Top100 Graduate Employers and
Future Leaders

Meet Our Future Leader Finalists!

About the competition

Each February, GradConnection partners with Fusion Graduate Consultancy to deliver the Top100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders national competition.

What began in 2014 as an event solely for students, has quickly evolved to also celebrate Australia’s leading graduate employers and the hard work (and subsequent success) of their previous year’s graduate attraction campaigns.

We also give recognition and shine a light, in a way not currently seen elsewhere, on the best and brightest graduates and future leaders coming out of Australia’s universities.

Purpose of awards

The purpose of the awards night is to bring the major stakeholders of Australia’s graduate recruitment industry together, including:

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Senior leaders, recruiters and human resources professionals from Australia’s largest corporates, plus federal and state government departments;

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Senior academics, VCs, DVCs and Careers Practitioners from across Australia’s universities

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The next generation of future leaders, who are about to commence their final year of study and looking to make their first career move.

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Top100 Graduate Employers of Australia

Annually, in conjunction with the AFR, GradConnection announces the Top100 most popular graduate employers. The results for the winners and finalists for the past years
can be found here;

We calculate the most popular employers by counting the number of unique final year students from Australian universities that applied to them. If you are interested in how we develop our Top100 lists please see our detailed methodology breakdown.

2017 Suppliers

Thanks to the support of the following organisations who provide everything required to find our Top100 Students!


At Fusion we are proud to be a leader in the graduate market with in-depth knowledge and specific expertise in all aspects of graduate recruitment and development. As a partner in the Top 100 Competition, we have developed and facilitated all processes to ensure that employers have access to elite future leaders.

Fusion partners with GradConnection on the Top100 to project manage the entire student experience as well as designing and running the assessment process that you will experience. We will be communicating with all applicants at regular intervals throughout the process and will look forward to meeting all finalists in February.

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Revelian is Australia’s leading provider of cutting-edge psychometric assessments, used by organisations and government departments globally to assist in their recruitment and employee development processes. We’ve assessed more than 185, 000 people in the last 12 months (that’s 2% of the Australian working population!) and are proud to be the assessment provider for the 2016 Top 100 programme.

Assessments are commonly used in graduate recruitment and we work with a number of the most-sought after graduate employers, assessing applicants for their graduate programmes. By using Revelian’s assessments, employers can compare all applicants in a fair and equitable manner that is consistent with best practice in graduate recruitment. As part of the selection process for Top100, you’ll be undertaking 3 online assessments (including the Theme Park Hero game-based assessment), the results of which will assist the selection panel in selecting the Top100 finalists.



Video interviewing is a fast growing new development in recruitment and Vieple video interviewing allows you to shine. Vieple allows you to think carefully about questions before you answer and you can conduct your interview at any time and location that suits you, all you need is a mobile or PC and internet access. Video interviews are just like face-to-face interviews, so even though you are not there is person, remember those first impressions count. Relax, smile and look the camera. Vieple has been designed to make it as simple as possible to present yourself in the best possible light. For more video interview tips, go to

Vieple is pleased to be involved in the Top 100 Graduate Employers Awards again, and has been involved with the awards since their inception 3 years ago. Vieple is passionate about youth and graduate employment and recognising the top students in Australia.

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Grad App

Grad App is the only Applicant Tracking System tailored for graduate programs and designed to be accessible and functional for all users. The Top100 Competition has utilised Grad App to manage the application process and communicate key information to employers and applicants.

Grad App is an innovative system that provides the Top100 with a customised application form and platform for communicating with students and managing them through the process.

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UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS is the #1 young university in Australia, and #8 young university in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50.

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Top100 Future Leaders of Australia

In conjunction with recognising the most popular graduate employers, we also run a competition to find Australia’s next future leaders in partnership with graduate recruitment specialists, Fusion Graduate Consultancy.

We use the GradConnection site to advertise directly to students, and have received 1000s of applications across both years. From here, Fusion GC leverage their recruitment expertise to select the Top100 finalists that will be flown from around Australia to our national Assessment Centre. Employer sponsors have the freedom to choose how they would like to reward winners and finalists in their category. We’ve seen a range of great prizes on offer in past years including Graduate Program positions, internship opportunities, mentoring programs, and in 2016 – even an overseas trip!

Fusion GC works with dozens of leading employers to select the right graduates for their graduate programs. We believe them to be the leading recruitment consultancy for graduates in the country. If you are interested in our selection process around Top100 Future Leaders Finalists, please see our detailed recruitment/selection process.


Thanks to the support of the following organisations who are sponsoring this years Top100 Student awards and whose contribution also makes the awards night possible!

Selection Process

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1. Application - via Grad App

Thousands of students enter the Top100 Future Leaders, to familiarise themselves with a robust recruitment process

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2. Testing - by Revelian

Students complete a selection of psychometric tests which are actually utilised by many of Australia’s leading graduate employers.

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3. Video Interview - by Vieple

Students will complete a video interview which is now an extremely important part of the volume recruiting process

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4. Assessment - by Fusion GC

Students will participate in an actual assessment centre run by Fusion where they will be assessed and judged directly by employers

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5. Awards Night

Dozens of employers who have assessed your students make their results known with students and universities taking top honours on the night

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6. AFR

All finalists, winners and universities will be published in the AFR alongside the results for the most popular employers

All students applying for the Top100 competition MUST:

  1. Currently be residing in Australia
  2. Be studying at an Australian University in 2017 (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  3. Be available to attend a full day assessment and awards evening, if required, in Feb 2017
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