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.

Professional development planning

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.

Development programs

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

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. 

Study assistance

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.

Secondment opportunities

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.


Our people are key enablers to design, build and sustain the modern environment across Australia and New Zealand. Whether on site or in an office, our people deliver the Downer difference.

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