Turner & Townsend Graduate Programs & Internships

Making the Difference

You could be working for a global company who has worldwide reach and 75 years of expertise delivering projects and programmes locally and globally.

On every project and programme Turner & Townsend has delivered, we’re proud of the difference we’ve made to communities locally and internationally.


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Making the Difference

You could be working for a global company who has worldwide reach and 75 years of expertise delivering projects and programmes locally and globally.

On every project and programme Turner & Townsend has delivered, we’re proud of the difference we’ve made to communities locally and internationally.

All over the world people are utilising buildings, infrastructure and assets we helped to deliver. It could be the railway they travel on every day, the fuel that powers their car, the hospital where their child was delivered, or the data centre they depend on at work.

For more than 75 years we’ve been delivering transformational programmes across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, making a difference to people’s lives whilst ensuring a measurable return on investment for our clients’ assets and their investors.

During that time the landscape for capital projects has continually evolved, and we’ve raised the bar, executing clear thinking and rigorous processes.

Where others may see complexity, we’re one step ahead. With our proven methodologies, depth of experience and data along with global knowledge and insights, we facilitate solutions accommodating our client’s, often ambitious goals.

We have also established ambitious goals, building a truly global business, transforming how we do things to ensure all the knowledge and innovation we generate is shared amongst our global teams. Global knowledge delivered locally guarantees our teams are equipped to meet our clients’ needs.

In an ever-changing world, as client challenges shift and pressures escalate to deliver a return on investment, we’ll continue identifying improved ways to make a difference. It’s not just an outcome we strive towards – it's one that drives us and gives us our unique perspective on the world.

Why Join Us?

A fast track to realising your potential.

With the right attitude and drive, we can help you get to where you want to be. Join our CEO and hundreds of others who started their career as graduates with us.

Why Turner & Townsend?

Turner & Townsend will give you the opportunity to work with world class clients on cutting edge projects; to work all over the world; to build a successful career with a company that will offer the highest levels of support and reward at every stage. The role of a graduate will give you a combination of formal training and practical experience in order to develop all the skills required to enable you to become a rounded and successful professional in your chosen pathway.

Work on the best projects

At Turner & Townsend you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in the industry today – whether that means developing data centres for the world’s leading technology firms, or helping keep Australia moving with infrastructure across the nation. The opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of projects across the world will be a big part of why you’ll love working here.

Positive working environment

We actively promote a positive culture, which is supportive, fun and hard-working. To ensure we create an inclusive environment for everyone, we have a variety of employee networks and employee leadership opportunities. We pride ourselves of the talent and expertise of our people, providing opportunities for them to learn and develop throughout their careers, so they can reach their potential. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, and strive to create a healthy and safe work environment that promotes our people’s wellbeing. 

Social Functions

Our offices host regular social gatherings where you can network with colleagues, relax and have fun. Among a wide range of events throughout the year, these include bowling nights, summer festivities, quiz nights and the year-end celebrations. We encourage all our people to support local communities and provide paid volunteering days, as well as supporting pro bono projects and fundraising initiatives.

Learning & development 

Turner & Townsend is committed to your development and want to continually improve your skills and capabilities. Our comprehensive learning and development framework provides you both internal and external training opportunities designed to address technical, behavioural and leadership development. We assist you in obtaining professional accreditation with national and global industry bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a globally recognised industry body enforcing the highest standards in valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) which is the peak body for project management in Australia. In addition to the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) which is the peak body for project management in Australia.

Career development & advancement

We will help you realise your true potential with defined learning and development programmes and opportunities to join company-wide communities that help you build your profile. One example is Your Professional Future, a network of ambitious professionals who help solve key business challenges from recruitment to marketing and technological solutions. If you have the right attitude and drive, we can help you find your place and get to where you want to be. Following completion of the graduate program graduates typically advance to the following levels; professional, senior professional, associate director, director and partner.

Graduate Program


Joining Turner & Townsend as a graduate provides you with a structured learning environment that supports you to become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career as far and fast as possible. You will be provided with a development path that is aligned to our internal competency frameworks and supports professional development and qualifications. This will help you monitor and plan your learning needs to support you in progressing in your career with us. The role of a graduate is designed to be a platform to enhance knowledge and gain first-hand experience to support and capture your learning and development needs and achievements.

Key dates

Our applications open in March annually. 


Turner & Townsend offers graduates the opportunity to work across cost management (quantity surveying) and project management.

