The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is offering new job opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in metro and regional areas, announcing 150 vacancies for its Evergreen Program.
The ATO’s Evergreen Program provides employment opportunities in 20 locations across Australia, from large cities to smaller regional towns.
ATO Indigenous Champion and Assistant Commissioner Andrew Watson said the 12-month program would give participants the opportunity to kickstart their career in a range of fields.
“Our program opens up career pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who want to gain valuable work experience, build professional capabilities, and learn new skills in an inclusive and diverse environment,” Watson said.
“New ATO employees in the Evergreen Program will have opportunities to work in a range of client-service areas to help taxpayers meet their obligations or assist in essential digital work, such as analysis and cyber security, with the support of experienced managers and mentors.”
Watson said successful participants would be made an offer of a permanent position at the end of the program.
“Our program gives Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees a valuable toolkit of skills and experience they can use to further their careers. Upon successful completion of our program, participants will have attained a formal qualification and a promotion,” Watson said.
“We have some big opportunities for employees in our Evergreen Program to contribute to our growth and innovation to help shape the future of Australia’s tax and super systems and, in turn, the future of Australia.”
Evergreen participant Ayla Howard said applying for the program was an investment in her career.
“Joining the Evergreen Program has been the best thing I could’ve done for my future,” Howard said.
“I have gained an amazing support team and mentor, and a career-development manager who genuinely believes in my abilities. This support has allowed me to blossom and reach goals that weren’t possible before I joined the ATO.”
Positions are available in Adelaide, Albury, Box Hill, Brisbane, Canberra, Dandenong, Geelong, Gosford, Hobart, Melbourne, Moonee Ponds, Newcastle, Parramatta, Penrith, Perth, Sydney, Townsville, Traralgon, Upper Mount Gravatt and Wollongong.