Updating Results

Graduate Jobs in Perth

Find the best Graduate Jobs in Perth

I'm Looking For
That Requires a Degree In
  • Closing Today

Graduate Job

Australia Wide
Electronics Engineer Submariners lead high performance teams to maintain combat, communications and intelligence systems onboard advanced submarines.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
2 Nov 2020
Applications Close
30 Nov 2020
Start Date
Ongoing
Minimum Salary
$100,000
Maximum Salary
$119,999
4.4

Graduate Job

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & Geelong
Mainfreight Australia is currently looking for enthusiastic university graduates to join our thriving team.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
1 Dec 2020
Applications Close
23 Dec 2020
Start Date
ASAP
Minimum Salary
$55,000
Maximum Salary
$59,999
3.9

Graduate Job

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide
Expressions of interest are now open for our 2022 graduate opportunities. Please register to be notified when applications open.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
B
Business & Management
Applications Open
22 Feb 2021
Applications Close
28 Mar 2021
Start Date
1 Feb 2022
4.0

Graduate Job

Remote
Are you ready to start your adventure sooner rather than later? We are taking expressions of interest for our Feb 2021 intake!
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
24 Jun 2020
Applications Close
1 Mar 2021
Start Date
23 Nov 2020
4.0

Graduate Job

Remote work
Are you ready to start your adventure sooner rather than later? We are taking expressions of interest for our Feb 2021 intake!
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
E
Engineering & Mathematics
Applications Open
24 Jun 2020
Applications Close
1 Mar 2021
Start Date
Ongoing
Minimum Salary
$80,000
Maximum Salary
$84,999
4.3

Graduate Job

Sydney
This opportunity is currently a placeholder. You can “Save” this opportunity to add it to your dashboard or “Register Interest” to share your details with the employer and be notified when this role is open.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Applications Open
9 Jun 2021
Applications Close
12 Jul 2021
Start Date
30 Nov 2021
4.5

Internship

Perth
This opportunity is currently a placeholder. You can “Save” this opportunity to add it to your dashboard or “Register Interest” to share your details with the employer and be notified when this role is open.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Applications Open
13 Jul 2021
Applications Close
2 Aug 2021
Start Date
30 Nov 2021

Internship

Perth
This opportunity is currently a placeholder. You can “Save” this opportunity to add it to your dashboard or “Register Interest” to share your details with the employer and be notified when this role is open.
Hiring Candidates with Degrees In
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Applications Open
13 Jul 2021
Applications Close
9 Aug 2021

Graduate Jobs in Perth overview

Living in Perth

While Perth may have a reputation for being involved in the mining boom, it is now in the process of transformation. Perth is one of the world’s most isolated cities, and it is forging a contemporary personality, with cultural depth and an eclectic job market. Industries such as IT, business consultancy, digital marketing and technology have crept into Perth and began to revolutionise the economy, bringing with it a range of opportunities for graduates.

While the graduate job market might be smaller than that of many other Australian capital cities, it still hosts many graduate vacancies and internship positions. For example, IT specialists are currently in high demand as Perth continues to digitalise in order to keep pace with other cities around Australia.

Another major draw for graduates is the affordability of housing. While average housing prices across Australia’s capital cities are rising, Perth’s housing prices have dropped with the decline in the mining industry, making it one of the most affordable cities to live for young professionals. Perth is also Australia’s sunniest city, with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. A graduate looking for a good mix of lifestyle and job opportunity is likely to find it in Perth.

Graduate jobs in Perth

Figure 1: Number of employing businesses in Perth vs other Australian cities

Perth is home to 9.1% of all graduate opportunities in Australia, which represents 10.5% of the total income for the country. Perth is a great place for graduates to include in their search for employment, as 9.4% of Australian graduates find employment in Western Australia in one of the 75,000 businesses in Perth.

