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2022 Graduate Program - Legal Stream

NSW
Are you interested in working on legislative instruments, learning about criminal prosecution, or conducting reviews of Policies and Acts?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
20
Start Date
7 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
5 Jul 2021
Applications Close
9 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Qualifications Accepted
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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About the Program

The NSW Government Graduate Program gives graduates an opportunity to shape and change the future of NSW.

With three six-month rotations across government agencies, the 18-month program offers an incredibly diverse experience that allows you to build your own career, no matter what degree you studied.

From day one, you will play an integral role in exciting and important projects, allowing you to build a strong foundation of skills for your career. You will also have a personal mentor and executive sponsor, and many opportunities to engage with your cohort and develop your professional network. Graduates who successfully complete the Program will be offered a permanent position with the NSW Government.

Legal Stream

Are you interested in working on legislative instruments, learning about criminal prosecution, or conducting reviews of Policies and Acts? 

If you want to work as a lawyer in NSW Government, the legal stream offers you experience such as litigation, providing legal advice and developing policy.  

In the legal stream, you will study towards a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, so you can be admitted as a solicitor in NSW.  

The legal stream has approximately 20 roles on offer, all based in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan region.

Who can apply

To be eligible for the 2022 NSW Government Graduate Program, you must:  

  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last two years (i.e. any time from 1 June 2019) or be completing your degree by 31 December 2021  
  • be an Australian Citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport, or hold a visa that allows you to work full-time in Australia until at least 31 August 2023  
  • be available to start work on Monday 7 February 2022. 

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Invest time in a sport or a hobby or whatever else you are interested in. It will help you become a well-rounded person and will help you in your career as well.

Nafees Alam Beg

  • Graduate stories
Invest time in a sport or a hobby or whatever else you are interested in. It will help you become a well-rounded person and will help you in your career as well.

Nafees Alam Beg

  • 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
Invest time in a sport or a hobby or whatever else you are interested in. It will help you become a well-rounded person and will help you in your career as well.

Nafees Alam Beg

  • Graduate stories
Invest time in a sport or a hobby or whatever else you are interested in. It will help you become a well-rounded person and will help you in your career as well.

Nafees Alam Beg

  • 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