The graduate job market includes tailored graduate programs, public sector jobs and overseas opportunities. Here you’ll learn how you can obtain a job after graduating.
There are many ways to progress your career after completing your degree. Some employers offer graduate recruitment programs, while others recruit graduates as required to meet their business needs. Here are some ways to get noticed:
Each year a number of employers across a range of industries offer graduate programs. Students recruited into a graduate program are targeted for development and often supported by mentoring, leadership development, training and work rotations throughout the organisation.
The graduate recruitment season starts early, commencing in March each year for jobs starting the following year, so don’t miss out. Keep an eye on Sydney CareerHub for graduate jobs and employers on campus at our careers fairs and employer information sessions. You should also regularly check industry and employer websites.
Graduates from all disciplines are employed in the public service across a range of roles. Many public service departments in both the New South Wales and Federal government run graduate programs. To see which agencies are currently recruiting for their graduate programs, visit APS Graduate Programs and I work for NSW, listing the NSW Government departments that are recruiting graduates this year. To view all employment opportunities available at local government level, see Council Jobs.
You might also consider applying for a regular entry level position in the Public Service (usually an APS level 3, 4 or 5). To see the full list of Public Service positions, go to APS Jobs.
The job application process in the public service can be very different to the process in private sectors. The guide 'Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service' can help you write your application, including addressing the selection criteria.