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AECOM

3.8
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

AECOM Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Engineering Consulting

Deliver a Better World with AECOM’s early career opportunities

Our work in infrastructure creates opportunities, improves lives, and strengthens communities. Early career professionals at AECOM contribute to impactful projects, from enhancing commutes to ensuring clean water access. Embark on a career that matters—where your work not only shapes skylines but also supports a sustainable future. 

Work with us. Change the world.

Why choose AECOM? 

AECOM stands out as a beacon of excellence and ethics in the global infrastructure sector, honoured as both the “World’s Most Admired Company” and the “World’s Most Ethical Company” by Fortune and Ethisphere, respectively. Our unwavering commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive work environment is at the core of what we do. Here, integrity and innovation aren’t just valued—they’re celebrated. At AECOM, you’ll join a team where your ideas contribute to our shared mission of delivering a better world. 

Our Early Career Programs

Join the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm and take advantage of our endless opportunities. AECOM, the World’s Most Admired Company in the industry (as recognised by Fortune for two consecutive years) and the World’s Most Ethical Company (as recognised by Ethisphere for six straight years), is looking for talented individuals to join our team.

  • 2025 Graduate Program: Applications open 7 March 2024 - 7 April 2024.
  • 2025/2026 Summer Internship Program: Applications open July 2024

2025 Graduate Program

We’re trusted advisors — planners, designers, engineers, consultants and program and construction managers — delivering professional services spanning cities, transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment. Working throughout the project lifecycle, we’re one team driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Explore a diverse selection of over 150 graduate Role available across Australia and New Zealand. 

Recruiting graduates from the following disciplines:

  • Civil / Structures Engineering
  • Construction Managment / Project Management
  • Commerce / Finance / Economics
  • Digital Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • ICT
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transport Planning
  • Urban Design / Planning

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. 

The program is spread across two years, drawing on a range of personal development activities, exposure to other graduates and business leaders, and a range of topics designed to grow your business and professional skills.
 

Along with local site visits, technical seminars, mentoring, and internal and external training, AECOM connects you with leading local and global networks that help you learn, grow, and develop.


As an added incentive, your involvement in the GPS program is fully endorsed for those seeking Professional accreditation. If you decide to do additional studies, we will help you examine your options and identify areas of specialisation to support you in your career. 

We value diversity

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and our Australian business is one of 106 organisations to receive a citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as an employer of choice for gender equality. We have also made a public commitment to help close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australians through our Reconciliation Action Plan

Recruitment Process

  • Application
    Initial application will be required, where you will upload your resume, academic transcript, cover letter and complete some questions asking for basic information. Make sure you download our opportunities document (https://bit.ly/434pph3) when completing this step - it will be useful later in the process
  • Create an account with Cappfinity
    Next you will be required to create an account with Cappfinity and complete a more in-depth application form including selection of preferred role. You will be sent an email with instructions.
  • Situational Online Assessment 
    If you meet our basic criteria following the completion of the Cappfinity application form, you will be invited to complete an online assessment which has been designed for AECOM. (You will be provided approx. 4 days to complete)
  • Interviews
    If successful, you will be invited to participate in either an in-person or virtual 45min interview. This is a chance to meet the Manager for your role and answer behavioural based questions about your work / Uni / extracurricular life. This is not a test, it is a chance for you to meet us and find out more about AECOM and for us to find out more about you! 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Numerous benefits and opportunities including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • ANZ wide Connect (young professionals) committee
  • Peer reward and recognition
  • Service milestone awards
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Options to purchase additional leave
  • Competitive renumeration
  • Salary packaging
  • Gym rebates and more

