Australia’s STEM workforce

Australia's STEM workforce

Stand out with STEM

A 2014 report from the Office of the Chief Scientist, Australia’s STEM Workforce: A Survey of Employers, found STEM graduates are in demand in our industries.

Key stats from the report:

71%

of employers agreed people with STEM qualifications are able to adapt to business change.

82%

of employers agreed people with STEM qualifications are valuable to the workplace.

71%

of employers nominated STEM staff as the most innovative

75%

of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, according to a recent report from PwC, A Smart move: Future-proofing Australia’s Workforce.

People with STEM qualifications are most likely to be employed as:

59.3%

Professional occupations

11.4%

Managers

23.8%

Trades workers and technicians

Plus engineering and technology companies aren’t the only businesses looking for STEM graduates!

According to Grad Australia, Australia’s leading graduate employers in 2016 are:

1. Google

2. Deloitte

3. Commonwealth Bank

4. EY

5. PwC

6. KPMG

7. Microsoft

8. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

9. BHP Billiton

10. Accenture

Heather Catchpole

Author: Heather Catchpole

Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs