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2020/21 Vacation Student Program - Western Australia

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As a GHD Vacation Student, you will be given the opportunity to learn more about your area of interest with hands-on experience and exposure to a diverse range of projects. The GHD Vacation Student Program is an ideal stepping-stone to join the GHD Graduate Program at the conclusion of your studies.

The Vacation Student Program will include a thorough induction to GHD, networking opportunities and team-building activities. We provide training to facilitate skill development and knowledge transfer with regular feedback sessions. By the end of your program, you will have a greater understanding of the diversity of a professional services consultancy and delivering services for a variety of clients.

Who are we looking for?

Our Perth office is looking for enthusiastic students in their penultimate year (second last year of study before graduation), completing degrees in the following areas:

  • Engineering (Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical); 
  • Interior Design
  • Eligible Science degrees: Hydrogeology, Geology and Environmental Science

Key features of the Vacation Program:

  • 12 weeks’ work experience (30th November – 5th March, including holiday break); 
  • the opportunity to work with and learn from industry leading specialists;
  • hands-on experience on a range of project work; 
  • networking and development opportunities through our Young Professionals Group;
  • on-the-job coaching and professional development and 
  • the opportunity to fast track into GHD’s Graduate Development Program.

If you are in your penultimate year of studies; possess strong academic performance; participate in extracurricular activities; have a genuine curiosity about your field of studies and an interest in the consulting environment, we encourage you to apply.

Our commitment to you

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

How do you apply? 

  • Upload a copy of your cover letter, resume and most recent academic transcript. 
  • Applications can be addressed to Adrian Bertram, People Advisor.
  • You will be given the option to choose an area of interest through the process.

Applications close Saturday, 15 August 2020.

The recruitment process:

To assist us with shortlisting we may ask you to complete a short pre-recorded video interview and online psychometric assessment. Communication will be via email, please apply with an email address that you check regularly.

We expect to hold final interviews mid-October, with offers confirmed by late-October/early November. For any enquiries or updates, please feel free to reach out on [email protected] GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Why GHD?

Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD

As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Engineering Civil Structural, Engineering Electrical,

  • Workrights:

    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,

  • Locations:


  • Closing Date:15th Aug 2020, 7:00 am


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