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Graduate Survey


This annual survey summarises the views and experiences of around 3,000 graduates who have been in employment for around 12 months. The survey collects data from graduates on a range of attitudes and opinions towards their current employer and about their experiences so far on their graduate program.

Why is it useful?

Employers use the survey results to understand the experiences of graduates during their first year of employment and their views on 'expectations versus reality'.

When does it happen?

Data collection for the Graduate Survey takes place in November and December each year. Participation is free. A summary report is released in February. We invite every employer on our database to participate.

Top Graduate Employers

The responses collected from the Graduate Survey are also used to create the AAGE's annual list of the Top Graduate Employers in Australia.

2023 Graduate Survey

The 2023 Graduate Survey collected responses from 3,078 graduates who were working at 158 different employers and were part of the 2023 graduate intake. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, Adobe, AECOM, Akuna Capital, Alcoa Australia, Allens, Allianz, AMP, ANZ, APA Group, APM Group, Arcadis, Arrow Energy, Arup, Ashurst, Atlassian, Aurecon, Australia Post, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Federal Police, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Baker McKenzie, Bankwest, BAT Australia, BDO, BHP, BP Australia, Brisbane City Council, Built, Capgemini,, Cement Australia, Chevron Australia, CIMIC Group, Clayton Utz, Clean Energy Regulator, Clough, Cognizant, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, CSL, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Department of Defence, Department of Education (QLD), 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 Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of Jobs, Regions and Precincts (VIC), Department of Social Services, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transport (VIC), Department of Veterans' Affairs, DEWC Services, DLA Piper, Downer Group, DuluxGroup, E&P Financial Group, Energy Queensland, Evolution Mining, EY, FINEOS, Fujitsu, GHD, Gilbert + Tobin, Glencore Australia, Grant Thornton, Hanson Australia, Hatch, Herbert Smith Freehills, IMC Trading, Interagency Graduate Program - DMIRS and JTSI (WA), John Holland Group, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, KPMG, Laing O'Rourke, Leidos, Lendlease, Linfox, Lockheed Martin, Main Roads WA, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, McGrathNicol, MinterEllison, Monadelphous, MYOB, NAB, National Disability Insurance Agency, nbn, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, Newcrest, Nova Systems, NTT, Office of the Auditor General (WA), Optiver, Optus, Partners in Performance, Pitcher Partners, Policy Futures Graduate Program (QLD Government), Powercor, Public Transport Authority of WA, Publicis Sapient, QBE Insurance, Queensland Audit Office, Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group, RAA, Rabobank, REA Group, Reece Group, Rheinmetall Defence Australia, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, SAP, Servian, Services Australia, Squire Patton Boggs, Stockland, Suncorp, SW Accountants & Advisory, Sydney Water, Synergy, SYSTRA ANZ, TAL, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Telstra, Thales, Thiess, Thoughtworks, Townsville City Council, Transport for NSW, Trina Solar, Unilever, Victorian Auditor-General's Office, Victorian Government Graduate Program, Water Corporation, Westpac, White & Case, Wood, Woodside Energy, Worley, WSP, Xero.

The 2023 Graduate Survey summary report is now available for purchase. Please click here to place your order.

The Graduate Survey provides information on:

  • Employee profile
  • Satisfaction levels
  • Expectations and plans for the future.

For organisations wishing to purchase a copy of the 2023 Graduate Survey, 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).

Queries regarding the AAGE Graduate Survey can be directed to

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