Recruiting graduate student employment services

Employability & Industry Engagement

At La Trobe, we recognise career development is a life-long process and uses evidence-based practice to actively engage with students to enrich their understanding of the graduate skills and attributes required to make a successful transition from university to the world of work and succeed across the life of their careers.

We are committed to fostering and maintaining partnerships with industry and university staff in delivering programs, services and resources to help students explore their career options, build their employability skills, and develop effective career management strategies to ensure their competitiveness in the global workplace. We do this through Career Ready Advantage and Unitemps

The University supports partner networks to provide work ready employees to business from graduate student programs.

Talk to us about how we can meet your current and future recruitment needs.

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The Employer Engagement unit will be represented by:


Scott Harding

Scott Harding

Senior Coordinator, Industry Engagement

The Industry Engagement team run a program of events and opportunities connecting students with industry partners in order to enhance their employability skills, explore their career options and build professional networks. These opportunities include on and off campus careers events, scaling up work integrated learning opportunities, mentoring and innovation challenges. Scott Harding is a senior relationship and business development manager and team leader with extensive stakeholder management experience across higher education, FMCG, government and media.


Catherine Kilmes

Catherine Kilmes

Senior Coordinator, Unitemps La Trobe

With a background in graduate recruitment for globally based organisations, through to setting up and working with start-up’s, combined with being an accredited university careers professional Catherine is well placed to work with tertiary educated professionals looking to take the next step in their career.

We work closely with employers based in Bundoora, regionally, Interstate and globally to find suitable staff. We are particularly interested in sourcing candidates with an engineering degree, those with a prior engineering career history and those looking to work regionally’ particularly Bendigo.