The greatest number of employment opportunities can be found in the healthcare, construction and retail trade industries. 127,800 people are employed in healthcare and social assistance related jobs alone. Utilities, information media and agriculture have the least number of employment opportunities in Perth, with agriculture, forestry and fishing employing 10,000 people or 1% of the total workforce.

Figure 2: Per cent of total employment per industry in Perth

What is the job market outlook for graduate jobs in Perth?

Figure 3: Employment status of graduates with bachelor degrees in Western Australia

Out of all the graduates available for full-time employment, 66% are in a full-time job. A further 22% have found part-time or casual work, with 12% of graduates in Perth unable to find employment.

Five-year outlook

Figure 4: Perth annual growth rates vs other cities in Australia

Perth’s growth rate is slightly higher than the national average, sitting at an annual growth rate of 8.4%. Industries with impressive forecasted growth rates include health care, education, arts, recreation, construction, accommodation and food services. Industries forecasted to decline including mining, utilities, agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Figure 5: Annual growth rate across industries in Perth

Graduate unemployment rates in Perth

Figure 6: Unemployment rates in Perth vs other cities in Australia

Unemployment rates for young people in Perth are slightly higher than the national average, with general youth unemployment sitting at 12.9% nationally but 13.7% in Perth. Unemployment for individuals aged 15 and over is the second highest in Australia, with 6.4% of adults unemployed in Perth – again, higher than the national average which is 5.6%. Graduate unemployment is also above average, with 12.4% of graduates in Western Australia looking for work but unable to find it. In the Perth metropolitan area, those numbers are more favourable for graduates looking for work. In areas with lower rates of unemployment, graduates should ensure their applications are competitive and try to lock down a position early. Attending a career fair or applying for entry-level positions can help.

Figure 7: Graduate unemployment rates in Western Australia vs other locations in Australia

What are the typical roles for graduates in Perth?

Individuals employed as labourers, or in sales, community and personal services, make up the smallest proportion of the Perth workforce. The most common occupations are professionals, managers, technicians and trades workers. Perth has the fourth-highest proportion of full-time workers in professional occupations, with more than 25% of Perth’s workforce employed in a professional capacity.

Figure 8: Percentage of full-time employees working as professionals in Perth and other capital cities

GradAustralia surveyed graduates in Perth and found that the top 5 roles in Perth are:

  1. Consultant
  2. Associate IT Specialist
  3. Graduate Officer
  4. Analyst
  5. Business Analyst

What salary should I expect for graduate jobs in Perth?

Median and mean employee income in Perth

Figure 9: Median and mean employee income in Perth and other capital cities

Across all workplaces in Perth, the median employee income is $52,963, significantly higher than the national average of $46,999. The mean income in Perth is notably higher than the median. With Perth individuals earning a mean income of $67,557, only Canberra offers more. The mean income in Perth is 27.6% above the median, which shows a disparity in pay rates for some positions, but also means there are likely to be well-paying job opportunities available in Perth.

Median graduate starting salaries

Figure 10: Perth median graduate starting salary vs other states/territories

The opportunity for graduates to earn more than other areas is reflected in the relatively high median graduate starting salary on offer in Perth. At $57,000, Perth’s median graduate starting salary is the third highest in Australia, and $3,000 higher than the national average. There are many disciplines that offer their graduates a higher salary.

In Perth, employees in the fields of finance, law, and property earn slightly more than the average graduate. However, those going into jobs in the health and medical sciences and humanities can expect a significantly higher average wage – graduates from these disciplines can start on around $93,000.

Figure 11: Average graduate starting salary by discipline in Perth

What working hours should I expect in Perth?

Figure 12: Average work hours per week for graduates in Perth

The most common work week for graduates in Perth is 40-50 hours. 56% of respondents to a GradAustralia survey said their average work week fell somewhere in this range. More than a third said they worked fewer hours, with 37% indicating their work week was around 30-40 hours long. These two ranges represent the vast majority of the graduate workforce, with a total of 93% saying their work hours average 30-50 hours per week. The last 7% of graduates indicated that they worked between 50-70 hours per week. That puts the average Perth work week for graduates in the upper cohort when compared to other cities around Australia.

