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Employer Survey


This annual survey summarises key statistics and benchmarks collected from around 100 employers.

The first AAGE Employer Survey was launched to coincide with the 2003 graduate intake. Our 2019 Employer Survey marks the 17th consecutive year of conducting this survey.

Why is it useful?

The survey allows employers to benchmark themselves against market best practice.

When does it happen?

Data collection for the Employer Survey takes place between July and September. Participation is free. A Summary Report is released in November. We invite every employer on our database to participate.


2019 Employer Survey

The 2019 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 111 different organisations taking part in 2018. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, AECOM Australia, Allens, Allianz Australia, AMP Services, ANZ Banking Group (Aust), APA Group, Ashurst, Attorney-General's Department, Aurecon Australasia, Australia Post, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Bankwest, BDO, Caltex, Carlton & United Breweries, Caterpillar, Clean Energy Regulator, Coles, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), Deloitte, Department for Industry and Skills (SA), Department of Communications and the Arts, Department of Communities (Housing) (WA), Department of Finance, Department of Finance (WA), Department of Home Affairs, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC), Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (WA), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), Dimension Data Australia, eNett International, EY, FDM Group, Fujitsu, Gallagher Bassett Services, GHD, HKA, Holcim Australia, Honeywell, IAG, icare NSW, Imperial Tobacco Australia, Incitec Pivot, IRESS, Ixom, Johnson & Johnson, KBR, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, Laing O'Rourke, Landgate, Leidos, Lendlease, Lockheed Martin Australia, L'Oreal, Mars Australia, McConnell Dowell, McGrathNicol, MinterEllison Lawyers, Monadelphous Group, National Australia Bank, NEC Australia, NSW Public Service Commission, Origin Energy, Pitcher Partners Advisors, Public Transport Authority, PwC, QBE Australia & New Zealand, Queensland Audit Office, Queensland Government Chief Information Office, Queensland Treasury, REA Group, Reece Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, ResMed, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Santos, ShineWing Australia, South32, Stockland, Suncorp, Swagelok Eastern Australia and New Zealand, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Technology One, TEG, The Adecco Group, Toll, Transdev, Transport for NSW, VicRoads, Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (VPS GRADS), Water Corporation, Westpac Group, White & Case, Woodside Energy, WorkSafe Victoria.

The survey provides the latest information on:

  • Vacancy levels for graduates commencing work in 2019
  • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2019
  • Application levels and selection processes used by recruiters in 2018
  • Marketing spend for events and activities in 2018.

Released each year, this study was the first of its kind to be made commercially available. Outlining some important and interesting trends in our growing industry, the survey captures responses from various industry organisations, providing ways for members to benchmark themselves against their competitors and help them to plan for upcoming graduate recruitment campaigns. Members have access to a discounted price and members who participate receive a complimentary soft copy of the report.

The 2019 Employer Survey summary report is now available for purchase. Please click here to place your order.

The price structure is as follows:

  • AAGE Participating Member: FREE (member participants have been automatically sent a copy of the report)
  • AAGE Member: $250 + GST
  • AAGE Member (Not-For-Profit): $150 + GST
  • Participating Non-Member: $400 + GST
  • Standard Rate (Non-Member): $500 + GST

Each organisation ordering the report will be sent a soft copy (PDF).

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