About our Graduate Program

I wanted variety and challenges in my career, and when I started as a grad at WorkSafe, I knew I was in the right place. Even from the start, I was encouraged to make things happen. I make my future brighter every day.
— Olivia, from WorkSafe graduate to Senior Lawyer in 6 years
  • Two-year program

  • Four business rotations (one every six months)

  • Community leadership project

  • Skills and career development workshops

  • Peer, mentor and buddy support networks

Our Graduate Program will do more than nurture your career in your chosen field. We’ll help you develop your full potential and become WorkSafe ready. That’s why we’ve designed an intensive two-year program that strikes the right balance between flexibility and structure. You’ll have the flexibility you need to follow your passion and shape the program to suit your interests and career aspirations. But the program is also structured to support you in broadening your horizons. After all, it’s often when you stretch beyond your comfort zone that you learn the most.

 

Learn our Business

Every six months you’ll do a business rotation and benefit from working with a different team of experts. Our employees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, so you can be confident you’re learning from the best. You’ll be involved in real work from day one.

The business rotations are a great way to see how different parts of WorkSafe contribute to our mission and make work safe for all Victorians.  

We’ll work with you to create a tailored rotation plan including your area of interest, so you can get practical experience related to your area of study.

But we also believe that personal and professional growth comes from exposure to new people and perspectives, embracing opportunities and seizing the unfamiliar with both hands.

So you’ll spend two of your four rotations in areas related health and safety and workers’ compensation to ensure you have a strong understanding of the whole organisation.

We’ll work with you to ensure the other two rotations align with your skills, interests and career aspirations.  

Think of it like that round-the-world trip you’ve always wanted to take – you’ll be immersed in our culture, meet new people across our community, learn our lingo and be able to really find your place.

 

Develop Your Potential

There is so much to learn at WorkSafe, so our program is designed with plenty of development programs and support networks to help you along the way.  

  • Community Leadership Project – you’ll work on a project which will develop your leadership skills and give back to the community.

  • Skills workshops – you’ll attend regular skills workshops that build your capability in areas that are essential for a successful career at WorkSafe.  

  • Graduate peer group – you’ll be able to network with fellow graduates and learn from each other’s experiences.

  • Buddy program – you’ll be paired with a past graduate of our program. Many have established successful careers with WorkSafe and will be there as a guide and mentor as someone who has walked in your shoes.

  • Mentor – we’ll also pair you with a leader from your business area of interest. This mentoring relationship will give you insights into WorkSafe, the business area and help you develop your professional network.

The last six months of the program will focus on career planning, so you can be confident about taking your next step with us. We will help you prepare and apply for roles that complement your skills, interests and experience.

 

Become part of the Worksafe community

Become part of the WorkSafe community When you join our graduate program, you become part of our WorkSafe community. We embrace and celebrate people from all backgrounds because we believe that our workforce should reflect the diversity of the Victorian community we serve.

Just some of the ways we support our communities are through our Disability Action Plan, pride network for LGBTI employees and volunteering.

And we have a vibrant social club where you can get to know your colleagues at regular events throughout the year.