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2021 Graduate Program - Primary Stream

NSW

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
160
Salary
$70,000 - $74,999
Start Date
8 Feb 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
6 Jul 2020
Applications Close
10 Aug 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion & Beauty
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Journalism & Writing
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
H
Anthropology & Geography
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Archaeology
History
International Studies
Modern Languages
Literature
Linguistics
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Counselling
Psychology
Counselling
Psychology
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
M
Counselling
Psychology
Counselling
Psychology
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Building
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

PRIMARY STREAM

Want to do work that creates meaningful outcomes for the people of NSW?

With one choice, you can create endless opportunities in the NSW Government Graduate Program.

Apply now to the 2021 NSW Government Graduate Program

This 18-month program is open to high-performing graduates from all disciplines. Offering three rotations across government agencies, you'll get exposure to a range of projects and experiences tailored to your interests, while completing a Diploma of Government.

When you successfully complete the program, you will be offered ongoing (permanent) employment at Clerk Grade 3/4 (2nd year) level. Exceptional performers may be fast-tracked to the Clerk Grade 5/6 or 7/8 level.*

Graduates receive a competitive remuneration package of approximately $80,275. This includes a salary of $72,418, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Find your future career with NSW Government

The NSW Government is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace.

We strive to provide an inclusive and accessible experience for all candidates. During the recruitment process, if you require assistance in relation to disabilities such as visual, hearing, learning or mobility, you can request a reasonable adjustment by contacting Akanksha Joshi on 02 8918 0888, or email adjustments@peterberry.com.au and tell us your preferred communication method.

We have also partnered with Yarn'n, an Aboriginal employment services provider, to support Aboriginal graduates through the application process. For more information or assistance, please contact Tommy on (02) 9319 4000 or Tom@yarnn.com.au.

If you meet the below requirements, you can apply to the NSW Government Graduate Program:

  • Have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last two years (from June 2018 onwards) or will complete your degree by December 2020.
  • Are one of the following:
    • o An Australian citizen
    • o A permanent resident of Australia
    • o A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport, or
    • o Hold a visa that allows you to work full-time in Australia until at least 31 August 2022
  • Can commence work on 8 February 2021

How to apply

To get started, fill in the online application form. This will capture all the information we need including your experience and qualifications. No attachments are required.

You must answer two questions as part of your application. Please use examples from your work, education and life experiences in your answers.

1. Outline how your previous experience (study, work, or volunteer) demonstrates your suitability for the graduate role. In your response, describe how your personal and professional values are aligned with the NSW public sector values.

2. Describe a time where you noticed a colleague or fellow student behaving in an unethical or unprofessional way. What actions did you take?

Hint: We recommend typing your responses in a Word document and then pasting them into the online application form. Each response is limited to 300 words.

If you need technical assistance with your online application, contact the I work for NSW Support Centre at support@iworkfor.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 562 679.

Want to know more? Come to our virtual Graduate Information Evening on Monday, 3 August 2020 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. Register early to secure a spot as places are limited – visit our website for more information www.psc.nsw.gov.au/graduates

Applications close on Monday, 10 August 2020 at 11:59pm (AEST). Late applications will not be accepted.

*Subject to the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 (including citizenship, residency and visa requirements).

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I decided to work for the NSW Government as I knew I would perform best if I was passionate about my work and confident that it would have a positive impact on the people of NSW and the environment.

Sarah Aldrich

  • Graduate stories
I decided to work for the NSW Government as I knew I would perform best if I was passionate about my work and confident that it would have a positive impact on the people of NSW and the environment.

Sarah Aldrich

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be afraid to go for roles you wouldn’t typically go for – you won’t know if you enjoy something until you try it, and where you end up can be very different than what you originally planned.

Amelia Rogers

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be afraid to go for roles you wouldn’t typically go for – you won’t know if you enjoy something until you try it, and where you end up can be very different than what you originally planned.

Amelia Rogers

  • Graduate stories
I decided to work for the NSW Government as I knew I would perform best if I was passionate about my work and confident that it would have a positive impact on the people of NSW and the environment.

Sarah Aldrich

  • Graduate stories
I decided to work for the NSW Government as I knew I would perform best if I was passionate about my work and confident that it would have a positive impact on the people of NSW and the environment.

Sarah Aldrich

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be afraid to go for roles you wouldn’t typically go for – you won’t know if you enjoy something until you try it, and where you end up can be very different than what you originally planned.

Amelia Rogers

  • Graduate stories
Don’t be afraid to go for roles you wouldn’t typically go for – you won’t know if you enjoy something until you try it, and where you end up can be very different than what you originally planned.

Amelia Rogers