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
3.8
Overall score based on 92 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.3
Culture
8.4
Diversity
8.6
Office Work Environment
8.4
Sustainability
8.3
Work Hours
8.3
Culture
8.4
Diversity
8.6
Office Work Environment
8.4
Sustainability
8.3
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • There are many opportunities for growth and you can gain a broad exposure to different fields within the company if you wish. There is a good culture for young professionals and many opportunities to participate in career building opportunities (e.g. networking).
  • The team is the best part of working at the company. They have been good at helping me adjust and teaching me different technical aspect of the work. Along with the team AECOM provided a lot of resources to be able to learn different software.
  • The opportunity to work on the biggest projects with a highly skilled and supportive team that immediately put me to work, encouraging and teaching me to learn new skills and providing tasks where I could apply them. From day one, I felt valued, trusted and relied upon to contribute tangibly while simultaneously being supported to grow, both technically and personally.
  • Culture! Culture! Culture!! I still wake up every morning excited to go into the office, work and talk to my colleagues. No company or employer has managed to keep me on my toes for that long.
  • My team are supportive, in touch and understanding.They keep my wellbeing front of mind. They are always willing to discuss work load, level, availability, opportunity. No evident drama and is a respectful environment.
  • There is nothing bad I can think about. The only slightly irritating thing with any consulting company is having to complete timesheets every week, but that is not something specifically bad about this company.
  • The pace of work is sometimes fast and sometimes slow.
  • Nothing is particularly bad!
  • As a consultant the workload can vary and therefore there can be times with less work and times with more work.
  • Sometimes dealing with the IT systems can be a bit frustrating and slow you down.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Mackay, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
I
IT & Computer Science
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Newcastle West, NSW, Australia
Work with Us. Change the World.
Applications Close
5 Jun 2024
Start Date
17 Feb 2025
Salary
AUD 75,000 - 80,000 / Year

2-year grad program w/ structured advancement & salary increases, wellness rebate, & volunteer leave

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Mackay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville
Work with us. Change the world. We believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives.
Applications Close
28 Jul 2024
Start Date
25 Nov 2024
Salary
AUD 68,000 - 70,000 / Year

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Being part of a global organisation means that we get to contribute to some of the most inspiring – and challenging – projects.

Eugene Baiden Assan

  • Graduate stories
Being part of a global organisation means that we get to contribute to some of the most inspiring – and challenging – projects.

Eugene Baiden Assan

  • Graduate stories
I decided to study engineering because I always enjoyed problem-solving and finding out how things work, so engineering seemed like the natural thing to study.

Semisi Ikahihifo

  • Graduate stories
I decided to study engineering because I always enjoyed problem-solving and finding out how things work, so engineering seemed like the natural thing to study.

Semisi Ikahihifo

  • Graduate stories
Being part of a global organisation means that we get to contribute to some of the most inspiring – and challenging – projects.

Eugene Baiden Assan

  • Graduate stories
Being part of a global organisation means that we get to contribute to some of the most inspiring – and challenging – projects.

Eugene Baiden Assan

  • Graduate stories
I decided to study engineering because I always enjoyed problem-solving and finding out how things work, so engineering seemed like the natural thing to study.

Semisi Ikahihifo

  • Graduate stories
I decided to study engineering because I always enjoyed problem-solving and finding out how things work, so engineering seemed like the natural thing to study.

Semisi Ikahihifo


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Jess Zickar

Jess Zickar studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science Majoring in Land and Heritage Management and Masters of Environmental Science ​at The University of Wollongong in 2015 and is now an Environmental Planner at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Jess Zickar

Jess Zickar studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science Majoring in Land and Heritage Management and Masters of Environmental Science ​at The University of Wollongong in 2015 and is now an Environmental Planner at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Amy Forsyth

Amy Forsyth studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Structural Engineer at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Amy Forsyth

Amy Forsyth studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Structural Engineer at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Jess Zickar

Jess Zickar studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science Majoring in Land and Heritage Management and Masters of Environmental Science ​at The University of Wollongong in 2015 and is now an Environmental Planner at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Jess Zickar

Jess Zickar studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science Majoring in Land and Heritage Management and Masters of Environmental Science ​at The University of Wollongong in 2015 and is now an Environmental Planner at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Amy Forsyth

Amy Forsyth studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Structural Engineer at AECOM.
  • Day in the life

Amy Forsyth

Amy Forsyth studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Structural Engineer at AECOM.

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Does AECOM hire international students?

Yes, AECOM accepts and encourages applications from international students in Australia.

Top five tips to land a graduate job AECOM

AECOM’s top five pieces of advice for graduates wanting to land a role with AECOM.

Does AECOM hire international students?

Yes, AECOM accepts and encourages applications from international students in Australia.