Functional areas of interest

The NSW Government Graduate Program is open to all disciplines and backgrounds! In the primary stream, you can nominate functional areas of interest you'd like to try roles in.


Whether you are interested in applying the knowledge gained from your degree or are keen to learn something new, our Program offers you the choice to help build your own graduate experience by tailoring rotations to suit your interests.

Working in different areas will help to broaden your experience and discover how NSW Government works in a variety of different contexts which is an important component of your career development and progression.

You will be rotated across various agencies in any of the above areas over the 18-month Program, however, if you have a particular career aspiration that you wish to pursue, please let us know in your application. You are able to nominate up to three functional areas of interest from the list above.

We’ll try our best to accommodate your preference to enhance your graduate experience. Whilst we can’t guarantee you will receive all your preferences, we work with agencies to ensure that all placements are designed to develop your capabilities and skills.