Manufacturing Graduate Jobs

The manufacturing industry in Australia is a massively diverse sector, responsible for producing a range of products including food, textiles, pulp and paper, chemicals, metals, equipment and automobiles - basically, any process that turns raw materials into a finished product.

As with many countries around the world, the contribution of manufacturing to the Australian economy has been steadily declining, however it still represents 6.5% of GDP and has recently recorded strong growth.

Manufacturing remains the country’s fourth largest employer and is linked to other important industries, including primary production, construction, utilities and services.

Major employers

Despite having one of the lowest concentrations of employees with a university degree, the manufacturing industry in Australia is still a large employer of graduates from disciplines including Engineering, IT, Industrial Design, Accounting, Mathematics and Science.

In recent years manufacturing in Australia has become knowledge-intensive, globalised and service-driven, focusing on digitisation, robotics and the engagement of research organisations. As a result, the industry is seeing a rise in skilled workers, particularly engineers, with manufacturing directly employing one in five engineers in Australia.

The companies employing the most graduates within the manufacturing sector are therefore those producing high-end innovative products, such as pharmaceuticals, scientific equipment and medical instruments.

Large companies offering graduate programs include:

What to expect as a graduate

The Australian government is actively pursuing initiatives to increase the number of graduates employed in the manufacturing sector, which should see the number of graduate positions increase.

NSW has the largest manufacturing industry in Australia and is home to 60% of the country’s regional manufacturing headquarters. This has turned Sydney into Australia’s major industrial city, with a high-tech manufacturing industry that is continuing to grow. As a result, the majority of manufacturing graduate jobs are located in Sydney or regional NSW, including the Hunter Valley.

 

Find the best Manufacturing Graduate Jobs

Store Support Centre Graduate Program – Melbourne based

Do you want to be a leader of tomorrow? Do you want to contribute your bold ideas to one of Australia's biggest and most iconic brands?

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
1 April 2017

Are you ready to shape the future?

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 Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology or Operations you are looking for Accenture has opportunities in all.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
29 March 2017
  • Join DuluxGroup - A top 100 ASX Listed Company
  • 'Real jobs' providing 'real experience' and a strong start to your career
  • Maximise your learning through relocation opportunities
Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
24 February 2017

The Treasury Graduate Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australia's leading economic policy adviser.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,259
Location
Canberra
Closing
1 May 2017
  • Join DuluxGroup - A top 100 ASX Listed Company
  • 'Real jobs' providing 'real experience' and a strong start to your career
  • Maximise your learning through relocation opportunities
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Closing
24 February 2017

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) is a 12-month development program where you have the opportunity to learn about public service and contribute to a variety of initiatives.

You are employed by one department or agency but you'll get to experience placements in two more departments or agencies throughout the year.

Best of all, you are guaranteed a position with your home department and a promotion on successful completion of the program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,160.00
Location
Melbourne
Closing
17 April 2017

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your groove. The 2018 NAB Graduate Program can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
26 March 2017

Our Graduates are bold thought leaders who are passionate about supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment, and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,406
Location
Canberra
Closing
29 March 2017

Westpac's vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017

Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of Australia? PM&C offers exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Roles are primarily located in Canberra however opportunities may also be available in our Regional Network.
Closing
1 May 2017

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Sales Graduate, or experienced Sales Representative to join our team of energised employees working within a dynamic and friendly environment.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45,000
Location
Brisbane, Queensland

Being a Junior Developer with SIG provides you with the opportunity to sharpen your technical skills, learn about the trading industry, and understand the fundamentals of risk-based decision making.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

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

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
Brisbane

The Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal applicants through the recruitment and selection process for the VPS GRADS.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne CBD (and Regional Victoria subject to availability)
Closing
17 April 2017

The DVA Graduate Development Program is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertakes, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Servic

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$68,859
Location
Canberra, ACT. Generalist graduate positions will be located in Civic. ICT graduate positions will be located in Tuggeranong.
Closing
6 April 2017

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Australian 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 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

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

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