11 years of recognising Top Australian employers, University students and Universities


Honouring the best in the grad recruitment industry - graduates, employers and universities alike.

Each year GradConnection partners with Chandler Macleod and The Australian Financial Review to present the Top100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders Competition. The annual awards process cumulates in what is coined "The Oscars of Grad Recruitment" at a spectacular Awards Evening every February.


Top100 Graduate Employers

These awards celebrate the most popular graduate employers in Australia by industry, including graduate and internship employers. All employers listed on the GradConnection website are eligible.

How does my company rank?

Top100 Future Leaders Awards

These awards are open to all students continuing their studies at an Australian University into 2025 and who are residing in Australia. Finalists of the Top100 Future Leaders Awards accelerate their career opportunities by gaining exposure to the best graduate employers. You will even be featured in The Australian Financial Review!

How do I apply?

Who Can Participate in the Top100 Awards?

University Students

Our Future Leaders! Australian University Students in their 1st through to penultimate year of study, including International Students.


Senior academics, VCs, DVCs and careers practitioners from Australian universities.

Graduate Employers

Senior business leaders, recruiters and human resources professionals from Australia’s top private and public organisations.

Top100 Partners

Leading industry suppliers who share GradConnection's commitment to enhancing the graduate recruitment experience for all.

Our Partners