If you have big dreams, Downer can help you reach them. We're committed to helping our people achieve their goals.
We convert potential into performance, supporting our people to be their best, build a career and make an impact where it matters most.
We invest in our workforce through ongoing learning, development and training programs across our organisation, and offer more than 45 facilitated training courses through our dedicated Learning and Development team.
Downer also employs over 430 apprentices and trainees as part of our commitment to developing a workforce for the future.
Our people are key to our continued success. We are constantly searching for new ways to develop our people to help them grow, achieve and succeed.
Our professional development plan process facilitates the alignment of your performance to your career goals. Our employee driven tool enables regular conversations, timely support, greater understanding, career progression and ongoing feedback on your professional development plan. At Downer it’s your performance, your career and your conversation.
Our development programs are custom built to provide best practice for our people. Programs are delivered by internal subject matter experts and expert facilitators with industry knowledge and experience. Our programs are all developed to build capability to drive your future success.
Thrive program (LeAD TogetHER)
Our dedicated professional well being and personal leadership program for women at Downer is designed to cultivate and develop women at all levels across our business. Downer's Thrive program provides opportunities for women to learn, grow and network, building their confidence and career skills.
The value of a good mentor is immeasurable when it comes to learning the “tricks of the trade” as well as becoming connected to those in the know, who are committed to sharing. Downer’s mentoring program provides you with the opportunity to further develop into a high performing leader and enables you to establish key relationships.
We are committed to keeping our people up to date with the latest skills, knowledge and expertise as part of building a capable workforce for tomorrow. We encourage our people to continue their education journey. If we can’t teach it, we support them to look at TAFE or university to develop their skill set.
The work that Downer does is almost as diverse as its workforce. Downer is constantly looking to support its people to gain new skills through engagement in different areas of our business through formal secondments.