About the Roles

Right now there are great things happening in NSW. Transitioning our State into a new era requires talented and passionate people, including participants of the NSW Government Graduate Program who are becoming the leaders of tomorrow. We are looking for graduates from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds to join our Program, which in 2017 was recognised as the ‘star mover’ in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Graduate Employer’s List.

Your 18-month program will begin in your ‘home’ agency and you will be offered ongoing employment in that agency at the end of the program, provided you complete all requirements satisfactorily. The Diploma of Government is a tailored learning and development course to assist you to transition from university to work in the NSW government. It will largely involve work-based projects and training in areas such as public policy, workplace communications and the workings of government.

The program offers around 130 roles in the Policy/Project stream and around 30 roles in the ICT and Digital stream.

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Policy/Project Graduate Role

As a policy/project graduate you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of roles in policy, project and other program initiatives.

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ICT and Digital Graduate Role

As an ICT and Digital graduate you will have the opportunity to gain exposure and experience in a range of areas in ICT.

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2018 Program
Key Dates

17 July at 1:00pm: Applications open

3 August: Information evening

14 August: Applications close

August/October: Assessment days

November/December: Offers of employment

February 2018: Start your career in the NSW public sector



Meet the Grads
2017 Graduate Program participants

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Top 100 graduate employer 2017