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John Holland Graduate Programs & Internships

By finding solutions to complex challenges and opportunities, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in. We offer services from infrastructure and property development to rail and building. We always go further in serving the needs of our customers, putting ourselves in their shoes and ensuring we deliver not only for them – but for their customers too.

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At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

Past John Holland Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at John Holland, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when John Holland hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Internships (76%),

  • Graduate Jobs (24%),

Disciplines

  • Construction (100%),

  • Engineering (94%),

  • Engineering Civil Structural (29%),

  • Engineering Electrical (29%),

  • Engineering Environmental (24%),

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Locations

  • Brisbane (100%),

  • Sydney (100%),

  • Melbourne (94%),

  • Perth (76%),

  • Adelaide (71%),

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Work rights

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (94%),

  • Australian Working Visa (71%),

  • Australian Skilled Migration Visa (485) (71%),

  • Australian Bridging Visa (71%),

  • Australian Student Visa (71%),

Past John Holland Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of John Holland's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


John Holland

Closed a month ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 2 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 3 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 4 months ago

We're currently accepting applications for our 2022 Graduate Program.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

SALARY

$75,000-$82,000

VACANCIES

53

POSITION START DATE

Feb 2022 (approx)

John Holland

Closed 4 months ago

We're currently accepting applications for our 2022 Graduate Program.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

SALARY

$75,000-$82,000

VACANCIES

53

POSITION START DATE

Feb 2022 (approx)

John Holland

Closed 4 months ago

We're currently accepting applications for our 2022 Graduate Program.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 1 other locations

SALARY

$75,000-$82,000

VACANCIES

53

POSITION START DATE

Feb 2022 (approx)

John Holland

Closed 4 months ago

We're currently accepting applications for our 2022 Graduate Program.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Auckland (New Zealand) and 4 other locations

SALARY

$75,000-$82,000

VACANCIES

53

POSITION START DATE

Feb 2022 (approx)

John Holland

Closed 4 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 5 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 6 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 7 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 8 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 9 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed 10 months ago

At John Holland we are about finding solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. We work across sectors from Infrastructure and Property Development to Rail and Building, all with the purpose of benefiting communities and transforming lives.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

John Holland

Closed 10 months ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed a year ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

John Holland

Closed a year ago

At John Holland we deliver people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 4 other locations

Who We Are

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At John Holland we’re up for the challenge of improving lives. By finding solutions to complex challenges and opportunities, we  transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, offering services from infrastructure and property development to rail and building.

We always go further in serving the needs of our customers, putting ourselves in their shoes and ensuring we deliver not only for them – but for their customers too.

For us, it’s not about what we do, but why we do it and who will benefit.

We believe in sticking right beside our customers through every link of the project lifecycle to make sure the future of our cities and regional centres are as bright as they can be.

Our parent company, CCCI, is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), which is listed on the Hong Kong (1800.HK) and Shanghai Stock Exchanges (601800SH).

CCCC is one of the world's largest infrastructure construction companies. It is currently ranked #110 on the Fortune 500 list and #3 in Global Contractors by Engineering News Record (ENR). It is well recognised for technical expertise and execution of complex infrastructure including bridges, high speed rail, deep water port development and social infrastructure.

As the overseas investment arm of CCCC, CCCI is well-positioned to invest abroad on behalf of CCCC and finance CCCC’s projects through diversified funding channels, with four core business segments:

  • Direct investment in overseas businesses
  • Relevant project financing
  • Cross-border M&As
  • Overseas asset management and operations

Program Overview

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Make It Yours!

We understand that choosing where you start your career is a big decision. We know your decision won’t be made lightly and neither will ours. We are looking for graduates who are up for a challenge, eager to learn, have an ability to build relationships and are keen to transform lives of our people, communities and customers. We pride ourselves on living through our values and offering our people a caring, empowering, imaginative and future-focused career. If that’s important to you too, then apply for a position in our Graduate Program.

Our Graduate Program

We offer our grads a structured, two-year program. This includes:

  • On-the-job learning through a rotation-based program
  • Formal learning & development programs and initiatives
  • Opportunities to network with senior leaders across a diverse project-based business
  • Support for you to shape your career. It is what you make of it so, Make It Yours!

