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

Software Engineers are responsible for ensuring continuous innovation and development of IRESS Products from inception to deployment and production support. You will work as an integral part of creative and motivated teams to ensure high quality benchmarks are met for deliveries of innovative products for global markets.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
11 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 -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

Our General Graduates hold all types of degrees and generally have a keen interest in working in the Aviation industry.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
30 April 2017

As a Finance Graduate you'll have the opportunity to work in our Centre of Finance Excellence, business partner with our Domestic or International Teams and our specialist teams such as Treasury and Tax.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
30 April 2017

Technology is at the core of driving our vision to always be first choice for customers, from our market leading inflight wifi connectivity, to our faster, smarter check-in solutions, right through to fitting out our brand new 787-9 Dreamliner fle

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Mascot, Sydney
Closing
30 April 2017

As an RB graduate, you will be centre stage, making your mark on our success and driving your own global career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

Our Supply Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future. RB graduates have real responsibility from day one.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

If you are passionate about developing your career in the construction industry, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and are committed to safety then we want to hear from you!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville
Closing
20 April 2017

We provide support, mentoring and development opportunities to each and every one of our employees to ensure that their experience with us is rewarding, enjoyable and fun.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide
Closing
20 April 2017

We are seeking candidates who are tertiary qualified and eligible to commence their Chartered Accountants Australia – New Zealand (CA ANZ) or Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA) qualifications.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$79.384 - $87,591
Location
Located within the Sydney Metropolitan region at NSW Government departments and Treasury, and an opportunity for a regional placement.
Closing
7 April 2017

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We're looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Ermington
Closing
7 April 2017

Working in one of our care homes across Australia, you will complete a structured graduate program over a 12 month period. This will enable you to build your knowledge, skills and career as a leader and Registered Nurse within an Aged Care setting.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
16 April 2017

Next Gen Nestlé is a two year program where you'll be exposed to the broad spectrum of career opportunities and distinctive culture for which Nestlé is renowned.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
9 April 2017

Our Commercial Graduate Program is designed to develop individuals to be RB leaders of the future.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD
Closing
29 March 2017

Graduates are exposed to a variety of experiences through rotations in our retail centres and in retail head office. We seek candidates with a real passion for the Property sector, who are seeking a career in Retail.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Market Salary
Location
Sydney
Closing
23 April 2017

PwC Australia's Legal practice is looking for ambitious and talented legal graduates in Sydney.

Location
Sydney
Closing
14 April 2017

The Credit Suisse Analyst Program offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment and gain unique insight into the global financial services sector.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017

Start your career as a BDO Graduate.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne
Closing
10 April 2017

The Australian Army is a versatile and modern team that helps protect our country, our interests and our people both here and overseas. Our core values are built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork.

Type
Graduate Jobs

The ACCC/AER Graduate Program is an intensive program that combines on-the-job learning with formal training.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$59,104 - $67,667 (plus 15.4% superannuation)
Closing
2 April 2017

Our Graduate Program is a two-year accelerated development program designed to support our organisation's longer term talent needs. Graduate roles are available nationally and commence either August 2017 or February 2018.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Regional QLD, Regional NSW, Regional VIC.
Closing
28 March 2017

BAE Systems Australia's core values of being Trusted, Innovative and Bold underpin everything we do.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne.
Closing
27 March 2017

Welcome to Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company, that invents and manufactures a range of new technologies, products and solutions that address tough challenges across diverse industries.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
North Ryde-Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart.
Closing
11 April 2017

Interested in a stimulating career in software engineering? We have some exciting vacancies for Software Engineering Graduates at the Honeywell Software Centre in Sydney.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
North Ryde, Sydney
Closing
11 April 2017

Interested in a stimulating career in user experience design? We have some exciting vacancies for User Experience Graduates at the Honeywell Software Centre in Sydney.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
North Ryde, Sydney
Closing
11 April 2017

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