Figure 13: Average graduate working hours in Perth vs other cities

Job satisfaction for graduates in Perth

In a survey of Australian-based graduates, GradAustralia found that the average graduate job satisfaction is Perth falls just slightly below the national average. While graduates around Australia rate their job satisfaction at an average score of 8.5, graduates who live and work in Perth scored their satisfaction at 8.4.

Figure 13: Average job satisfaction for graduates in Perth vs other cities

Diversity

Figure 14: Average diversity score in Perth vs other cities

Perth graduates perceive their workplaces to have high levels of diversity, with Perth being equal first with Darwin.

Gender diversity

Figure 15: Gender comparison of workforce participation rates by industry in Perth

The average female participation rate in the Perth workforce is around 43%. Similarly to many parts of Australia, the industries with the highest percentage of female workers are health care and education. In comparison, the mining and construction industries have the lowest percentages of female workers, with 19.2% and 13.6% female participation respectively.

Figure 16: Median graduate starting salary for males and females in WA vs other states

The average starting salary for female bachelor-level graduates in Western Australia is $56,100. In comparison, their male counterparts start on an average salary of $58,000. Female graduates in Perth are likely to start on $3,000 more than the national average of $53,000. The average salary for male graduates in Western Australia is $3,000 less than the national average.

Where to find graduate jobs in Perth

Graduate jobs applications in Perth tend to follow the usual cycle of opening for applications in March/ April, however, a small number of employers recruit throughout the year. Be prepared to get your application in early because the WA O-week and campus year usually kick off a week or two before eastern states. Some employers looking to hire in Perth can close their applications earlier than expected.

The most sought-after employers in Perth include:

  • Woodside
  • Honeywell
  • Aurecon
  • Downer Group
  • Allens
  • BDO

When looking for graduate jobs, keep an eye on new listings on the GradAustralia website, and consider attending a graduate careers fair, which will allow you to connect with employers who offer graduate programs. These are usually held in the month of March and may be held in the city or at one of Perth’s universities.

The following events provide opportunities to students of all disciplines:

  • Big Meet Perth organized by AAGE,
  • Skills West Expo organized by SkillsWest Expo,
  • Careers Expo Perth organized by 10 times.

Universities also offer various career events to help you learn more about graduate jobs and employers:

  • The University of Western Australia offers the UWA Careers Fair, as well as career fairs focused on engineering, business, education, and management consulting.
  • Curtin University offers the Curtin Careers Fair.
  • Murdoch University offers Careers Week.

Many employers also offer ‘entry-level’ jobs that are not specifically advertised as ‘graduate’ jobs. Keep an eye out for these on job boards such as SEEK.

Other options for recent graduates in Perth

If you're set on Perth but still not sure what you want to do, or if you haven't had any luck locking down a graduate job, you might want to consider:

If you’re not sure if Perth is the right place for your graduate job, check our moving guide to Perth.

Advice for Graduate Jobs in Perth


feature-article-how-to-get-hired-at-anz-560x320-2020

How to get hired at ANZ

As one of the Big Four banks in Australia, ANZ are undoubtedly a popular employer among graduates. A graduate program is a great way to kick off your career in ANZ’s supportive, growth-focused environment. Here’s everything you need to know about getting hired at ANZ.
Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Graduates of KPMG share tips on the graduate application process.
budgeting thumbnail image

Budgeting in the age of COVID-19

It’s uncertain times. Let’s make sure your finances are up to task
Two young professionals at work

10 careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Technological change has created new career paths for university graduates to consider – here are ten careers that today's graduates can pursue.
BCG Article Thumbnail3

Insider tips to get hired at Boston Consulting Group

What does it take to get a graduate job at one of the most coveted consulting firms in Australia?
feature-article-how-to-get-hired-at-anz-560x320-2020