FAQs

  • Where does John Holland operate?
    We work in both metropolitan and regional areas, creating projects that make communities more connected, grow the economy and improve quality of life. To learn and grow as much as possible during your time on the program, it is essential that you are prepared to relocate.
  • Is the John Holland Graduate Program a 2-year program?
    Correct. During those 2 years you will get the opportunity to do a minimum of 2 x 12-month rotations. The purpose of this is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to be a well-rounded professional in the construction industry.
  • When can I apply for the program?
    Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join our 2022 Graduate Program. Applications open on Monday 15th March.
  • What do I need to do / have to be able to apply?
    To be eligible to apply for the graduate program, you will be required to have completed your degree between January 2018 – December 2021. This includes all your study requirements and necessary industry placements.
    You will also need to be an Australian / New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident. We will ask you to provide supporting documents throughout the recruitment process.
  • If I’m successful, when would I start?
    Our program commences in February 2022.
  • Who can I talk to if I have questions?
    Our team can provide you with information on the recruitment process. Please email [email protected].

People

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Our ability to transform lives hinges on the expertise of our people. Creating an environment that lets our employees thrive allows them to deliver solutions to complex challenges and opportunities while improving communities - one project at a time.

We know that our success, and the success of our projects, is based on our people. Regardless of where we work or what we’re working on, we’re committed to the development of motivated, competent people and through them the achievement of excellence. 

We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences and a strong framework for on-going career development. 

Every project our employees work on has the capacity to transform lives. Everything we do is designed to deliver positive change for individuals, our customers, and the communities they live in.

We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland. We know that diverse perspectives ultimately result in greater innovation and better decisions – underpinning our business success.

Graduate Profiles

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Melissa Drennen

Melissa Drennen

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

2020, in my second year.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

JHG Head Office & currently, West Gate Tunnel Project

What does your typical workday look like?

At the moment, I am assisting with recruitment for the project so my typical day involves assisting the Resourcing Manager by phone screening candidates, arranging and conducting interviews, completing preemployment checks, preparing onboarding paperwork, arranging contracts and coordinating everything that new starters need for their first day on the job!

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

I have really enjoyed being able to be involved in a variety of tasks within different areas of the HR team on such a big, complex project. I enjoy that each day is different and that I get to work with multiple stakeholders across the project, whilst constantly learning new things.

What are the limitations of your role?

I don’t find too many limitations in my role as I am given the opportunity to be involved in lots of different matters across the project. The only limitation is that sometimes I can’t be involved in everything as I either don’t have the capacity or the matter is out of my scope of knowledge.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

Prior to beginning the program, I was extremely nervous about meeting so many new people and learning new things, considering I had never worked in HR before. I wish I knew not to be so nervous as I have always felt supported by my team and the wider project!

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

Prior to starting on the Graduate Program, I tried to learn as much as I could about the history, values and current projects of John Holland. I made sure I had everything I needed prior to my first day and made sure I made the most of the down time I had before I started so I could make sure I was refreshed and ready to start!


Dan Young

Dan Young

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

Communications Graduate; 2020 cohort.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

I’ve worked at the Cross Yarra Partnership Design & Construction Joint Venture (CYP D&C JV) in the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement team since February 2020.

I worked in the Eastern Precinct team until November 2020 before rotating to the Business Support & Engagement team. I now provide support to impacted businesses across all CYP sites across the Project.

What does your typical workday look like?

On a large Project like the Metro Tunnel, there is an extremely wide group of stakeholders impacted by the construction. In my current role of Business Support, a typical day involves engaging with businesses across the Project that are impacted. Whether in person, on the phone, or over email, I engage with businesses to discuss ways to alleviate these impacts. We achieve this through free business promotion, area activations, partnerships, development of business plans and various other measures.

Last year in the East, my role was to engage with stakeholders specifically around the Anzac Station & Eastern Portal sites. A typical day for me involves preparing construction notifications, Community Reference Group presentations and resolving resident complaints and queries. This required a lot of engagement with the engineering and construction teams to ensure we provide the correct information to the community.

