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Australia and New Zealand Graduates

If you are passionate about making the world a better place, are driven by excellence and have a desire to continually learn, grow and be challenged then a graduate position with us could be for you.

Here is Allen, one of our graduates, working with a colleague

Tom is one of our graduate civil engineers

Mott MacDonald’s culture and management fully support providing opportunity for young graduates

Jason Bakaric

(Graduate engineer)

Being involved in high-profile projects in Australasia and globally, we love challenging ourselves to be better, wiser and smarter than we were yesterday. We're also proud to provide our graduates with opportunities to improve their specialist knowledge, network with industry professionals and play an important role in their teams. We are now looking to recruit standout candidates for a number of positions across Australia and New Zealand.

Learning and development

At Mott MacDonald we recognise that investing in your development is vital, not only for our future success but to allow you to fulfil your own aspirations. We also realise that each of our graduates will have different ambitions as well as a diverse range of requirements. We offer a comprehensive and fully supported development package to support our graduates' various needs.

What can I expect?

On joining Mott MacDonald you are allocated a line manager and will also have the option to be assigned a qualified mentor. You will have an active role in multiple projects, be invited to join our Early Professionals Program, and have the opportunity to attend workshops on technical, professional and personal development.

In addition to this, our graduates can choose to get involved with the following:

  • Committees and communities of practice
  • Engineers Without Borders Australia/New Zealand
  • Rotations and secondments
  • Regular networking
  • Competitions and fun events across the region.

We encourage our graduates to take advantage of the opportunities available within Mott MacDonald and we support you to drive your own development.

Early Professionals Program

Our Early Professionals Program is a four-year career development scheme for entry level professionals. You will have the full support of a dedicated team of colleagues, managers and support services, while there is also the option to be assigned a dedicated mentor to oversee your professional development.

The program lasts for the first four years of your working career. If you are looking to achieve certification or licensing you will be supported through to completion.

Professional certification support
We are delighted to offer support for various professional certification and licensing schemes. Whether it’s an engineering certification, surveying license or project management registration, we will help you achieve your goal. We offer assessment workshops and mentoring to support the achievement of your certification.
Benefits and rewards

We offer:

  • A competitive salary, with biannual reviews in your first three years
  • A structured development program, which can be tailored to you
  • The opportunity to work in diverse locations on a wide range of projects
  • All graduates will be invited to a week-long event in Bangkok in their first year, which involves team building events, workshops and networking opportunities with business leaders
  • Annual competitions relating to construction, innovation and creativity – this year's prize incorporates a trip to Las Vegas
Summer internships

Each year, Mott MacDonald selects students with relevant degree studies for our paid Summer Intern Programme.

If you are someone who wants to have your skills extended and your world expanded, then our Summer Intern Programme could be the perfect start to your career.

Our internships of 6 – 12 weeks are a great way to apply your learning in the real world, test your technical skills, and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of our global business.

They also offer a great insight into our Early Professionals Programme (Graduate Programme).

Our Summer Intern program is run across Australia and New Zealand. The program is designed to provide interns with exposure and experience to support their career direction. With training, workshops, coaching, mentoring, competition and networking, the program has something for everyone, regardless of discipline.

Application dates for 2017 will be announced in the first quarter of 2017.

Got a question that isn't answered here? Check out our FAQs page to find additional information.


Want to work abroad? Explore our global graduate opportunities.




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