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Our Graduate Development Program


As a Graduate, you will learn how to transform complex challenges into imaginative solutions.

The GHD Graduate Development Program is an integrated, holistic approach to developing future leaders and technical specialists. Over the two-year program, you will learn about our business and our values, your team and most importantly, yourself. You will develop your decision-making, communication, technical and critical leadership skills, access personal mentoring, and participate in a variety of development activities. Alongside invaluable on-the-job experience is the chance to build networks that will last a lifetime.

It is a structured, balanced development program with a blend of experience and exposure across GHD designed to develop your skillsets and keep you constantly challenged.

The program highlights are:

  • An intensive, informative and fun induction and orientation session
  • Formal and informal learning opportunities
  • Regular coaching and feedback
  • Various opportunities to build your network within the business
  • The opportunity to participate in our mentoring program
  • A variety of assignments through different groups, projects and locations
  • Involvement in local community projects
  • The creation of your own graduate peer community
  • Preparation for attaining professional accreditation.

GHD uses a variety of ways to build your skillset and knowledge including: coaching and mentoring, talent exchanges, e-learning modules, opportunities for self-study, structured workshops and courses and through our Career Pathways program.

Career Pathways is our global approach to career planning at GHD which encourages you to develop a portfolio of skills and experiences, providing the capability for a variety of future roles.

On the job learning includes exposure to a variety of projects, disciplines, and regional locations. This will give provide you the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of different people.

The GHD Business School is the branded name for learning and development within GHD. The GHD Business School provides diverse learning opportunities for you to acquire the experience and knowledge you need to be a truly effective member of our team and to strengthen our global network.


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