Holcim Graduate Programs

Holcim is a leading global supplier of aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete. Our products are used to build homes, schools, hospitals, roads and railways, supporting our vision to provide foundations for society’s future and we operate in over 300 sites across Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia and New Zealand, Holcim has been delivering construction materials for more than 100 years. Originally serving the industry under the well-known Readymix and Humes brands, Holcim now c…

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Application Process

  1. Decide What Role(s) to Apply For and When

    • Your interests, skills and career goals should align with the requirements of your chosen role.
    • If you are in your final year of study, you will be eligible for our Graduate Program.
    • Make sure that you are eligible to work in your chosen role’s location (we will require evidence of your working rights). 
  2. Online Application

    Now that you’ve determined which role(s) to apply for, it’s time to submit your application! Click through to the position’s online application form. You will need to complete some questions and attach a number of documents, including:

    • Your CV –showcase your previous work experience, extra-curricular activities, academic history, volunteer experience and any other qualifications –we’re looking for future leaders, so anything that demonstrates your motivation, proactivity…
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Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Business and Commerce
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Science

Join the industry leader in infrastructure, construction and mining for their 12 month graduate program focused on developing their future leaders

About Us

Holcim Australia is a leading supplier of aggregates, concrete, and concrete pipe and products.. Our products are used to build homes, schools, hospitals, roads and railways, supporting our vision to provide foundations for society’s future and we operate in over 300 sites across Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia and New Zealand, Holcim has been delivering construction materials for more than 100 years. Originally serving the industry under the well-known Ready-mix (Concrete) and Humes brands, Holcim now continues to supply products including aggregate and sand, concrete, concrete pipe and products.

Holcim operates right across the Australian continent supplying concrete from a network of more than 200 concrete plants, 900 mixer trucks and mobile and on site facilities. Our 88 quarry operations provide consistent, quality products for a diverse range of customers and applications. Our contracting business services serve major mining and infrastructure projects. Within New Zealand we operate 2 cement terminals at Auckland and Timaru.

Globally we are known as Holcim. Created through the merger of Holcim and Lafarge in 2015 – two companies with a rich history, pride and culture –Holcim is the leading company in the building materials industry. Holcim has more than 115,000 employees and operates in 90 countries around the globe. We have a unique business portfolio and serve customers ranging from individual homebuilders to the largest and most complex projects. We offer the widest range of value-adding products, innovative services, and comprehensive building solutions. In Australia, Holcim still trades under its own name but is part of the global merger.

Application Process

  1. Decide What Role(s) to Apply For and When

    • Your interests, skills and career goals should align with the requirements of your chosen role.
    • If you are in your final year of study, you will be eligible for our Graduate Program.
    • Make sure that you are eligible to work in your chosen role’s location (we will require evidence of your working rights). 
  2. Online Application

    Now that you’ve determined which role(s) to apply for, it’s time to submit your application! Click through to the position’s online application form. You will need to complete some questions and attach a number of documents, including:

    • Your CV –showcase your previous work experience, extra-curricular activities, academic history, volunteer experience and any other qualifications –we’re looking for future leaders, so anything that demonstrates your motivation, proactivity and interest in your chosen discipline will go a long way!
    • Your Academic Record.
    • Evidence of your working rights –attach a scan / copy of your birth certificate, passport or Visa (VEVO check if applicable).
  3. Psychometric Assessments

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete online psychometric assessments consisting of a cognitive ability test and personality questionnaire.

  4. Video Interview

    Shortlisted candidates invited to take part in a video interview so we can learn more about you and what attracted you to our Graduates Development Program.

  5. Assessment Centre

    Selected candidates will be invited to an assessment centre which will last for 4-5 hours. This will allow you to find out more about Holcim and our Graduate Development Program, meet some of our leaders and former graduates and complete some individual and group assessments. 

  6. Pre-employment Medical & Offer

    Shorted listed candidates to complete a pre-employment medical & national police check subsequent to an offer to join our 2024 Graduates Development Program- Accelerate.

Diversity & Inclusion

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Expectations are high for business to be part of the solution in tackling climate change, inequality and other global challenges. In building a sustainable and innovative business for the future, Holcim aims to uncover different perspectives and create equitable opportunities for all types of people to grow and to thrive, now and in the future. This applies to our 70,000 employees – people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, generations, expertise and abilities. It also describes how we engage with contractors, communities, customers and suppliers. 

We create the conditions for individuals to thrive - no matter who you are At Holcim we offer an inclusive environment, where our people feel comfortable bringing their authentic self to work. We offer a high-performance workplace empowering problem solvers, creative thinkers and innovators to seek combined perspectives and voice opportunities to go further and faster. Our workplace is a safe environment where individuals can be themselves and where we promote a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunities employer, making no distinction on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. People are treated fairly at work – respecting and supporting human rights and nondiscrimination. This is rooted in the values and standards set out in the Holcim Code of Business Conduct.

