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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.


2019 Graduate Survey

The 2019 Graduate Survey collected responses from 3,366 graduates who were working at 139 different employers and were part of the 2018 graduate intake. Participating employers included:

Accenture Australia, AECOM Australia, Allens, Allianz Australia, AMP Services, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, ANZ Banking Group (Aust), APA Group, Arup, Ashurst, Attorney-General's Department, Aurecon Australiasia, Aurizon, 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, Bankwest, BDO, BHP Billiton, BP Australia, British American Tobacco Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, Caltex, Carlton & United Breweries, Carsales, CIMIC Group, Civilex, Clayton Utz, Clean Energy Regulator, Clough Projects, Coles, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CSL Behring, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Department of Communications and the Arts, Department of Communities (Housing) (WA), Department of Defence, Department of Education (QLD), Department of Education and Training, Department of Environment and Science (QLD), Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (VIC), Department of Finance, Department of Finance (WA), Department of Home Affairs, Department of Human Services, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (WA), Department of Social Services, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), Dimension Data Australia, Downer Group, Energy Queensland, Evans Dixon, Ford Motor Company of Australia, GHD, Glencore Australia Holdings, Hatch, Holcim Australia, Honeywell, IBM Australia, icare NSW, IRESS, ITW AP Construction, Ixom, King & Wood Mallesons, KordaMentha, KPMG, Laing O'Rourke, Leidos, Lendlease Management Services, Lockheed Martin Australia, Mars Australia, McConnell Dowell, McGrathNicol Services, Microsoft, Minter Ellison Lawyers, Mobile Rehab, Monadelphous Group, MYOB, National Australia Bank, National Disability Insurance Agency, NEC Australia, Nestle Australia, NSW Department of Education and Communities, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, NSW Department of Planning & Environment, NSW Public Service Commission, Origin Energy, Pitcher Partners Advisors, Procter & Gamble Australia, Protiviti, Public Transport Victoria, PwC, QBE Australia & New Zealand, Quantium, Queensland Audit Office, Queensland Government Chief Information Office, Queensland Rail, Queensland Treasury, REA Group, Reece Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, ResMed, Rio Tinto, RSM Australia, SA Power Networks, Saab Australia, ShineWing Australia, SingTel Optus Pty, South32, Stockland, Suncorp, Sydney Water, Tasmanian Networks, Teach For Australia, Technology One, Telstra Corporation, Thales Australia, ThoughtWorks Australia, Toll, Transdev, Transport for NSW, VicRoads, Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (VPS GRADS), Water Corporation, Westpac Group, White & Case, Wood, Woolworths Group, Xero.

A Summary Report analysing the results of the 2019 AAGE Graduate Survey is available for purchase. We have recently launched Company Reports, available for order by member participants.

A huge thank you to all AAGE Members who took part in this research.

The Graduate Survey provides information on:

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

The 2019 Graduate Survey summary report is now available for purchase. Please click here to place your order.

For organisations wishing to purchase a copy of the 2019 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).

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