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Future Technologists Graduate Program

Applications to participate in the 2019 Future Technologists Graduate Program will open in February 2018 for a two month period.

The recruitment process will commence in late April. Please ensure you’re available during this time and to advise Recruitment of any significant periods of unavailability for the six months following (e.g. overseas holidays). If you are deemed unsuitable throughout any stage of the process you will receive a letter via post advising of this outcome. Please note, no feedback will be provided at any stage.

We appreciate your patience throughout the recruitment process.

What is the Future Technologists Program?

ASIO’s Future Technologists Graduate Program is aimed at university students who want a career with a difference and who are passionate about technology and the breadth of its application. It’s an ideal career choice for technical graduates with skills in fields as diverse as cyber security; computer forensics; mathematics; data science/analytics; software engineering/development; network engineering; computer, electrical, mechanical engineering; telecommunications; and ICT (just to name a few).

The one year structured program commences in February each year and exposes graduates to the complete range of ASIO’s cutting-edge technical capability through a range of placements, through the support of a senior technical mentor and via continuous learning and development opportunities.

Future Technologist Graduates are not only exposed to, but actively involved in, the collection, management and advanced analysis of technical information through a myriad of innovative means. Their knowledge and use of technology to ensure successful outcomes is pivotal to ASIO in protecting the nation and its interests. Future Technologist Graduates will work in operational or enterprise technology roles, all of which are based out of our Canberra office.

Upon graduation from the program, technologists will initially specialise in one area to further develop and enhance their technical skills and knowledge. Wider technical career pathways within Australia’s premier intelligence agency beckon thereafter.

During the program, Future Technologists will earn $79,206* plus 15.4% superannuation on commencement. 

Upon successful completion of the 12 month program you will be formally appointed to a technical team to build upon your newfound skills and experience.


To be considered for these roles you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen with a checkable background;
  • Be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance;
  • You must have completed – or be in the final year of – a degree of relevance to technical intelligence e.g. Cyber Security; Computer Forensics; Mathematics; Data Science; Data Analytics; Network Engineering, including Wireless Networks and Remote Network Management; Software Engineering and/or Development; Telecommunications; Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering; Information Security; and ICT Systems Integration and Management.
  • Be willing to relocate to Canberra.

Applicants should also be able to:

  • work in small, dynamic teams;
  • solve problems and be skilled in prioritisation; and
  • communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Australia’s protection begins with our Future Technologists!

ASIO is seeking talented Australians to help collect information, connect the dots and play a crucial role in providing advice to government on matters of national security.

This is an opportunity to take on a role with great purpose at one of Australia’s most trusted and awarded workplaces. The following link provides further information on why ASIO is the workplace of choice. 

Future Technologists Graduate Program Brochure

ASIO Security Clearance

Everyone who works in ASIO is required to hold the highest level of security clearance in Australia. To be eligible, you need to be an Australia Citizen.

Learn more about security clearances within ASIO.

*Salary figures are based on 1 July 2018 salary schedule.

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