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Graduate Program

Our Graduate Development Program is designed to open up a world of possibilities for you. You’ll get to work on ground-breaking projects, enjoy quality mentoring from top professionals, and be exposed to all sorts of challenges with individually tailored support to ensure you succeed.

Graduate Program applications Open: Monday 2nd March 2020 

Graduate Recruitment Assessment centres: May 2020 

Job Offers issued: June/July 2020


Rotate through variety of projects to help develop both technical and behavioural skills. The program is competency based and therefore the time it takes to complete it will depend on skills and effort put in and the way they learn.

Our two-year program will consist of seven components:

1. Orientation program

The Wood journey begins with a three-month orientation program, which includes:

  • 2-day induction
  • corporate induction (company information, HR, HSE) 
  • project/function inductions to understand how functions and projects work together
  • probationary review and objective setting discussion

2. Graduate short-course program

Our Graduate Development Programme includes a number of compulsory training modules delivered as workshops. Modules on offer include Communication Skills, Project Management Essentials and Presentation Skills. Successful completion of these modules will lead to a Certificate 4 in Project Management.

3. Technical training

In addition to the short-course program, professional development will be supplemented by specialist technical training in areas determined by the project and/or discipline.

4. Professional development programs

Engineering graduates will have the opportunity to become a member of the Engineers Australia professional development program (PDP).

Designed to assist you become chartered, the program will provide you with support and guidance from Wood and Engineers Australia, including workshops, online support and learning materials. Engineers Australia Workshops will be held and will include information and writing sessions.

For non-engineers, we’ll provide the opportunity to achieve a relevant professional qualification.

5. Mentoring/Buddies

Graduates will be matched to an experienced Wood employee who will provide advice and guidance on how to reach their full potential. Buddies will also be assigned to new graduates. Buddies usually come from our 2nd year graduates.

6. Developing Professionals Network (DPN)

DPN is the name given to our global graduate community. The Australian chapter of he DPN is administered by a panel consisting of management representatives and representatives from the various graduate year groups across Australia. The aim of the DPN is to assist Wood in improving the graduate program, to seek out opportunities for graduates and to promote social/networking events.

At Wood, we don't just look for degree classifications. We believe enthusiasm, personality, commitment and creative thinking are just as important. Some of our early career employees share their top tips to help you through the application process. 


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