Making the list - How to be named one of Australia's Top100 Graduate Employers (updated for 2023)

Posted by Gradconnection

(updated 12th August 2022) 

It's that time of the year again! As we open applications for the 2023 Future Leaders Awards we encourage all employers to consider how you can make the list of Australia's Top100 Graduate Employers for 2023. 

How does it work?

The Top100 recognises Australia’s top and most sought-after graduate employers. To be eligible for consideration, employers must have advertised graduate opportunities on GradConnection at some point during the Top100 Awards calendar year. You're likely already in the running if you have run/are planning to run any campaigns from the end of January through to October 2022! The Top100 Employers are then ranked by industry based on multiple user data points.

How can you improve your ranking?

Essentially the more unique university students and graduate applicants you attract, the better chance your company has in being recognised. Each time an applicant clicks apply on your company’s opportunity, it goes towards your Top100 ranking. To maximise your chances, we recommend offering opportunities in multiple locations, across multiple disciplines or at multiple times throughout the calendar year. And don't forget you can also advertise any entry-level roles or one-off grad roles on your GC profile for free! These also count towards your ranking. 


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What’s in it for your company?

In addition to being recognised in the Australian Financial Review, as part of the Top100 Graduate Employers you will have the opportunity attend our Top100 Awards night in February next year. At this unique and highly valued evening, employers have the chance to interact directly with the brightest future talent. Here you can impart insightful career advice or perhaps even secure your next graduate program’s headliners!

Award Categories

Below are the range of award categories which your company may also be eligible for depending on the services you offer.

Chandler Macleod Most Popular Government & Defence Employer Award

Most Popular Accounting, Professional Services and Consulting Employer Award

Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award

UTS Careers Most Popular Technology Employer Award - Small

UTS Careers Most Popular Technology Employer Award – Large

Sova Assessment Most Popular Banking, Finance and Insurance Employer Award

Most Popular Property, Infrastructure & Logistics Employer Award

Most Popular Business and Commerce Employer Award

Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Small

Most Popular Internship Employers Award - Large

Most Popular Law Employer 

Most Popular Clerkship Employer 

Most Popular Graduate Employer Award

Most Popular Retail and FMCG Employer Award 


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