Graduate Jobs in Adelaide

Known as the city of firsts in Australia, Adelaide was the first city to abolish racial and sexual discrimination, the first to abolish capital punishment, the first to recognise Aboriginal land rights and the first to grant women voting rights. You could say that Adelaide is a city renowned for its free-spirited, free-thinking mindset.

Small and medium-sized businesses make up a large portion of Adelaide’s economy, though there are a few large businesses that have opened headquarters or expanded operations in the city due to the comparatively low cost of doing business here.

Major industries in Adelaide

The Adelaide economy is in a transitional period, moving away from a manufacturing based economy, and as a result, the government has implemented a number of initiatives to increase growth in other areas.

Industries that are beginning to play an increasingly significant role in Adelaide are:

  • Food and wine
  • Tourism
  • Niche technology
  • Property and construction
  • Bio-science
  • Education
  • Minerals and energy
  • Agriculture and aquaculture
  • Aerospace and aviation

Biggest graduate employers

Oz Minerals moved their head office from Melbourne to Adelaide in 2015 and now runs a two-year graduate program for students in fields including, geology, mining, environmental specialities, and metallurgy.

Ingham has also significantly expanded its business in Adelaide, offering a graduate program for Business, Engineering and Agriculture students.

The South Australian Government runs a Graduate Program as part of the Jobs4Youth initiative, providing up to 200 positions across a number of different agencies and disciplines.

Other major graduate employers in Adelaide include:

Living in Adelaide

Adelaide is a highly accessible city and most places can be accessed within 20 minutes. The centre is a grid system and is surrounded by parks, which has earned Adelaide the nickname of ‘city in a park’.

Adelaide is the country’s most affordable big city, with a low cost of living and inexpensive housing, however residents have less disposable income compared to other state capitals.

 

Find the best Graduate Jobs in Adelaide

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

Analytics is recognised as a key pillar in our digital transformation. As an organisation we continue to use data in smarter ways to improve decisions, services, and compliance using a wide range of analytic capabilities and technologies.

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

Our Marketing and Communication capability designs, develops and implements high-quality communication products and services for a wide range of audiences using multiple channels.

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

Our professionals provide technical leadership for our organisation and promote certainty of law interpretation for taxpayers, their advisors, Department of Treasury and government.

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

Enterprise Solutions and Technology (EST) business group are tasked with ‘running the business’ and supporting our workforce in the tools and systems they use, as well as providing the systems and information used in the community.

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

At the ATO, our HR staff make things happen.  We think outside the square and we create solutions. We work as partners with our employees, with our managers, with our business areas, and together we create conditions that drive achievement.

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

Graduates play an important role in providing world-leading financial advice on the management of the ATO resources and accounting systems.

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

If you have a degree in economics you will be exposed to a wide range of business lines in the ATO

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

The ATO has a strong service design capability that offers exciting opportunities for design graduates.

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

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

With more than 800 at locations across Australia and New Zealand and approximately 98,000 employees worldwide, Lockheed Martin Australia works with local partners to deliver systems and advanced engineering capabilities for customers in the aerona

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne
Closing
31 March 2017