How to get hired at ANZ

As one of the Big Four banks in Australia, ANZ are undoubtedly a popular employer among graduates. A graduate program is a great way to kick off your career in ANZ’s supportive, growth-focused environment. Here’s everything you need to know about getting hired at ANZ.
Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

Graduates of KPMG share tips on the graduate application process.
budgeting thumbnail image

Budgeting in the age of COVID-19

It’s uncertain times. Let’s make sure your finances are up to task
Two young professionals at work

10 careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Technological change has created new career paths for university graduates to consider – here are ten careers that today's graduates can pursue.
BCG Article Thumbnail3

Insider tips to get hired at Boston Consulting Group

What does it take to get a graduate job at one of the most coveted consulting firms in Australia?

Videos for Graduate Jobs in Perth


Question One

Question One

What tips and advice can you give regarding clerkship applications? if you did clerk at Allens is there anything you wish you knew before you applied?
Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Learn how Ashurst Graduate Programme is a unique experience.
Question Two

Question Two

What makes you decide to join Allens? What have you learnt and how does it help your career progress in general?
Question Three

Question Three

How is graduate development fostered by Allens?
Question Four

Question Four

How is graduate developments fostered by Allens?
Question Five

Question Five

What experiences do you think Allens looks for when taking grads and clerks? And what were some experiences that you thought helped in being accepted into Allens?
Question One

Question One

What tips and advice can you give regarding clerkship applications? if you did clerk at Allens is there anything you wish you knew before you applied?
Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Why did you choose Ashurst and how would you describe the culture?

Learn how Ashurst Graduate Programme is a unique experience.
Question Two

Question Two

What makes you decide to join Allens? What have you learnt and how does it help your career progress in general?
Question Three

Question Three

How is graduate development fostered by Allens?
Question Four

Question Four

How is graduate developments fostered by Allens?
Question Five

Question Five

What experiences do you think Allens looks for when taking grads and clerks? And what were some experiences that you thought helped in being accepted into Allens?

Graduate Jobs in Perth Graduate Success Stories


Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Sebastian Davies-Mills Profile
  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Audrey Vong Profile
  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Siobhan Lane Profile
  • Graduate stories
Herbert Smith Freehills provided a very strong support network during my time away from home and made it an incredibly valuable experience.

Siobhan Lane

  • Graduate stories
Herbert Smith Freehills provided a very strong support network during my time away from home and made it an incredibly valuable experience.

Siobhan Lane

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Appurva Raaj Profile
  • Graduate stories
It was incredible to go from being a student one day to working one-on-one with a partner at HSF the next.

Appurva Raaj

  • Graduate stories
It was incredible to go from being a student one day to working one-on-one with a partner at HSF the next.

Appurva Raaj

Thiess Graduate Callum Jones Profile
  • Graduate stories
Now that I have been accepted into the 2018 graduate program, I will be moving around the business and gaining experience in many different roles and locations.

Callum Jones

  • Graduate stories
Now that I have been accepted into the 2018 graduate program, I will be moving around the business and gaining experience in many different roles and locations.

Callum Jones

K&L Gates  Graduate Mei Gong Profile
  • Graduate stories
Be curious, be patient and enjoy the journey - my learnings as a junior lawyer at K&L Gates.

Mei Gong

  • Graduate stories
Be curious, be patient and enjoy the journey - my learnings as a junior lawyer at K&L Gates.

Mei Gong

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Sebastian Davies-Mills Profile
  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Audrey Vong Profile
  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

  • Graduate stories
As a clerk, paralegal and then graduate entering the legal market, I was excited to get into work at HSF and frustrated at the many stumbling blocks that would pop up along the way.

Audrey Vong

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Siobhan Lane Profile
  • Graduate stories
Herbert Smith Freehills provided a very strong support network during my time away from home and made it an incredibly valuable experience.

