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Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The GPS program is spread across three years and comprises a range of core competencies and recommended training. As part of the program, we work with you to develop a plan, set your goals, and the actions required to achieve them.

With their collaborative thinking, bold use of technology and appetite for delivering solutions to complex challenges, graduates are pivotal to keeping our business energised and fit for the future.  

With an experienced global team, AECOM is built to deliver a better world. From remote villages in developing nations, to some of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities, we design and deliver infrastructure that creates lasting and positive change.

To achieve our purpose takes a talented and diverse team of professionals and technical specialists. Engineers, planners, landscape... Show More

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The GPS program is spread across three years and comprises a range of core competencies and recommended training. As part of the program, we work with you to develop a plan, set your goals, and the actions required to achieve them.

With their collaborative thinking, bold use of technology and appetite for delivering solutions to complex challenges, graduates are pivotal to keeping our business energised and fit for the future.  

With an experienced global team, AECOM is built to deliver a better world. From remote villages in developing nations, to some of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities, we design and deliver infrastructure that creates lasting and positive change.

To achieve our purpose takes a talented and diverse team of professionals and technical specialists. Engineers, planners, landscape architects, environmental specialists, economists, scientists, consultants, cost managers, construction managers, project managers and program managers work together to improve lives, protect our environment and unlock opportunities for our clients and communities. 

AECOM has the people, technology and vision to create smart solutions for our clients’ challenges. 

85,000+ AECOM team members working in over 150 countries

3,500+ team members across Australia and New Zealand

20+ offices across Australia and New Zealand 

Our graduate opportunities

We are seeking applicants from a wide range of disciplines, including civil, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, mechanical, structural, building services and chemical engineering, as well as environmental science/planning/management, design, planning, and program and cost management fields.

As a graduate, you’ll have the chance to work alongside industry leaders on iconic projects that help shape and connect our cities and communities. 

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The GPS program is spread across three years and comprises a range of core competencies and recommended training. As part of the program, we work with you to develop a plan, set your goals, and the actions required to achieve them.

We value diversity

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and our Australian business is one of just 90 organisations to receive a citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an employer of choice for gender equality. 

We have also made a public commitment to help close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians through our Reconciliation Action Plan. 

Women In Industry

At AECOM, we believe diversity is good for business. As one of only 90 Australian businesses to be named by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, we want to ensure both women and men receive the same opportunities to build their careers.

Our clients have also told us how important it is to do business with firms that are showing real leadership in addressing the issues of pay inequality and unconscious bias and we know that, if we want to remain an employer of choice and trusted client partner, demonstrating a commitment to discussing these issues and, more importantly, acting to address them, is essential.

Providing career support and networking opportunities for women across our business is a key focus area. Our mCircles network, for example, provides mentoring opportunities for women and a forum to discuss, explore and support. Online, meanwhile, debate and discussion are flourishing across geographies through our WomenExcel group on our internal social media platform, Chatter.

We are also focussing on long-term development opportunities such as promoting more women from within the organisation, and hiring more women into leadership roles from outside our business.

We believe that conducting gender pay reviews when we first hire women will help, along with ensuring that salaries of women on maternity leave keep up with their peers who have not taken a career break.

But it’s not just about making it easier for women to access appropriate career support and networking opportunities internally. Our Chief Executive, Australia New Zealand, Lara Poloni, is one of 62 Australian business leaders to have signed on as an ambassador for the WGEA’s In Your Hands campaign, encouraging other business leaders to recognise pay equity as a key business imperative.

Lara has also led the development of AECOM’s successful Women in Infrastructure network in Sydney and Melbourne, and is involved in industry mentoring programs for the National Association of Women in Construction, the Committee for Melbourne, and Roads Australia.

INDIGENOUS Support

AECOM is committed to contributing towards Closing the Gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in terms of life expectancy, health, education and employment.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan formalises our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Under the RAP pillars of Opportunities, Respect and Relationships, our Plan sets our future directions of how we can increasingly make a positive difference: by strengthening existing and creating new relationships; respecting the special contribution

of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia; and working together to ensure all future generations have the same life opportunities as the broader Australian community. 

We provide a comprehensive range of services for critical infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and want to build on these strengths. Some of our teams have incredible relationships and connections we would like to build on, while others have very limited awareness of the histories, cultures and lives of the First Nations peoples, which is something we seek to change.

Through the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, we are helping the next generation of Indigenous professionals develop their careers.

“I joined AECOM through the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, a program which provides internship opportunities for Indigenous University Students. My student advisor through the program matched me with AECOM and I progressed to an interview. I participated in training and development for my professional skills through CareerTrackers to help secure my position at AECOM, and then completed my interview and was given the opportunity to join the AECOM team as an Undergraduate Engineer.

My job is a great opportunity for me to learn and gain experience in the field of engineering. It gives me the chance to work in a world renowned company and on large scale projects. I have gained so much experience and knowledge in my time at AECOM over my internship and its incredible considering I’ve only just finished my first year of university.”

Jordan Bartlett

Undergraduate Engineer

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