Career Expo – highlighting APS job opportunities for Indigenous young adults

Career Expo – highlighting APS job opportunities for Indigenous young adults

Indigenous Affairs Employment
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Four Indigenous young adults stand in front of a stall receiving advice from a non-Indigenous woman with other people standing in the background.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) recently held a career expo at its Barton office where 29 government departments and agencies provided advice and literature to 52 Indigenous young adults from around Australia. The year 11 and 12 students learned about potential career pathways, Indigenous recruitment programs and how to write a resume. 

The expo was the final event of the Work Experience Programme (WEX), a series of activities and events held over 4 days, designed to showcase the many career options available in the Australian Public Service. The students visited many Canberra institutions including Parliament House, AIATSIS and the Australian Defence Force Academy where they enjoyed meetings with career advisors and senior APS officers.

Janet Crouch, Senior Diversity Officer at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority welcomed the careers expo.

“I think it’s wonderful because it gives all agencies an opportunity to work towards increasing their target for Indigenous employment in the public sector by profiling their organisation and potentially attracting Indigenous employees.”

A group of four women stand behind a table, they are talking to three Indigenous female students. On the table are paper documents and bowls. In the background a banners.