IN the lead up to the release of the second annual GradAustralia Top 100 Graduate Employer Guide, the top 100 graduate employers for 2016 received recognition during a special presentation in Sydney recently.
Leader of the House and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Hon Christopher Pyne presented an award to the top 12 sector winners listed in the annual survey carried out by GradAustralia, with the overall award going to Google Australia, who were voted the most desirable graduate employer in Australia for the second consecutive year.
Minister Pyne said, “The Government is building a national agenda around science and innovation, so it’s important to commend these employers for their focus on nurturing young talent and fostering new ideas and innovation. The graduate programs being recognised tonight are further investment in our future leaders.
GradAustralia director, Jeffrey Duncan said, “In the 2016 survey 83 percent of students agreed that innovation was an important factor when choosing an employer, so it’s not surprising to see students seeking out employers like Google who are associated with a culture of innovation.”
GradAustralia distributes 60,000 copies of the top 100 guide to students on campus as they begin applying for graduate positions opening in 2017. For further information, visit www.gradaustralia.com.au
The 2016 edition will be released to the public on February 22.
Former Goulburn Valley Grammar School student, Geoffrey Adams is a founding partner in the new start-up.
Sector Winners – Australia
OVERALL WINNER: Google
Accountancy and financial management: Deloitte Australia
Banking, financial services and investment: Commonwealth Bank
Civil engineering, building services and construction: Arup
Consumer goods: manufacturing and marketing: Unilever
Engineering, R&D and manufacturing: Cochlear Limited
IT, telecoms and media: Google
Law: Herbert Smith Freehills
Logistics, transport and supply chain: Qantas
Mining, energy, oil and gas: BHP Billiton
Public services and utilities: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Retail, management and human resources: Woolworths