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Sydney ranked among Australia's 20 most attractive employers

21 May 2019
The University of Sydney has been voted as Australia's 13th most attractive employer, based on data collected from 10,000 Australian workers by Randstad.

The University of Sydney has been ranked among the top 20 most attractive employers in Australia.

The Top 20 Most Attractive Employers ranking – released by global recruitment agency Randstad – is part of the company’s annual Employer Brand Research which looks at 10,000 Australian workers’ perceptions of employer brands, industries and job seeker drivers.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

“This is a reflection of the talented educators, researchers and professional staff who make up the collaborative and welcoming culture we enjoy here,” says Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney.

“It’s also recognition of the positive workplace policies and programs that support staff in their careers.”

The University is currently ranked 13th, up 14 places from 2018.

Sydney is joined by five other Australian universities in the top 20 including the University of Melbourne, RMIT, the University of Queensland, University of NSW and Monash University, highlighting the strength of the nation’s higher education sector.

What makes University of Sydney such an attractive employer?

The University works hard to support a community where each individual is valued.

Sydney actively promotes whole-of-life balance with flexible working hours, various types of leave and opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally.

For researchers, this means having access to long-term strategic career support and advice, world-class core research facilities, and opportunities to collaborate with some of the brightest minds.

Staff from diverse backgrounds and ways of life are direct contributors to our inclusive community. With our many support networks, opportunities to share and create innovative experiences abound.

We actively encourage professional growth from day one, and career mentorship and development is an important part of our staff experience.

Benefits of working at the University of Sydney

Some benefits of working at the University of Sydney include:

Flexible work options

Flexible working provisions form part of the University’s culture strategy which includes a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The University offers a range of flexible working options, including:

  • flexible working arrangements that let staff balance their work and personal responsibilities
  • generous leave entitlements.

Support for you and your family

The University is a family-friendly environment. There are a number of provisions and facilities that can help staff balance their work and family commitments, including:

  • family-friendly working hours
  • up to 36 weeks paid parental leave
  • breastfeeding-friendly facilities on all our campuses

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