Under Treasurer Gerard Bradley welcomes the 2008 GRADStart intake. From second left, Shradha Prasad, Rachael Caswell, Kaitlen Vo, Lauren Cordwell, Eunice Chai, Samantha Webb and James Ly.
Queensland Treasury’s GRADStart recruitment program again proved popular with graduates throughout 2007–08.
GRADStart offers vacation employment, an Indigenous Cadetship program and a graduate program for people completing their studies or those who have recently graduated.
Since 1990, this key attraction and recruitment strategy has employed 274 graduates in disciplines including economics, accounting, mathematics, law and business.
The popularity of Treasury’s program is evidenced by the significant increase in applications which have almost doubled from 348 in 2006 to 628 in 2008. It is also seen as a long-term prospect, with up to 65 percent of graduates from the last five years remaining in Treasury.
Accountant Sam Webb (pictured, second from right) found the graduate program ‘very beneficial’.
“GRADStart has exposed me to a wide variety of work experiences, such as the 2008–09 budget papers and Treasury’s asset strategic plan,” she said.
“My ideas and input have always been valued by my colleagues, and I was able to move to a management accountant position after only six months.
“I’d recommend GRADStart to anybody looking for a challenging and rewarding career.”
Applications for the next round of GRADStart open online in February 2009. For more information about GRADStart, visit ‘What we offer’ at www.treasury.qld.gov.au/careers.
Last reviewed 22 October 2012