Human Resources (HR) & Recruitment Graduate Jobs

The human resources (HR) industry in Australia has experienced significant growth over the past few years, particularly the recruitment industry, which has experienced over 6% growth in the last five years. The industry has over $3.1 billion in revenue and employs over 22,000 people.

It is an industry that is continually changing as it responds to shifting business environments including economic changes, government and media interest, new technologies and legislative changes. The use of technology, tightening budgets in relation to contract and temporary staff, and fierce competition have also changed the way the recruitment industry operates.

Finding a graduate job

There are around 7,300 HR and recruitment agencies in Australia, the majority concentrated in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with head offices mainly located in Melbourne and Sydney. 33% of HR positions are in NSW, over 24% in Victoria and a further 19% are in Queensland.

Graduate HR and recruitment jobs can be found in a variety of organisations across the country, though, including in banks, health care services, hotels, government, manufacturing, construction and retail organisations.

The average salary for a graduate working in HR and recruitment is $46,000.

Types of graduate jobs

There are a number of avenues for graduates to work in HR and recruitment, including:

  • Sales Trainee
  • Content Producer
  • Business and Operations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workforce Planning and Recruitment
  • Risk Management
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Industrial Relations

Biggest graduate employers

Companies with HR and recruitment graduate programs that take large numbers of students include:

These jobs are generally recruited through structured graduate programs, which run between 10 and 18 months and open in February or March.

Find the best Human Resources (HR) & Recruitment Graduate Jobs

Are you ready for an empowering and inspiring opportunity? Apply now for Flight Centre's Retail Leadership Graduate Program to get your career on the right path for take-off.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

As a participant of the Lendlease Graduate Program, you will become part of a diverse team-based environment where you will have the opportunity to work with truly experienced professionals, in a culture that ensures you develop and grow – in fact many of our leaders began their career as part of our Graduate Program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
4 April 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

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

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne
Closing
5 March 2017

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Brisbane
Closing
2 April 2017

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra
Closing
2 April 2017

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Brisbane
Closing
2 April 2017

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

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

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 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 position is be primarily based within the Strategy and Stakeholder Relations Business Unit with opportunities to work within other Business Units identified to support the career development of the Graduate and the needs of TasNetworks.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Hobart, Tasmania
Closing
27 March 2017

The Gradute Development Programme will give you a taste of the expansive work of the department, and you'll be at the forefront of innovative solutions in the public service.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$60,871
Closing
12 April 2017

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

Coles is looking for passionate, high achieving Graduates to join our award-winning 2 year Store Support Centre (SSC) Graduate Program. Across the duration of your program you will be exposed to real challenges and responsibilities, and invited to express your innovative ideas to help Coles be a little better every day. As a Coles Graduate we will invest in your development by providing you with a wide range of exciting and challenging experiences that will set you up to become a future leader at Coles!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Based in the Melbourne Store Support Centre (SSC)
Closing
14 April 2017

We take the development of high quality future leaders seriously. Our Global Management Trainee Program is an intensive 10-month rotational training program designed for the brightest, most driven University Graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
31 March 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

Right now we have graduate roles open in all our businesses. Whether it’s a career in Consulting, Digital, Technology or Operations you are looking for Accenture has opportunities in all.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

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