Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Guide

Everything you need to know about the Mechanical Engineering industry for your graduate job hunt

Grad Programs

With multiple vacancies

1804

Last 12 months

Job Growth

Increase/decrease of jobs

Increase30.3%

Last 12 months to the year before

Average Salary

For graduate mechanical engineer

Increase$110k

What's it like to be a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineers work in the broadest field of engineering, using their knowledge of mechanical power to develop and build machinery, tools, engines and other products.

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Tasks and duties you could be responsible for as a graduate mechanical engineer:

  • Analysing problems to determine project requirements.
  • Designing and developing mechanical devices using computer-aided design.
  • Creating and testing prototypes, and analysing the results.
  • Modifying designs as needed, based on test results.

How much do mechanical engineering graduates earn?

Graduate Mechanical Engineer on average start around $110,000 per year. The location that you end up working can also have an impact which you can see below:

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  • NSW
  • ACT
  • NT
  • VIC
  • WA
  • TAS
  • SA
  • QLD

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Do I need to do a mechanical engineering internship?

Beyond relevant work experience, many large employers who have mechanical engineer graduate programs will offer grads who have completed these programs first preference on graduate roles. The main reason is that by doing an internship, employers get to see what you are capable of first hand and can be confident that you understand the company and are going to be a good fit.

What kind of mechanical engineering jobs are there?

Our friends at SEEK have analysed the most popular job’s and their details such as salary, location etc and compiled the most popular mechanical engineering jobs. Whilst you are still trying to secure your first mechanical engineering role, understanding where you want your to career to go can also help as a talking point in your interview.

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Design Engineer

Design Engineers design and test a range of consumer goods and products.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease12.8%
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Production Manager

A Production Manager is responsible for the efficient and timely processes and output of a production chain.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease3.8%
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Designer

Designers are creative professionals who design commercial products, clothing and other functional items, or digital and graphic media.

Average salary90k
Job growthN/A

When do employers hire mechanical engineering graduates?

Take a look below to see when employers are busiest hiring mechanical engineering students and when you need to be ready to apply:

What mechanical engineering graduate jobs are there?

We have many employers signed up to GradConenction who hire mechanical engineering graduates. Check out a few below to get you started

Queensland Government

Closing in an hour

Join Queensland’s largest and most diverse employer and make a difference to the people and communities of Queensland.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane and 1 other locations

SALARY

$63,527-$71,610

Queensland Government

Closing in 2 days

Our graduate programs provide valuable learning and development opportunities to launch your career and make a difference to the lives of Queenslanders.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane and 1 other locations

FDM Group

Closing in 8 hours

Whether you have a degree in maths, business, science, or history, at FDM we believe that everyone has the potential to have a successful tech career regardless of what they have studied at university.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 1 other locations

FDM Group

Closing in 16 days

FDM’s Business Intelligence/Business Analysis Program will train you to become an expert at developing strategies to help businesses gain and maintain competitive advantage through the use of data.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

South32

Closing in 8 hours

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Regional New South Wales

Bank of America

Closing in 2 days

We are looking for Analysts from a wide range of disciplines with demonstrable energy, drive to succeed and a strong desire to make a difference – is that you?

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

Bank of America

Closing in 7 days

Bank of America would like to invite highly motivated, penultimate year students to participate in the Bank of America Insight Program.

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

CIMIC Group

Closing in 2 days

Be part of the award winning CIMIC Group graduate program CIMIC Group invests in future leaders and provides graduates with exposure to a world of experience and expertise.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 3 other locations

CIMIC Group

Closing in 2 days

Be part of the award winning CIMIC Group graduate program CIMIC Group invests in future leaders and provides graduates with exposure to a world of experience and expertise.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 3 other locations

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