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Jaymes Carr

Nine federal organisations feature in the top 20 of GradAustralia's Top 100 Graduate Employers: from the CSIRO to ASIO, find out who else made the list.

The results of the GradAustralia Top 100 Graduate Employers survey paint a picture of increasing enthusiasm among today’s graduates for careers in Australia’s public service.

Of the top twenty places on the list, almost half (nine) were taken by federal departments or agencies. They were, in order, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (#5); the Department of Education and Training (#6); the Department of Social Services (#11); the Australian Secret Intelligence Services (ASIS) (#13); the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) (#14); the Department of Health (#15); the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (#16); the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (#17); and the Australian Defence Force (#20).

This proliferation of high-ranking government employers in the Top 100 li