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

  • Great opportunity to join a unique company in Australia's energy industry
  • Challenging and dynamic environment with attractive remuneration and benefits
  • Full time permanent position based in Bella Vista, NSW
Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Above minimum wage
Location
Sydney, Bella Vista
Closing
20 December 2016

As a graduate in the Department of Defence, you will enjoy experiences that, as a civilian, you simply wouldn't find with any other organisation.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

You are the first of your friends to know about a major economic event, and you teach your parents and peers how to operate their smartphone. You have an appetite not only to see the world but to learn what makes it tick.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
London and Sydney

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills

Want to spend your first 5 weeks training in India?

Want $2,000 a year to spend on furthering your technical skills?

Want to change the world through software and consulting?

Then read on...

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
31 December 2016

Since working together is a good way to get to know each other, we often fill graduate positions through our vacation clerkship programme.

Type
Internships
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth
Closing
29 December 2016

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

Become a Future Leader at GSK and help change the face of healthcare.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
These three-year programs will involve three to four rotations, placing you in different locations across Australia and in some cases the globe

Our two year graduate program is designed to develop future Caltex leaders with outstanding commercial acumen and a deep understanding across our business value chain.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney CBD

The TurksLegal graduate program is a core initiative that operates in both the Sydney and Melbourne offices. It aims to attract applicants who’ve excelled academically and are keen to embark on a legal career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney & Melbourne

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