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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 2022 Employer Survey marks the 20th 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.

2022 Employer Survey

The 2022 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 107 different organisations taking part in 2021. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, AECOM, Allianz, AMP Services, ANZ, Ashurst, Atlassian, Auditor-General's Department - SA, Aurecon, Aurizon, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Federal Police, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, BDO, Carlton & United Breweries & Asahi Beverages, Chevron Australia, Clayton Utz, Clough, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CSL, Datacom, Deloitte, Department of Defence, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Health, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of Premier and Cabinet (TAS), Department of Social Services, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transport (VIC), Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Treasury (WA), Downer Group, E&P Financial Group, Energy Queensland, ENREACH Education, EY, FDM Group, FINEOS, Flinders Port Holdings, Ford, FTI Consulting, Fujitsu, Fulton Hogan, GHD, Glencore Australia, INPEX Australia, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Brown and Root, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, KPMG, Laing O'Rourke, Leidos, Linfox, Lockheed Martin, MNF Group, Monadelphous, MYOB, NAB, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, NetApp, NSW Public Service Commission, NTT, Optus, Pitcher Partners, Public Service Commission (Qld), PwC, Quantium, Queensland Rail, RAA, REA Group, Reece Group, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Santos, Schneider Electric, ShineWing, SIG, Suncorp, Sydney Water, Synergy, SYSTRA Scott Lister, TBH, Teach For Australia, Telstra, Thiess, ThoughtWorks Australia, Toll, Transport for NSW, Unilever Australia, Victorian Government Graduate Program, Water Corporation, Westpac, Wood, Xero.

The survey provides the latest information on:

  • Vacancy levels and application numbers for graduate roles commencing in 2022
  • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2022
  • Selection processes used by recruiters in 2021
  • Spend on marketing, selection and development activities in 2021
  • 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 2022 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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