Top100 Future Leaders Competition 2018

Finding the most promising future leaders graduating from Australian Universities

About the Future Leaders Awards

Alongside the Top100 Graduate Employers awards is the Top100 Future Leaders competition
and is a unique competition just for students like you.

21st September 2017 - Applications have now closed. Good luck to everybody who has applied.

The future leaders competition is a chance to:

Meet Employers

Gain exposure to Australia’s best graduate employers

Practise Applying

Try out an actual recruitment process before you have to do the real thing

Represent Your University

Help represent your university and help them rank higher in these awards

Increase Your Profile

Be featured in the Australian Financial Review

Student Eligibility

Applicants for the Future Leaders Top100 Competition must:

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  • Be currently residing in Australia

  • Be enrolled as a student at an Australian University in 2018 (undergraduate or postgraduate)

  • Be available to attend the full day assessment and the awards evening, if required, in February 2018

How it works

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1. Application - via PushApply

Thousands of students apply to the Top100 Future Leaders competition as the first step in the comprehensive recruitment process.

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2. Testing - by Revelian

Students complete a selection of psychometric tests commonly used by many of Australia’s leading graduate employers.

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3. Video Interview

Students complete a video interview, a process which has recently become an important step in a typical volume recruiting process

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4. Assessment - by Fusion GC

Students participate in an actual assessment centre run by Fusion GC where they are assessed directly by employers.

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5. Awards Night

The dozens of employers that participate in the applicant assessments announce their results with students and universities taking top honours on the night.

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6. AFR

All finalists, winners and universities are published in the AFR alongside the results for the Top100 graduate employers.

Top100 Future Leaders Awards

Ashurst Law Award

We’re renowned for helping our clients navigate through a complex and constantly evolving global landscape. With 25 offices across the world’s leading financial and resource centres in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the USA, we offer the reach and insight of a global network combined with deep local market knowledge. And, with our partners and lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients' needs wherever and whenever they need us.

Our people are our greatest asset. We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need. Ashurst is proud to be involved in sponsoring the Top100 Law Award as it allows us to meet students looking to move their mind beyond pure legal knowledge, beyond commercial advice and be known for something more.

The Ashurst Law Award is seeking highly analytical students with an interest in corporate and commercial law. You must be studying a degree or discipline majoring in Law; ideally a LLB or Juris Doctor.

Aurecon Future Ready Award

The Aurecon Future Ready Award seeks students from all degrees/disciplines who are leaders in their field to imagine the future of our cities by using their strongest Aurecon Attribute/s. The Aurecon Attributes are the eight future focused skills and capabilities that Aurecon’s clients said they value in helping them respond to the rapidly changing world in 2016. They inform how Aurecon hires, develops and promotes graduates – and it is how the company stands out from the crowd.

Aurecon is a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company which brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions.

We provide advisory, design, delivery and asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide.

Understanding the value of expertise, we mobilise our global pool of talent to understand and solve the critical and complex problems you face. We seek to unravel complexity, create clarity and invent new value for you.

We use our thinking to provide innovative solutions.

We bring ideas to life by partnering with you and using our innovation and expertise, with technology, to solve your complex problems.

Privately owned by employees, Aurecon formed in 2009 when Africon, Connell Wagner and Ninham Shand announced the formation of a new global group.

Deloitte Software Engineering Award

When graduates ask us, ‘What’s different about Deloitte?’ we like to keep the answer simple: the impact we make. And, more importantly, the impact we empower our grads to make.

As one of the biggest consulting firms in the world our services are as diverse as the graduates we hire. From cyber security and digital forensics through to tech innovation and financial advisory, we’re looking ahead and building industries of the future. But we can’t do that without you – today’s graduates and tomorrow’s future leaders, innovators and disrupters.

That’s why we really invest in our graduates.

The Deloitte Software Engineering Award is seeking students who are currently studying a degree or discipline majoring in Computer/Software Engineering, or a similar discipline and a strong knowledge of Coding.

Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

Jacobs is one of the world’s leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. Our people are our greatest asset. We are focussed on mentoring our graduates to be known specialists in their own field and our leaders of tomorrow. Our Engineers and Scientists provide engineering design and project management expertise to major and mega projects for public and private sector clients across; Transport Infrastructure, Water Engineering, Power and Asset Management & Environmental Services.

At Jacobs, we encourage and empower our graduates to bring forward their innovative thinking coupled with their technical expertise. We’re proud to promote talent and support individuals to develop and grow their careers.

The Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award is seeking students who are currently studying a degree or discipline majoring in Civil or Structural Engineering.

KPMG Accounting Award

As a leading provider of advisory, audit and tax services, KPMG helps organisations build, protect and realise value in dynamic and challenging business environments. Our purpose is to inspire confidence and empower change and to be the clear choice for our people, clients and the public. If you are looking for a career that will take you further, talk to us first at KPMG.

At KPMG, we’re interested in more than academic qualifications. We’re looking for talented people, team players and progressive thinkers who can communicate their ideas convincingly. We are excited to be sponsoring the Top100 Accounting Award and recognise the top students coming out of Australian universities.

The KPMG Accounting Award is seeking students who are currently studying a degree or discipline majoring in Accounting.

Nestlé Marketing Award

Imagine being part of a global success story; working with iconic brands and world-class products. This could be you and your future career because here at Nestlé, we know it’s the graduates of today that shape tomorrow. If you’re ready to be challenged and want to make a difference, you’ll discover that there’s more to life at Nestlé.

At Nestlé, we bring graduates’ potential and ambition together with the opportunity and innovation needed to create a new generation of leaders. We’re proud to sponsor these awards to celebrate emerging talent and new ways of working to shape the world of tomorrow.

The Nestlé FMCG Marketing Award is seeking innovative students who are goal-driven and currently studying a degree or discipline majoring in Marketing.

Protiviti Business & Consulting Award

Protiviti is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specialising in risk, advisory and transaction services. We serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries and hire diverse thinkers to partner and advise our clients in various industry sectors on critical business problems. Our 3,800 professionals globally provide consulting and internal audit solutions to over 60 percent of FORTUNE 1000® companies.

We believe that a career is more than just working, providing deliverables, and being compensated for your efforts. A Protiviti Career is about opportunities to lead, learn, grow, and make a difference. We are committed to supporting programs like the Top100 Business and Consulting Award and delighted to be associated with an Award that recognises the achievements of talented graduates.

The Protiviti Business and Consulting award is seeking students from Business and Management related degrees.

Suncorp Information Technology Award

Suncorp Group Limited is a top 20 ASX-listed company with $96 billion in assets. The company has evolved into a unique franchise, delivering highly-valued banking and wealth, and insurance products and services across Australia and New Zealand.

Today the Group employs approximately 13,500 employees and close to nine million customers through its trusted brands including Suncorp, AAMI, GIO, Shannons, Vero and Apia. The Customer Experience and Customer Platform functions use data, insights and forward-looking analytics to inform product innovation, and deliver experiences and solutions that meet more of our customers’ needs.

For this reason, Suncorp’s support of the technology award is an excellent opportunity to create a better today for the next generation of talent in this field and to show students that the type of employers seeking your discipline may not always be immediately obvious, but can provide an equally exciting career experience.

The Suncorp Information Technology Award is seeking resilient students who are currently studying a degree or discipline in Information Technology, Computer Science, Digital Media, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Gaming or User Experience (UX).

Westpac Banking, Insurance and Financial Services Award

Westpac Group lives and breathes our vision to be one of the world’s great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow. We work with people of all walks of life – so whether you know banking or not, your passion and attitude is what’s important to us.

We are proud to support graduates from a range of universities and disciplines into a wide-range of careers. With us, anything is possible and everyone is supported.

The Westpac Banking and Finance Award is seeking students who are currently studying a degree or discipline majoring in Economics or Finance.

Hilti Engineering Award

Founded in 1941 with over 26,000 people in more than 120 countries, Hilti provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector.

Hilti provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. Founded in 1941, with some 26,000 people in more than 120 countries, we're a great place for you to show us your worth as you learn, grow and develop your career.

People who join Hilti share a certain mindset. They’re driven and hard-working, and they excel at giving their best. In return, they enjoy an incredibly varied and dynamic career.

What makes Hilti such a unique place to work is our culture: we’re challenging yet nurturing, daring but trusting.

Fusion First in Family Award

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.

Gradability International Student Award

Gradability is changing the employment landscape for international and domestic students. As the largest graduate employability specialist in Australia, we have a relentless commitment to giving students an employability edge through learning and industry connections.

At Gradability we see a world where every graduate has the skills and opportunity to pursue the career of their choice. Working with individuals, educators and industry to build the employability of our next generation we deliver industry placements, employability training and Professional Year Programs through our leading Readygrad and Performance Education brands.