Siobhan Lane

  • Graduate stories
Herbert Smith Freehills provided a very strong support network during my time away from home and made it an incredibly valuable experience.

Siobhan Lane

Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate Appurva Raaj Profile
  • Graduate stories
It was incredible to go from being a student one day to working one-on-one with a partner at HSF the next.

Appurva Raaj

  • Graduate stories
It was incredible to go from being a student one day to working one-on-one with a partner at HSF the next.

Appurva Raaj

Thiess Graduate Callum Jones Profile
  • Graduate stories
Now that I have been accepted into the 2018 graduate program, I will be moving around the business and gaining experience in many different roles and locations.

Callum Jones

  • Graduate stories
Now that I have been accepted into the 2018 graduate program, I will be moving around the business and gaining experience in many different roles and locations.

Callum Jones

K&L Gates  Graduate Mei Gong Profile
  • Graduate stories
Be curious, be patient and enjoy the journey - my learnings as a junior lawyer at K&L Gates.

Mei Gong

  • Graduate stories
Be curious, be patient and enjoy the journey - my learnings as a junior lawyer at K&L Gates.

Mei Gong

Graduate Jobs in Perth Day in the Life Stories


Conor Ruane - Lawyer, Allens
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
K&L Gates Graduate Rebecca Gill   Profile
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
RSM Graduate Sabin Shrestha Profile
  • Day in the life

Sabin Shrestha

Sabin Shrestha studied Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance and an Audit Graduate at RSM.
  • Day in the life

Sabin Shrestha

Sabin Shrestha studied Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance and an Audit Graduate at RSM.
Thiess Graduate Jacob Browne Profile
  • Day in the life

Jacob Browne

Jacob Browne studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and an Engineering Graduate at Thiess.
  • Day in the life

Jacob Browne

Jacob Browne studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and an Engineering Graduate at Thiess.
Thiess Graduate Alexandra Vassiadis Profile
  • Day in the life

Alexandra Vassiadis

Alexandra Vassiadis studied Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) and a Health, Safety and Environment Graduate at Thiess.
  • Day in the life

Alexandra Vassiadis

Alexandra Vassiadis studied Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) and a Health, Safety and Environment Graduate at Thiess.
K&L Gates  Graduate Emanuel Penklis Profile
  • Day in the life

Emanuel Penklis

Emanuel Penklis studied Bachelor of Laws and a Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Emanuel Penklis

Emanuel Penklis studied Bachelor of Laws and a Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
Conor Ruane - Lawyer, Allens
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
  • Day in the life

Conor Ruane

Conor studied Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at The University of Queensland and is now a Lawyer at Allens.
K&L Gates Graduate Rebecca Gill   Profile
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill studied Juris Doctor and a Lawyer - Corporate/Commercial Technology & Sourcing at K&L Gates.
RSM Graduate Sabin Shrestha Profile
  • Day in the life

Sabin Shrestha

Sabin Shrestha studied Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance and an Audit Graduate at RSM.
  • Day in the life

Sabin Shrestha

Sabin Shrestha studied Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance and an Audit Graduate at RSM.
Thiess Graduate Jacob Browne Profile
  • Day in the life

Jacob Browne

Jacob Browne studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and an Engineering Graduate at Thiess.
  • Day in the life

Jacob Browne

Jacob Browne studied Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and an Engineering Graduate at Thiess.
Thiess Graduate Alexandra Vassiadis Profile
  • Day in the life

Alexandra Vassiadis

Alexandra Vassiadis studied Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) and a Health, Safety and Environment Graduate at Thiess.
  • Day in the life

Alexandra Vassiadis

Alexandra Vassiadis studied Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) and a Health, Safety and Environment Graduate at Thiess.
K&L Gates  Graduate Emanuel Penklis Profile
  • Day in the life

Emanuel Penklis

Emanuel Penklis studied Bachelor of Laws and a Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Emanuel Penklis

Emanuel Penklis studied Bachelor of Laws and a Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.