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  1. How much will I be paid?
  2. How is the NSW Government Graduate Program different to other agency program?
  3. Can international students apply for the NSW Government Graduate Program?
  4. What kind of work experience do I need to apply for a graduate role?
  5. I am having technical difficulties with my online application, what should I do?
  6. Can I join the Graduate Program on a part-time basis?
  7. How many graduate roles are available?
  8. When will I find out if my application is successful?

1. How much will I be paid?

Start your career with a competitive remuneration package of approximately $74,544. Package includes salary ($67,248), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

2. How is the NSW Government Graduate Program different to other agency program?

Throughout the year various agencies advertise for graduates in a range of occupations with different program components. This NSW Government Graduate Program is a whole-of-government graduate employment and professional development program managed by the NSW Public Service Commission.

3. Can international students apply for the NSW Government Graduate Program?

To be eligible you must hold a visa that allows you to work full-time in Australia until at least 12 August 2018. If you are not eligible, you may wish to explore other temporary employment opportunities on I work for NSW [opens in new window].

4. What kind of work experience do I need to apply for a graduate role?

We understand that recent graduates may not have a lot, or any, work experience. This is not an essential requirement for this program. You will, however need to demonstrate that you are able to meet all of the focus capabilities [see section about the role]. You can include any volunteer or project experience you may have gained during your studies as these can demonstrate your skills and experience. You should also include any part-time or casual work and ‘uni jobs’ in areas such as retail, hospitality or customer service.

5. I am having technical difficulties with my online application, what should I do?

Please look through the 'Frequently asked questions' information on I work for NSW [opens in new window] . If you do not find a resolution, contact the I work for NSW support team on support@jobs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 562 679.

6. Can I join the Graduate Program on a part-time basis?

No, the NSW Government Graduate Program is an 18-month full-time temporary role requiring successful completion of all work placements and mandatory learning and development.

7. How many graduate roles are available?

There are around 90 policy roles and 11 ICT roles on offer across a number of different agencies / departments for the 2017 program intake.

8. When will I find out if my application is successful?

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email. You will also be contacted after the initial screening process is complete (approximately two weeks after the application closing date) and will be kept informed about the status of your application throughout the assessment process. If you are unsuccessful, at any stage, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please remember to regularly check your emails including the spam/junk folder.

 

 

Graduate

Key Dates

July: Applications open

August: Information evening

Aug/Oct: Assessment days

Nov: Offers of employment

Feb 2018: Start your career in the NSW public service