CPB Contractors is the CIMIC Group's construction company, with operations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. CPB Contractors' aim is to become the strongest construction company in the regions and sectors in which it operates. 

CIMIC Group invests in future leaders by providing graduates with exposure to a global organisation across multiple industries. The CIMIC Group graduate program gives graduates the opportunity to learn and develop whilst working on some of the worlds' most iconic construction, mining and operations and maintenance projects.

Graduates are provided structured on-the-job training, guided learning plans and leadership mentoring. Over the two-year program, graduates will undertake three eight-month rotations with placements in various roles, projects or operating companies within the group.

Graduates enter the program working at one of the CIMIC Group Operating Companies: CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, Thiess, Sedgman, UGL or EIC Activities. Over the course of the program rotations and industry exposure activities are also available at CIMIC and Pacific Partnerships.

Graduate program opportunities are available in a range of disciplines, across the CIMIC Group Operating Companies including:

  • engineering (civil, mining, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical, systems, communication, digital, structural, process, rail systems and geo technical)
  • construction management
  • environment
  • survey
  • geology
  • asset management and Supply Chain
  • information technology
  • legal
  • project management
  • finance and accounting
  • business
  • health and safety
  • human resources.


CIMIC Group has been recognised as a top graduate employer by AAGE (Australian Association of Graduate Employers).

Our graduates:

  • Achieve technical, professional and personal growth through a structured graduate program
  • Learn from a globally recognised organisation and benefit from exposure to industry leaders
  • Secure access to an exciting career path supported by a strong culture of internal recruitment and progression
  • Operate within a global network and engage with other graduates
  • Work in challenging, diverse and inclusive environments.


Our graduates make valuable contributions to our business and find rewarding, long-term careers within the CIMIC Group.

Important dates for the 2019 CIMIC Group graduate program are listed below:

  • 12 March 2018 Applications open
  • 9 April 2018 Applications close
  • April - May 2018 Screening process
  • May - June 2018 Interview
  • June 2018 Reference check and medical assessment
  • June - July 2018 Offers issued
  • December 2018 On boarding commences
  • February 2019 Graduate Program Induction


What is the recruitment process? Graduates will 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 will also undertake psychometric testing.

Will all graduates get to rotate between operating companies? We will 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.

Will graduates be expected to relocate? Yes. We expect our graduates to be willing to relocate temporarily to take advantage of opportunities to progress their development and career.

What happens upon completion of the graduate program? Graduates will be fast tracked into an appropriate operational or functional position upon successful completion of their program