Cost management (Quantity Surveying):

Cost management is vital in delivering the best value to our clients and maximising their return on investment. You will support the commission manager by delivering a wide range of tasks to the highest quality standards. 

Key responsibilities include; estimating and producing cost plans, drafting the procurement documentation, checking and analysing tenders, conducting cost checks and valuations, analysing the numbers for the final accounts and liaising with the client, contractors and designers.

Project management:

Project management reduces risk and helps clients deliver projects in a consistent and improved manner. Project managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of the various aspects of the project, working collaboratively with different disciplines. In your role, you will support the project management commissions, taking responsibility for effectively delivering a vast range of tasks to the highest quality standard.

Key responsibilities include; establishing effective processes and systems to be used throughout the project, producing project plans and preparing written project communication materials.

What We Look For 

The graduates we recruit are strategic, analytical thinkers who see solutions where others see challenges. They come from diverse backgrounds, but usually have a strong degree, a genuine enthusiasm for how the world works, and a love for learning on the job. 

Some of the desired qualities we look for are: 

  • Strong communicator 
  • Committed to making a difference 
  • Quality driven 
  • Exceeds expectations 
  • Team player 
  • Commercial thinker

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Application Process

If you are ready to make that first step towards a career with Turner & Townsend, we’d love to hear from you!

Application process:

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What We Look For 

The graduates we recruit are strategic, analytical thinkers who see solutions where others see challenges. They come from diverse backgrounds, but usually have a strong degree, a genuine enthusiasm for how the world works, and a love for learning on the job. 

Some of the desired qualities we look for are: 

  • Strong communicator 
  • Committed to making a difference 
  • Quality driven 
  • Exceeds expectations 
  • Team player 
  • Commercial thinker

Hints and tips

  • Research the different programmes and our company so you know what you are applying for.
    Make sure your contact details are correct and your CV is up to date.
  • Be organised – apply on time and don’t miss deadlines.
  • Prepare before your interview, look at the projects we are currently working on.
  • Act in a professional manner and wear business attire.
  • Plan your journey and make sure you arrive with time to spare.
  • Think of questions you might want to ask at the interview stage.
  • Take your time, think about your answers.

Remember, the process really is as much for you as it for us. Use this opportunity to find out more about the role and our company, so you are confident you have made the right choice.

Employee Profiles

Connor Tilbrook, Assistant Project Manager 
Studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts at Monash University 

“Turner & Townsend has provided me numerous opportunities to work in some of the most prominent assets in the Melbourne CBD, including Collins Place. The dynamic nature of my team means that I have constant exposure to clients and an extremely diverse workload. From making sure upgrades don’t impact building tenants, generating capability statements and helping write bids I’ve managed to be involved in so much in just over a year.”

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Echo Ai, Cost Manager 
Studied a Master of Construction Practice at Bond University and a Master of Property Studies at the University of Queensland (previous graduate)

“Turner & Townsend is absolutely a great place to start your career. I joined the team in a national support role, this role provides me the opportunity to work closely with my great line manager, and other key personnel nationally. They not only provide me all the support I need but also encourage me to present any new and innovative ways of working. As a result, I am proud of being highly praised on a national basis by our client. Most importantly as a graduate, it is to find your career aspiration, your area of interest, and have insight knowledge. Here at Turner & Townsend, there are experts in different areas and various development pathways. As long as we find our passion along with the career, our company is more than happy to support and encourage us to make a difference and become future leaders.”

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Queena Zhang, Cost Manager 
Studied a Master of Construction Management at Bond University (previous graduate)

“At Turner & Townsend, I have been given chances to work on various projects, such as office fit outs, internal renovations for heritage buildings, mixed-used new built, hotels, new memorial parks and so on. In Canberra, Turner & Townsend has provided me opportunities to work in some DFAT (AusTrade) works and large Defence projects as well. In these projects, I have had the chance to work with other Turner & Townsend offices around the world. I have been exposed to many aspects of cost management, not only general cost planning, but also post-contract scopes, feasibility studies and the lifecycle of a project. My line manager and senior colleagues have provided continuous support and knowledge for me to develop my career in cost management.”

