Top100 Most Popular Graduate Employers of Australia

Ranking based on the number of Australian university students who submitted an application

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The popularity of an employer is determined by the number of unique Australian university students that
apply for their open positions observed on GradConnection in a given year.

Annually, in conjunction with the AFR, GradConnection announces the Top100 most popular graduate employers feature. The Top100 most popular graduate employers is based of the data set measured on GradConnection - Australia’s largest graduate jobs website for unrivalled accuracy.

Thanks to our Employer Awards Sponsors

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

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Arctic Shores Most Popular Banking, Finance and Insurance Employer Award​

Arctic Shores are a global provider of Game-Based Assessments that deliver meaningful, job relevant insights about people. By combining psychometric assessments with predictive analytics and AI technology, they provide our clients with a powerful tool to complement human intuition in the hiring process. Looking past the resume and focusing on talent potential rather than experience, privilege or seniority.

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Chandler Macleod Most Popular Government & Defence Employer Award

Chandler Macleod is Australasia’s leading provider of integrated human resource services, products and technologies. Backed by our integrated HR expertise and international footprint, Chandler Macleod offers end-to-end or unbundled graduate sourcing, assessment and development services. As a vendor-neutral provider, our unique Assessment Gateway provides access to over 160 psychometric assessments from 14 publishers. We apply proven project recruitment methodologies, sophisticated recruitment management systems and differentiate ourselves on a commitment to outstanding candidate experience. We analyse and predict potential within each client’s environment by undertaking rigorous graduate ‘success profiling,' enabling top talent identification to enhance organisational culture and graduate program success.

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​Chartered Accountants Most Popular Accounting, Professional Services and Consulting Employer Award

Employers around the world value Chartered Accountants for their unique skill set, strong commercial acumen, and critical thinking. That’s why 99 of the 100 Best Global Brands* have a CA in their ranks. Choose the CA Program to future proof your career. It’s the choice of trusted leaders in business and finance.
*Source: Chartered Accountants Worldwide, 2016; Interbrand – 100 Best Global Brands, 2015

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand is a proud partner of the Top 100 Future Leaders and Graduate Employers Awards. This initiative is driven by our innate ambition to collaborate with leading organisations and institutions to support Australia’s top young talent of today and develop them to be business leaders of tomorrow. Australia’s economic success depends on it.

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Most Popular Infrastructure, Utilities & Logistics Employer Award

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Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award

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Most Popular Technology Employer - Small

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Most Popular Technology Employer Award – Large

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Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Small

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Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Large

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Most Popular Overall Law Employer

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Most Popular Legal Clerkship Employer

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Most Popular Graduate Employer Award

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Most Popular Retail and FMCG Employer Award

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Our Data Collection

Collection comes from GradConnection’s database of graduate activity from hundreds of thousands of student, but what else makes us a reliable source?

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High Success Rate

71% of students who successfully obtain a position in a large graduate program use GradConnection when looking for their first graduate job (according to the AAGE Candidate Survey).

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Large Database

GradConnection works with over 300 graduate and internship employers in Australia.

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Traffic

During peak months over 180,000 unique Australian visitors visit our site to look for open opportunities.

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Actual Student Data

Based on actual measured student application behaviour, not survey data which can be unreliable with candidates not knowing all their available options.

With hundreds of thousands of students using GradConnection, we have been proven to be an appropriate and accessible data pool to collect graduate job search data from.

What we measure

We determine graduate employer popularity by the number of unique university student and graduate applicants they attract.

We do not measure the employer programs directly or base our rankings on the aspiration of the employer.

Limitations & Biases

  • To be eligible for consideration, employers must have advertised graduate opportunities on GradConnection.com.au at some point during the calendar year.
  • Note that this indicates that employers that offer opportunities in multiple locations, across multiple disciplines or multiple times throughout the calendar year are more relevant to a broader set of graduates and therefore will naturally have a higher number of interested applicants in a given year.

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