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

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

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

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

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 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

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

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