The rankings are determined entirely from survey feedback that the Australian Association of Graduate Employees (AAGE) gathers from graduates who have spent 12 months working with their organisation.

The aim of the Top Graduate Employers list is to recognise those organisations which provide the most positive experience for their new graduates as determined by the graduates themselves. The survey participants are all current graduates who joined their employer's graduate program sometime in 2016, so they have up to 12 months of full-time experience with their organisation.

The survey is completed anonymously and graduates are 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
  • Company culture.
View the complete listing for 2017, the Top 75 Graduate Employers by Industry, or view the results for 2016.