An intelligent career choice
Entry pathways for all skills and backgrounds
My career: “As a private sector markets analyst, I wrote briefing notes for clients that I sometimes felt were barely read. Now I prepare material for the most senior decision-makers in Australia on how technology, energy transition and climate are interacting.
My development: "I am currently undertaking a Masters in Applied Data Analytics at the Australian National University, which is supported through the Office's studies assistance. I have my course fees paid and I get time off to study and complete assignments."
My role: “I get to use my professional skills and be creative in working with others on how we can best convey complex data stories simply."
My development: "I've participated in some of the mentoring and coaching programs offered by ONI and found them really beneficial for building contacts and helping me think differently about my career choices."
My career: “I’ve moved from a university role and not only kept but expanded my professional network. I really value working quickly with colleagues to shape and rigorously test ideas."
My hobbies: "I've enjoyed participating in the Office's social club events, particularly the cooking competitions. My Malaysian chicken curry is hard to beat.”
My career: “I arrived here from private legal practice and have now worked in a few completely different roles, including some time representing the organisation in London. I’m now working part-time for three days a week while I complete a Masters degree.”
My team: "The best part of my job is my colleagues. I work mostly in a small team of around five people. All the team have completely different backgrounds - some have worked in intelligence for most of their career, while others are more like me in having previously worked in different fields."
My job: "I help ensure agencies are working together as effectively as possible to deliver on a priority mission for the government. This involves a lot of liaison with both intelligence community colleagues and our policy customers. It's rewarding to see how us bringing people together helps produce real results."
My learning: “This role gives me perspective on how the entire National Intelligence Community works together on a key priority for government. A lot of this comes from my day-to-day work but I've also undertaken courses through the National Intelligence Academy, at the National Security College and the APS Academy.”