Chemistry Graduate Jobs

Chemistry is the largest scientific discipline in Australia and many universities have dedicated chemistry departments. 

Types of graduate jobs/roles include:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Clinical Biochemist 
  • Forensic Scientist 
  • Chemical Development Engineer
  • Science Writer
  • Toxicologist 
  • Patent Agent
  • Teaching at a secondary school or university 
  • Environmental Consultant 

Most chemistry graduates are employed in the private sector, while 24% are employed through government agencies and 25% by universities or schools. 

Competitiveness

Over 61% of chemistry graduates find full-time employment after graduation in the chemistry field, with a further 7% finding full-time employment in education fields. The most frequently reported positions are in design, engineering, science, transport, ICT, and specialist management. 

The chemistry sector will form an important part of our country’s future as technological changes increase the importance of chemical research and development in areas such as solar, electric vehicles and water desalination. As a result, chemistry graduates are seeing their career opportunities increase. Currently, Australia’s chemicals industry employs over 60,000 people and accounts for 10% of the country’s total manufacturing activity. It contributes more than $11 billion per year to GDP and is vital to major Australian industries.

The biggest graduate employers include:

  • CSIRO 
  • Dairy Innovation Australia
  • Dulux
  • Delta Laboratories
  • Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
  • Orica
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Novartis 
  • Australian Laboratory Services 

Average graduate salaries

The median starting salary for chemistry graduates is $45,000-$50,000; however, the median annual salary for chemistry at all stages of career is over $80,000.

How to find work and apply

Many of the major chemistry employers in Australia offer graduate programs, which have varying closing dates throughout the year. A lot of these programs offer relocation assistance to graduates as programs may be offered in regional centres rather than capital cities. Register for job alerts with GradAustralia [https://gradaustralia.com.au/user/register] to keep up-to-date with upcoming graduate job opportunities.

Find the best Chemistry Graduate Jobs

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

By choosing Corporate Financial Services, you would commence your Program in one of our Corporate Financial Services teams and would more than likely book-end your program by returning to Corporate Financial Services for your final rotation before deciding what long-term career path is for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Corporate Financial Services Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

The 18 Month Business & Private Banking graduate program, is uniquely structured to include four rotations. You will have the flexibility to either specialise, or experience vastly different areas within the Business & Private Banking area.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
We have opportunities for our Business Banking SME Graduate Program in Sydney and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

As a Graduate, working in CommSec, you'll have exposure from start to finish in delivering exceptional customer service to our clients through either assisting and following through on sales calls on the Trading Floor, utilising your creative flair to help the Marketing & Customer Experience Team with management of their online content or working closely with the CommSec sales team ensuring quality outcomes for new customer and smooth transitions into the relevant desks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 CommSec Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Want to be a future leader in Risk? Want to be part of one of the most advanced risk management functions in Australia? Apply now to our unique graduate opportunities!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Risk Management Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This uniquely structured 12 month Program, with 3 fixed rotations, includes a 7 week academy that equips you with the core skills to be successful in any part of our Institutional Banking & Markets division.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

The Retail Banking stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. We believe great people underpin everything we do. You will be an essential contributor in driving the Retail strategy, being, to excel at satisfying customer needs in more ways through personal relationships and world class technology. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Our 2018 Retail Banking Services Graduate Program has opportunities in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our 2018 Analytics Graduate Program offers an eighteen month program and includes structured rotations.

Your rotations are through many of our core functions so you get a solid understanding of how to use analytical techniques to deliver leading business solutions.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities within the 2018 Analytics Graduate Program are based in Sydney
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Digital stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. Your rotations within Digital can be specialised or wide-ranging and tailored to your interests such as User Experience and Visual Design, Digital Strategy and Operations, Product Ownership, Content Management, Customer-Centred Design, Research or Digital Sales Optimisation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities for our Digital Channels streams on the Graduate Program are based in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This rotational program gives you the opportunity to tailor the career you want. We are one of the largest IT shops in Australia and believe in doing as much as we can in-house, with limited outsourcing. This delivers maximum opportunity to grow and develop transferable capability in Lean, Agile, Experimentation, Analytics and Design Thinking.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Most of our roles for our Technology stream (Enterprise Services), are based in Sydney, however there are a few in Melbourne and Perth.
Closing
26 March 2017

This position is be primarily based within the Strategy and Stakeholder Relations Business Unit with opportunities to work within other Business Units identified to support the career development of the Graduate and the needs of TasNetworks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

The Gradute Development Programme will give you a taste of the expansive work of the department, and you'll be at the forefront of innovative solutions in the public service.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60,871
Closing
12 April 2017

Our Operations Graduate program is a unique fast paced two year development program accelerating Graduates into our next generation of senior operational leaders. There are 3 streams in the Operations Graduate program, Supermarket Operations, Coles Express Operations and Distribution Centre Operations. You will develop your people and commercial leadership skills as well as enjoying plenty of support to turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
14 April 2017

Coles is looking for passionate, high achieving Graduates to join our award-winning 2 year Store Support Centre (SSC) Graduate Program. Across the duration of your program you will be exposed to real challenges and responsibilities, and invited to express your innovative ideas to help Coles be a little better every day. As a Coles Graduate we will invest in your development by providing you with a wide range of exciting and challenging experiences that will set you up to become a future leader at Coles!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Based in the Melbourne Store Support Centre (SSC)
Closing
14 April 2017

We take the development of high quality future leaders seriously. Our Global Management Trainee Program is an intensive 10-month rotational training program designed for the brightest, most driven university graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
1 April 2017

Are you ready to shape the future?

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
17 March 2017

Right now we have graduate roles open in all our businesses. Whether it’s a career in Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology or Operations you are looking for Accenture has opportunities in all.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
29 March 2017

The Treasury Graduate Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australia's leading economic policy adviser.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,259
Location
Canberra
Closing
1 May 2017

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) is a 12-month development program where you have the opportunity to learn about public service and contribute to a variety of initiatives.

You are employed by one department or agency but you'll get to experience placements in two more departments or agencies throughout the year.

Best of all, you are guaranteed a position with your home department and a promotion on successful completion of the program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,160.00
Location
Melbourne
Closing
17 April 2017

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your groove. The 2018 NAB Graduate Program can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
26 March 2017

If you are ready to make a difference and take every opportunity, then a career at BHP Billiton is for you.

Applications are open from 1 March to 27 March 2017. For further information or to apply visit www.bhpbilliton.com/graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
27 March 2017

Our Graduates are bold thought leaders who are passionate about supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment, and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

Westpac's vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017

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