NSW Government Graduate Program

Join Australia's largest and most diverse employer for a unique opportunity to gain wide experience and help shape the future of NSW. A career in the NSW Government is for people who take pride in making a real difference and enjoy the opportunity of working in different environments.

If you want choice and opportunity in your career, want to get involved in shaping government programs and help to deliver better outcomes for the community then apply for the NSW Government Graduate Program.

The Program offers you a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that will be useful in any work context, a formal qualification, the opportunity develop networks with other participants in the program, and a great chance to understand government work. It includes:

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  • 18 months’ experience across various NSW government agencies
  • Work on a variety of project initiatives
  • A personal mentor and executive sponsor
  • Opportunities to develop professional networks
  • A Diploma of Government qualification
  • Competitive salary from day one
  • Ongoing role offer on successful completion of the program

About the Roles

Find out about the structure of the program and the work successful candidates will engage in.
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Who should apply?

Information about eligibility and desired attributes.
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Participating agencies

NSW public sector agencies and departments participating in the program.
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Graduate Recruitment Process - An Overview

Applicants will be assessed in a number of ways.
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Information evening

Please click here to view the video of the information evening held on the 3rd of August 2017.
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More information about the program and application process.
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Rankings, awards and media coverage

The NSW Government Graduate Program has received the following rankings, awards and media coverage:


2019 Program
Key Dates

July: Applications open

August: Information evening

August: Applications close

TBA: Assessment days

October/November: Offers of employment

February 2019: Start your career in the NSW public sector



Meet the Grads
2017 Graduate Program participants

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