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Top 10 Graduate Employers by Diversity

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Did you know that companies that care about diversity are also great companies to start your career?

That’s because companies that value diversity tend to also care about the success and wellbeing of all their employees — fresh grads included.

To figure out which companies go above and beyond on this front, GradAustralia surveyed thousands of fresh grads, and found that the following 10 companies are where graduate employees are happiest about their company's diversity and inclusion efforts!

1. Teach for Australia - 9.9

About Teach for Australia

Teach for Australia is a program that seeks to fight educational inequity by placing talented graduates in secondary school classrooms to inspire, connect and empower students from low-income households. Associates are provided with a salary, benefits, and the chance to earn a master's degree, as well as one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

What Grads Say

“There is a strong focus on equity. It has been baked into all our training programs.”

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2. Xero Australia - 9.8

About Xero Australia? 

Working at Xero means joining a community of thinkers, creators and educators working towards the same goal. As a grad, we’ll invest in you to learn on the job and help your career flourish. You’ll make lifelong connections, build a professional network, get paid to learn and find your passion.

What Grads Say

“As an immigrant woman who came here on a student visa, I have had no issue with the recruitment process. This was always a topic that my manager and I spoke freely about. Xero applied and paid for my temporary graduate visa when I graduated from my university.”

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3. Learning Links - 9.8

About Learning Links

Learning Links is a non-profit organisation that works in partnership with schools, early childhood centres, and parents to support children with learning disabilities and difficulties. 

What Grads Say

“Very satisfied with this area e.g. able to get days off work that is very important for my religion and culture.”

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4. Viva Energy Australia - 9.8

About Viva Energy Australia

Viva Energy is a leading energy company, supplying around a quarter of the country's fuel needs. It provides reliable and safe fuel products, such as Shell fuels and lubricants, to keep the Australian economy running.

What Grads Say

“Promoting diversity is a key focus for Viva Energy, this was especially evident from the recruitment process and their 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan”

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5. Adobe - 9.7

About Adobe 

A software company most famous for its multimedia creation tools, Adobe is committed to cultivating female leaders in tech and becoming more inclusive of employees from all walks of life.

What Grads Say

“Adobe prides itself of Diversity with many events and online discussion fostering conversations surrounding such topics..”

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6. Thoughtworks - 9.7

About Thoughtworks?

Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy that has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to its customers since 1993.  

What Grads Say

“There is a very strong focus on diversity, inclusivity, and fair hiring practices, and processes are constantly being improved. Diversity within the company is already quite high, with many minorities represented more than in most companies.”

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7. Inland Rail - 9.7

About Inland Rail?

Inland Rail is a 1,700km freight rail project connecting Melbourne to Brisbane. The project is being delivered by the Australian Government in partnership with the private sector, and its aim is to support Australia’s growth by meeting increasing freight demands.

They are committed to cultivating talented young individuals who would have not worked in the rail industry previously, including those who identify as indigenous as well as women – who make up 40+% of their entire workforce. 

What Grads Say

The company has always treated their employees with the utmost of respect in regards to employing women as equally as men also employing people from a range of different cultural backgrounds and the company always puts aboriginal people first as a show of respect by recognising the custodians of the land we meet on before the start of every meeting which I believe is wonderful.”

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8. Healthcare Australia - Allied Health - 9.7

About Healthcare Australia - Allied Health (HCA)

HCA is a leading nationwide provider of allied health services across multiple clinical settings: homecare, residential aged care, telehealth, wellness centres and more!

What Grads Say

With a score of 9.7, HCA is a leader in diversity. But we don’t have any grad reviews that comment specifically on this aspect of the company.

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Also check out some real stories from grads who work there!

9. Telstra Australia - 9.7

About Telstra Australia

Telstra is the leading telecommunications and technology company in Australia. Its internship and graduate program cover a range of technical and corporate roles and provide learning experiences, coaching, and mentoring.

What Grads Say

“Up there amongst the best. Paternal and Maternal Leave, as well as Gender Affirmation Leave, are just some of the ones on offer here at Telstra. There is also an understanding that the hours worked are flexible and people work around high school pickups without needing to take time off work to do so.”

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Also see what other grads have said about them!

10. Procter & Gamble - 9.6

About Procter & Gamble

P&G is a global provider of consumer goods and services. Its portfolio of brands includes Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Oral-B and Pantene, which serve 5 billion people worldwide

What Grads Say

“As someone who identifies with the LGBTQIA+ community, I am proud to work for P&G and am happy to see their commitment to fostering an environment of LGBTQIA+ equality and opportunity. This is also very prevalent with other minority or vulnerable groups such as people living with disability, ethnic minorities, parents of young children and women.”

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Shout out to our sector winners

We'd also like to give a shoutout to employers who rank at the top of their sector but just didn’t make the top 10 list. They’re an inspiration for others in their field!

Employers

Rating

Industry 

Hood Sweeney

9.4

Accounting & Advisory

Steadfast Group

9.6

Banking & Financial Services

Johnstaff

9.5

Construction & Property Services

Aurecon Australia

8.8

Engineering Consulting

Nutrien Ag Solutions

9.3

Environment & Agriculture

Cenitex

9.3

Government & Public Service

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

9.6

Law

Nous Group

9.4

Management Consulting

IQPC

8.8

Media & Communications

Woodside Energy

9.0

Mining, Oil & Gas

Sanofi Australia & New Zealand

9.1

Pharmaceuticals

Cochlear

9.1

R&D & Manufacturing

Northrop Grumman Australia

9.2

Defence & Aerospace

VivCourt Trading

8.3

Trading

Sharp & Carter

9.0

Recruitment & HR

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