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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 2020 Employer Survey marks the 18th 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.

2020 Employer Survey

The 2020 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 110 different organisations taking part in 2019. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, AECOM, Allens, Allianz Australia, AMP Services, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, ANZ Banking Group (Aust), APA Group, Arup, Ashurst, Atlassian, Auditor-General's Department - SA, Aurecon Australiasia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Bank of Queensland, Bloomberg Australia, Caltex, Capgemini Australia and New Zealand, CIMIC Group, Clean Energy Regulator, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ConocoPhillips, CSL Behring, Deloitte, Department of Communications and the Arts, Department of Communities (WA), Department of Environment and Science (QLD), Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC), Department of Finance, Department of Finance (WA), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Department of the Environment and Energy, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Transport (VIC), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Energy Queensland, Ernst & Young Services, FDM Group, Findex, FINEOS Corporation UC, Ford Motor Company of Australia, Fujitsu, Gallagher Bassett Services, GHD, Grant Thornton Australia, HLB Mann Judd, Holcim Australia, Honeywell, IRESS, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, Landgate, Laing O'Rourke, Leidos, Lendlease Management Services, Linfox Australia, Lockheed Martin Australia, Mainfreight, Main Roads Western Australia, Mars Australia, Minter Ellison Lawyers, Monadelphous Group, MYOB, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, Novartis, NSW Department of Customer Service, NSW Public Service Commission, NTT, Origin Energy, Procter & Gamble Australia, Public Transport Authority, PwC, Qantas Airways, Queensland Treasury, REA Group, Reece Group, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Santos, SAP Australia, Schneider Electric Australia, ShineWing Australia, Simplot, Suncorp, Susquehanna Pacific, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Technology One, Telstra Corporation, The Adecco Group, ThoughtWorks Australia, Toll, Transport for NSW, Victorian Government Graduate Program, Water Corporation, Westpac Group, White & Case, Wood, Xero.

The survey provides the latest information on:

  • Vacancy levels for graduates commencing work in 2020
  • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2020
  • Application levels and selection processes used by recruiters in 2019
  • Marketing spend for events and activities in 2019.

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 2020 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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