AFP Graduate Program

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Who is eligible to apply?

Applications for the 2015 AFP Graduate Program have now closed, however if you have graduated from a three year degree (minimum), or you will have graduated prior to February 2016, then you may be eligible to apply for the 2016 AFP Graduate Program. Applications for this process will open in March 2015.

As with all AFP recruitment, you must be an Australian citizen to apply. You must pass an employee suitability questionnaire and be granted security and medical clearances and pass a drug test.

The AFP Graduate Program is located in Canberra, Australia, so you should be prepared to relocate if required.

About the program

It is intended that candidates who are successfully placed in the AFP Graduate Program will begin working in the AFP in the February of the following year. The program will run for 12 months and is targeted to meet the requirements of specific business areas. These areas have identified the benefits and value of employing a graduate and to developing the graduate's skills within their business area.

The AFP Graduate Program typically consists of the following components:

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

As an AFP graduate you will work within a number of teams throughout the year and have tasks that contribute to the outcomes of the AFP. You will gain an understanding of the AFP and the responsibilities of each area.

Each year the required qualifications of the candidates recruited to the Graduate Program change in response to business needs. However, the breadth of work in the AFP means that there are many relevant qualifications. In 2013 we had graduates with degrees in the following areas:

  • Communications, Media and Journalism
  • Forensic Science
  • Security Analysis, Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Commerce, Finance and Economics
  • Arts, Law and Business
  • Information Technology, Computer Science and Corporate Systems
  • Engineering
  • International studies.

The requirements for each business area are outlined in the application pack. We recommend that you read through this document for information on where your skills might fit.

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.

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