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

My role takes me all over Melbourne, so each day is different. One day I’ll be speaking with cafés in South Melbourne, and the next day I’ll be meeting with the North Melbourne Football Club in Arden. I enjoy being on the move, so I really like this aspect of the role.

What are the limitations of your role?

As I joined the Project halfway through, I missed the early stages during which these stakeholder relationships were developed. This is often a difficult process but also a great learning experience for those involved.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

I wish I knew more about the construction industry before starting in the Graduate program, especially as someone who doesn’t have a background in engineering. There is a lot to learn!

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

I tried to familiarise myself with the Metro Tunnel Project a bit more. Coming into the role with a general understanding of what, where and why things are happening, will allow you to hit the ground running.


Nathan Mowad

Nathan Mowad

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

I am a part of the 2020 Cohort.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

My first rotation was in Pre-Contracts, which lasted for the duration of 2020. I was fortunate enough to work on multiple high-profile jobs during this rotation, such as the Gold Coast Light Rail 3A Tender, the Warringah Freeway Upgrade and the Warragamba Dam Raising Tenders. I travelled to Brisbane for the Gold Coast Light Rail tender pre-COVID and, mid-way through, went back home to help my team complete the job from our homes in the middle of a pandemic! As of the beginning of 2021, I have joined the Sydney Gateway Joint Venture between John Holland and Seymour Whyte for what is my first involvement in the delivery of a project. It has been thoroughly enjoyable to be a part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to helping me learn while I assist with the workload.

What does your typical workday look like?

My typical workday almost always kicks off with a home-made coffee with Dad as soon as I wake up, and we chat of our plans for the day and watch the early news. About an hour later I am out of the house and on my way to work, listening to some music or a podcast on my drive in. I get to the project office and plan my day ahead in my diary for 5 minutes, and then get stuck into my work! Usually this is broken up with meetings, site visits, lunch and a coffee or two spread throughout the day. By 5/5.30 p.m. I will leave the office and be on my way to have dinner at home, usually followed by a soccer training session, study for my post-graduate degree and/or a chill night watching a movie & reading.

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

The most interesting aspect of my job is the opportunity for involvement in iconic projects that will shape the city in which we live. The ability to learn how and why a project is delivered, and then explaining those learnings to people unfamiliar with the subject, is what intrigues me the most.

What are the limitations of your role?

There are very few limitations to the Graduate role – it is essentially a license to ask, ask and ask! Generally, all my colleagues are more than willing to explain unfamiliar concepts or highlight important processes to me – and these moments are key in my development as an engineer. Naturally, the Graduate role requires me to try a few different roles within John Holland’s different departments. This may be considered a limitation – but this is not the case.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

I wish someone told me that the long hours were not so daunting! The day speeds by because I am constantly engaged. My experience with John Holland has so far seen me enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

I prepared by finishing my old job a month before my commencement at John Holland. Doing so allowed me to spend time going to the gym, catching up with friends and taking the time to learn a little more about the construction industry.


Sajitha Srivelan

Sajitha Srivelan

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

HSEQS Graduate (based in Sustainability), cohort of 2020.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

I’ve been in the Cross Yarra Partnership Design and Construction Joint Venture (CYP D&C JV) Sustainability Team on the Metro Tunnel Project for just over a year now.

What does your typical workday look like?

Sustainability is based on the idea that effective management of today’s resources allows future generations to be afforded the same resources and opportunities that we have. This is based on management of the triple bottom line – impacts to the environment, economy, and society. As these impacts are quite varying, my days are also quite varying! Some days involve going out to site to spend time with the construction teams and conducting sustainability inspections. These inspections are invaluable in terms of getting to ask questions and learning more about barriers to sustainable construction practices, as well as to see how sustainability is taken from a theoretical aim to a practical achievement. Other days are filled with interacting with our subcontractors to manage their compliance with sustainability requirements, conducting reviews of our resource consumption with the sustainability resource leads, or putting together communication pieces for the Project Wide newsletter.

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

It’s incredibly rewarding and interesting to see how different sustainability metrics on a construction project are measured and tracked using the ISCA IS rating tool and the GBCA Green Star rating tool. I love that every day I feel like I’m helping to build a better future.

What are the limitations of your role?

