Graduate program

Success starts here

CIMIC Group invests in future leaders and provides graduates with exposure to a world of experience and expertise.

Use your experience, stretch your skills, strive for excellence and achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients, shareholders and communities – taking you from today to a brighter future.

Our global graduate program provides the opportunity to learn, develop and gain exposure to some of the world’s most iconic asset, infrastructure and resources projects.

Be part of something bigger. Click here to apply for the CIMIC Group graduate program 2021.

How it works

Participants enter the program by working at one of our companies in construction (CPB Contractors, Broad and Leighton Asia), mining and mineral processing (Thiess and Sedgman) or services (UGL). Rotations and industry exposure are also available at CIMIC, our in-house engineering consultancy (EIC Activities) and our public private partnerships arm Pacific Partnerships.

With support for your transition from student to professional from technical experts and mentors, we’ll challenge you with exciting projects and genuine responsibilities. We’ll expand your knowledge with professional development sessions to build your strengths, leadership skills and business acumen. And you’ll be exposed to a variety of projects and companies within CIMIC Group.

What you get

You receive structured, on-the-job training, guided learning plans and leadership mentoring. Over the two-year program, you will experience three eight-month rotations with placements in various roles, projects or CIMIC Group companies. Having the opportunity to rotate across companies as well as projects provides you with greater opportunities to build your career.

CIMIC Group graduate program

CIMIC Group graduates:

  • Achieve technical, professional and personal growth through a structured program
  • Participate in leadership development and networking sessions to accelerate their careers
  • Have opportunities to work on large complex projects across CIMIC Group’s portfolio of work
  • Learn from a globally-recognised organisation with exposure to industry leaders and technical experts
  • Secure access to an exciting career path supported by a strong culture of internal recruitment and progression
  • Operate within a global network including engaging with other graduates
  • Work in challenging, diverse and inclusive environments
  • Meet CIMIC Group executives at induction and graduation.

Important dates

Applications for our 2022 graduate program intake have closed. Applications for our next intake will open in early 2023.



What is the recruitment process?  Graduates undertake a screening process consisting of either an initial phone or video interview followed by a face-to-face interview either in person or via Skype. Some roles also undertake psychometric testing.
Will all graduates get to rotate between operating companies? We endeavour to ensure all graduates gain exposure to multiple areas of the business. This can be through rotations on large projects or across multiple projects, business units and operating companies. Depending on the location some rotations are impacted with COVID_19 travel restrictions. 
Will graduates be expected to relocate? Yes. Where possible we expect our graduates to be willing to relocate temporarily to take advantage of opportunities to progress their development and career.
What happens on completion of the graduate program? Graduates are fast-tracked into an appropriate operational or functional position once they have successfully completed their program.

To assist you in finding a permanent role, the design of the rotations will give you exposure to different areas of CIMIC Group. Your individual development plan, which is established early in the program, will identify skills to develop over the course of the program.
Who is eligible to apply? Australian or New Zealand citizens or those who have Australian Permanent Residency status at the time of application. (Passport or evidence of permanent residency is be required). 
How will my degree be connected to my work?  You will get the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to a practical setting whilst participating in an ongoing learning program. Practical and technical knowledge attained through the program will assist you to operate effectively within CIMIC Group upon completion of the program. 
How will I add value to the company?  Through development sessions to build on your strengths, leadership skills and business acumen, you will be able to bring new insights to how we can innovate and improve. You will also gain valuable insights from experienced colleagues while contributing to your working environment. 

Join an award winning program

CIMIC Group is recognised as a top graduate employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.

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