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Melbourne Graduate Program

The Melbourne Graduate Program allows recent graduates to launch a professional career that makes a difference.

  • Two-year program
  • Three rotations across diverse roles
  • Guaranteed ongoing employment at the end of the program
  • Starting salary of $71,816 per annum plus 17% superannuation (total package of $84,025)
  • Graduates from all universities eligible to apply

The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

You’re probably familiar with the work academics do to prepare students for their careers, advance knowledge and change lives. But did you know there are a host of professional staff who also support the University’s core business? In fact, they make up about half of our workforce.

The Melbourne Graduate Program allows recent graduates to launch a professional career that makes a difference.

Working for the University of Melbourne means working in a dynamic, world-class organisation. Over two years in the Melbourne Graduate Program, you will have three rotations across a broad range of professional services teams to give you exposure to different functions of the University and broaden your skill set. The program will provide you with the tools, skills and support to accelerate your professional development and to kick-start your career at the University. At the end of the program we will work with you to find a permanent, ongoing role within the University.


Our Roles

The professional roles available at the University are diverse. As part of a generalist program, graduates work in roles that develop broad technical and professional skills in a variety of professional areas. These include Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Procurement, Research Support, Student Services and more. You will contribute from day one with responsibilities in a real team to challenge and develop your skills.

There are eight positions available for graduates to commence in 2021, so you will be part of a tight-knit and well supported cohort. We welcome applications from graduates of any University and encourage graduates from all disciplines to apply, as the work is diverse across many professional service areas make a world of difference if you want to make an impact with your work and build a career you can be proud of, the University of Melbourne is the right choice for you.

Staff benefits

With summer festivals,public lectures, theatre, excellent sporting facilities and galleries -all on your doorstep -the University is an exciting place to work in the heart of Melbourne. Being a professional staff member at the University gives you access to a generous staff benefits scheme including health and wellbeing services, sporting facility discounts, libraries, 17% superannuation and more.



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