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:

  • ALL
  • 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

FDM Group

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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

FDM Group

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This program will equip you with the skills and employment experience to become an expert in the development platforms used heavily in financial sectors.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 1 other locations

EY

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To ensure you match your interests and career goals, we encourage you to research our service lines before applying.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 6 other locations

EY

Closing in 18 days

Could the skills you learn here unlock doors anywhere?

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 5 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 3 days

Join KPMG's Women Empowered in STEM to discover a career you never imagined!

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

Canberra and 14 other locations

POSITION START DATE

Mar 2021 (approx)

Program duration

2 hours

KPMG

Closing in 19 days

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

Remote Friendly

Yes

NAB

Closing in 3 days

As a Customer Operations Team Member, you’ll be joining a flexible and multi-skilled team whose core focus is to ensure our customer experience is of the highest standard. You’ll undertake various business placements aligned to supporting our customers and bankers.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

NAB

Closing in 3 days

The Customer Operations Associate is not your typical banker role. This is a new role in a new team aligned to building multi-skilled next generation of bankers. As an Associate, you’ll complete numerous placements across NAB aligned to supporting our customers and bankers.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

Monash University

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The Monash Careers Expo is one of the largest university careers events in Australia, and we’re proud to be continuing to provide this Monash exclusive event to our students with this year’s Virtual Expo!

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

All of Australia

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