Our commitment to increasing gender inclusivity We are committed to building an increasingly diverse workforce with targeted interventions with specific focus at Group level on gender equality and preparing for the next generation of talent. In line with industry trends our workforce currently comprises 14% women, and we have mobilized to increase this share. Our goal is to have women represent at least 25% of our senior management by 2025. In March 2021, we became a signatory of the UN Women’s Empowerment principles. As of that time women represented 25% of our Board, 30% of the Group Executive Committee and 17% at all management levels. “The UN Women's Empowerment principles elevates our efforts to promote gender equality and foster a fair workplace where all can be safe and thrive. This is essential to building a sustainable and innovative business for the future.“ Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim

Our actions to build diverse workforce Our people are empowered locally to create the conditions for a diverse and inclusive workforce, with particular emphasis on gender balance in sales and operational roles and developing talent at an early career stage. Inspiring future generations and hiring a talent pipeline are key to becoming an employer of choice, especially for those that would not traditionally consider a career in building solutions. We offer our employees opportunities to build and advance their careers by promoting access to education, training and networking. From a clear articulation of what we stand for to participating in community initiatives, our inclusive culture and social actions nurture professional growth and retention.

Our passion for Safety

Passion is at the base of the safety culture at Holcim Australia. It provides the platform to achieve our shared goal of “zeroHarm to People” and “zeroHarm to the Environment”. 

Ultimately the zeroHarm goal is a commitment by everyone in our organisation and is driven by everyone from the CEO down.

Everyone must understand and acknowledge the importance of safety on the job as well as integrating safety into our daily lives and everything we do – both as individuals and an organisation.

zeroHarm is supported by four fundamental principles:

  • Passion
  • Accountability
  • Behaviour
  • Communication and consultation

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Clare Taylor

Area Manager NNSW at Humes

Clare started the graduate program early 2016 and has completed rotations in concrete production and in the pre-cast concrete products and pipes division. 

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"I have been getting exposed to a large variety of work. The exposure I am getting has been great... and the weeks are going very quickly! I am looking forward to getting more responsibility as I become more experienced. The experiences at Holcim have been better than I expected! I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone to apply for the program"

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Thisy Fabris

National Pre-Contracts Coordinator

“Each day brings new challenges and complexities, and being able to pivot swiftly in response to unforeseen obstacles is vital, especially given the ever-changing nature of concrete.”

Thisy's remarkable trajectory began as she stepped into the Victorian fixed plant concrete business during the early days of the Graduate Program. Eager to embrace new challenges, she swiftly transitioned into major projects after just three months, demonstrating her adaptability and drive to excel. In October 2019, Thisy embarked on another rotation, this time joining the dynamic Aggregates team in Melbourne. Each role she undertook cont…

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Graduate Development Program - Accelerate

Holcim believes that by identifying and investing in your potential, we can develop our future leaders. As a participant in our graduate program, you will actively contribute and engage with the business, learning industry best practice from key Holcim leaders and employees. 

In Australia, the 12-month Accelerate program is split into three blocks; providing graduates 3 x four-month blocks of hands-on work experience in different focus areas of Operational, Technical, Business and Projects.

This will be based in one of our three business units; Humes, Aggregates or Concrete, with locations in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA or SA. 

In New Zealand, the 12-month Accelerate program will include 3 x four-month blocks made up of two blocks in the Cement business (operations and sales) and one in the Aggregates business; with locations in Hastings and Auckland.

2024 Engineering Graduates - Accelerate Your Career and Help Build Progress with Us

The Holcim Graduate Development Program is an opportunity to experience and learn about the Holcim Australia business within your allocated business unit. The program provides the development of personal, professional, technical and divisional-specific skills required as an operational employee and future leader within Holcim. 

Moving across various sites, you will experience different places, people and functions in real jobs working on real sites. The program will see you work across multiple locations and may require you to travel to some of our regional sites. The key aim of the program is to create operational leaders of the future.

Commencing in February 2024, our 12-month program consists of immersing graduates into one business unit and tailoring a development plan to prepare graduates for a successful career with Holcim

Upon completion of the development program, each of the graduates will secure a full-time opportunity in a role aligned to business needs and their interest areas. Further to this, our offer is:

  • A generous graduate package that includes 13% Super  
  • Structured development program
  • Being part of a collaborative and professional team

Why Join Us?

 As a graduate, Holcim will offer you a varied career path supported by diverse training opportunities. We are an industry leader in health and safety and are proud of our commitment to environmental sustainability. Diversity is valued within our organisation and as such we promote equal opportunities in recruitment, employment, development and retention.

Let’s get down to it; what will you get out of a career with Holcim? Here are our top five reasons to join Holcim:

1. We give you real responsibilities

We believe that the best development opportunity you can have is actually working in an operational role, with real work and real challenges. You will have a dedicated manager who can work with you to develop your career plan.

2. We give you career flexibility

Because of its structure, the graduate program gives you the opportunity to work across locations and business divisions. This means you can explore what you really want and where you really want to go.

3. We focus on names, not numbers

Having a smaller graduate intake means that we can focus on each graduate’s development to suit both the business and individual requirements.

4. We develop and support you

  • We will work with you to define and offer development opportunities specific to your career goals
  • Our Graduate Program gives you a deep dive into one of our Business units which will give you a deeper understanding of our business
  • Feel part of the larger community through our graduate networking opportunities
  • To help you with your orientation to Holcim, our graduates are paired with a buddy at commencement and a mentor once you’ve settled into your role 

5. We have great rewards and benefits

  • Competitive salaries
  • Additional superannuation contributions
  • Financial support for relocations
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  • Various deals and discounts negotiated by our Procurement team

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