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This is why you invest in graduates
Our business |Author Thomasin Schmidt and Rebecca Chippendale
19 February 2018

Millennials are often a talking point in the media. Research shows this cohort is going to reshape the way we live and work in the not-to-distant future.

Indeed, it’s estimated that by 2020, millennials (that is those born between 1980 and 2000) will form 50 per cent of the global workforce.

According to the PwC report ‘Millennials at work: reshaping the workplace’ attracting the best of these millennial workers is critical to the future of your business.

“Their career aspirations, attitudes about work, and knowledge of new technologies will define the culture of the 21st century workplace,” the report notes.

That’s why investing in a graduate program is investing in the future.

Here at AMP, we take great pride in our graduate program.

For the second year in a row, AMP has been ranked in the top three employers of graduates in the Australian financial services sector.

"That’s why investing in a graduate program is investing in the future."

Overall, AMP was ranked sixth on the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) Top 75 Graduate Employers list, behind Evans Dixon, REA Group and icare, in first, second, and third respectively.

Given the focus of the program on attracting and developing great graduate talent, this recognition from AAGE is a testament to the dedication and commitment of everyone involved in AMP’s graduate program.

The AAGE survey polled more than 2,500 participants who started in a graduate program in 2017 and asked them to rate their employer on a number of categories, including induction program, quality of work, career progression, supervisor, work/life balance and company culture. 

You only need to look at where some of the alumni of the AMP graduate program are now to see how incredibly valuable it is. 

To single out just a few: former graduate Josh Waterhouse is now Head of the Office of the CEO, Rachael Diamond is now Head of Technology Enterprise Data and a member of the graduate class of 2009, Andrew Kwok, is Head of Business Co-operation, China.

Who knows where the AMP graduate program could take you. If you’re interested in finding out, applications are now open for the 2019 Graduate Program. If you know talented graduates, please refer them to for information on how to apply.

Thomas Schmidt is a leadership, learning and development consultant at AMP and Rebecca Chippendale is a Graduate Program recruitment consultant at AMP. 

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