Top 10 graduate employers in STEM has released their annual list of Australia’s Top 75 Graduate Employers for 2018 as voted by Graduates. So, how can you use this to your advantage? We’ve done the hard yards for you, sussing out the top 10 graduate employers in STEM industries so you can put your degree to good use and love your work.

Check out the full list to view all the graduate reviews.

1. Evans Dixon

Financial services

Evans Dixon is the front-runner for employers as voted by graduates. If you’re interested in accounting or financial services, this is THE place to work. You could be working across funds and wealth management or super fund accounting for private or corporate investors.

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

Degrees: Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Law, IT.


2. REA Group

Digital media

REA Group are ‘digital disruptors’ as they affectionately call themselves. They’re responsible for running popular real estate websites like or In terms of employment, they’re small company minded; running their multinational business from one location with real-world values that anyone would be proud to represent.

Location: Melbourne

Degrees: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Design, Information Systems.


3. ThoughtWorks

Technology consulting

ThoughtWorks vows to revolutionise software design, with a social advocacy message behind it. It was founded on the question, ‘what happens when you put smart, passionate people in a room together, trying to solve the world’s toughest issues?’ Fast forward 20 years, ThoughtWorks now has opportunities across all STEM disciplines – for the right candidate.

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.​

Degrees: All STEM degrees


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4. The Department of Mines

State Government

Get behind the state of Western Australia by working for the Department of Mines. The State Government’s graduate program also includes opportunities across Industry Regulation and Safety, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Location: Perth

Degrees: Commerce, Economics, Engineering, Science and Social Science.


5. AMP

Financial Services

Join AMP in their mission to empower Australians to build the future they’ve always wanted. Opportunities exist across the institution’s financial services, such as financial advice, superannuation or insurance. They’ve got a strong graduate program too, which has helped this company sit high on the list.

Location: Sydney and Melbourne

Degrees: Business, Commerce, Economics, Property Economics, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Psychology, Industrial relations, Marketing, International Studies, Information Systems, Business Systems, Information Technology, Engineering and Science.


6. The Water Corporation

Water utility

With stakes in residences, farms and businesses spanning 2.6 million square kilometres, the Water Corporation is the principal supplier of water to Western Australia. You could be joining a company with over 3,000 employees managing an asset base of $15 billion.

Location: Perth and regional areas.

Degrees: Engineering, Science, Finance.


7. Commonwealth Bank


Want to work for a company with values? CBA is one of the world’s leading banks with over 15 million customers across 13 countries, and has been named the world’s most sustainable bank in the Most Sustainable Corporations Index two years in a row.

Locations: All Australia, some international.

Degrees: All considered.


8. PwC

Professional services

PwC is Australia’s leading professional services firm with an international presence spanning 157 countries. Working with PwC is challenging and dynamic, with services across finance, healthcare, startups and infrastructure managed by the business.

Locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.

Degrees: All considered.


9. Monadelphous Group


Monadelphous is a company that charters engineering ventures for businesses in energy and infrastructure. Graduates will join a cohort of over 5,000 employees, working for clients across Australia and New Zealand, China, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the United States of America.

Locations: Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Christchurch.

Degrees: Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical Engineering; Accounting Degrees and Human Resources/Industrial Relations degrees.


10. Dulux Group


Dulux Group manages much more than just paint colours. They’ve got stakes in everything domestic and industrial. Rooms, gardens, garage doors, bridge construction and colour; they do it all.

Locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane.

Degrees: Commerce, Business, Chemistry, Engineering, IT, Social Sciences.

Eliza Brockwell

Author: Eliza Brockwell

Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.


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