Graduate program

Success starts here

CIMIC Group invests in future leaders and provides graduates with exposure to a world of experience and expertise.

Use your experience, stretch your skills, strive for excellence and achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients, shareholders and communities – taking you from today to a brighter future.

Our global graduate program provides the opportunity to learn, develop and gain exposure to some of the world’s most iconic asset, infrastructure and resources projects.

Be part of something bigger.


Our overall 2024 graduate recruitment campaign has now closed. However, we are still seeking applicants for select disciplines across the group.

To search for opportunities still available, please visit CPB Contractors, UGL, Leighton Asia, Sedgman, Broad Construction, and EIC Activities, and type in ‘graduate’ in the search bar.

How it works

Participants enter the program by working at one of our companies in construction (CPB Contractors, Broad and Leighton Asia), mineral processing (Sedgman), services (UGL), or our in-house engineering consultancy (EIC Activities). Rotations and industry exposure are also available at CIMIC and our infrastructure development company Pacific Partnerships.

With support for your transition from student to professional from technical experts and mentors, we’ll challenge you with exciting projects and genuine responsibilities. We’ll expand your knowledge with professional development sessions to build your strengths, leadership skills and business acumen. And you’ll be exposed to a variety of projects and companies within CIMIC Group.

What you get

You receive structured, on-the-job training, guided learning plans and leadership mentoring. Over the two-year program, you will experience two one-year rotations with placements in various roles, projects within CIMIC Group. Having the opportunity to rotate across companies as well as projects provides you with greater opportunities to build your career.

CIMIC Group graduates

Our structured program enables you to:

  • build technical, professional expertise and develop individual capability
  • access a global network and engage with likeminded graduates, where connection and collaboration are both valued and encouraged
  • develop your leadership and networking skills to accelerate your career
  • contribute your expertise to CIMIC’s portfolio of large scale, iconic projects
  • learn from a global organization that exposes you to industry leaders and technical experts
  • follow an exciting career path supported by a strong culture of internal promotion, recognition and opportunities
  • work in the challenging, diverse, inclusive and rewarding CIMIC Group environment
  • engage with executive and operating company leaders throughout the program to understand the direction and strategy of the business  


 How do I apply?  Apply for graduate opportunities directly on the relevant company website: CPB Contractors, UGL, Leighton AsiaSedgman, Broad Construction and EIC Activities.
What is the recruitment process?  Graduates 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 also undertake psychometric testing.
Will all graduates get to rotate between operating companies? We 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. Depending on the location some rotations are impacted with COVID_19 travel restrictions. 
Will graduates be expected to relocate? Yes. Where possible we expect our graduates to be willing to relocate temporarily to take advantage of opportunities to progress their development and career.
What happens on completion of the graduate program? Graduates are fast-tracked into an appropriate operational or functional position once they have successfully completed their program.

To assist you in finding a permanent role, the design of the rotations will give you exposure to different areas of CIMIC Group. Your individual development plan, which is established early in the program, will identify skills to develop over the course of the program.
Who is eligible to apply? Australian or New Zealand citizens or those who have Australian Permanent Residency status at the time of application. (Passport or evidence of permanent residency is be required). 
How will my degree be connected to my work?  You will get the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to a practical setting whilst participating in an ongoing learning program. Practical and technical knowledge attained through the program will assist you to operate effectively within CIMIC Group upon completion of the program. 
How will I add value to the company?  Through development sessions to build on your strengths, leadership skills and business acumen, you will be able to bring new insights to how we can innovate and improve. You will also gain valuable insights from experienced colleagues while contributing to your working environment. 

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