The McGowan Government has launched a new Interagency Data Science Graduate Program, a first for the Western Australian public sector, to put graduates at the forefront of some of the State’s most innovative projects and critical initiatives.
Following the launch of the Digital Strategy 2021-2025 and the focus on using data-driven decisions to benefit the community, the Government recognised the need to create a defined data science career pathway into the public sector.
The Department of Communities, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and the WA Police Force are combining to deliver a data science program that will help to grow the sector’s digital capabilities.
The 12 month program provides graduates the opportunity to work on a range of State-wide projects and initiatives, help improve the lives of Western Australians, and build the digital capability of the public sector. Participants will help shape public sector decisions and policy, and work in innovative and flexible workplaces supported by passionate staff.
If you are about to graduate from a degree in data science, analytics, statistics, computer science, actuarial studies or any related fields, then this could be for you! Get ready to make a difference with data and develop your skills for an exciting career in the WA Public Sector.