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NSW Government 2020 Graduate Program - Environmental Focus

Sydney

What does your environmental future look like? With ONE CHOICE, you can create ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES for your future with the NSW Government Graduate Program.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Salary
$72,418

Application dates

Applications Open
15 Jul 2019
Applications Close
12 Aug 2019

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
E
Materials Engineering
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)

Apply now to the  2020 NSW Government Graduate Program

This 18-month Program is open to high-performing graduates from all disciplines. The Program offers three rotations across different agencies, providing you with exposure to a range of projects and work in environmental policy and development.

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

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

Find your environmental future with NSW Government.

At NSW Government, we know that it’s not one size fits all. That’s why we offer a variety of roles, from policy, data, and service to digital design, communications, marketing, and much more.

As a proud employer who values diversity, NSW Government is committed to reflecting the community we serve by creating an inclusive workplace for all. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people and are committed to fair, responsive and inclusive employment practices.

We have also partnered with Yarn’n, an Aboriginal employment services provider. For more information or assistance, please contact Liz on (02) 9319 4000 or liz@yarnn.com.au.

Let’s see if you meet the 2020 Program eligibility requirements:

  • Have you completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last two years (from June 2017 onwards) or will you complete your degree by December 2019?
  • Are you either:
    • An Australian citizen
    • A permanent resident of Australia
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport, or
    • The holder of a current visa that allows you to work full-time in Australia until at least August 2021?
  • You are able to commence work on 10 February 2020.

Congratulations - you meet the requirements and can now 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).

The following questions must be answered as a part of your application – please use examples from your work, education and life experiences.

  • Please describe how you have demonstrated the NSW Public Sector values in your work or studies. In your response, please outline how your previous experience demonstrates your suitability for the graduate program.
  • Describe a time when you responded to a situation where a colleague or fellow student was not abiding by relevant rules, policies, procedures or codes of conduct. What actions did you take?

A helpful hint is to type your responses in a Word document and then paste it into the online application form. Each response is limited to 300 words. Read through the Graduate Program website for more information about the full application process, as well as the Graduate Role Description.

During the recruitment process, you can request for reasonable adjustments by contacting Mahum Ali on (02) 8918 0888 or email mali@peterberry.com.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you need technical assistance with your online application, please 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 Graduate Information Evening, please click here for more detail of the event.

Applications close on Monday, 12 August 2019 at 11:59pm (AEST). Late applications can not be accepted.

Need more information? Email your questions to nswgraduateprogram@psc.nsw.gov.au.

*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


NSW Government Graduate 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
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

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
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

NSW Government Graduate 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
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

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
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