I think one thing I would have liked to see was how initiatives for implementation of sustainability were chosen and developed.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

That company templates exist for documents to help you with formatting and colour scheme, and that we have a jargon buster. There are lots of acronyms in this industry!

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

I was really lucky in that I was able to come down and meet the team during my final year of university before commencing in the new year. This was a wonderful opportunity because they were able to give me a spiel about what they do, what their focus was, and direct me to reading to help supplement my starting with the team. It really helped to familiarise myself with the Project prior to starting.


Yasmin Dallol

Yasmin Dallol

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

I am in Rail and joined in 2020.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

My first year of the Grad Program I was placed with the Rail Infrastructure Services Team, and then rotated to NWPA Pakenham Planning Development team which is where I am now.

What does your typical workday look like?

Back at RIS I would have my trusty site notepad that would have a list of tasks that I would usually write the day before, that list usually gets thrown out the window! The day can be very unpredictable at times, so being flexible and ready was essential. During the day I would get said tasks done, watch and learn, ask A LOT of questions and end it by listing the things that need to be done the next day (hoping for no curve balls). My days here at NWPA are kind of similar in a way, only major difference is that now I’m at home.

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

Being involved in a project from the tender phase all the way to the delivery phase. I have learnt so much working on each step of the project and every step requires a different set of skills and can be challenging both mentally and physically. But at the end, when it comes to the delivery phase you get a huge sense of accomplishment and it is very rewarding. I have been lucky enough to be exposed to a variety of Rail projects around Victoria, whether central or rural.

What are the limitations of your role?

Sometimes working in a fast paced environment, for a grad can be tricky. Since I still have so much to learn, finding the right time and place to ask my questions is not easy. I have been very lucky with the teams I have been placed with, my managers/colleagues have always been open for questions and conversations.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

During Grad orientation week we had many lectures and conferences so a lot was covered in preparation for the job so I felt prepared. Maybe the only thing I wasn’t prepared for was the amount of fun on the job I was going to have.

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

Directly transitioning into a full time job from being a full time student for the past 4 years was quite challenging to say the least. Especially when it came to my sleeping schedule. So fixing my sleep schedule and getting into that right mindset is how I prepared.


Kira Wheelhouse

Kira Wheelhouse

What discipline and cohort (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021) are you in?

Building 2020.

Provide an overview of all your rotations to date:

Youth Justice from Feb 2020 to current.

What does your typical workday look like?

Start the day at prestart, head out for a site walk with my area supervisor, then spend the morning getting the questions from site answered with the consultants. After lunch I’ll work on program, plan upcoming works, and work through some of the more complicated issues. In the afternoon I’ll go on another site walk and note down the day’s progress for my works and status of my short range program.

What has been the most interesting thing about your job?

That every day there’s something new. There’s always a new issue to work through and resolve that needs some elastic thinking and collaboration with the team. This is everything from resequencing works to make sure we maintain access, finding efficiencies like prefabricating services runs to save some time, and to checking the depths of light fittings so they don’t jut past the ceiling. I’m constantly learning and constantly challenging myself to improve.

What are the limitations of your role?

A grad is a pretty junior position, so I rely on my SPE to help me with a lot of issues that I’m not sure how to navigate, from challenging personalities to the intricacies of plastering. This can be helpful though – I can ask all of the “silly” questions with the understanding that I’m pretty new.

What is something you wish you knew before you started?

Building is easy, people make it hard. People management is the single most important thing I do every day, and technical experience is second to that.

How did you prepare for starting on the Graduate Program?

I wouldn’t say I really prepared – I made sure to come in with an open mind and a willingness to ask questions and learn, and I really think all you need is a good attitude. Most people in the industry, from consultants to colleagues to subcontractors, are generous with their time and knowledge and are more than happy to answer questions about their area of expertise.

About You

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We look for a diverse range of candidates who are driven, eager to learn, have an ability to build relationships and are keen to transform lives.

To be eligible to apply for the graduate program, you will be required to have completed your degree between January 2018 – December 2021. This includes all your study requirements and necessary industry placements.

You will also need to be an Australian / New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident. We will ask you to provide supporting documents throughout the recruitment process.

Diversity and Inclusion - Equality

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At John Holland, our commitment to transforming lives extends to all those who work with us – including our employees and subcontractors and graduates. We know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace attracts the best people for the job, and we motivate and develop outstanding people – regardless of their gender, age or background.  

We are committed to ensuring both women and men have the same opportunities within our business, and we are proud to say that we are one of the first businesses in our industry to eliminate the gender pay gap.  

John Holland promotes three inclusion and diversity principles:   

1. Our employees are encouraged to be the best they can be. We embrace the unique diversity, skills and perspectives of all employees. We foster a safe, equitable, culturally appropriate and inclusive working environment that allows everyone to achieve their full potential.

2. Our employees are treated fairly and with respect. We treat everyone fairly and equitably and acknowledge the wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and ideas they bring. We embrace a culture that encourages constructive debate. We listen, engage with and understand our employees as unique individuals.

3. We are all responsible for diversity and inclusion. Achieving workplace diversity and building an inclusive culture is the responsibility of every employee in John Holland.  

With 40% of our Executive team being female, we are passionate about driving diversity from the top down. We understand the value that diversity can bring to our organization, ensuring we are in a stronger position to understand our customers’ needs and to deliver our vision of ‘transforming lives’.  

Indigenous Engagement and Career Development

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The focus and commitment of John Holland Indigenous Engagement Strategy and RAP is to deliver long term, beneficial and reciprocal partnerships on a sustainable basis with Indigenous people, businesses and their communities.

Our commitment is to increase training, employment and supplier opportunities for Indigenous people and to enrich the broader John Holland employee base through building inclusion, understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and heritage.

Some of our key initiatives include:

  • Celebration of Significant Days
  • Cultural Training
  • Site Visits for local Indigenous school students supporting events such as ‘Career Aspiration Day’ in conjunction with local Indigenous Organisations and schools to inspire Indigenous young people to see the possibilities of a career in the construction industry
  • Pre-Employment Programs
  • Community Engagement
  • Indigenous Business Procurement
  • Established partnership with Australian Indigenous Engineering Summer School, members of Social Traders, Supply Nation and Diversity Council Australia and their Indigenous Corporate Network.
  • Indigenous intern programs with CareerTrackers

LGBTI+

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The Australian construction industry is one of the most dynamic and interesting areas you can work, but its reputation as an inclusive and welcoming workplace for LGBTI+ employees is a work in progress. John Holland wants to change this. We believe everyone has the right to bring their true selves to work, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. Our values influence the decisions we make at every level of the business, to ensure we are a caring, empowering, future focused and imaginative company for all our people.

Through our Pride Network we have introduced new ways for our people to show their support within the workplace through visual material such as hard hat stickers, and inclusion training and events. We have also celebrated Wear It Purple Day in our offices and sites across the whole company, participated in Melbourne Midsumma Pride March and Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.

The priorities of our Pride Network are to create inclusive workplaces in construction, encourage and support LGBTI+ employees to bring their full selves to work, and break down barriers for LGBTI+ people to consider a career in our industry.

In acknowledgment of our commitments we have been recognized with Bronze Employer Status by the Pride in Diversity AWEI benchmarking awards, including winning the 2020 Most Improved Employer. It is an incredible honour for John Holland as a whole, and it is a testament to the hard work going on behind the scenes to improve our industry.

Our employees are the most important people we work with, and we want to make sure they are safe, supported and cared for in our industry.

Infrastructure

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The Infrastructure Group comprises specialised engineering, design and construction capability across a broad range of sectors and for projects of varying sizes. Our expertise in infrastructure spans more than 2,500 projects in Australia alone, for both public and private customers. We also have a long history of delivering projects in international markets, most notably across South East Asia and New Zealand.

Our capabilities span across a number of sectors, from transport infrastructure, utilities, and resources, to renewables and tunnelling.

As an Infrastructure Graduate, you could be working on projects like West Gate Tunnel in VIC, Sydney Metro in NSW, or Sunshine Coast Airport in QLD.

Suitable majors:

Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Civil

Rail

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Home to Australia’s largest capability in the rail sector, the Rail Group undertakes projects in each state of Australia in urban, regional and remote desert environments.

