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Graduate FAQs

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

Allen is one of our transport engineers

The members of my mechanical team are very technically knowledgeable and have been there to help my learning

Sophia Chan

(Graduate mechanical engineer)

Where in Australia and New Zealand do you recruit graduates?

We recruit graduates into our offices in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Auckland.

Do you have graduate opportunities outside of Australia and New Zealand?

Graduate positions in other countries are advertised on our Global graduate careers page or you can contact our local offices – check out the details on our Contact page and use the filter option to find the office you require.

What kind of person are you looking for?

We are seeking people with drive, reliability, creativity and the willingness to continually learn. The quality of our people is a vital asset and we are constantly on the lookout for talented and self-motivated graduates who have the ability and confidence to thrive in a dynamic and innovative environment.

What are your entry requirements?

To be considered for a graduate role you will need to have a relevant qualification or documentation stating your expected grades. You will also need to meet the standards listed in the position description.

How do I apply and what is the recruitment process?

There are various ways to apply:

  1. Apply directly through our website.
  2. Respond to an advert on Seek.com.au or another external website.
  3. Talk to our representatives at a careers fair.

The recruitment process begins when you submit your CV. Your CV will be initially reviewed and if you meet the necessary criteria, you may receive a phone call inviting you the interview stage – there may be more than one interview. If you successfully pass the interview stage you will be offered the role. You will then need to complete some documentation so that we can undertake required checks, and once you pass this stage you will agree a start date with your line manager.

Is there a closing date for applications?

Applications for the 2017 Early Professionals Program are now closed. Thank you for your interest and please revisit this website regularly or follow us on Twitter @MottMacGraduate for current information.

Who should I address my cover letter to?

Include your cover letter as part of your CV so there is only one document. Your CV should be addressed To Whom It May Concern.

Can I apply for more than one graduate role?

Yes, you can apply to roles in any region. However it is important to consider that the preference may be for locally based candidates.

What package do you offer?

We offer very competitive salary and package arrangements as well as benefits and rewards such as:

  • 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

Do you offer a relocation package when I join?

Not usually as we try to hire local graduates where possible. However there are some exceptions to this rule.

Can you help with a certification, registration or license for my discipline?

Yes, we support our staff who wish to gain engineering, planning, surveying, project management, human resource or other business certifications.

What opportunities are there to travel?

Many graduates travel within their region and even across Australia and New Zealand. Secondments are available for high performing graduates, depending on project needs and the opportunity for rotation. These are usually two to three year placements in an international office.

How can I keep up to date with what is happening for graduates and students?

Follow us on Twitter @MottMacGraduate and like our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. This is where you will find the most up to date information about our schemes and events, as well as general company news. You should also continue to revisit this webpage after applying, as it is updated regularly.

How can I contact the recruitment team?

To contact the recruitment team email hr.anz@mottmac.com.


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