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WHAT IS THE STARTING SALARY FOR A GRADUATE?

The salary that a graduate receives will depend on the market rate, type of degree (hons, masters, PhD) and whether or not the graduate has had prior professional work experience.

WHEN WOULD A GRADUATE EXPECT TO COMMENCE EMPLOYMENT IF THEY WERE OFFERED A POSITION?

Graduates will typically start in January or February however other start dates can be negotiated with your hiring manager.

WHAT SORT OF GRADUATES ARE JACOBS LOOKING FOR?

We look for graduates who enjoy a well-rounded mix of studies, professional associations, work-life balance and community care. We work in teams so team work is paramount as is being passionate about developing your career.

HOW MANY GRADUATES DOES JACOBS EMPLOY?

Each year the number of graduates we employ varies dependent upon the projects we are currently working on. It is really important that graduates get their application in early, and pay attention to the details of their applications. 

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF WORK?

We work a 40 hour week, with most people working the core hours of 8am to 5pm with a lunch break. Start and finish times are flexible by negotiation with your Manager.

DOES JACOBS OFFER INTERNSHIP WORK?

We offer internship employment at Jacobs. Applications will be open through our website in approximately September each year.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS LIKE FOR GRADUATES?

Each year we receive many thousands of expressions of interests from graduates seeking to join our program. It does take time for us to carefully consider each application. Jacobs will contact you to advise whether or not your application has been successful. Applications open in March/April on Jacobs careers website and GradConnection. You can expect to have one phone conversation and then at least 2 interviews involving HR, the hiring manager and the staff that you will be working with. Offers are extended shortly after interview. On occasions we get requirements for graduates outside these times due to new project wins or changes in business needs. You may be contacted by Jacobs at other times of the year.

DOES JACOBS CONSIDER GRADUATES WITH PREVIOUS POST-STUDY EXPERIENCE?

The Jacobs Graduate recruitment program is designed for undergraduates who are looking to enter the workforce. However, we do consider graduates who have 1-2 years’ experience for some positions.

DO YOU TAKE ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

If you are eligible to work in Australia (Citizenship, Permanent Residency, NZ citizen) then you will be considered for the graduate program.

BACHELOR OR MASTER QUERIES – DO MASTERS GRADS QUALIFY, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

Masters is highly regarded at Jacobs. The Jacobs Graduate recruitment program is open to Bachelor, Masters and PhD students who are just entering the workforce.  We do employ graduates who have experience into the business on an as needs basis.

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