Graduate Jobs in Queensland (QLD)

What’s happening in Brisbane and beyond

Queensland has a healthy economy, with the two industries experiencing the most growth in recent years being health/social care and education/training. The Queensland government is the largest employer of graduates in these fields, but there are smaller non-for-profit and private organisations that employ a significant number as well.

The tourism sector is also a significant employer of graduates in Queensland. It is estimated that Queensland’s international tourism and hotel management industries are worth $27 million per year. This is not surprising, given that Queensland is home to a range of major tourist destinations including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Cairns and the Whitsundays. There are many associated jobs in casinos, theme parks, cruise ships and conference and events management.

The majority of graduates in Queensland, around 85%, are employed in full-time roles. The average graduate starting salary is approximately $54k per annum, which is a little lower than some states, such as New South Wales, but it must be noted that the cost of living is lower in Brisbane than it is in Sydney.

Finding a graduate job in Queensland

The Queensland Government offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates. There is the ‘Greater Graduate Program’ which opens for registration in September for the following year. There are also other programs that begin recruitment in January.

Graduate teachers, social workers and psychologists should consider non-government options with medium to large employers as well. Catholic Education is a major employer, as are a wide range of employment agencies and mental health and disability services.

With so many amazing tourist destinations located in Queensland, graduate tourism related jobs can be found in many organisations such as Flight Centre and Merlin Entertainments.

Most of the major banks and the supermarkets have graduate programs with application season often closing in March/April each year. These are a great opportunity if you are seeking to enter a range of business and finance related positions.

Many are hopeful that the mining industry will ‘boom’ again and graduate opportunities in Queensland with companies such as BHP Billiton are worth investigating, especially if you are an engineer or in a related field.

 

Find the best Graduate Jobs in Queensland (QLD)

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

The Probuild Graduate Program has been developed to provide a unique industry experience, providing Graduates with a solid understanding and grounding in the construction business.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
31 March 2017

The Suncorp Group Graduate Program is a 1-2 year program with streams in 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$59 to $65k package
Location
Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne & some regional locations

Joining a full-time Graduate Development Program with AIG is a great way to enhance business acumen and to gain insight into the Insurance industry.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth
Closing
1 February 2017

Graduate Programmes
As part of Glencore's graduate programme you'll receive further training through our excellent, structured professional development programmes.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Glencore Corporate Offices Australia wide

Your program kicks off with an induction and education program where you’ll meet your peers in one location, giving you the chance to build your networks across the nation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra