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About us


CIMIC Group is an engineering-led construction, mining, services and public private partnerships leader with a history dating back to 1899.

We integrate a world of experience and expertise to amplify insights, develop future-ready solutions and deliver enduring value across the lifecycle of assets, infrastructure and resources projects. CIMIC Group comprises our construction businesses CPB Contractors including Broad, and Leighton Asia, our mining and mineral processing companies Thiess and Sedgman, our services specialist UGL and our public private partnerships arm Pacific Partnerships – all supported by our in-house engineering consultancy EIC Activities.

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Across CIMIC Group, we offer opportunities in skilled and professional roles as well as graduate employment, scholarships, apprenticeships and internships. Our portfolio of businesses and projects open up a world of opportunities. And our people – around 32,000 talented team members working in 20 countries across Australia and the Pacific, Asia, Africa and North and South America – are delivering projects that push the boundaries of engineering for better, more sustainable solutions that take us into the future.

CPB Contractors


CPB Contractors


CPB Contractors is a leading international construction contractor that delivers projects spanning all key sectors of the construction industry – including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence, building and resources infrastructure – across a range of delivery models.

Our mission and principles


CIMIC Group’s mission is to generate sustainable returns for shareholders by delivering projects for our clients while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people.

Our mission is supported by four Principles by which we live and work:

IntegrityIntegrity: Being respectful and honest with ourselves, our colleagues, our clients, our partners, our suppliers and shareholders and other stakeholders.
innovationInnovation: Continually adapting and evolving for the future.
accountabilityAccountability: Committing to what we are responsible for.
DeliveryDelivery: Amplifying our ability to deliver to drive our reputation and credibility.

Underpinning these Principles is the Safety of our people. Ensuring our people return safely to their families is the most important thing we do each day, alongside our clients, partners, suppliers and communities.

An award winning 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.

How it works

Participants enter the program by working at one of our companies in construction (CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Broad), mining and mineral processing (Thiess and Sedgman), or services (UGL). Rotations and industry exposure are also available at CIMIC, our in-house engineering consultancy (EIC Activities) and our public private partnerships arm 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 up to three eight-month rotations with placements in various roles, projects or CIMIC Group companies. Having the opportunity to rotate across companies as well as projects provides you with greater opportunities to build your career.

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CIMIC Group graduates:

  • Achieve technical, professional and personal growth through a structured program
  • Participate in leadership development and networking sessions to accelerate their careers
  • Have opportunities to work on large complex projects across CIMIC Group’s portfolio of work
  • Learn from a globally-recognised organisation with exposure to industry leaders and technical experts
  • Secure access to an exciting career path supported by a strong culture of internal recruitment and progression
  • Operate within a global network including engaging with other graduates
  • Work in challenging, diverse and inclusive environments
  • Meet with CIMIC Group executives at induction and graduation.


Important dates

29 March 2021

Applications open for 2022 intake

30 April 2021

Applications close for 2022 intake

April – May 2021


May – June 2021

Assessment and /or interview

  • CPB Contractors, Broad, Sedgman: Interviews May – June
  • Thiess: Assessments and video interviews – May, with formal interviews June
  • UGL: Assessment centre/interviews – Late May – June

July – August 2021

Offers issued

  • CPB Contractors, Broad, Sedgman, Thiess: July – August
  • UGL: July

November 2021

Onboarding commences

February 2022

Graduate program induction


What our graduates say about the CIMIC Group graduate program


Graduate program highlights

“Rotating through different projects and teams I have learned from various brilliant people and explored a number of new disciplines.” - Elliott Skinner, CPB Contractors Graduate Construction Management (L).

“Applying the knowledge learned from university and the graduate program, I’ve contributed to the design and construction works of an architectural theatre project.” - Pinky Yam, Leighton Asia Graduate Engineer Building.

“For me the highlight of the graduate program was the opportunities. The program sets the foundations but allows flexibility to experience more than your discipline.” - Mason McManus, Thiess Graduate Legal.

“I’ve been given the opportunity to learn through on-the-job training and structured training programs and develop alongside other Leighton Asia graduates.” - David Lo, Leighton Asia Graduate Engineer (R).

Professional experience

“It was great being part of delivering the WestConnex 3B Rozelle Interchange project in New South Wales. The project will not only improve the connectivity of Sydney’s road network but will also create parklands and sporting fields for the community.” - Jovanne Lee, CPB Contractors Graduate Engineer Traffic.

“Delivering the Byerwen process plant expansion in Queensland I had the chance to work with great people, and we managed to deliver a safe and successful project.” - Darcy Clarke, Sedgman Graduate Engineer Mechanical.

“Delivering legal support for one of the world’s largest battery projects, the Victorian Big Battery, was a rewarding challenge. This project is an exciting opportunity in the renewable energy market.” - Kate Wildman, UGL Graduate Legal.

“It was great being part of delivering our project's footbridge and opening to the public under critical path, safely and with good planning. - Victor Pong, Leighton Asia Graduate Engineer Building.

Leadership experience

“I proved the capabilities I had developed on previous projects and in my final rotation I was requested to provide sustainability guidance on a new project.” - Jacob Cesaro, CPB Contractors Graduate Sustainability.

“I had the chance to lead when overseeing remedial works on the M7 Motorway in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. I completed geotechnical investigations, developed the adopted construction methodology and issued a report certifying the completed remediation works.” - Micah Fountain, EIC Activities Graduate Engineer Geotechnics.

