Our graduate program is full of variety - helping you gain a comprehensive understanding of our industry and your career preferences.


Our graduate program is now accepting applications. See below for more information.

Key Dates

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Graduate applications close

29 March 2024 

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Online Assessment/Video Interview

April - May 2024 

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Face to Face interviews

May - June 2024 

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Offers made

June 2024 

What can you expect as a McConnell Dowell Graduate?

Our Graduate Program spans a two-year journey, empowering you to embark on a fulfilling career path. It's designed to nurture your growth, offer valuable learning experiences, and fulfil your potential.

  • Project Rotations: Graduates will gain critical on-the-job learning and a deeper understanding across several of McConnell Dowell's impressive projects. Graduates will gain insights from Engineering & Construction, Environmental & Sustainability, Engineering Technology & Innovation, Finance and Commercial teams, understanding their contributions to McConnell Dowell projects.
  • One-on-one Mentoring: Each graduate will be assigned an industry expert who is dedicated to supporting the graduate on their career journey.
  • Networking Opportunities: Graduates will acquire essential skills to confidently represent themselves as integral members of the McConnell Dowell team, shining at both internal and external events.
  • Tailored Learning Interventions: Graduates will benefit from key learning interventions that will enable them to recognise their leadership potential.


We offer our graduate opportunities for rotational experiences in:

Rotation: Engineering

Rotation: Engineering

With our Engineering team you’ll learn about the essential connection between engineering and construction. You’ll work with our design consultant partners, and get involved in temporary works design, digital engineering and engineering risk assessments.

Rotation: Construction

Rotation: Construction

On site you’ll be immersed in every aspect of construction. For example, our engineering grads will schedule and plan site activities; coordinate work packages, and liaise with suppliers and subcontractors.

Rotation: HSES

Rotation: HSES

Embedded in our Health Safety, Environment and Sustainability team you’ll gain an understanding of our industry’s complex legislative and regulatory requirements; and learn what it takes to ensure the safety of our workforce, the community and the environment.

Rotation: Commercial

Rotation: Commercial

As part of our commercial team you’ll assist in the review of tender contracts; review and prepare variations and claims; and review quotes from suppliers and subcontractors. You’ll also help monitor and report on our financial performance.

Rotation: New Business & Strategy

Rotation: New Business & Strategy

Working in our NBS team you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the business development process. You’ll assist bid managers prepare tenders, participate in client tender briefings, and possibly assist with marketing and industry research activities.

Hear from our current graduates...



A 'day in the life' of a current graduate

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