Business & Commerce Graduate Jobs in Melbourne

Projected to overtake Sydney as the largest city in Australia, Melbourne has a wealth of opportunities for graduates, reflected in its relatively young population. The economy has experienced growth in recent years and, as a result, youth unemployment is comparatively low at 13.8%. 

Finding a graduate job in Melbourne

Most business and commerce graduate jobs in Melbourne are offered through graduate programs in either the public or private sector. Applications for these programs generally open in either February or March for a starting date of January or February the year after.

Graduate programs will be advertised on company websites, however companies also use job boards like GradAustralia and social media to advise on application openings. Career fairs are another good way to hear about opportunities and meet potential employers, and are generally advertised at universities. 

The biggest career fair in Melbourne is The Big Meet, which is held in March. It is a free event attended by leading employers including BHP Billiton, Mars Australia, The Westpac Group and Woolworths.

Leading graduate programs in Melbourne

  • KPMG’s Graduate Program – This program takes around 300 graduates each year Australia-wide in categories including Audit and Assurance, Risk and Consulting, Enterprise, Management Consulting and Tax
  • Deloitte Graduate Program – The company offers an Australia-wide Graduate Program where you can select the relevant program in the city you wish to be based 
  • National Australia Bank Graduate Program – NAB has a program based in Melbourne in Business Banking, Finance and Strategy, Wealth, and Projects and Change Management streams
  • Coles Graduate Program – The company offers a Store Support Graduate Program, a generalist program where graduates rotate through different teams over a two-year period

The Victorian Public Sector

The Victorian Public Service offers the Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS), a 12-month program where graduates are rotated through two or more departments. 

For Business and Commerce graduates there are three streams:

  • Accounting and Finance Stream, which is open to graduates who majored in finance or accounting
  • Economics Stream for students who have a minimum of an economics major 
  • Business and Technology Stream, open to students interested in program and project management, data analysis and contract management. 

You can register for GradAustralia job alerts to keep you notified of new opportunities and application deadlines.

Find the best Business & Commerce Graduate Jobs in Melbourne

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Federal Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

We offer opportunities to graduates who are passionate about the financial stability of Australia. As one of our graduates, APRA provides you with a structured 12-month training and development program that focuses on building your technical and professional skillset.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

Our accounting area undertakes a major program of activities to support the community to meet their tax and super obligations.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$58,000
Location
Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra, Gosford, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Wollongong and Townsville
Closing
12 April 2017

Procter & Gamble's (P&G) market-leading & trusted brands touch & improve the lives of almost 5 billion consumers across the world every day.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney & Melbourne
Closing
28 February 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$99K package including superannuation + Car
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

Joining a full-time Graduate Development Program with AIG is a great way to enhance business acumen and to gain insight into the Insurance industry.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth
Closing
1 February 2017

Become a Future Leader at GSK and help change the face of healthcare.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
These three-year programs will involve three to four rotations, placing you in different locations across Australia and in some cases the globe