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When it comes to places Aussies want to work, old school clichés don’t apply, but men still love big boys’ toys while women want to being involved in the media or help the frail and elderly, according to a survey by recruitment company Randstad.

Aussie blokes aren’t lining up to work in industries involving beer, porn or their favourite sporting team, instead they want to work for a big security firm such as BAE Systems, which topped the list for men, Richard Branson’s Virgin or mining giant Rio Tinto.

"The top three employers for men show there is still a big boys' toys element about it," said Randstad group director Steve Shepherd.

"Men are looking for a place that allows them to share their knowledge and that is well paid.

Meanwhile, women aren't queuing to buy or sell the latest shoes, dresses or chocolate - stereotypers back off! although Nestle comes in at number 17.

The fairer sex instead favours the perceived career development opportunities and job security at companies such as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Department of Health and Ageing and Channel Seven. The ABC tops the list overall.

"Women appear to be more drawn to employers with interesting job content, flexible working options, and learning and development opportunities as opposed to straight career progression."

The top five overall for the 7000 people surveyed were 1. ABC 2. Virgin Australia  3. BAE Systems 4. Channel Seven 5. Qantas (full list below).

With jobseekers aged 15-24, finance company KPMG struck a chord, with the chances to work overseas a big factor, Shepherd said.

Youngsters also went for Crown Casino and Qantas.

Virgin Australia and the ABC were popular with those aged 25-39.

Top 20 most attractive organisations in Australia for 2013:

1. ABC 
2. Virgin Australia 

3. BAE Systems 
4. Channel Seven 
5. Qantas
6. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 
7. Department of Health and Ageing 
8. Newcrest Mining 
9. Coca-Cola Amatil 
10. GHD
11. Department of Defence 
12. Australia Post 
13. Rio Tinto 
14. Wesfarmers 
15. WorleyParsons 
16. BHP 
17. Nestle 
18. Lion 
19. Westfield 
20. Computershare

Images via Getty/AAP

 


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