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Co-create a better future as an Aurecon graduate

Co-create a better future as an Aurecon graduate

We’re looking for unconventional thinkers and dedicated doers who feel deeply passionate about co-creating solutions for a sustainable, liveable future.

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We deliver our learning through formal, interactive, and informal learning experiences. Throughout our two-year graduate programme, you will develop a strong foundation of relevant skills and experience including:

  • Develop strong communication skills, build your personal brand, and broaden your network at Aurecon
  • Understand the attributes of high-performing teams and develop your ability to collaborate with others for successful outcomes
  • Learn how to communicate with impact and how to use design thinking methodology to produce superior business and client outcomes
  • Examine future career pathways and options (including becoming a registered/chartered professional)
  • Develop your resilience to change and your ability to communicate across all levels of our organisation

Perks of being an Aurecon graduate

  • Work in different teams through our graduate rotations
  • Experience our diversity, equity, and inclusion culture
  • Flexibility to help boost productivity, effectiveness, and wellbeing
  • Supportive early career professionals network called Limelight
  • Create your legacy working on community-shaping projects across Australia and New Zealand
  • Be part of an award-winning graduate programme
Aurecon named Top 100 Graduate Employer 2022 by AFR
Aurecon named Top 100 Graduate Employer by GradNewZealand
Aurecon's 2022 Graduate Campaign was a 2022 Agrias finalist
Aurecon was 2022 finalist for Best Graduate Campaign by NZAge

Key application dates in Australia and New Zealand

We’re looking for graduates and interns who are deeply passionate about co-creating solutions for a sustainable, liveable future in which people and the planet can flourish.

Join us, and together, we’ll be unstoppable. Look out for when applications open:

Graduate programme applications
Open 22 February 2023
Close 10 April 2023 (AUS)
07 May 2023 (NZ)

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Career fairs in Australia

Event Date Time
Melbourne Uni Careers 1 March 12pm to 12:30pm
Virtual GradConnection – Engineering Virtual Career Event 1 March 2pm to 5pm
The Big Meet 15 March 11am to 2pm
University of Newcastle Employment Expo – Engineering & Built Environment 15 March 10am to 12pm
University of Newcastle Science, Technology and Maths Employment Expo 15 March 1pm to 3pm
University of New South Wales - Employer Bites – Engineering & Technology session in Term 1 15 March 12:30pm to 3pm
Griffith University Careers Fair 16 March 11am to 2pm
University of Adelaide Careers Expo 16 March 11am to 3pm
Curtin Careers Fair 17 March 11am to 2pm
Engineers Australia – Elevation Career Expo 2023 Sydney 22 March 5pm to 8pm
RMIT Engineering Careers Fair 23 March 12pm to 2pm
University of Sydney – Faculty of Engineering Careers Fair 28 March 12pm to 3pm
Engineers Australia – Elevation Career Expo 2023 Canberra 29 March 5pm to 8pm
Engineers Australia Elevation Careers Expo (Perth) 29 March 5:30pm to 8pm
Engineers Australia Elevation Careers Expo (Darwin) 30 March 5:30pm to 8pm

Career fairs in New Zealand

Event Date Time
VUW Aurecon Careers Presentation evening 16 March 5pm to 7pm
University of Waikato STEM Career Expo 28 March 11am to 2pm
CDES STEM Career Expo (Day 1 only) 29 March 10:30am to 2:30pm
University of Waikato Māori and Pacific Careers Expo 11 May 11am to 2pm

What are we looking for?

Our multidisciplinary Aurecon teams are set up to support the diverse range of clients and markets we work with. Each team provides exciting career possibilities and offers you the chance to learn from the best in the business to deliver complex, meaningful, and innovative projects across the world.

Our graduates come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. You don’t necessarily need an engineering background to work here.

Aurecon teams provide design, engineering and advisory solutions for clients across a wide range of markets including Aviation, Construction, Data & telecommunications, Defence & national security, Education & research, Energy, Government, Health, Manufacturing, Property & place, Resources & chemicals, Transport and Water.

Read more about our design, engineering and advisory solutions for a better future here.

AREA OF STUDY Aurecon Teams








Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Civil engineering
Structural engineering
Chemical / Process engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Environmental engineering
Town and urban planning
Sustainability and climate change
Surveying, Spatial Science / Engineering
Project management
Business / Commerce
Creative industries
Communication and marketing
IT and related

Hear from our graduates

Dana Crier, Mechanical Engineer, Aurecon

Dana Crier

Mechanical Engineer

As a mechanical engineer, Dana enjoys the chance to work with people who have a range of experiences and different engineering specialisations.

Tayla Hill, Aurecon Graduate, Geotechnical Transport

Tayla Hill

Engineering Geologist

Tayla shares a day in the life of an early career professional at Aurecon, how she learns new things, and her passion outside work.
Cat Topping, Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change

Cat Topping

Consultant, Sustainability & Climate Change

Cat shares highlights from Aurecon's graduate programme, from developing sustainability strategies to helping clients make better decisions on energy investments.
Aurecon Graduate Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran

Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran

Electrical Engineer

Follow Walaa around for a day at the Sydney office and see how Aurecon drives innovation through diversity and inclusion.

