Graduate – Portfolio

City of Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Australia
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Shape your future with the City of Gold Coast’s Graduate Academy!

We know you are driven by growth and opportunity, eager to progress quickly, and determined to make an impact. That’s why we offer a full time 12-month immersive graduate program designed to unlock your potential, achieve your career goals and equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to excel in your chosen career.

The program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to partner with industry leaders across a broad range of areas, projects and initiatives not available anywhere else! No matter what you’re looking for, there’s endless opportunities to make a real difference to your career and your community at the City of Gold Coast.

Be part of the next gen of GC Shapers

Commencing in January 2024, our program provides professional development training and on-the-job experience pathways, designed to help bridge the gap from academic study to the work environment. As a graduate at the City, you will have many opportunities available to you:

  • contribute to a range of projects and initiatives that help shape and connect our City
  • advice and coaching by future focused, creative, industry leading professionals, mentors and peers
  • freedom to carve your own path, with flexibility to design your graduate experience and career direction
  • networking opportunities, Grad Talks, exclusive CEO events and exciting team projects, promoting collaboration across all areas of the City
  • tailored learning including work-based training and an extensive range of personal, professional and career development training designed to set you up for success
  • assistance and support on your path to accreditation
  • support for your continued development journey with future opportunities at the City after the program
  • work-life balance including 9-day fortnight, flexible working from home arrangements and generous leave entitlements

What’s on offer

The City Digital & Data (CDD) branch is responsible for the delivery of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and information services​. Within CDD, the Program and Project Services team is responsible for leading the successful delivery of programs and projects that deliver value and significantly improve outcomes for the enterprise and Community. The team is committed to helping the City to achieve outcomes through business partnering services and non-infrastructure project delivery.

The Portfolio Graduate will play a vital role in assisting with the management and coordination of the organisation's information and communication technology (ICT) portfolio. The graduate position will provide administrative and operational support to ensure the successful planning, execution and monitoring of various technology projects and initiatives within the portfolio. Graduates will collaborate with cross-functional teams, maintain relevant documentation and contribute to the efficient operation of the ICT portfolio management process. We are looking for a graduate with the ability to interpret project management methodologies, develop and implement new procedures and guidelines with strong IT skills.

What are we looking for from you?

The City is committed to developing skilled graduates into future City leaders who:

  • are curious, motivated and driven to make a difference for the future of the Gold Coast
  • embrace innovation with a forward-thinking and creative mindset
  • seek continuous learning opportunities and are committed to professional development
  • are willing to embrace new challenges, learn new skills and adapt quickly
  • can analyse information, think logically and solve problems creatively
  • possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and can convey ideas clearly, listen attentively and collaborate effectively
  • contribute positively to the team dynamic, respect diverse perspectives and foster a productive work environment

Who can apply? 

To be considered for this opportunity you must hold a recognised degree or post graduate qualification from a tertiary institution, completed within the last two years or be completing prior to commencement of the program in January 2024. Applicants must have full working rights in Australia for the duration of the program and be able to work full time.

The Portfolio Graduate position is recommended for but not limited to graduates who have studied Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Analytics, IT / Computing Science or Project Management.

How to apply

Submit your academic transcript / qualification, CV and a cover letter. In your cover letter please outline information about your career objectives, work experience, education, volunteering and any extracurricular activities, specialist skills or interests you may have.

Please note applications for all of our vacancies close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date. Essential: To be considered for this opportunity you must hold a recognised degree or post graduate qualification from a tertiary institution, completed within the last two years or completed prior to commencement of the program. Please provide details of your qualification/s and graduation date. Kathryn Lloyd 0756673829 03/10/2023 Graduate Position Job Brief.pdf Open Application Guide