Early careers at Leidos
At Leidos, as a graduate you are employed on a permanent basis and spend the first year on the graduate program enabling you to work on real projects as an embedded and productive team member right from the start. You will be surrounded by seriously smart, approachable people, so there is plenty of scope to push the boundaries, develop and learn in an environment that is challenging, supportive and constantly changing.
We encourage Australian students and graduates, who are interested in early career opportunities at Leidos, to complete the following expression of interest form.
Investing in our graduates
All of our graduates are employed on a permanent basis and work on real projects as an embedded and productive team member right from the start. We make sure our graduates are fully set up for success, by providing extra support, training and networking opportunities during the first year, along with a mentor and buddy to help you navigate around our organisation.
At the end of the year, our graduates typically continue to work in the area they started in and further develop their strengths and capabilities. Some may wish to explore other opportunities based on their aspirations and the needs of the business. After that, they often progress into technical or managerial positions. We invest heavily in our graduates ensuring they are set up for success. They are, after all, the future talent at Leidos.
We have the following graduate opportunities:
- Software Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Cyber Analyst
- Systems Administrator
- Project Coordinator
- Business Analyst
- Proposal Analyst
- Finance Analyst
- Procurement Analyst.
Based in the following locations:
- Canberra across Kingston and Civic CBD sites
- Melbourne across our Scoresby, Clayton and Melbourne CBD sites.
We are a forward-looking organisation full of smart, approachable people who are always looking for a better way. So there is plenty of scope for curious, open-minded people to push their boundaries, develop and learn in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
Life at Leidos as a Graduate
The 5-step recruitment process
FEB-MAR: The process starts with an online application form where we will ask you to answer some questions and to attach a copy of your resume, transcript and any other supporting documentation you feel will support your application.
APR: Once we have reviewed applications, we will invite shortlisted candidates to the next stage and request completion of a set of questions for the role(s) you have applied for. Each candidate invited to this assessment will receive a deadline for their submission so we can keep our process fair.
MAY: Successful shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend our final stage assessment.
If you are successful, we will conduct backgrounds checks.
MAY-JUN: From here, we will making offers of employment to commence with us the following February.
JUN-FEB: We appreciate that there is a long time to wait before starting, we make it our business to stay in touch with regular updates and respond to all the queries you have. As your first day gets closer, we will ensure you have all the support and resources you need to hit the ground running.
Industry based learning program
In addition to our graduate program, we also run a paid industry-based learning program for 12 months. Ideal for students in their penultimate year at university, this offers the chance to apply their course into hands-on work experience by working on real projects alongside more experienced team members.