Qantas has been named as Australia’s most attractive employer, according to the freshly released 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards.

The iconic Aussie airline has been recognised for its job perks including travel benefits for its globetrotting employees working in the exciting field of aviation, alongside its perceived adoption of technology and consistent financial performance.

Following in second and third place respectively was Epworth HealthCare and Apple.

In contrast, Virgin Australia is down six places from last year, now ranking as Australia’s eight most attractive employer.

Frank Ribuot, CEO of Randstad Australia, said companies need to pay attention to their public image and how this stacks up when compared to their employee experience.

“Closing the gap between expectation and reality is what makes an attractive employer and where Qantas really excels, remaining squarely in the top three for four consecutive years.”

Frank Ribuot, CEO of Randstad Australia

Well done Qantas!


When it comes down to what really matters to Australians, work-life balance continues to be the single most important reason for employees to stay in their roles (54%).

“We need to listen and do more to retain good employees by delivering the trifecta of work-life balance, long-term job security and a competitive salary. Beyond this, employees want to be stimulated by their job and have a clear career path.”

The Randstad Employer Brand Research recognises the top employers and industries in Australia, as well as employee sentiment about attractive qualities in a job, according to a survey of more than 10,861 Australians.

Congratulations to Qantas on scoring the top spot!