We deliver complex multi-discipline rail projects and specialist projects covering operations, construction, maintenance and renewals of track, signalling, overhead line, stations, structures and tunnelling in both live operational environments and greenfield sites.

As a Rail Graduate, you could be working on projects like Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne, Canberra Metro, or Sydney Metro.

Specialisations and respective suitable majors:

  • Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Civil
  • HSEQ – Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or Environmental Science
  • Planning – Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical

Building

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The Building Group provides the platform for the development of integrated building and operations solutions, from initial concept, to financing, planning, design, costing, construction, operations and maintenance.

We provide technical expertise in geotechnical, foundations, structural systems, services distribution and architectural finishes, ensuring John Holland is at the forefront of new products and materials sourced from across our local, national and international supply chains.

As a Building Graduate, you could be working on projects like 275 George Street in Sydney, Clarence Correctional Centre in NSW, Flinders Gate in Melbourne, or the Youth Justice Redevelopment in Melbourne.

Suitable majors:

Construction Management

Safety

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All our employees should trust that they will return home safely each day. To achieve this, we promise to:

  • Put safety first, always;
  • Show our commitment to safety in every action we take;
  • Make safety personal, always.

As a Safety Graduate, you will develop comprehensive knowledge of how we develop and implement safety principles and methodologies at a corporate level and how it translates to project level. You will gain exposure to our safety management functions through the rotations that you will undertake across our Infrastructure, Building and Rail projects. This role will provide the opportunity to analyse and identify safety and wellbeing issues to assist in developing new strategies and initiatives. You will gain hands-on safety consultation experience within the construction environment. You will play a part in ensuring that every individual at John Holland understands their obligations with regards to; the duty of care for people, community, Safety, Quality and Environment.

Suitable majors:

Engineering, Civil, Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or Environmental Science

Human Resources

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The People function partners with the business to provide an HR operational service focused on achieving the strategic objectives of John Holland through five key specialist areas:

  • Employee Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Migration & Global Mobility
  • Talent, Diversity & Development
  • Resourcing

Together they provide the business with an edge in planning, winning and delivering work through the skills, employment initiatives and the development of our people. Each business unit and region in also have their designated People function to provide targeted support to our operations.

As a Human Resources Graduate, you could be based in the office or supporting the HR function directly on site on an Infrastructure, Building or Rail project. You will be providing advice and guidance on a wide range of HR related matters with the opportunity to support the implementation and delivery of development programs and key people initiatives.

Suitable majors:

Bachelor of Human Resource Management

Finance

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Finance and Group Services provides the framework for reporting, compliance and governance within John Holland. As business partners, the information provided from reporting enables informed strategic decisions to be made regarding the operations of the business.

As a Finance Graduate, you are offered the opportunity to get a breadth of experience across Management and Financial Reporting, Asset Management, Treasury Management and Project Reporting. You could be assisting the Finance and Accounting team in maintaining financial, accounting and administration to meet procedural, statutory and corporate standards. This will involve preparing income and balance sheet statements and prepare and/or consolidate other accounting statements and reports as required. In addition, you will support the development of operating budgets using data supplied, such as actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue and expense reports.

You will also assist with prepare variance analysis on financial information and maintain records of operating performance for comparison with estimated budgets. You would also have the opportunity to rotate between Corporate Finance and Project Finance to develop a broad skillset.

Suitable majors:

Accounting, Finance

Communications

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The Corporate Affairs function of John Holland includes internal communications, external communications, marketing, brand and government relations. This includes managing all communications within the organisation, dealing with media and issues management, maintaining our social media accounts, providing marketing support, and managing branding for the business. It also involves providing government relations advice to the regions and business groups. In this way, the Corporate Affairs division is responsible for managing John Holland’s reputation and external perception in the market and with the community.

As a Communications Graduate, you could be involved in engaging project stakeholders and the local community, drafting tailored communications for multiple channels, identifying proactive media opportunities and devising strategies to mitigate construction impacts, all while working closely with some of the best talent in this field.

Suitable majors:

Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Digital Media, Communication and Professional Writing, Creative Writing

IT / Digital Technology

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Information Technology at John Holland is part of the Engineering, Technology & Innovation (ETI) business group. The purpose of this function is to enable John Holland to harness knowledge, capability and innovation to create competitive advantage through uniqueness and global competitiveness. As ETI grows with the business, we need passionate people with a focus on creating intuitive solutions through innovative design and development.

