Have you have ever wondered about the best places to do a graduate program or internship? If so, here is your answer, based on the experience of recent interns and graduates.

The top employers, based on a survey of graduates and interns, were announced at the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) 2018 conference at the end of October. Each year the AAGE conducts a survey among graduates and interns to find out who they rate as the best employers. Not all graduate employers are included on the survey due to size and other factors but the results do give a good picture of some of the best employers to aim for.

Based on the latest survey, this year the Best Graduate Employer award was taken out by Evans Dixon, a financial services firm. Graduates were asked to rate their employer on around 25 different categories including:orientation or induction program, training and development program, quality of work, career progression, supervisor or manager, compensation and benefits, work/life balance and company culture.

Claims firm Gallagher Bassett Services won the best intern program award. The interns rated their employer on around 15 different categories including: content of work, ability to work on different projects or in different areas of the organisation, quality of supervision provided by manager, amount of responsibility, access to senior management, feedback on performance, and the all-important social life!

For the complete list of the top 75 employers in this AAGE survey and links to their websites see https://www.topgraduateemployers.com/ The list of the top 40 Australian intern programs can be found at https://www.topinternprograms.com.au/ (Source AAGE)