AECOM

Construction & engineering
HOT INNOVATION AREA: GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

As a key employer of graduates in the STEM fields, AECOM has resolved to continue improving gender diversity of its workforce and transform its recruitment strategy “from good to great!” Following its initiatives, the company managed to recruit 175 graduates across Australia and New Zealand for 2016, with a sizeable proportion (47%) of female recruits – a notable achievement within the male-dominated engineering sector. AECOM then used the data to help guide the business through workforce planning and forecasting. Information on graduate roles and numbers across the business were provided from the last five years, with the data informing a proposal to increase the intake to at least 4% of the overall AECOM population. The end result was 5% of the overall employee population and a lift in ranking (14, up from 32) on the Gradconnection Top 100 Graduate Employers in Australia list.

A sample of the employer branding for AECOM’s graduate recruitment campaign.