Manager, Next Generation Graduates Programs

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The Next Generation Graduates Program will fund national scholarships to attract and train the next generation of artificial intelligence and emerging technology specialists. Through the Program, the Australian Government aims to address top-end talent shortages under two streams – Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies.

The Program will work with universities and industry to co-fund scholarships for Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Levels 8 (Honours) to 10 (Doctoral) using a work-integrated learning approach. Students will participate in industry-led research projects and/or placements to build job-ready skills and provide short-term access to high-end talent for business in addition to completing a formal qualification relevant to AI. Data61 will deliver the Program, in partnership with universities and industry partners.

The Manager will lead the Next Generation Graduates Program’s operations and is responsible for development, implementation and roll out of the Program. The manager will develop networks and liaise with key stakeholders, directly supervise staff within the Program, and work to ensure delivery of the Program’s strategy. The Manager will oversee the Program’s operational budget and prepare reports as required for management, funding and governance bodies. The Manager may manage similar graduate programs or be involved as and when additional opportunities arise.

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