Graduate Recruitment Accelerator

The Graduate Recruitment Accelerator (GRA) helps students make a smooth transition from study life to work life by presenting a range of activities and tasks designed to help you prepare quality applications.

This program will give you access to a range of online activities and resources to engage you with the graduate recruitment processes. Completing this program will ensure you are prepared and ready to submit on time, industry standard applications to your targeted employers.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The program includes information, workshops, activities and assistance covering;


Part 1: Graduate Programs, what are they, when do I apply and where can I find them?

Part 1: Graduate Programs, what are they, when do I apply and where can I find them?

A range of workshops that introduce you to key graduate employers and programs.

An excel based template will also be included to help you organise your job applications and navigate your way through the application processes. Your task will be to populate the template with the information you find.

Part 2: Graduate Program Applications

Part 2: Graduate Program Applications

Application Ready: A range of workshops designed to support you to prepare graduate applications, including cover letters, resumes, LinkedIn profile, video applications and selection criteria.

Part 3: Psychometric Testing

Part 3: Psychometric Testing

Psychometric tests are designed to assess an individual’s mental capabilities and behavioural style. They are often used in recruitment processes to assess your suitability for a role based on the required personality characters and cognitive abilities. Find out the type and style of questions you can expect so you can perform at your best when these are used as a selection tool by recruiters.

Part 4: Interview Preparation & Practice

Part 4: Interview Preparation & Practice

Learn about the different types of interviews, common interview questions, employer expectations and engage in mock interview sessions to prepare for future interviews.

Part 5: Assessment Centre

Part 5: Assessment Centre

The term ‘assessment centre’ refers to a range of group work activities you will be asked to do while being observed by trained assessors as a part of a recruitment process. This is often one of the final stages of the assessment process and this session gives you a heads up on what to expect.

This is your opportunity to experience a mock assessment centre where you participate in tests, challenges and activities typically used in the final stages of the selection process by graduate recruiters.

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When does it run?

When does it run?

The online learning takes place from late November through to the first half of 2022. You’ll receive access to exclusive employer events, workshops and online content to gain insights into graduate recruitment and a competitive edge when applying for these roles. Invitations to these events will be sent throughout late November and the first half of 2022 so be sure to check your email.

Where will the events run?

Where will the events run?

The Graduate Recruitment Accelerator includes a series of employer events. Due to COVID, these events will be online. You will receive an email for each event as it is scheduled, so be sure to keep an eye on your emails!

Do I need to register for each employer event?

Do I need to register for each employer event?

Yes, you will need to register for each event, so that we can send you the unique ZOOM link. Bring along some questions to these events, as you will be able to ask these questions during the event.

What if I can't attend an event?

What if I can't attend an event?

Some online events will be recorded - so you can still watch these events if you can’t attend. If you are unable to attend an event, please still register for the event so that we can send you a notification of when the recording is available.

Do I need to attend all employer events?

Do I need to attend all employer events?

We encourage you to attend a wide variety of events - even if the employer does not sound interesting to you. The idea is that by attending these events, you’ll learn how to stand out and prepare for each stage of the graduate recruitment process.

Each employer has a different recruitment process, so it’s good to check out these events as you’ll learn different skills and techniques on how to apply for graduate roles.

What kind of employers will be at the events?

What kind of employers will be at the events?

We invite employers from a wide variety of industries. Both large and small employers - and government organisations will also be invited to take part on our events. We will send you email notifications as each employer event is confirmed.

When should I apply for a Graduate Program?

When should I apply for a Graduate Program?

Graduate recruitment starts early, usually at the beginning of your final year of studies.

Most graduate programs will let you apply 18 to 24 months after you graduate. Some programs may even allow you to apply 3 years after you graduate.

Some graduate employers may have ongoing start dates so it’s good to keep checking throughout the year.

If I get offered a graduate role in 2022, when would I start?

If I get offered a graduate role in 2022, when would I start?

Graduate recruitment programs advertised at the start of 2022 will usually commence at the beginning of 2023. This provides you with the required time to finish your degree before you start employment, or if you have already graduated, it gives you time to travel or do other employment before your graduate program commences.

When do recruitment applications open?

When do recruitment applications open?

Most major graduate program recruitment applications usually open in February 2022 and close in April 2022. This is the peak ‘graduate season’. Some employers may recruit up to May or later throughout the year – so it’s best to check the employer’s website for more information. Some employers may recruit up to May or later throughout the year – so it’s best to check the employer’s website for more information.

What kind of degrees do I need?

What kind of degrees do I need?

Graduate employers are open to all sorts of degree types! So, for example, if you have an Arts degree, you can apply to a company that isn’t related to your degree. Employers like to recruit across a broad range of degree types, as graduate programs do provide you with a lot of training. Come along to the employer events and find out what degree types employers are open to!

I don't have a high GPA and even failed some subjects. Can I still apply to a graduate program?

I don't have a high GPA and even failed some subjects. Can I still apply to a graduate program?

Yes – graduate employers will assess you across a range of different qualities and attributes. Employers are more concerned about your orientation towards learning at work, solving problems and being a great team player. Graduate recruitment programs aim to assess you holistically – so it’s best to apply for roles and give it a go!