Quiz: Which graduate role is for you?

Are you looking for a STEM graduate role? You could land a gig like Rhiannon Nee-Salvador (left), who spends her days trying to hack into Australia's biggest bank – CBA. Image: Tina Smigielski

New year, time to kickstart your post-uni career? If you’re thinking about graduate roles, now is a great time to apply

Graduate gigs – often contracted between one to four years – are entry level jobs designed to introduce fresh uni graduates to a company or industry that aligns with their study experience and career goals.

The structured programs often often rotate across departments, which allows for a broad development of skills and exposure to a variety of different roles. Although they aren’t the only option for university graduates, they generally provide a more extensive career development program than other entry-level jobs.

The best graduate programs will provide:

  • Extensive induction and training programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Career progression planning
  • Excellent supervision and feedback
  • Compensation and benefits
  • A good work/life balance and inclusive company culture

Which graduate employer is for you?

There are loads of ways to seek out a suitable graduate employer. Most uni’s will share job opportunities with students in their final year, and lists like the The Australian Financial Review’s Top Graduate Employers list are a great resource.

We’ve popped together a mini quiz that’ll link you up with companies we think have particularly cool programs.

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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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