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What to expect

So, you’re joining our Audit Office Graduate Program. What's next?

Between receiving an offer and your first day at work, we’ll help you feel part of the team by introducing you to your 'Friendly Face'.

Friendly Faces are people who have recently joined the office as graduates. They'll help you transition smoothly into your role, answer questions and help you understand how to successfully navigate the demands of professional life.

You’ll also be invited to an all staff forum in November 2024 so you can get a feel for what's happening at the Audit Office before you start work at the end of January 2025.

First few weeks on the job

You’ll begin life at the Audit Office with a formal two-week induction program that includes technical training, professional skills development and an introduction to our work culture. You’ll also gain insights by interacting with the Auditor-General, Deputy Auditor-General and leadership team.

After induction, you’ll join a Neighbourhood (a large talent pool of auditors) and start practical, on-the-job training in our financial audit branch.

We equip and support you to conduct audits with confidence. We do this by exposing you to auditees from the outset and by guiding you through a structured, formal training program that includes both technical and soft skills training.

Plus, your Friendly Face will be on hand to help with anything you need.

Setting you up for success

Once you have joined the graduate team, you'll be given tailored support from our Learning and Development team. This includes methodology training and a range of external courses to ensure you excel in your role.

We offer qualification study support (including leave for study and exam days) and access to a range of online training courses.

You will be supported by your team and colleagues across all levels of the organisation and can be assigned a mentor if you choose.

Throughout the year, we work with you to set clear goals and ensure you continuously build your knowledge and skills, including annual performance agreements and professional growth discussions.

We value the fresh and different ideas our graduates bring

Innovation and creativity are highly valued and nurtured at the Audit Office. We encourage contributions from staff at all levels. If you have a great idea or deliver outstanding work, you may even find yourself nominated for an award as part of our recognition program – the ‘Audies’. The program, run by staff for staff, recognises excellence in both individuals and teams, and awards are presented twice a year by the Auditor-General.

More than just life at the desk

We work hard, but we make sure that our people have plenty of opportunities to connect and have fun. Celebrating diversity is something we especially love to do together. Our warm and supportive workplace is regularly on show at our many social and special events.

Each year our Recreation Club (the ReClub) hosts a fun 'Launchies' event to welcome graduates and help everyone connect and settle in. In previous years, this included a mini Olympics and picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens, a scavenger hunt through the city, lawn bowls and much more.

Later in the year ReClub hosts our Annual Dinner where you will get to have some fun and get creative!

Other social events include Happy Hour, sports competitions, trivia nights and lots more.

Best of all, our grads tell us that they love coming to work. You’ll learn so much at the Audit Office, make lifelong friends and develop a valuable professional network.

Working on audits that generate insights to improve outcomes for the people of New South Wales will start you on a purposeful career where you can make a real difference and grow along the journey.