Applying for graduate positions can be tough work. We're here to help make the transition from university student to full-time employee as easy as possible.
John Holland’s National Graduate Program provides graduates with an opportunity to gain well-rounded experience both in technical and soft skills, whilst working for one of Australia’s leading and most diverse engineering, construction and services providers.
The structured two-year program will provide graduates with soft skills development, on-the-job experience and opportunities to network with senior leaders representing John Holland’s diverse operations.
We are proud that many of our past graduates are now in various senior roles throughout the business and we look forward to developing the next leader in you.
How to apply:
- Submit an online application to your preferred graduate program.
- If selected, applicants will be invited to complete online assessments.
- Successful applicants will be shortlisted to a face-to-face interview.
- Once suitable applicants have been identified the due diligence process will commence which includes reference checks, medicals, proof of right to work in Australia.
- Upon completion of all due diligence a Letter of Offer to commence employment will be extended to successful candidates.
One of the greatest things I have enjoyed about The National Graduate Program is the amount of opportunity I was provided so early in the program, you are required to be really self-motivated and continually willing to learn however this comes with the experience you gain along the way. One of the best things about John Holland is the incredible support you are offered; your managers place a lot of trust and responsibility on you however you are really well supported in both your decision making and day to day well-being.
Having little to no construction experience when I commenced the Graduate Program it was a very steep learning curve for me. Coming from a Mechanical Engineering background it was difficult to get my head around some of the Civil Engineering terminology that was used on site. I found I overcame this by utilising my networks within the business and by tapping into the experience of others; including members of my team and my senior managers. The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.
On the Graduate Program, you are presented with a multitude of opportunities but what you make of that is up to you. So far I’ve worked with the publications team in the Pre-Contracts Department helping to coordinate submissions including EOIs, tenders and award submissions. Another rotation included working with the Community &Stakeholder Relations Teams on the Level Crossing Removal Project and Metro Tunnel Early Works.
My advice to new graduates would be to begin building relationships and networking with the teams around you from your first day with John Holland. Good relationships with managers and teammates can open a breadth of opportunities down the track. Don’t be afraid to try things outside of your comfort zone – overcoming challenges is very rewarding and your attitude and drive towards your work will get noticed.
I applied for the Graduate Program at John Holland as I wanted to get experience working on large-sized infrastructure projects with a reputable company. Throughout the Graduate Program, I had the opportunity to work in different areas of the business, which allowed me to develop my technical skills and gain an appreciation for the supporting functions of the business. I enjoyed working through the rotations and being able to meet and network with a range of people within the business.
I also enjoyed the opportunities for further learning during the Program and focusing on areas such as leadership, communication, safety, quality and environment. I have been able to constantly challenge myself in learning more and experiencing a greater range of projects at John Holland.
The workload through the Graduate Program varied, depending on the requirements of the project or office. During a couple of projects I worked on, critical works occurred over 24-hour periods and over weekends. I initially found working night-shift work quite challenging, however seeing the work being completed in tight time frames made these shifts some of the most rewarding shifts I have worked.