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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.

For the 2020 program, graduates can apply to be considered for two streams: the Primary Stream (includes an Environmental and Digital focus) and a new Legal Stream.

The Primary Stream is for candidates who are looking to launch their career in government and be exposed to a range of different functional areas of interest. Graduates will work on a variety of policy, project and program initiatives that contribute to the future of our state. You will also work towards a Diploma of Government qualification, which helps to ease the transition from university to work life and provides foundational government knowledge.

The Legal Stream is designed for graduates looking to have a legal career within NSW Government. You will work in different agencies gaining experience in litigation, providing legal advice and developing policy, and work towards a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. To be eligible for this stream, you will have recently completed a law degree (in the last two years) and be willing to study towards a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Applications close on Monday, 12th August 2019 at 11:59pm.

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