Retail, hospitality, and customer service graduate jobs can be found in a broad range of organisations, with more than a million people employed in this sector in Australia. Graduates will be seeking different positions than those without a degree, but taking a job that requires fewer qualifications and working up is not uncommon for graduates from these disciplines.
Common graduate roles include:
Retail and customer service graduates should consider the range of large chain stores, most of which have dedicated graduate programmes in place. As such, it is worth considering options such as:
Hospitality and customer service graduates should consider casinos, large hotel chains and food franchises such as:
While it is not anticipated that graduates will have too much difficulty securing a relevant position, they may have to ‘work their way up’ if they are not successful in attaining a graduate position initially.
Capital cities will have the most positions available for graduates, but there will be opportunities to transfer once graduate training is completed.
The medium starting salaries for retail, hospitality, and customer service graduates is between $45k and $50k.