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!

Chartered Accountants logo

​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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UNSW Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award

UNSW Engineering is at the forefront of innovation in action. As Australia’s leading engineering faculty, we create bold new solutions to globally relevant challenges to improve lives. We combine the world’s best facilities and innovative research with an exciting and connected education experience to open doors for our graduates.

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UTS Most Popular Technology Employer - Small

Think interns, think UTS Careers!

UTS Careers can connect you with UTS talent. We’ve managed a wide range of student opportunities for over 20 years, so we thoroughly understand the employment landscape for both students and employers. Our range of unique employer services from shortlisting to payroll support will help make it easy to recruit our best and brightest.

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RMIT Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Small

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. It was established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College with the aim of bringing education to the working people of Melbourne. One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT University now has 84,000 students, including more than 13,000 at postgraduate level.

RMIT makes a difference to the lives of our students, our staff and our community through our educational programs. We are committed to building new teaching spaces that engage students in active learning, and to fostering innovation in curriculum design so that students graduate with appropriate skills. Pathways between vocational and higher education offer students flexible entry opportunities, or the option of qualifications combining the best of both.

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RMIT Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Large

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. It was established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College with the aim of bringing education to the working people of Melbourne. One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT University now has 84,000 students, including more than 13,000 at postgraduate level.

RMIT makes a difference to the lives of our students, our staff and our community through our educational programs. We are committed to building new teaching spaces that engage students in active learning, and to fostering innovation in curriculum design so that students graduate with appropriate skills. Pathways between vocational and higher education offer students flexible entry opportunities, or the option of qualifications combining the best of both.

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Revelian Most Popular Banking, Finance and Insurance Employer Award​

Revelian blends psychology and technology to deliver cutting-edge psychometric assessments, which enable organisations and government departments across Australia and internationally to make more effective people decisions.

We provides innovative, cloud-based psychometric assessments which our clients unique, data-driven insight into human behaviour at work.

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Fusion Most Popular Government & Defence Employer 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.

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Legal Vitae Most Popular Law Employer

LegalVitae is Australia’s leading law student and graduate job platform designed to showcase all opportunities available in one place. LegalVitae’s tailored approach, targeted reach, personalised profile pages and data analytics make it the truly smarter way to recruit. The vast network of registered students on the platform gives you instant access to ideal candidates and makes it an efficient way to recruit the best match for your business. Our streamlined processes will save you money and time and will give you the ability to hire law students like no one else.

Let LegalVitae help you find your perfect fit today.

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Most Popular Graduate Employer Award - Large

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Most Popular Graduate Employer Award - Small

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Most Popular Retail and FMCG Employer Award

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Most Popular Infrastructure, Utilities & Logistics Employer Award

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Most Popular Technology Employer - Large

This award is still available for sponsorship! Contact [email protected] for details!

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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