New digital workforce online for APS

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) have launched a recruitment drive to create a digital workforce in the Australian Public Service (APS) with 250 entry-level IT staff to be placed in Government Agencies across the Service in the next 12 months.

Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor (pictured) said the move was designed to attract and retain digital talent in the APS.

“The private sector is well ahead of us in terms of signing up talent,” Mr Taylor said.

“We want the next group of digital superstars to see Government as a great place to start their careers.”

He said $13.9 million had been allocated over three years to build digital capability, and the DTA and the APSC had begun design work on future digital literacy programs.

Recruitment drive under way

Mr Taylor said the programs would be aimed at attracting new talent for digital roles, identifying and establishing training opportunities, increasing talent retention and developing digital skills for executives.

Positions would be available for apprentices, cadets and graduates.

He said Chief Digital Officer, Peter Alexander would lead the digital capability building and delivery functions within the DTA.

Applications for the DTA’s 2018 apprenticeship program close on 4 August and cadetships close on 11 August.

More information on entry-level training programs can be accessed at this PS News link.

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