Interior Design Graduate

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At GHD, we don’t just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day. 

If you want to start a career with impact, whether solving everyday problems through to tackling some of the great challenges our clients and communities face, you’ll find that here.  That’s why we pledge to empower all our people to make a positive impact and ensure you’re provided the necessary training and experiences to make those aspirations a reality.

We know community impact is important to our staff.  Our GHD in the Community program partners with not-for-profit organisations to provide opportunities to work on pro-bono projects, volunteering and fundraising for philanthropic and humanitarian causes.  As a business we also funnel some of our profits into the GHD Foundation, a registered charity that works to address disadvantage and inequality in children accessing STEAM education in our countries of operation.

What does being a Graduate mean for you?

Outside of the technical development you’ll gain working within your team, you’ll also join GHD’s two-year Graduate Development Program. The Graduate Program will connect you peers across Australia, New Zealand, the broader Asia Pacific region and the Middle East.   

We offer optional rotations in the second year of your program to help explore your career pathway, a structured approach to promotions and salary reviews over your first two years and a culture that is friendly, inclusive and not built on hierarchy.

Want to know more about life as a Consultant in GHD?

GHD, in partnership with The Forage, a global provider of job simulations, have developed a self-paced Virtual Internship where you’ll start to explore what a career in our Engineering teams looks like.  You’ll hear from one of the Leaders in our Rail team who’ll outline some of the topics we cover, as well as talking you through a bit more of what we do in GHD. 

The Virtual Internship should only take you 3-4 hours to complete   We’re not asking you to undertake complex calculations, but rather understand some of the challenge we work with on a day-to-day basis.

To learn more, access our Virtual Engineering Internship here.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a passionate Interior Design Graduate to join our GHD Design team in Perth.

GHD Design is a global design company operating through the GHD network of studios and offices with a 30+ year presence in WA. This provides a unique opportunity to leverage the depth of our geographic reach while maintaining local knowledge, infusion, commitment, and character. In WA, our team includes the following fields: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Design, delivering projects across 10 different market sectors.

Our versatile Interior Design team is dedicated to crafting innovative interior solutions that are tailored to each unique space and client. We prioritise functionality, aesthetics, and user experience to create environments that inspire and delight. The GHD Design Interior Design team has a consistent track record in delivering successful projects across a wide range of sectors, including commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and residential. Our expertise includes space planning, material selection, furniture specification, and bespoke design solutions.

We are passionate about improving the built environment, creating sustainable outcomes, and delivering quality designs. Our global network is made up of landscape architects, architects, designers, planners, engineers, and environmental scientists all working towards the same goal. 

Whether you are a recent graduate or someone completing their final year of studies, we are seeking a degree qualified Interior Designer.

Key responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Site Surveys and Measurements: Learning to accurately measure and assess spaces, understanding the importance of this for design accuracy.
  • Material and Finish Selection: Researching and presenting options, understanding how choices impact aesthetics and function.
  • Assist in developing design plans in response to client requirements: Collaborating with senior designers and translating client needs into design concepts.
  • 3D Visualization and Rendering: Creating visual representations of designs to help clients understand the final outcome.
  • Manage tasks to develop designs and planning concepts into clear and compelling graphic images and plans: Learn how to communicate design ideas through various visuals effectively.
  • Bringing a positive attitude and developing great team relationships across multiple business areas and locations: Building interpersonal skills and understanding how teams collaborate.
  • Undertake internal training and work towards accreditation for your profession (support from experienced mentors will be provided): Actively pursuing professional development and learning industry standards.
  • Client Communication: Participating in meetings, learning to gather feedback and present ideas.
  • Technical Drawings: Assisting with drafting and understanding the importance of precision in construction documentation.
  • Trend Research: Staying current with design trends and researching new materials and technologies.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Will graduate by the end of 2024 with a degree in Interior Design.
  • Who is passionate about Interior Design.
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Is enthusiastic and willing to learn a wide range of skills.
  • Has a portfolio of work that demonstrates a flair for design.
  • Is proficient in preparing concept plans, design and construction documentation.
  • Solid computer literacy and good working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, SketchUp, Revit, InDesign or Photoshop would be beneficial.

What does the rest of GHD’s process look like?

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition team members who manage each of our regions.   From there, the rest of our recruitment process includes:

  • A Video Interview, where you’ll get the chance to introduce yourself and make another positive impression on both our TA team and hiring managers.
  • Formal interviews, either in person or via MS Teams. Prior to our interview we’ll also ask you to go through some online testing through one of our providers, Saville.
  • An offer, where we’ll go through your salary package and the start date for our program, as well as flagging our background checking process.

In our application process, we want to be as inclusive as possible to ensure everyone has an equitable chance of proceeding through.  If you identify as someone who is neurodiverse, or who has a disability and may require changes to any of the processes outlined above, please respond to the question at the start of our process and we’ll be in touch where appropriate.

How do you apply? 

1. Select the "Apply" button

2. Please allow up to 10 minutes to complete the questions. 

3. Upload a copy of your updated cover letter, CV and academic transcript/s.

If you’re successful through our recruitment process, your full-time position will start in February 2025. There may also be ongoing opportunities for casual work throughout your final year of studies.

Interested? Apply now.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Architecture, Industrial Design
  • Work rights:
    Australian Student Visa, Australian Citizen,
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:



    Feb 2025 (approx)

  • Salary


  • Closing Date:14th Jun 2024, 3:59 pm


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