About our program

We offer graduates a range of opportunities in engineering, planning, information technology, procurement, legal, finance, human resources, cyber security, robotics and Zero Harm disciplines right across our diverse business including, Rollingstock Services, Transport Projects, Asset Services, Major Projects, Engineering, Utilities, Mining, Spotless and Downer Defence.

We’re looking for motivated team players who pride themselves on their innovative thinking and service delivery outlook.

To be considered for the Downer Graduate Program, applicants must:

  • Be a recent graduate (within the past three years) or a penultimate year student graduating early in the year of the intake
  • Have a university degree in the relevant discipline
  • Be mobile (able to work and live in any state of Australia)
  • Be tenacious and seeking an opportunity to make a significant contribution
  • Have the courage to challenge themselves, their surroundings and try new things
  • Be achievement oriented and outcomes focused
  • Have full Australian working rights.

Our recruitment process

Our recruitment process is diligent and structured to ensure inclusiveness and enable you to put your best foot forward. As you progress through the process you may be required to undertake psychometric assessments, an interview (video and face to face), assessment centre, a pre-employment medical and professional references.

Be sure to sign up for job alerts to apply to our graduate program.

Real grads, real opportunities

Our Downer Graduate Programs offer unique opportunities for you to build a solid foundation for your career.

The program ranges from two to three years in duration. By undertaking this program, our graduates enjoy a number of benefits, including:

Rotations through the business
We aim to develop well rounded, highly skilled professionals by exposing you to the wider business before you specialise in one area.

Dedicated mentor program
Downer has an established network of mentors across the business. As a graduate who joins Downer, your manager will identify and engage an experienced colleague who has time to meet with you on a regular basis.

Young Professionals Conference
For our New Zealand graduates, there is opportunity to participate in our Young Professionals Conference.

To join Downer's graduate program sign up for a job alert here.

Downer is a GradAustralia Top 100 Graduate Employer, a GradNZ Top 100 Employer and an AFR Top 100 Graduate Employer.

Bring your A Game to Downer - become an Apprentice

Are you energetic, ambitious and keen to learn?

An apprenticeship with Downer is a great way to secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce. You can combine paid work and training on some exciting projects, developing many of the practical skills that we require of our teams.

To apply to be an apprentice at Downer, sign up for a job alert here.

Begin your cadetship or traineeship today

Put yourself on the path to success.

We offer cadetships and traineeships at various projects across Downer, providing the support and skills you'll need to master the basics, grow your practical experience and begin a successful career.

To join Downer on a cadetship or traineeship, sign up for a job alert here.

National Road Services Cadetship Program

Expressions of interest are now open for first year university students in engineering, commercial and finance disciplines.

Click here to apply.

Meet some of our graduates and apprentices below: