Graduate Jobs in Sydney

What to expect as a graduate in Sydney

Sydney is an advanced economy, with strengths in tourism, finance and manufacturing. The highest number of graduate jobs can be found in the professional, scientific and technical services, followed very closely by financial and insurance services, and accommodation and food services.

Over 90 per cent of international banks have their regional headquarters and over 60 per cent of technology companies are based in Sydney, making it a world-class hub of knowledge-based businesses. Sydney is a melting pot of cultures, and has a large community of English, Irish and Chinese immigrants. Diversity in the workplace is not only encouraged, but demanded.

Sydney has a very high number of people in executive roles (such as managers or professionals), while technicians and trade workers and sales and service workers round out the top three profession groups. Graduates can expect to quite likely follow these pathways while working their way up the ladder in Sydney. Most graduates in Sydney are employed full-time, but just over a quarter of the city’s workforce are employed part-time or casually.

Sydney is a place where you can earn the big bucks. Average salaries tend to be higher in Sydney than for equivalent roles in other Australian cities, and the graduate job market is no exception. Graduate salaries usually start at $60k per annum at most professional services firms in Sydney, and can be significantly higher for some niches and specialisations. But before you get too excited, remember that Sydney is usually rated as Australia’s most expensive city for cost of living, so you could need that extra support yourself!

Finding a Graduate job in Sydney

Finding graduate jobs and internships in Sydney can be challenging due to the size of the population and competitiveness of the market. While the number of graduate jobs in Sydney has been increasing steadily in most sectors during recent years, so too has the number of new graduates entering the market. There are more than 10 universities with campuses in Sydney, and nearly all have grown their student intake at a rate faster than new graduate jobs have become available.

The main avenues graduates and interns use to find work in Sydney are internet jobs boards, word-of-mouth referrals and social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter). Careers fairs are popular for meeting lots of potential employers in one location, with the four largest careers fairs in Sydney (by number of attendees) being the AAGE Big Meet, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, and University of Technology, all of which are held in March. Recruitment agencies are a good option if you’re looking for a short-term contract.

Many larger employers with structured graduate rotations in Sydney will begin accepting applications as early as January or February for programs that begin in January of the following year. Register for job alerts from GradAustralia to make sure you’re notified of new opportunities and application deadlines in your area of interest. 

Find the best Graduate Jobs in Sydney

You will start your career at IMC in February 2018, with an international traineeship in at least one of our global offices, after which you will be mentored by one of our seasoned Software Engineers.

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Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney

You will start your career at IMC in February 2018, with an international traineeship in at least one of our global offices. You will have the opportunity to work with global teams and to learn from the best traders, quants, and engineers from around the world.  

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Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney

Are you someone who is passionate about making things happen? Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn dr

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Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney

We have multiple opportunities to join our Property business in either Development Management or our specialised Property Marketing team.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
Closing
23 April 2017

In 2018 we are offering graduate positions in Site Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety, Engineering Design, Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Estimating and Pre-Contracts and Surveying/BIM.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
4 April 2017

We offer challenging opportunities Cost Planning with the opportunity to be exposed to working on both small and large scale projects in varied disciplines and rotated within several sectors of the Lendlease Building business

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
4 April 2017

As a Graduate, you will work on some of Australia's most high profile and complex engagements and gain exposure to a diverse range of clients, such as local and international banks, large corporates, top tier law firms, financiers, Government and high net worth individuals.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Sydney, NSW
Closing
20 March 2017

As an Associate at BCG, you'll work on a case team with talented, supportive BCGers who will help you learn and challenge you to grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
8 March 2017

Aristocrat is a world leader in gaming entertainment, offering a diverse range of products and services, including electronic gaming machines, social gaming and casino management systems.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Macquarie Park, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

Are you passionate about problem-solving? Would you like to build a career with impact?

Port Jackson Partners is seeking talented, intellectually curious final year students from all disciplines to join our team.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
12 March 2017

Your career is yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
5 March 2017

By choosing Corporate Financial Services, you would commence your Program in one of our Corporate Financial Services teams and would more than likely book-end your program by returning to Corporate Financial Services for your final rotation before deciding what long-term career path is for you.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Corporate Financial Services Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

The 18 Month Business & Private Banking graduate program, is uniquely structured to include four rotations. You will have the flexibility to either specialise, or experience vastly different areas within the Business & Private Banking area.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
We have opportunities for our Business Banking SME Graduate Program in Sydney and Brisbane.
Closing
26 March 2017

As a Graduate, working in CommSec, you'll have exposure from start to finish in delivering exceptional customer service to our clients through either assisting and following through on sales calls on the Trading Floor, utilising your creative flair to help the Marketing & Customer Experience Team with management of their online content or working closely with the CommSec sales team ensuring quality outcomes for new customer and smooth transitions into the relevant desks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 CommSec Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Want to be a future leader in Risk? Want to be part of one of the most advanced risk management functions in Australia? Apply now to our unique graduate opportunities!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Risk Management Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This uniquely structured 12 month Program, with 3 fixed rotations, includes a 7 week academy that equips you with the core skills to be successful in any part of our Institutional Banking & Markets division.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate Program has opportunities available in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our two-year, structured program includes rotations through several core areas – including Capital Management, Policy Liability Valuation, Financial Reporting, Insurance Pricing and Product Development.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our 2018 CommInsure Graduate Program has opportunities in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

The Retail Banking stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. We believe great people underpin everything we do. You will be an essential contributor in driving the Retail strategy, being, to excel at satisfying customer needs in more ways through personal relationships and world class technology. 

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Our 2018 Retail Banking Services Graduate Program has opportunities in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our structured rotational graduate program provides financial support to complete the CA or CPA Programs and will help you build a career in finance where your accounting skills will be crucial to business support.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our Graduate opportunities within Financial Services for 2018 are based in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

Our 2018 Analytics Graduate Program offers an eighteen month program and includes structured rotations.

Your rotations are through many of our core functions so you get a solid understanding of how to use analytical techniques to deliver leading business solutions.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities within the 2018 Analytics Graduate Program are based in Sydney
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Digital stream offers an eighteen month program and provides opportunity for structured and diverse rotations. Your rotations within Digital can be specialised or wide-ranging and tailored to your interests such as User Experience and Visual Design, Digital Strategy and Operations, Product Ownership, Content Management, Customer-Centred Design, Research or Digital Sales Optimisation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Our opportunities for our Digital Channels streams on the Graduate Program are based in Sydney.
Closing
26 March 2017

This rotational program gives you the opportunity to tailor the career you want. We are one of the largest IT shops in Australia and believe in doing as much as we can in-house, with limited outsourcing. This delivers maximum opportunity to grow and develop transferable capability in Lean, Agile, Experimentation, Analytics and Design Thinking.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Market Competitive
Location
Most of our roles for our Technology stream (Enterprise Services), are based in Sydney, however there are a few in Melbourne and Perth.
Closing
26 March 2017

AEMO's hugely successful three-year Graduate Development Program (GDP) is designed to empower employees to actively shape their future and build a rewarding career in the energy industry.

Type
Graduate Jobs

Our Operations Graduate program is a unique fast paced two year development program accelerating Graduates into our next generation of senior operational leaders. There are 3 streams in the Operations Graduate program, Supermarket Operations, Coles Express Operations and Distribution Centre Operations. You will develop your people and commercial leadership skills as well as enjoying plenty of support to turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
14 April 2017

A career with Accenture Strategy puts you at the forefront of change. Here, you can envision the future for leading brands by drawing on business and technology expertise. It’s all about insight, imagination and innovation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
17 March 2017

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