Graduate Program

The Local Land Services (LLS) graduate program offers a great 12-month opportunity to immerse yourself in the frontline services we provide and support regional communities, landholders and the environment across NSW

The program provides a pathway for university graduates to kickstart their career! Graduates receive dedicated support and development opportunities through on the job experience, mentoring, training and engagement with landholders and stakeholders. As a graduate with LLS, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained through your university degree in a dynamic, supportive organisation focused on enhancing community outcomes in rural and regional communities.

The 2024 program was launched in Wagga Wagga where 13 graduates were inducted over 3 days.

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Graduates from the 2024 program. Left to right: Sarah Ireland, Rachel Faulkner, Tina Nguyen, Jazz Beddows, Maz Hoelscher, Savannah Kelly, Elizabeth Polley, Marlee Clayton, Tayo Jimoh, Brianna Hatty, Dan Siratkov, Carrie Evans, Elias Christofi

Who can apply for the LLS graduate program?

We are looking for graduates to join our team who have recognised undergraduate or post graduate degrees (AQF level 7 and above) in the follow disciplines:

  • agriculture, agricultural science or farm management
  • veterinary science recognised by the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW, or
  • environmental science, environmental management or similar.

To be eligible for the LLS graduate program, you must have completed your studies as confirmed by your university transcript) and have the right to work in Australia until at least 31 January 2026 (this includes Australian citizens, permanent residents and visa holders.

Where do we work?

While there is no guarantee of a preferred location, LLS has a presence in over 80 towns across 11 regions of NSW, so our graduates have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations across the state.

Agriculture graduates with LLS

From agronomists to livestock officers, we work with a diverse range of customers, industries, and partners to strengthen agriculture for NSW. Our teams facilitate workshops and events, conduct on-farm inspections and provide seasonal updates and advice, all while utilising the latest technology and innovation into growing, grazing and land management.

Veterinary science graduates with LLS

Those working as a graduate with our biosecurity team will have the opportunity to become part of a supportive and experienced team of district veterinarians and biosecurity officers.

This is a boots on the ground role, working in the field of prevention, preparedness, detection and response activities to diagnose and manage diseases in livestock on farms.

Our vets gather information in these areas to help tailor advice for landholders and work closely with private vets and the NSW Department of Primary industries to carry out surveillance work.

Environmental science graduates with LLS

As a graduate with our natural resource management team, you will get to work with communities to better manage our water, land, soil, vegetation, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Our teams work closely across the state to manage travelling stock reserves and areas of significance to Aboriginal culture and communities for biodiversity outcomes. We also engage with local communities on landscape management to ensure we all work together to look after our beautiful native flora and fauna.

How do I apply for an LLS graduate position?

Graduate recruitment for 2025 will open in September 2024. To register your interest and receive updates on the program, email

Read more about the program in the Graduate Program Information Pack PDF, 1012.57 KB

We are proud of our Graduate Program which is a commitment to the regions we service, helping to develop and keep professionals in regional NSW, and bringing the latest skills and knowledge into our communities to work alongside our experienced teams.

Past Graduate Programs

In 2023 LLS launched our inaugural graduate program, that welcomed 10 graduates to agriculture, district veterinary and natural resource management teams.

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Graduates from the 2023 program. Left to right: Back row – Cameron Kirk, Ashleigh Halligan, Luella Champ, Kate Jenkins, Ellie Ireson. Front row – Eloise Haigh, Brianna Carney, Lauren Adler, Claire Rogers, Divya LaBrooy.

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