“When the team was on roster during COVID lockdowns I lead the tunnel electrical design team in Brisbane, Queensland with guidance from a senior engineer in Sydney, New South Wales.” - Vishnu Kumar, UGL Graduate Engineer Electrical.

Diversity and inclusion

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CIMIC Group is a collaboration of around 32,000 individuals across 20 countries. Each person brings their own story, experience and perspective to their job and this diversity of thought, capability and skill makes our business stronger.

We recognise these advantages are strongest when our workforces reflect the diverse communities in which we work; and these diverse communities provide a valuable source of talent.

We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment, discrimination or vilification, and we actively develop supportive workplaces. Our priorities are:


Cultivate an inclusive workplace

We undertake a range of activities to raise awareness and promote inclusion including training programs in unconscious bias, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, bullying and harassment. We also use workforce reporting to track diversity participation.

Increase indigenous

Increase indigenous employment and the use of indigenous suppliers

With a significant base of our business operating in Australia, we have a specific focus area on opening opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate in our business, as well as engaging Indigenous people in other countries – an objective we share with our clients.


Gender equality

We’re improving how we attract, retain and develop women at all levels in CIMIC Group. This includes addressing the challenges associated with relatively small numbers of women entering the engineering trades and professions and ensuring women are represented across diverse areas and in leadership roles. Regular company-wide pay equity reviews are used to proactively close pay gaps based solely on gender, supported by initiatives such as unconscious bias awareness training to empower equitable decision-making.


Invest in local employees

Our training and talent programs develop local leaders and graduates to ensure the future workforce is reflective of the countries in which we operate.


Social responsibility


CIMIC Group is committed to operating sustainably. Leveraging our world of experience and expertise, we integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into decision-making. 

This ensures we are positioned to deliver enduring, whole-of-life value to communities and ecosystems across the lifecycle of assets, infrastructure and resources projects. Through engaging and supporting our people, and collaborating with clients and other project stakeholders, we deliver future-ready solutions.

At the core of our commitment to sustainability is being a trusted partner to clients, partners, suppliers, communities and wider stakeholders. Our sustainability approach is holistic and anchored in our Mission and Principles. Our Board, its committees and our governance framework, including our Code of Conduct and policies support, drive and track our sustainability approach and performance.

Reflecting our diverse disciplines, sectors and environments, each of our operating companies develops and implements systems and practices to provide safe, sustainable and efficient operations.

Our sustainability commitments are:

safetySafety: Putting safety first by providing safe workplaces and protecting the public.
InnovationInnovating: Constantly challenge how we deliver and invest in innovation to create value.
PerformancePerformance culture: With our people to drive action and results.
ActingActing with integrity: Shapes the way all CIMIC Group people work together, as well as the way we work with stakeholders.
ResourcesResources: Continually improve and innovate to increase resource efficiency and reduce waste, lowering costs, creating greater value and benefitting the environment.

What makes the CIMIC Group graduate program different


Join an award winning graduate program

CIMIC Group is recognised as a top graduate employer by GradConnection and the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.


Accelerate your career

With a world of opportunities at your feet, prove what you are made of by stepping up to design, deliver, lead, share, mentor and transform. We back our people by recognising and rewarding performance, investing in development, and promoting first from within.

Accept the challenge

We work on projects that transform the way communities live. With a strong pipeline of projects globally, we deliver complex, innovative work in diverse industries. Our people enjoy extraordinary experiences and thrive on shaping the way our industries evolve.

Impact your world

Our people are passionate about making a difference, placing the wellbeing of those we work with, and the communities we deliver for, front and centre. We build diverse teams where everyone belongs and take seriously our responsibility to our communities and environment.

Real benefits

We value our people and provide a range of benefits to help you look after yourself and your family as you build a rewarding career with us.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Salary continuance insurance at no cost for all eligible employees
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Access to discounts on a range of lifestyle products and activities
  • Preventative healthcare including skin checks, health checks and flu vaccines
  • Financial assistance and/or non-financial support for undertaking an approved course
  • Professional advisers to assist with the resolution of personal and work-related issues
  • Flexible working arrangements for all eligible employees
  • Salary sacrifice for employees on superannuation contributions

And much more.




CPB Contractors includes the fully-owned subsidiary Broad, a national construction management company delivering commercial new build, fit-out and refurbishment construction projects.


Leighton Asia


Leighton Asia

Leighton Asia established in 1975, is a leading international construction company. Headquartered in Hong Kong and a part of CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia delivers a portfolio of high-profile infrastructure projects throughout Asia.




Thiess partners with its clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, Thiess has operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures





Sedgman is the leading provider of integrated minerals processing solutions, providing an integrated lifecycle of services, from engineering design to project delivery to ongoing operations.





UGL is a market leader in end-to-end asset solutions, delivering operational value and enhanced customer experiences through its whole-of-life offer for critical assets in power, water, resources, transport, defence and security, and social infrastructure.


Pacific Partnerships


Pacific Partnerships

Pacific Partnerships develops, invests in and manages infrastructure concession assets for CIMIC Group, offering clients seamless value-for-money solutions for key infrastructure under public private partnership structures and build own operate transfer structures.

EIC Activities


EIC Activities

EIC Activities is CIMIC Group’s engineering and technical services business, providing a competitive advantage for profitable projects that generate value for clients, leveraging the Group’s collective experience, technical capabilities and leading technologies.



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