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Employer Survey


This annual survey summarises key statistics and benchmarks collected from around 130 employers.

The first AAGE Employer Survey was launched to coincide with the 2003 graduate intake. Our 2023 Employer Survey marks the 21st 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 member to participate.

2023 Employer Survey

The 2023 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 136 different organisations taking part in 2022. Participating employers included:

Ability Action Australia, Accenture Australia, ACCIONA, Adobe, AECOM, Allianz, Amazon, AMP Services, ANZ, APA Group, APM, Arup, Ashurst, Atlassian, Attorney-General's Department, Auditor-General's Department - SA, Australia Post, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Baker Hughes, BAT Australia, BDO, BP Australia, Capgemini,, Ceridian, Chevron Australia, CitiPower & Powercor, Clean Energy Regulator, Cognizant, Coles, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Datacom, Deloitte, Department of Defence, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of Parliamentary Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet (TAS), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transport (VIC), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Treasury (WA), Downer Group, Eclipse Trading, EY, FDM Group, FTI Consulting, Fujitsu, Fulton Hogan, GHD, GMHBA, GrainCorp, Grant Thornton, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hydro Tasmania, Iluka Resources, Imperial Tobacco Australia, JLL, KBR, King & Wood Mallesons, Kmart, KordaMentha, KPMG, Leidos, Lendlease, Linfox, Lockheed Martin, Mineral Resources, Monadelphous, MYOB, NAB, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, Newcrest, Nova Systems, NSW Public Service Commission, NTT, Opex Consulting, Optus, Origin Energy, Pitcher Partners, Policy Futures Graduate Program (QLD Government), Procter & Gamble, Public Service Commission (Qld), Public Transport Authority of WA, Publicis Sapient, PwC, QBE, Quantium, Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group, Queensland Rail, RAA, Rabobank, REA Group, REDARC Electronics, ResMed, Rheinmetall Defence Australia, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Servian, Services Australia, SIG, Silentium Defence, Stantec, Suburban Rail Loop Authority, Suncorp, SunPork Group, Synergy, SYSTRA ANZ, TAL, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Telstra, Thiess, Thoughtworks Australia, Toll, Townsville City Council, Transport for NSW, Veeam Software, Victorian Government Graduate Program, Westpac, Wood, Xero.

The survey provides the latest information on:

  • Vacancy levels and application numbers for graduate roles commencing in 2023
  • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2023
  • Selection processes used by recruiters in 2022
  • Spend on marketing, selection and development activities in 2022
  • Graduate program management and retention
  • Industry challenges. 

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 2023 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: $300 + GST
  • AAGE Member (Not-For-Profit): $200 + GST
  • Participating Non-Member: $500 + GST
  • Standard Rate (Non-Member): $600 + GST

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

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