Graduate Jobs in Adelaide

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Graduate Jobs in Adelaide overview

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.


Advice for Graduate Jobs in Adelaide

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A day in the life of…

Michelle Horne, Software Graduate at BAE Systems
A day in the life of…

Software Graduate at BAE Systems

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