Engineering Career Accelerator Programs - Graduates and Cadets 2023/2024

Are you currently studying or about to complete an undergraduate degree at university?

We’re seeking people to join our Graduate and Cadet program mid-year intakes commencing 31 July 2023. 

If you want to kick start your Engineering career, why not consider joining Transport’s Career Accelerator programs? You’ll get paid and meaningful experience working with different teams and projects across Transport and Regional NSW. 

About Transport’s Career Accelerator Programs

Our Career Accelerator programs offer the opportunity to join an organisation of more than 27,000 people working in all kinds of roles all over New South Wales. This is your chance to discover what makes you tick and make a difference across the state. 

Working at Transport could see you supporting the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension Project, consulting on environmental plans to design a sustainable future for our cities, managing environmental impacts for various projects or being involved in the Newcastle Inner City Bypass to help commuters have safe and efficient journeys. Our programs offer the following: 

· Flexible work and leave options

· Experience with a variety of teams and projects

· Competitive salary package, plus superannuation and benefits

· Ongoing opportunities for permanent employment

· Access to employee networks and structured learning and career development support. 

Graduate program 

This program is for people who have completed their undergraduate degrees within the last two years. 

This 18-month program comprises three rounds of six-month rotations, which will see you working in different teams and projects across the organisation. You might build your skills and experience in one discipline area or try something completely different with each rotation. 

You’ll also participate in our structured learning and development program where you’ll have direct access to mentoring, networking events and workshops. You’ll better understand how the NSW public sector operates, develop skills that will help you thrive at work and master new tools and technologies while building lasting relationships within your colleagues. 

By the end of the program, you’ll be able to add three professional placements to your resume. You will have developed invaluable skills and experience to take your career to the next level. 

Read the Graduate role description and see the ‘Disciplines - more information’ section below to see if your study area is included. 


· You must have completed your university undergraduate degree within the last two years (after July 2021-July 2023). This includes any required industry experience.

· Attained an undergraduate qualification in one or more of the included study areas

· Graduates with overseas qualifications must have their undergraduate degree(s) officially recognised by the Australian Education International Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI NOOSR).

· Be available to commence full-time employment (35 hours per week) starting 31 July 2023. 

· You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Cadet program 

The Cadet program is for people in their second-last or final year of a university undergraduate degree. Get flexible, paid work experience and kick-start a career in your study area. 

You’ll be placed in one team for the program duration, where you’ll get exposure to various projects and build meaningful networks. 

This is a up to two-year program, depending on whether you are in your second-last or final year of study when you join. For example, students in their second-last year will enter a two-year program. 

Read the Cadet role description and see the ‘disciplines - more information’ section below to see if your study area is included. 


· You must be enrolled in a university undergraduate degree with an expected completion date before July 2025 (you must have 24 months or less of full-time study as of July 2023).

· Working towards attaining an undergraduate qualification in one or more of the included study areas

· Be enrolled as a full-time student, with a minimum of 75% average full-time study load.

· Able to attend university full time whilst working flexible hours Monday to Friday – at least 14 hours a week during semesters/trimesters and 35 hours a week during university breaks.

· Be available to commence in the program from 31 July 2023 onwards. 

· You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Engineering Disciplines – more information

Engineering disciplines include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 

· Civil/Structural Engineering

· Construction Management

· Electrical Engineering

· Environmental Engineering

· Environmental Science 

· Geotechnical Engineering

· Mechanical Engineering

· Mechatronics Engineering

· Planning

· Project Management

· Surveying

· System Engineering

Work locations

Work locations for both programs include areas across NSW’s regions: 

· Northern region (Grafton, Ballina and surrounds) 

· Western region (Parkes, Dubbo, Orange and surrounds) 

· South-Western region (Wagga Wagga and surrounds) 

· Southern region (Nowra and surrounds)

· Hunter region (Newcastle and surrounds)

 Work locations for both programs include areas across the Greater Sydney region, including Parramatta, Burwood, Macquarie Park, and Wollongong. 


Applications close

11:59 PM Sunday 28 May 2023 to be eligible for the 31st July 2023 intake

You are encouraged to apply if you would like to be considered for future start dates (i.e. January 2024). 

To apply, answer all the questions in the online form and submit an up-to-date resume. 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Business and Commerce, Construction, Data
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
  • Locations:
    Grafton, Newcastle, Nowra,
  • Closing Date:27th May 2023, 2:00 pm


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