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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 December and January each year. Participation is free. A summary report is released in June. 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.


2021 Graduate Survey

The 2021 Graduate Survey collected responses from 2,964 graduates who were working at 143 different employers and were part of the 2020 graduate intake. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, AECOM, Allens, Allianz, AMP, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, ANZ, APA Group, Arup, Ashurst, Atlassian, Attorney-General's Department, Aurecon, Australia Post, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Securities & Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, BAE Systems Australia, Bankwest, BDO, BHP, Brisbane City Council, Bureau of Meteorology, Canva, Capgemini, Carlton & United Breweries & Asahi Beverages,, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia, Chevron Australia, CIMIC Group, Clayton Utz, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, CSL, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Department of Defence, Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC), Department of Finance, Department of Finance (WA), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Health, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of Social Services, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (QLD), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Downer Group, Energy Queensland, Evans Dixon, Evolution Mining, EY, FDM Group, Flinders Port Holdings, Ford, Fujitsu, Fulton Hogan, GHD, Glencore Australia, Grant Thornton, Hanson Australia, Hatch, Honeywell, Interagency Graduate Program - DMIRS and JTSI (WA), IRESS, ITW AP Construction, John Holland Group, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, KPMG, Kraft Heinz Company, Laing O'Rourke, Landgate, LBW Business + Wealth Advisors, Leidos, Lendlease, Linfox, Lockheed Martin, Main Roads WA, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, McGrathNicol, Monadelphous, MYOB, NAB, National Disability Insurance Agency, NBN Co, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, Newcrest, Newmont Australia, NSW Department of Customer Service, NSW Department of Education, NSW Department of Planning & Environment, NSW Public Service Commission, NTT, Optiver, Optus, PEXA, Pitcher Partners, Public Service Commission (Qld), Public Transport Authority of WA, PwC, QBE, Quantium, Queensland Rail, REA Group, Reece Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, ResMed, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, Santos, Schneider Electric, Services Australia, ShineWing, Suncorp, Sydney Water, Synergy, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Telstra, ThoughtWorks Australia, Transport for NSW, Unilever, Victorian Government Graduate Program, Water Corporation, Westpac, Wood, WSP, Xero.

The 2021 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 2021 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: $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).

Queries regarding the AAGE Graduate Survey can be directed to

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