prior to February 2016? Are you an Australian citizen? Are you prepared to relocate to Canberra? If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions why not apply for the 2016 Graduate Program?

Applications for our 2016 Graduate Program are now closed.

Note: this is not an entry level program to become a sworn officer.

About the program

The Graduate Program is located in Canberra and runs for 12 months.

If you are successfully placed in the program, you will begin working in the AFP in the February of the following year.

Typically our Graduate Program comprises:

  • an orientation program
  • a graduate support team
  • monthly discussion groups
  • meetings with senior executive staff
  • learning and development opportunities
  • work rotations across the AFP.

Each year the required qualifications of candidates recruited change in response to business needs. However, the breadth of work in the AFP means there are many relevant qualifications. To see where your skills and qualification might fit, you can read more about some of our business areas that you can work in.

Why the AFP?

As a graduate in the AFP you will work in a truly global policing agency, committed to staying one step ahead in a rapidly evolving criminal environment.

Over the 12 months you will build your knowledge, skills and networks by working in a number of teams — gaining an understanding of the AFP and the responsibilities of each area.

We also offer attractive pay and leave provisions, as well as other benefits to help promote work-life balance.

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