Every year ACA members look to recruit the best-of-the-best for their graduate programs, giving recent or soon-to-be graduates the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in the construction industry across all facets of the business from engineering and construction management, to sustainability and human resources.

Graduate programs are integral to the sustainability of the industry which is why ACA members want to encourage the best applicants to apply. The programs are ensuring our members plan for the future and have the skills to grow their businesses and meet the needs of the industry.

Building capability and capacity, providing opportunity and developing a love for the industry is key for our construction industry to thrive.

For graduates interested in what our tier one construction companies have to offer in their graduate programs, take a look below.

Full details are available at the links included. Many of our members have programs now open for applications, with commencement dates in early 2021. Some members will open their recruitment later this year.

Applications open:
28 January to 27 March 2020
Commence: July 2020 to January 2021
Roles: Safety • Environmental • Quality Assurance • Document Control • Site Management • Design • Services • Contracts Administration.
Duration: Varies

Graduate opportunities at Multiplex

Applications open:
February to May 2020
Commence: February 2021
Roles: Infrastructure • Rail • Building • Development and Investments • Sustainability and Environment • Safety • Human Resources • Finance • Communications • Information Technology
Duration: 2 years (18-month fast track for high performers)

Graduate opportunities at John Holland

Applications open: 21 February 2020 to 20 March 2020
Commence: 2021
Roles: Construction Management • Project Management • Site Supervision • Design Coordination • Contract Administration • Site Coordination (Quality, Safety and Environmental) • Head Office (Estimating, Programming, Cost Planning and Customer Care)

Graduate opportunities at Probuild

Applications open:
2 March to 31 March 2020
Commences: February 2021
Roles: Mechanical and electrical • Civil • Commercial • Safety • Community and Stakeholder • Environment
Duration: 2 years

Graduate opportunities at LendLease

Applications open:
March to April 2020
Commence: January 2021
Roles: Engineering (Civil, Services or Environmental) • Construction Management • Commercial Management • Design Management • Digital Engineering • Estimating • Health & Safety • Legal • Planning • Project Controls • Procurement • Work Winning • Sustainability • Environment
Duration: 2 years

Graduate opportunities at Laing O’Rourke

(CIMIC Group graduate program)

Applications open: 2 March to 10 April 2020.
Commence: February 2021
Roles: Engineering • Construction management • Environment • Survey • Business Commercial • Data science • Legal • Project management • Finance and Accounting • Health and safety • Human Resources
Duration: 2 years

Graduate opportunities at UGL

Graduate opportunities at CPB Contractors

A number of other members have graduate programs whose application details will be released at varying times throughout the year.


Fulton Hogan
Applications open: March 2020

Applications open: April 2020


McConnell Dowell