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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 2021 Employer Survey marks the 19th 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.

2021 Employer Survey

The 2021 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 105 different organisations taking part in 2020. Participating employers included:

AECOM, Allens, Allianz, AMP Services, ANZ, APA Group, Arup, Ashurst, Atlassian, Attorney-General's Department, Auditor-General's Department - SA, Aurecon, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Baker Hughes, BDO, Canva, Carlton & United Breweries,, Chevron Australia, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CSL Behring, Deloitte, Department of Defence, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Department of Finance (WA), Department of Health, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of Premier and Cabinet (TAS), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Transport (VIC), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Energy Queensland, Evolution Mining, EY, FDM Group, FINEOS, FTI Consulting, GHD, Grant Thornton, Hanson Australia, Honeywell, IRESS, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, Kraft Heinz Company, Laing O'Rourke, LBW Business + Wealth Advisors, Leidos, Lendlease, Linfox, Lockheed Martin, Macquarie Group Services, Mainfreight, McConnell Dowell, MYOB, NAB, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, Newcrest, NSW Department of Planning & Environment, NSW Public Service Commission, NTT, PEXA, Pitcher Partners, PPG Industries, Public Transport Authority of WA, PwC, Queensland Rail, Queensland Urban Utilities, RAA, RACQ, REA Group, Reece Group, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Santos, ShineWing, SIG, Sydney Water, Synergy, Teach For Australia, Thales, Thermo Fisher Scientific, ThoughtWorks Australia, Toll, Transport for NSW, Unilever, Victorian Government Graduate Program, VMware, Water Corporation, Westpac, WSP, Xero.

The survey provides the latest information on:

  • Vacancy levels for graduates commencing work in 2021
  • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2021
  • Application levels and selection processes used by recruiters in 2020
  • Marketing spend for events and activities in 2020.

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 2021 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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