CarlyGraduate recruitment:A process whereby large organisations (public and private) recruit final year students to commence work after they complete their degree.Occurs during your final year, usually in Semester 1.Expectation is that after completion of the program, graduates will continue their employment with the organisation in higher level positions
CarlyMost graduate programs require completion of your degree within the previous two years to be eligible.Some organisations accept postgraduate students – check with the organisation you are interested in to check before applying.
CarlyMany organisations start their graduate recruitment campaign in February the year prior to graduates starting employment.Applications can close as early as the end of March.Positions usually commence at the beginning of the following year.Some opportunities are open for applications throughout the year.Some employers have a very small window of opportunity to receive applications – as little as two weeks from the day of advertising in some cases.You will need to manage your applications around all your other study, work and personal commitments.Applying for graduate programs can be a lengthy process and requires a bit more work than applying for part-time jobs you may have had during your studies.Source: The AAGE Employer Survey 2009Submit your application asap as some organisations close off applications when they have received a certain number.
CarlyMost graduate selection processes are very similar or are variations on the above. The exact order may change depending upon the organisation, however most graduate programs will include the above steps as part of the selection process.The selection process may also include:Case studiesWritten exercises / testsInitial screeningCover letterrésuméStatement addressing the selection criteriaApplication formPsychometric testingAptitudePersonalityFurther interviewsTelephone interviewGroup interviewBehavioural interviewFace-to-face interviewPanel interviewBehavioural event interviewingProbity checkingChecks about any criminal history and bankruptcy details. Helps to ensure that you have the right qualifications for the role, and identifies any possible issues that may prevent you from performing that role.** Mention other workshops focusing on psychometric testing, assessment centres, interviewing and resumes and cover letters **
CarlyIndustry sectors that have graduate programs:AccountingAviationCommercial and retail bankingChemical and pharmaceuticalConstruction and propertyConsultingConsumer goodsEnergy, mining and resourcesEngineeringFinancial services and insuranceInvestment bankingIT & telecommunicationsLawLeisure (tourism and hospitality)ManufacturingRetail Roads and transportUtilitiesCommunity / AidGovernment
CarlyUseful sources of information whilst looking for graduate jobs:La Trobe Graduate Networking EventLa Trobe Career Development CentreLa Trobe Careers websiteCareerHub job databaseLa Trobe Essential Careers GuideEmployer events on campusEmployer websitesEmployer brochuresPeople in the industryGraduate Opportunities – website and guidesUniGrad – website and guideGradCareersGrad ConnectionFamily and friendsNewspapers (MyCareer in The Age on Saturdays)
Head start grad programs
Title of presentation Start Graduate Head 2013 Name of presenter INTRO TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS Title of presenter School / Development CareerFaculty / Division Centre La Trobe University xx Month 201x 20 February 2013latrobe.edu.au CRICOS Provider 00115M
What are graduate programs?• Structured professional development programs designed specifically for new or recent graduates.• Generally range in length from 1 – 3 years.• May include rotational or fixed roles.• Typically commence after completing final year of study.• Aim to develop professional skills and abilities of new graduates to suit the particular needs of that organisation.Source: Graduate Careers AustraliaClick to edit Master text styles 3
Eligibility for graduate programs• Applications are open to final year undergraduate students.• Some organisations are looking for specific disciplines, while others recruit from a range of disciplines.• Some organisations require that applicants are Australian citizens and/or have permanent residency.Source: Graduate Careers AustraliaClick to edit Master text styles 4
Typical application timeline* February – March Applications open March – early-April Applications close March Selection process May Job offer Early 2014 Positions commence Click to edit Master text styles 5
Typical selection process* Online application Psychometric Testing Phone Screening Assessment Centre Face to Face Interview Reference and Probity Checks Click to edit Master text styles 6