Next-gen DTA talent bolster APS digital capability

13 December 2018

More than 120 apprentices, cadets and graduates celebrated the completion of their programs at a ceremony in Canberra yesterday.

the 2018 entry level program graduates

The program participants work in a range of digital or technical roles across the Australian Government.

These apprentices, cadets and graduates are increasing digital capability within the Australian Public Service, completing their programs from across 19 different agencies.

The Digital Transformation Agency recently released the Digital Transformation Strategy, a bold seven-year vision that will see all government services available digitally by 2025.

A skilled Australian Public Service that is ready for the digital future is vital to achieving that vision.

In committing to making sure that government’s digital services are not only the most advanced technologically, but truly centered around the needs of users, we are building capability across all of government.

These programs attract, train and retain recruits to best prepare us to facilitate digital transformation of government.

As the program participants get set to embark on their digital careers in government, it is an ideal time to work in the digital field.

The skills the recruits have built are exactly what is to build a robust digital workforce with advanced technological skills and modern-day problem-solving abilities, needed to fulfill our vision to be one of the world’s leading digital governments.

Since the programs began in 2007, the DTA’s digital graduate, cadetship and apprenticeship programs have supported the digital transformation agenda of government by building strong digital capabilities at the entry level.

Pathways into government have been provided for more than 1,100 digital apprentices, cadets and graduates.

In 2019, another 102 program participants will commence across 16 government agencies.

Visit digital entry-level programs for more information on how to take part.

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