As an IT Graduate you will be working as part of a team of professionals with a diverse range of skills focusing on the full development lifecycle of a project. John Holland is a large consumer of AWS products. Part of your role could be understanding and developing code to work in AWS with services such as CloudFormation, API Gateway and Lambda.

Suitable majors:

Bachelor of Information Technology or Engineering

Commercial

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We understand that choosing where you start your career is a big decision. That’s why we have designed a Graduate Program with you at the centre – that arms you with the skills needed for a big future in our industry.

It is structured around building your abilities through rotations, learning and development opportunities and support.

The basics:

  • Two year program
  • On-the-job learning
  • Opportunities to network with senior leaders across a diverse infrastructure and property business
  • Offers support to grow your skills in working with others, negotiation and team work.
  • We work in both metropolitan and regional areas, creating projects that make communities more connected, grow the economy and improve quality of life.

To learn and grow as much as possible during your time on the program, it is essential that you are prepared to relocate. The skills and knowledge that you develop will give you a professional advantage in this competitive industry, wherever your career may take you. We are proud that many of our past graduates are now in various senior roles throughout John Holland.

It is all what you make of it – make it yours!

Inclusion & Diversity

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Our commitment to transforming lives extends to all those who work with us. We know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace attracts the best employees, regardless of what their background is.

We motivate and develop outstanding people – regardless of their gender, age or background.

Diversity and inclusiveness are about recognising, respecting and valuing differences based on all of the elements that make each human being unique. It is about creating a culture where different perspectives can be heard for the benefit of our communities.

John Holland employs a team of dedicated Inclusion & Diversity professionals and promotes three inclusion and diversity principles.

We committed to fixing the gender pay gap within our company and, in an industry-first, we are running an employment program for marginalised people in our industry.

  1. Our employees are encouraged to be the best they can be. We embrace the unique diversity, skills and perspectives of all employees. We foster a safe, equitable, culturally appropriate and inclusive working environment that allows everyone to achieve their full potential.
  2. Our employees are treated fairly and with respect. We treat everyone fairly and equitably and acknowledge the wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and ideas they bring. We embrace a culture that encourages constructive debate. We listen, engage with and understand our employees as unique individuals.
  3. We are all responsible for diversity and inclusion. Achieving workplace diversity and building an inclusive culture is the responsibility of every employee in John Holland.

Communities

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We want to transform communities for the better and are committed to incorporating what locals want into our projects. Our projects involve the community at every step, and we are committed to partnering with them to create the best results for our towns and cities.

Our community partnering approach includes:

  • Managing community impacts – Reducing the impact of our work on local communities.
  • Providing community benefits – Creating outcomes that support local communities and deliver lasting benefits.

The community benefits we create are in the form of a contribution of funding, labour, skills or knowledge to build lasting, positive legacies. We often offer these initiatives on top of what our customers require, to create a spirit of community development.

Health, Safety, Sustainability & Environment

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Health and Safety

Everybody who works with us has the right to go home safely. There is nothing more important. There is no project or deadline that will ever be more important than getting our people home safe. Our experience, and that of the wider industry, tells us that injury exposure comes from a consistent set of high risk activities that have the potential to cause harm. That is why we developed our Global Mandatory Requirements (GMRs). The GMRs are evidence- based requirements that set the minimum standard required for our workplaces when planning, managing and undertaking these high-risk activities.

Sustainability

Our communities of the future are what we make them, and John Holland is proud to lead by example to ensure we help cities and towns become more productive, sustainable, liveable and inclusive. Our goals guide how the business develops and executes its activities over the next ten years and beyond - to create a more sustainable future for everyone.

Environment

Preserving our environment for future generations is a focus of all our projects. To enhance our communities, we have to lead in environmental management.

Every project is unique, and every community deserves a future that is better than its past. We proactively identify and manage environmental risks, and we take every opportunity to use our projects to ensure the safety of local ecosystems. This is expected of our people and our subcontractors, and we work to build sustainably and efficiently.

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