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.

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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. Businesses of every size need to make thousands of complex decisions, and a Chartered Accountant can help.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand represent over 120,000 members globally who use their skills to make a difference for businesses the world over.

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand is a proud partner of the Top 100 Future Leaders and Graduate Employers Awards.

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SEEK Video Screen Most Popular Infrastructure, Utilities & Logistics Employer Award

SEEK Video Screen provides you with a quick and easy way to review a candidate’s presentation, motivation & cultural fit in order to simplify the early stages of your recruitment process. Drive efficiencies improve collaboration and make better hiring outcomes. Video screening can help you at every stage of your recruitment process.

Key Benefits for internal hiring teams

  • Review more candidates in less time
  • Make more informed hiring decisions and reduce turnover
  • Share and review videos to reduce unconscious bias
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DBL Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award

Passionate about all things graduate, DBL’s unparalleled heritage in early career talent development for many of the world’s leading organisations, means we have worked with more of the future workforce in more sectors, countries and cultures than anyone we know. This millennial audience will represent 50% of the global workforce by 2020.

Arming this critical population with the skills they need to embrace the future of work, transition to new roles and organisations quickly as well as think and behave inclusively, means we are equipped to help you do the same for your career and future.

Home of The Graduate Edge, this number resource for graduates worldwide provide development of uniquely human, transferrable skills to help people future proof their careers and equip themselves for the future of work.

The types of skills that were once considered ‘soft’ skills are becoming the ‘hard’ skills of tomorrow. As the environment continuously changes, technologies advance and more work become automated, the skills that will be most important in the future are those that are ‘uniquely human‘ and ‘transferable’.

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UTS Careers Most Popular Technology Employer Award - 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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UTS Careers Most Popular Technology Employer Award – Large

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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The University of Sydney Business School Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Small

The University of Sydney Business School is at the forefront of global business and management education.

We’re ranked first in Australia for graduate employability and in the top 20 business schools in the Asia-Pacific.

Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Our people are industry leaders, dedicated to the highest quality teaching and to ground-breaking research, with a passion for creating tomorrow's leaders. Our alumni rank amongst the top tier of Australian and global business leaders, and form part of an exclusive network of business contacts that share a wide-reaching presence.

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The University of Sydney Business School Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Large

The University of Sydney Business School is at the forefront of global business and management education.

We’re ranked first in Australia for graduate employability and in the top 20 business schools in the Asia-Pacific.

Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Our people are industry leaders, dedicated to the highest quality teaching and to ground-breaking research, with a passion for creating tomorrow's leaders. Our alumni rank amongst the top tier of Australian and global business leaders, and form part of an exclusive network of business contacts that share a wide-reaching presence.

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Monash University Most Popular Graduate Employer Award

At Monash University, a determination to drive change informs everything we do. But we go beyond good intentions. Through collaborative research and industry relationships, we make a positive impact, both locally and internationally. We’re a global university with a presence on four continents, and we have ambitious plans for the future.

Monash students write their own story – our focus is on how we can empower them to change the world for the better.

Throughout their studies, they benefit from online and face-to-face learning experiences and engagement with industry, foster an appetite for knowledge that will last a lifetime, deepen their employability skills, and hone their competitive edge in the graduate employment market.

Monash University’s employability centre, Career Connect, helps students prepare for the world of work through a range of career guidance services, including job application and interview skills, career planning and coaching, leadership development programs, and volunteering experiences.

Monash students are encouraged to engage with highly experienced and industry-based career success coaches through a range of employability workshops and small-group career conversations.

Career Connect helps students blend their academic and professional capabilities to enhance their employability.

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RMIT Most Popular Overall Law Employer

RMIT is recognised throughout the Asia Pacific region as a leader in business and law education, providing work-related education and training and undertaking practical research, relevant to business and community aspirations.

We work closely with industry, the professions and future employers to ensure our programs are academically rigorous, and practically focused.

We are committed to develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

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RMIT Most Popular Legal Clerkship Employer

RMIT is recognised throughout the Asia Pacific region as a leader in business and law education, providing work-related education and training and undertaking practical research, relevant to business and community aspirations.

We work closely with industry, the professions and future employers to ensure our programs are academically rigorous, and practically focused.

We are committed to develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

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RMIT Most Popular Retail and FMCG Employer Award

RMIT is committed to providing our students with skills and capabilities that are not only useful in the local Australian context but are relevant to the global world of business.

What sets us apart is our commitment to undertaking teaching and research relevant to the real needs of business, government, other organisations and communities which adds value from the smart use of business systems.

We address real business and community problems by offering quality education, research, training and consulting which is recognised by our graduates and industry as amongst the best in the world.

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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