27 May Is Relocating to Canberra for Government IT Roles the Right Choice for You?
Working in Federal Government in Canberra is an excellent option for IT professionals who possess in-demand skill sets. Multiple opportunities are available across departments and agencies, especially for experienced Project Managers, Change Managers, PMO and Business Analysts in the Project Services arena that I specialize in. It is not uncommon to see rolling contracts depending on project scope and discipline demand. Hourly/Daily rates are competitive to national market rates, with contractors having the potential to earn above our interstate/city counterparts. Add the attractive Canberra lifestyle into the mix and you have a valid case for relocating to the capital of Australia from interstate.
In early 2017, I relocated to Canberra from Singapore with my young family. I have not once regretted this decision. I work with a team of genuine professionals and have built a strong network of clients and candidates. Outside the office, the city has a lot to offer, including sport, culture, quality education, and a growing restaurant/entertainment scene. The outdoor lifestyle is the highlight for me and my family – there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and for me some quality biking and excellent golf courses.
I am regularly asked about the types of roles available in Federal Government, the application process, life in Canberra and relocation. So, alongside the other members of the Emanate team, we have put together this guide to provide you with an overview of what to expect. I hope you find it useful.
For more information on applying for Federal Government jobs in Canberra, please contact the Emanate Technology team today.