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The top 5 companies in Australia for learning and growth opportunities

Hatch Team

May 10, 2024
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In the 2024 Hatch Hotlist, learning and growth opps took out the top spot for what our community look for most in their next career move.

It comes with little surprise - as you’re growing your career, taking a role with a company that’s going to help you learn and grow towards greatness can pay big dividends in the future. This might mean looking for opportunities that help you learn new skills, build on your current skills and that have great growth pathways into more senior roles.

Here are the five 2024 Hatch Hotlist winners with great learning and growth opportunities to help accelerate your career.  


Global professional services company Accenture is on a mission to create value and shared success for their clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Accenture offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres.

To help you grow in your career, Accenture offer certifications for various tech and platforms such as Microsoft, Google, AWS and Salesforce as well as learning material from their partnered external providers like Coursera, MIT and Oxford.  You can also access online training curated by Accenture subject matter experts, leadership develop programs, paid study leave, opportunities to work overseas and more.


Microsoft is a leading developer of computer software, operating systems, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence applications - on a mission to empower every person and every organisation to achieve more.

Microsoft's best-known software products are the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity applications, and the Edge web browser.

At Microsoft, you can apply for up to $5,000 worth of support for business-related education every year, and take up to five days of study leave annually at full pay. You'll also have the opportunity to join hundreds of internal technical, managerial and professional development classes online and in person every year.


SafetyCulture is on a mission to help working teams get better every day. They’re a global technology company that helps working teams achieve quality and safe operations with innovative, low-cost mobile-first products. The platform and products give frontline workers a voice and leaders the visibility to make smart decisions when driving safety, quality and continuous improvement. Over 1 billion checks are completed each year by SafetyCulture.

Despite the company’s growth, SafetyCulture has maintained it’s startup culture that encourages learning and development every day. All SafetyCulture employees have access to professional and personal training and development, the team hold regular Hackathons, workshops & lunch and learns. They also encourage you to build in the open, attend talks and experiment with new technologies as much as possible.


Blackbird is an Australasian investment firm whose mission is to invest in wild hearts, with the wildest ideas, right from the beginning. They back generational ambition with generational belief by raising funds, and then investing in the best startup companies all the way through their journey from idea to beyond IPO.

You’ll have the opportunity to feed your hunger for continuous learning with an annual $5000 budget to spend on whatever you'd like to learn - from coding courses to meditation. On top of this, the nature of working at a company like Blackbird means you get exposure to a career-defining network, events and ongoing learning opportunities.


Google is more than just a search engine. They’re on a mission to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. They’re a global tech company offering helpful products for everyone like Search, Chromebook, Chrome, Android, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Google Maps, Nest, Pixel, YouTube and more.

Google is always focused on being a place where employees can build and grow their careers—from the day you start work as an employee. Google encourage their employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google - with a focus on exploring ideas that interest them or teach them new skills. It’s how products like AdSense and Google News came to life!

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