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Stephanie Elsafty, Project Manager 
Studied a Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture and a Master of Property Development and Project Management at the University of Technology, Sydney (previous graduate)

“Since joining Turner & Townsend, I have really enjoyed working in a team and collaborative environment which has really helped better my knowledge and understanding of the industry. I have had the opportunity to work with great clients including 7-Eleven, gaining a wide range of skills and experience. At Turner & Townsend, I am fortunate to have great mentors and colleagues, guiding me right from the start of my career. Since joining, Turner & Townsend has helped me gain exposure and build relationships in many aspects of the industry.”

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Rob Barker, Associate Director 
Studied Construction Management at the University of Technology, Sydney (previous cadet)

“I joined as a mature-aged cadet while studying in 2008, starting out working on the International Terminal Upgrade at Sydney Airport, followed by the Southern Sydney Freight Line project. In 2012, I was involved at inception on the Sydney Light Rail, exploring route options through the city and developing the Business Case, and leading to exposure to other Light Rail projects in Canberra, Parramatta and the Gold Coast. I’ve also been fortunate to be associated with the Sydney Metro since its formation, working on the Northwest, City & South West and most recently in Metro West to link Parramatta with the Sydney CBD. 

Over the years, Turner & Townsend has continually offered me the opportunity to work on interesting projects across the country and beyond. From 2015 to 2017, I was involved in the Chairman’s Group, a select team tasked with exploring new and exciting initiatives under the direct guidance of our Chairman and CEO in London.”

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Matt Billingham, Managing Director WA and Real Estate Lead for Australia and New Zealand 
Studied Quantity Surveying at the University of Reading (previous graduate)

“I joined Turner & Townsend in 1995 as a graduate and started my career in our London office where I was given the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects in the commercial office and higher education sectors. Eventually I became a specialist in research facilities and supported the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council and other project collaborators on the development of the $1bn Francis Crick Institute. In 2006 I moved to Birmingham where I led the local cost management team before becoming strategic lead for the Birmingham Office. Since 2011 I have been responsible for running our business in Western Australia, one of our global resource sector hubs.

Why have I stayed with the same company for 27 years? The collaborative spirit of our business is something that I really enjoy – when we focus the collected capabilities of our people we achieve amazing results. By embracing collaboration I have learnt so much from my colleagues that has enabled me to move between geographical markets and sectors. Saying “yes” to the many opportunities that have been presented to me has led me to work on the other side of the world from where I started. I now work with our team in a diverse market where we support both local and global clients in the delivery of some of the most significant projects and programs across the natural resources, real estate and infrastructure sectors.”

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Anooj Oodit, Managing Director Asia and ANZ
Studied Quantity Surveying at the University of Reading (previous graduate)

“After completing my degree, I joined Turner & Townsend and worked my way up through the business taking on every opportunity available to me in both the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors. I led the delivery of some of the UK’s most prestigious infrastructure projects for clients such as Transport for London, Network Rail and Anglian Water. Taking on roles such as Head of Rail and Head of Commercial Services for our UK infrastructure division set me up for my most exciting role to date.

As Managing Director of Turner & Townsend Asia and ANZ, I am responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the business. For anyone thinking of joining Turner & Townsend, I would say, learn everything you can from people in the business and never stop learning. You’ve heard people say that the world is your oyster, but it truly is at Turner & Townsend. Your job can take you to the other side of the world.”

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Social Responsibility

Turner & Townsend are determined to make a positive impact on people’s lives through our approach to corporate responsibility (CR) which includes creating a great place to work, integrity in industry, environmental stewardship, and community value. We are committed to achieving better outcomes for our people, clients, and communities, making a bigger impact on the world we live in. Turner & Townsend is committed to undertaking our business in a responsible manner that generates positive and sustainable outcomes for the communities in which we work, and our staff live. 

Each employee has one paid volunteer day to use per financial year at their chosen activity.

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Turner & Townsend are part of the United Nations Global Compact and we have aligned our approach to the Global Compact’s ten principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. The global goals have the power to shape the world for the better as we tackle the international challenges of today. We are determined to play our part in achieving these goals to help end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Turner & Townsend’s national charity partner is Variety – the Children’s Charity. They support kids and families facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with special needs. In particular their focus is on supporting children, facilitating a better education, independence and increasing their self-esteem. In the past we have participated in the Variety Kids Xmas Party and Variety Ice Skating Day.

Turner & Townsend has been involved in various CR initiatives including participating in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with the Cancer Council, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and The Smith Family with their Toy & Book Appeal.

