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Drake Government works across local, state and federal departments in the Australian Government, sourcing highly skilled, in-demand professionals across a broad range of roles and major projects on a temporary, contracting, permanent and volume recruitment basis.
With over 70 years’ recruitment experience in the public sector, Drake Government excels as an agency recruiting high-calibre candidates that match the required skills, knowledge, and attributes of the Australian Public Services (APS).
Drawing on 70 years of public service sector recruitment and the expertise of our recruitment consultants, Drake Government supports the complete talent management needs of the APS – spanning APS1 through to Senior Executive Service (SES).
Our team understands APS work level standards, employment principles and legislative framework within Aus gov jobs, and we’re fully compliant with all government legislation requirements in relation to EEO, NES & WHS. Our comprehensive government recruitment services are guaranteed with a predetermined replacement period.
Our areas of expertise
A current approved talent management and HR services provider across an array of APS panels, Drake Government provides staffing services across Executive, Office Support, Technical Professional, Trades and Blue-Collar sectors.
Accounting and Finance
Marketing and Digital
Legal and Procurement
Policy and Strategy
Trades and Labourers
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For a full range of jobs available right across the country, explore our vacancies today
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Drake Government understands that diversity and inclusion are key pillars of the APS and works to promote these values both internally and with our clients. Utilising an inclusive recruitment process, Drake Government works to actively mitigate bias and encourage diversity, combining high-touch recruitment techniques, behavioural interviewing, and technology-based assessment tools to evaluate talent purely on their merit.
Our industry connections and exclusive talent networks ensure that the broadest cross-section of applicable candidates is considered for every government role and public service job in Australia. We apply the same streamlined process to our recruitment solutions for the manufacturing and office administration sectors.
What our clients and candidates say about us
Drake have supplied personnel for a variety of different role types. From administration and customer service positions to plant operators and general labouring duties. We have always found Drake to be very reactive and professional to deal with.
Local Government. Albury City Council.
The ongoing contribution Drake International has made to the provision of specific employment categories to military units has been outstanding.
Australian Defence Force
Having been a candidate of Drake, I was impressed with their candidate management and so utilised them to fill a Senior HR Leadership role in our business. Drake understood the brief and the unique environment we operate in and presented high quality caliber candidates. Their customer service throughout the process could not be faulted.
Defence Single Disposal Organisation
Was able to fill a role quite quickly. Would highly recommend using Drake!
Client - K Ayache – Southport
Dealing with the team at Drake International has been a blast. We had been seeking a temp team member for some time and was looking to do the process in house. The Drake team really excelled and took this burden off our hands. We were able to secure a temp team member.
Client – N - Koennecke - Brisbane
We use Drake for the P3 profile reporting on potential hires. This has proven invaluable and has lifted our 'great hires' ratio. We use it for all sales positions, and most recently used it for our management role.
Client - S Bowden - Sydney
Drake was extremely professional and helpful with my request. Will be using and recommending Drake International again for any recruitment requirements I may have in the future.
Client – B Westaway - Perth
Drake was able to help me secure employment during these difficult times. They were able to help me find full time work that was aligned to my current skillset. They ensured that I had all the relevant information ahead of the interviews. They were incredibly transparent and have maintained contact with me to ensure I am happy in my current role.
Candidate – T Berman - Brisbane
If you are looking for a recruitment agency that will treat you with integrity, respect and value what you are looking for in your career, Drake is the agency to call. I will recommend Drake International to friends and colleagues in the future.
Candidate – B Bartolo - Laverton
Drake’s experienced team of government recruitment consultants hold a comprehensive understanding of both government operations and public service sector recruitment. Employing a partnership approach, customer service charter of excellence, and established recruitment methodology, Drake provides holistic workflow solutions aligned to the unique recruitment needs of the APS.
Large Talent Pool
Proprietary Twelve-Step Selection Process
Proven Industry Capability
Technical Testing of Skills
Inclusive Recruitment Practices
P3 Behavioural Assessment