Northeast Quadrant has been a leader in graduate recruitment for more than 10 years. Each year employers turn to Northeast Quadrant for assistance in graduate recruitment and recruiting interns.
Current Graduate and Intern roles are listed under ‘Find a Top Job’. But here is some general information, which can help.
Free Two Hour Workshops - LinkedIn Workshop, Networking Workshop
Take advantage of free workshops in Sydney in the month of May through our affiliation with Performance Education.
Performance Education, like North East Quadrant, are passionate about assisting graduates like yourselves to achieve career success. We have helped over 1500 students in Australia gain valuable corporate experience in their field through our internship program which has helped improve their employability and build professional business networks. Our motto is ‘Your Career Success is Our Goal’ and we are delighted to offer free practical career training workshops designed specifically for new graduates.
Our innovative and practical workshops offer participants the opportunity to develop their confidence, skills and knowledge in a supportive and encouraging training environment. Each two hour workshop will give you practical tips and ideas you can use straight away to assist you in your job search – all at no cost or obligation to you. The workshops are run by our experienced consultants who have extensive experience in the recruitment and education sector and can give you top tips and ideas on how to be successful in the Australian job market.
Graduates are offered the choice of one of two workshops targeting the following areas:Using LinkedIn effectively
- the secrets of how to best utilise your LinkedIn profile in order to be successful in your job search and build a professional networkCareer Networking
– top tips on how to start networking effectively as a graduate, the benefits it can bring to you and effective networking strategies
To book your spot on these popular workshops please reply to Suman@performanceeducation.com.au or to Peter.Pychtin@northeastquadrant.com.au
We have the following dates available.
Thursday May 16, 2 - 4pm
Career Networking Workshop
Wednesday May 22, 2 - 4pm
Graduate recruitment takes place all year round. While around 300 employers run campus recruitment programs each March and April, the majority of graduate employers recruit throughout the year. Some recruit in the second university semester while others recruit as graduate roles become available.
Even if you don’t see the right graduate role advertised by Northeast Quadrant, you should register your CV for new opportunities. When we receive an employer request for graduates we start with a search of candidates on the Northeast Quadrant system.
Intern recruitment takes place in the second semester. Internships vary from summer work experience right up to 12 months paid, full-time positions for students who are in their penultimate year. An internship represents a great opportunity to gain relevant industry experience and to graduate with career related work experience.
What happens if you are an International Student unable to gain local career related work experience? Or you don’t have unrestricted working rights? Options Available
Applying for Graduate Roles from Interstate or Overseas
Because our employers are national organisations, our graduate positions are across the Australian capital cities. If you apply for a position that is out-of-state the first interview is typically by phone. However, you should be prepared to cover your own travel costs for a second round interview with the employer organisation. Some employers will pay for travel expenses but others won’t for graduate positions.
What do Employers Look for in Graduates?
While it varies by employer, a guide is credit average academics; relevant part-time work experience; clear communication skills – both verbal and written; and strong examples of initiative, team work and problem solving skills.
Graduate and intern roles are listed under ‘Find a Top Job’.
How do International Students Gain Graduate Work Experience?
You need work experience to get a graduate job. One increasingly popular option, although not for everyone, is an unpaid work experience placement.
Performance Education is a specialist in this area and has placed interns in over 500 host companies in Sydney and Melbourne. Their track record is impressive. Upon completion of internships, 36% of interns were hired as a permanent employee by the host company. And 49% were offered paid contract roles or the host company was considering hiring them.
There is a cost for the intern program. Performance Education’s Internship Career Success Program includes 36 hours of intensive career coaching workshops, plus career seminars and a 12 weeks internship placement. It costs $2,600. Or the Internship Placement program on its own costs $1,600.
Depending upon your circumstances, it may be the best way to break the cycle of no local work experience, no graduate job!
To discuss if it’s right for you, call or email Peter Pychtin at Northeast Quadrant on (02) 9419 6811 or Internship Enquiry
Performance Education Internships
Note: Performance Education is an independent company, unrelated to Northeast Quadrant.