The University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers and talent in the world. Every day they add to the stock of human knowledge and, as our Growing Esteem strategy says, address “the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.”

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked number one in Australia, and among the leading universities in the world. The performance and reputation of the University has been achieved through a deliberate focus on excellence in research, quality student outcomes and a demonstrated capacity to innovate and lead education nationally. We are seen as a leader within the sector, and at the forefront of new thinking and ideas.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne has a long and rich history. We have long understood and valued the important contribution our people have made towards academic success, and we know our people are the key to the University’s ongoing success into the future. They drive...

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The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers and talent in the world. Every day they add to the stock of human knowledge and, as our Growing Esteem strategy says, address “the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.”

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked number one in Australia, and among the leading universities in the world. The performance and reputation of the University has been achieved through a deliberate focus on excellence in research, quality student outcomes and a demonstrated capacity to innovate and lead education nationally. We are seen as a leader within the sector, and at the forefront of new thinking and ideas.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne has a long and rich history. We have long understood and valued the important contribution our people have made towards academic success, and we know our people are the key to the University’s ongoing success into the future. They drive our brilliance in research, the student experience we provide, and they engage and connect with our community. The University remains committed to being one of the finest universities in the world, contributing to society in ways that enrich and transform lives.

Approximately half of the University’s staff are in non-academic roles, such as finance, human resources, student services, marketing, research administration, and a variety of other areas.

Key Facts and Figures about the University of Melbourne

  • The University has over 47,000 students and 6,500 staff members
  • There are more than 12,000 international students enrolled from 130 countries
  • Melbourne is the leading research university in Australia, topping the key indicators in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 National Report
  • The University of Melbourne has over 360,000 graduates within its global alumni network.

Graduate Opportunities

The Melbourne Graduate Program is a two-year program for the best and brightest graduates to become the next generation of managers and leaders for the University of Melbourne.

Over the two years, you will have three tailored eight-month rotations across a range of professional services to give you exposure to different functions of the University and assist you with finding out what work makes you thrive.

There will also be a structured and personalised development program which will include exposure to senior leaders, projects, training days and mentoring to accelerate your personal and professional development. This all helps to expand your networks and provides opportunities to interact with fellow peers of the graduate cohort.

The University encourages graduates from all disciplines to apply, as the work is diverse across a number of professional service areas.

Working for the University of Melbourne means working in a dynamic world class organisation. The program will provide you with the tools, skills and support to accelerate your professional development and to kick-start your career at the University. There will be opportunities for you to find a permanent, on-going role after the program.

Roles in the program develop broad technical and professional skills in a variety of professional areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Procurement, Research Services and Student Services with the opportunity to do placements in other business areas as part of the program. You will contribute from day one with responsibilities in a real team to challenge and develop your skills.

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