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Future Technologists Graduate Program

Applications to participate in the 2020 Future Technologists Graduate Program will open in February 2019 for a two month period.

The recruitment process will then commence in late April, for which applicants are requested to advise Recruitment staff of any significant periods for which they may be absent or unreachable over the coming six months (eg overseas holiday). Applicants deemed unsuitable will be notified accordingly (noting that individual feedback will not be supplied).

We appreciate your patience and understanding of our recruitment processes.

What is the Future Technologists Graduate Program?

ASIO’s Future Technologists (FT) Graduate Program is aimed at graduating university students who want a technical career with a difference (that makes a difference). We recruit for a range of skillsets across the technical spectrum. It is an ideal career choice for graduates with skills in fields as diverse as data analytics/science, cyber & information security, software development and ICT, telecommunications and systems engineering.

The 12 month structured work placement and development program commences in February and June of each year and is based out of our Canberra headquarters. Graduates undertake rotations across a variety of technical areas and disciplines, both at the operational and enterprise level.  Rotations are designed to expose graduates to the diversity of technologies, roles and skills required within a premier national security agency.  

Working in small teams, graduates make a direct contribution to the critical business of ASIO by undertaking programs of work to support and enhance the prioritised output of the organisation.  All FT graduates are provided a technical mentor during the program to support their development, as well as access to tailored training and social events.

Future Technologists will commence on a highly competitive salary of $79,206* plus 15.4% superannuation.

Upon graduation, Future Technologists will move into an aligned team where they will further develop and enhance their technical, security and corporate skills and abilities.  This is just the beginning of a rewarding (and varied) career journey! 


To be considered for these roles you must:

  • be an Australian citizen;
  • be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance;
  • have completed – or be in the final year of – a degree of technical relevance;
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra

Applicants should also be able to:

  • work in small, dynamic teams;
  • think critically to solve problems; and
  • demonstrate ongoing adaptability (to new technologies, events and environments).

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