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Perks & Benefits

We know that to attract and retain world class people like you, you need to feel truly valued and rewarded for the work that you do. That’s why we’re committed to bringing you value-added opportunities to enhance your working experience.

  • formal learning and development combined with on the job training
  • support to become professionally qualified
  • access to a range of online learning tools
  • flexibility 
  • company social events
  • mentoring
  • wellbeing
  • employee assistance program
  • gym membership benefit scheme
  • flu vaccinations
  • discounted private health insurance
  • health and wellbeing assessments
  • purchasing annual leave
  • paid parental leave
  • family support scheme
  • employee referral scheme
  • corporate responsibility – volunteer day
  • travel – novated leasing

Diversity & Inclusion

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Turner & Townsend recognises the significant benefits of having a diverse workplace inclusive of talent across the globe that encourages our employees to collaborate and work together in an accepting and supportive environment. 

We have a Diversity Policy in place that outlines our employees’ rights and responsibilities including ensuring that the workplace is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment) and racial and religious vilification. The policy outlines behaviour that is prohibited that is inconsistent with treating others fairly in recruitment, employment or promotion. We provide relevant training in relation to areas such as discrimination, harassment and bullying to all staff regularly including an unconscious bias training program.

Turner & Townsend has a People, CSR and Diversity Working Group that drives relevant initiatives for the business comprised of board and employee representatives. Our committee aims to actively promote a corporate culture that supports diversity in the workplace, in the composition of our senior management and throughout Turner & Townsend as a whole. A specific gender target has been set globally, with an aim to reach 60/40 male/female representation by 2025.

We support the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) which is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to promote and improve the construction industry by the advancement of women. In 2019, a member of our Sydney team won the “Future Leader of the Year” award at the NSW NAWIC Awards for Excellence. In 2020, the Darwin office won the Diversity Award at the NAWIC NT 2020 Awards for Excellence. We are an associate member of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) with Turner & Townsend staff participating in initiatives such as 500 Women in Property program that champions women in the construction industry. Turner & Townsend are also an active member of the Diversity Council Australia (DCA) which is a not for profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Turner & Townsend actively encourage the participation of Indigenous people across our business, and have partnered with Yalari Partnership Opportunities, a not-for-profit organisation offering quality secondary and tertiary education scholarships/employment pathways at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.

Gender Equality

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Turner & Townsend is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment for all employees. Part of our overall strategy is to ensure pay equity across our business ensuring employees are provided equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value. Salary reviews are completed annually, benchmarking salaries against local market conditions. Turner & Townsend submits an annual Workplace Gender Equity Report to Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) in Australia and is considered compliant with all requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

First Nations

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Turner & Townsend recognises that our company is strengthened by diversity, and we actively encourage the recruitment of Indigenous people, and other disadvantaged groups across our business.

We have developed a comprehensive Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), with a strong vision of working towards further closing the gap in education and employment outcomes to improve the social and economic status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other Australians through community engagement, working together and the provision of working opportunities. Through our RAP, our aim is to increase respect for differing cultures, encouraging a more trusting environment, a heightened collaborative and engaging workplace and adopt a more in-depth understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Our RAP sets out to achieve this by increasing our organisation’s cultural capabilities, collaborating with local organisations, and partnering and advocating for the social and economic advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

A key goal of our RAP to achieve its objectives requires forming partnerships with key organisations that are spearheading innovative programmes consistent with the aims of our RAP. Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering quality secondary and tertiary education scholarships/employment pathways at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural, and remote communities. We actively encourage the participation of Indigenous people across our business, through our continued association with Yalari Partnership Opportunities. We are working collaboratively with Yalari to support them in educating Indigenous Children to develop internships, cadetships and graduate programs to provide educational opportunities including work experience to encourage Indigenous youth to morph into the working community during and upon completion of their schooling and university studies.

We support initiatives such as National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week, encouraging all our employees to participate in the celebrations and activities taking place across the nation during NAIDOC Week. 

Turner & Townsend also recognise National Reconciliation Week, an annual event to celebrate and learn about Indigenous history, cultures, and achievements, and explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Our Reconciliation Working Group are actively implementing initiatives and actions, engaging staff at all levels to advance reconciliation across the business nationally.

We also support the Indigenous community by using stationary from Bibbulmun Australia's leading brand of Indigenous/Aboriginal-owned office and washroom products, with part-proceeds benefiting Indigenous communities, furthermore by purchasing Indigenous branded products supporting the Kulbardi Fund.

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