Our recruitment process

Ready to bring ideas to life? Then please apply. Remember, it’s you and how you bring ideas to life which are important. Your background, unique needs and individuality will be valued.

  1. Apply by sending in your resume, cover letter and academic transcript
    Make sure you include details about your work experience, education, volunteering, and any extracurricular activities (do you have a side-hustle that is changing the world?)
  2. Online assessment and video
    You will be invited to undertake an online assessment that includes questions about you, written answers to brief practical problems, and you will get to film a short video a sharing a bit about you and what excites you about joining Aurecon. The Aurecon Attributes are the qualities we look for in our people. Learn more about the Attributes and discover your strongest Attribute.
  3. Screening process
    Our recruitment team review each application thoroughly and consider a variety of aspects. We narrow down the selection of applicants and provide a shortlist of resumes to hiring managers for review.
  4. Interview and/or assessment centres
    If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and/or an assessment centre, depending on your location. Our team will send an email with tips and tricks on how to prepare.
  5. Offer of employment
    If you are successful – congratulations! You will receive a phone call from our recruiters to talk through everything you need to know about joining Aurecon. You will then receive all relevant documentation, including a visual contract.

If you have any queries, send us a direct message via our Facebook page and one of our recruitment team will get back to you.

You can also subscribe for email updates, to stay up to date with announcements around our graduate and internship campaign, including key dates and tips from Aurecon's recruitment team on how to apply and build your career.

Frequently asked questions

When do applications open?

How long is the graduate programme?

Our graduate development programme is two years long, although some of our graduates move into other roles across the business before this time.

When do graduates start?

Most of our graduates start in February. However, if you’re graduating early or have availability to start sooner, please discuss with our recruitment team.

What are the working arrangements like?

We provide the opportunity for everyone, in any role, to consider how, when and where they work. Our goal is to support you in making choices that work for you, your family, your team, and your clients. We support hybrid/flexible ways of working, so you can discuss your working preferences with your line manager.

What do the day-to-day working hours look like?

Your working week is 38 hours, which equates to about 7.6 working hours per day. Along with our flexible working policy, your start and finish times can be tailored towards what’s best for you.

What can I expect from the programme?

Our programme is developed to give you the head-start needed to become a professional who is ready for the future. We've added future ready learning objectives, collaboration across our regions, and a global view on how our graduates can develop and grow with our business.

We have a structured two-year programme of learning and development, that covers soft skills and supports technical learning across a range of fields. You’ll work on self-paced learning in AureconU, guided learning sessions to hear from experts and leaders, and benefit from sensemaking sessions with your peers. You’ll be sharing your learning journey with people across our entire organisation at all levels, across different geographies, as we believe that diversity makes for better learning.

Can I change teams during the programme?

Yes, we provide graduate rotations so you can experience working on different project teams and in different disciplines. These opportunities help you to build and expand on your technical skills while learning more about our full-service offering.

Your first rotation will be six months in duration, and you’ll be a supported to move into another team or complementary discipline, with rotations determined by the business growth plans and your skillset and interests. For the rest of the programme, rotations are offered but are optional.

If I apply early, does that improve my chances?

We encourage you to apply as soon as applications open. Our recruitment team reviews applications each week so this can help progress your application faster.

Do we hire international students?

Yes, we welcome all international students to apply. We offer fixed term contracts in line with current visa conditions.

What kind of projects will I work on?

You’ll be immersed in real-life projects, learning to apply theory from university, meeting peers and mentors within your team and building connections to set you up for the future. You can find out more about our projects here.

What kind of graduates does Aurecon hire?

The graduates we hire each year depends on the needs across our business. As a design, engineering, and advisory company, we offer a diverse range of services across the world. We have a range of multidisciplinary teams that you can be a part of.

Each team provides exciting career possibilities and the opportunity to work with internationally recognised experts — meaning you get to work with and learn from the best in the business whilst delivering complex and innovative projects in a collaborative peer group spread globally. The opportunities table shows how your area of study is best matched for work in our teams.

When will I hear back from Aurecon?

Due to the large number of applications we receive, our recruitment team review them weekly. We treat every application with the attention it deserves. Our team will be in touch as soon as we can – thanks for your patience during this time.

What’s the dress code?

We embrace people being their authentic selves in our diverse and inclusive workplace, whilst remaining presentable and professional in appearance. We don’t have specific guidelines – some people prefer to dress more formal, others more casual.

Will I have a buddy once I start?

Along with your line manager and team, you’ll be assigned a buddy in your office location who will help you during your first few months at Aurecon. They will share their experience and knowledge to help get you familiar with the new environment. You’ll also be connected with our Limelight committee (our internal network of emerging professionals – including interns and grads) who are the driving force behind many social activities in each office.

What kind of benefits does Aurecon provide?

We have a whole range of awesome benefits to support our people, their families, and our local communities. Here’s a few you might be interested in: cultural public holiday swap, free confidential access to counselling services, mentoring support, paid parental leave, paid volunteering day, working holiday arrangements, discounted health insurance and a range of exclusive corporate discounts.

Discover our projects that are bringing ideas to life

Auckland City Rail Link, New Zealand

Aurecon is working on a series of transport projects that will provide more frequent, fast and reliable transport options around the south and east of Auckland.

Join us, and together, we’ll be unstoppable.

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