Policy, Programs & Evaluation careers

Policy, Programs & Evaluation

Careers for graduates: learn about Policy, Programs & Evaluations’ capabilities.

Careers for graduates: learn about Policy, Programs & Evaluations’ capabilities.

Grad careers: Policy, Programs & Evaluation

In a nutshell, what does your business group/service line do?

The Policy, Program & Evaluation team provides advice and helps solve problems for governments and not-for-profit organisations, around public policy, strategy, programs, economics and government business.

For government, the need to develop sound, economically viable policies and programs is important to ensure they are able to support the Australian people and achieve desired outcomes. Likewise, non-government agencies and businesses who work with government to deliver services to the community, need to determine how best to use their resources to achieve their stated goals.

We work closely with all levels of government to support the design, implementation, review and evaluation of public sector policies and programs.

This can involve anything from assisting with change and reform, to service delivery, providing advice on best practice approaches to public policy issues or evaluating if a program is meeting its aims.

The people in our team are experts in their fields, and come from a variety of professional backgrounds. Working with our people opens you to a world of possibilities and an incredible depth of knowledge.

What does the average day look like?

No two days are ever the same. You’re always learning. You could be talking to clients and/or stakeholders, collaborating with colleagues, analysing data, presenting findings in concise and intuitive ways, researching or writing proposals or participating in team meetings.

KPMG’s Agile Working policy means that you can be flexible with your schedule. Longer hours may be required sometimes to finish a deliverable, but work can be done from anywhere meaning you can manage your work and personal commitments. We have a great culture and there is often get togethers outside of work, including running groups, sporting teams, or after work drinks.

What will I learn in the first year?

You’ll acquire many new skills and gain plenty of experience in your first year. Some of these skills will include: the art of consulting and asking the right questions, data analysis, sector knowledge, report writing and presentation skills. You will learn the intricacies of client facing work, and the importance of developing trusted relationships with clients.

You’ll also develop the soft skills required in professional life, including how to work as part of a team, how to manage your own time and how to problem solve.

What’s the best part of the role?

The people you meet and work with at KPMG are definitely the best part of the role. They are smart, driven, interesting people that genuinely care about your development. You will be provided with constant feedback and mentorship to help your development and given autonomy to produce your best work. The variety of work available, along with the culture of the team and the organisation, make it a great place to work.

You will get to work on a range of different clients and jobs, some of which may involve travel to some pretty great places. You will meet people who are passionate about improving the lives of individuals and communities and get to be involved in some large-scale reforms that will help deliver better outcomes for Australians.

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