2020 Downer Graduate Program – Zero Harm

Voted as the 12th most desirable employer where Australians would like to work, Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including Transport, Telecommunications, Utilities, Renewables, Engineering, Construction, Industrial Services, Mining, Rail and a leading Facilities Management service provider in health, catering, and education.

Downer Group employs more than 53,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. Downer is listed as a top graduate employer by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) and GradAustralia. We offer exciting and diverse career opportunities for graduates across all parts of our business.

Calling all Zero Harm Graduates

Zero Harm is one of our four pillars and it is at the heart of everything we do. As a Zero Harm Graduate, you will draw upon your technical knowledge to build a comprehensive understanding of how we develop and implement our Zero Harm principles and methodologies at every level of our organisation. You will gain hands-on experience through consultation and interaction with our operations and support functions.

The Downer Graduate Program will provide you with the opportunity to analyse and identify safety, quality, environment and wellbeing issues to assist in developing new strategies and initiatives. You will play a part in ensuring that every individual at Downer understands their obligations with regards to Zero Harm including the care for our people, our customers, the communities we work in and our clients.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • be a recent graduate (within the past three years), or a penultimate year student graduating in early 2020;
  • have a relevant university degree in Occupational Health and Safety Science, Safety Management, Workplace Health and Safety;
  • be mobile (able to work and live in any state of Australia); and
  • be achievement oriented and outcomes focused.


  • Applications Open: 1 March 2019
  • Applications Close: 31 March 2019
  • Video Interview: 5 - 9 April 2019
  • Phone Screen: 16 - 26 April 2019
  • Perth Assessment Centre: 1 - 2 May 2019
  • Melbourne Assessment Centre: 7 - 9 May 2019
  • Sydney Assessment Centre: 20 - 22 May 2019
  • Brisbane Assessment Centre: 30 - 31 May 2019