Early careers for graduates
At Leidos, we run a one-year 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’s plenty of scope to push your boundaries, develop and learn in an environment that’s challenging, supportive and constantly changing.
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 graduate opportunities in the following fields:
- Software Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Systems Administration
- Project Coordination
- Business and Proposal Analyst
- Cyber Analyst
- Finance Associate
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’s plenty of scope for curious, open-minded people to push their boundaries, develop and learn in an environment that’s both challenging and supportive.
, Project Coordinator
I've landed in an amazing team that has given me great development opportunities; because of this I'm now responsible for delivering a body of work within my project. My favourite part of the job is when my team and I achieve a key milestone after many months of hard work. My role also requires me to interact with lots of people including the technical team, upper management and external suppliers. I enjoy building relationships with team members and suppliers outside of Leidos as most people I’ve worked with have a really good sense of humour which makes work really enjoyable.
, Software Engineer
What I love about my job is the work life balance it offers. This includes being able to work your hours at a time that suits you and being able to leave for the day without expectations of unpaid overtime. As long as you do your hours for the day and are at work for key meetings, the time you come in and leave is pretty flexible. There is trust there from management and it makes work a lot more enjoyable. I also go to work enjoying the idea that what I am doing has a positive impact on people and Australia as a whole, rather than just being about the bottom line.
The recruitment process
1. Online application
2. Online capability assessment
3. Face-to-face interviews
4. Offer of employment
5. Keeping in touch
, DevOps Engineer
The coolest thing about my job is the constant flow of new challenges. Each day brings a new task, so no two days are the same. One day might be focusing on a critical script that needs to be deployed to restore functionality, while another might be developing an entirely new system. This keeps me engaged, continuously learning and growing each day.
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.
, Software Engineer Associate, studied Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)
The people are friendly, work-life balance is great and I’ve been able to move around within the company. I feel as though my work is appreciated and that I’m a valued member of my team.