Grad gig dreaming? Start with LinkedIn’s Top Companies List

CBA are among LinkedIn's top companies! You could land a gig like Rhiannon Nee-Salvador (left), who spends her days trying to hack into Australia's biggest bank. Image: Tina Smigielski

LinkedIn’s Top Companies List is a ranking of 25 employers who are investing in their talent. Hire us please

If you’re a recent graduate (or about to be), LinkedIn’s 6th annual list is a great place to suss out potential employers and how they’re investing their talent. 

And with almost all of LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2022 repeat employers of STEM grads, it’s official – STEM workplaces are up there with the best!

To put together this year’s rankings, LinkedIn looked at internal data across seven pillars associated with career progression:

  • ability to advance
  • skills growth
  • company stability
  • external opportunity
  • company affinity
  • gender diversity
  • spread of educational backgrounds

And the results? A hot-list of companies that are offering stability — attracting and retaining employees, investing in their talent and helping people build careers that will set them up for long-term success.

As part of each company listing, you’ll find insights around which roles and skills are in demand, top locations and much more. And the coolest bit? You can also explore open any advertised vacancies. 

And if a company catches your eye don’t forget to follow their LinkedIn page and/or turn on job alerts to stay on top of future opportunities. Oh, and connect with us while you’re at it. 

LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2022

Look at this list as an epic resource, whether you’re mid career pivot, jumping back into the workforce or investing in new skills.

  1. Commonwealth Bank 
  2. Woolworths Group 
  3. NAB
  4. Westpac Group
  5. ANZ
  6. Telstra
  7. WPP
  8. Salesforce 
  9. DXC Technology
  10. Alphabet
  11. Tata Consultancy services
  12. Deloitte
  13. Atlassian
  14. Allianz
  15. Bosch
  16. Optus (Singtel)
  17. PwC
  18. bp
  19. Monash Health
  20. EY
  21. Accenture
  22. Dell Technologies
  23. KPMG
  24. UBS
  25. Oracle

 Full employer details are here

Keen to know what kinds of roles engineering grads would have at one of LinkedIn’s top employers? Here are two grads whose employers made the list.

Rhiannon Nee-Salvador, ethical hacker, CBA (#1)

Trying to think like a hacker is all in a day’s work for CBA grad Rhiannon Nee-Salvador.

Rhiannon’s role as a pen tester in the CBA’s graduate program is an important one. Often called ethical hackers, it’s the job of experts like Rhiannon to figure out where and how a hacker might break into an organisation’s computer system.

“I am passionate about privacy and preventing the erosion of our digital rights,” Rhiannon says.

More about Rhiannon’s gig here.


Ashley Harris, Product Manager, Atlassian (#13)

Ashley Harris
Ashley scored his Atlassian internship while still at uni.

New Zealand-based Ashley Harris started his associate product manager internship with Atlassian while studying a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Statistics) at The University of Auckland.

“It’s a unique opportunity to launch your career. You’re given a huge amount of responsibility,” Ashley says.

Ashley worked on the project management tools Trello, Confluence and Jira during his internship, and now works part-time as an associate product manager.

“I get to work with different types of people in different teams, doing a variety of cool stuff,” he says.

Suss Ashley’s full CV.


Cassie Steel

Author: Cassie Steel

As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.


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