ATO recruiting high school graduates

ATO Assistant Commissioner, Alison Stott

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is looking for new recruits, inviting high school graduates from the Coast to apply for the ATO School Leaver recruitment program.

The program will offer school leavers an alternative pathway to kick off their careers and gain valuable experience in the field.

ATO Assistant Commissioner, Alison Stott, said for those that didn’t want to go straight from school to university, this was a great way to learn new skills and notch up some career experience, all while earning a good income.

Participants will have the chance to build their professional capabilities and undertake practical training, as the 12-month role includes formal professional development and the completion of a Certificate IV course.

“The program’s not just for finance and accounting hopefuls either,” Stott said.

“With more than 18,000 staff at the ATO, and more than 300 working out of the Gosford office alone, a career with the ATO can range from IT to marketing to design and everything in between,” she said.

Along with other ATO entry-level employment programs such as the Opening Doors and Evergreen Indigenous programs, ATO School Leavers offers a foot in the door for those looking to enter the workforce.

Applications for the 2022 ATO School Leavers program are open until October 1.

Successful candidates will be offered a 12-month full time contract starting in February 2022, with opportunities for ongoing roles.

Media Release, Sept 2