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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.

Explore Our Early Career Programs

Join the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm and take advantage of our endless opportunities. There are Early Career opportunities in engineering, quantity surveying, project management, the environment, energy, sustainability, planning, design, architecture, landscape architecture, consulting, and much more.

Explore a diverse selection of over-graduate and intern roles available across Australia and New Zealand. We recruit from the following disciplines:

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

Summer Internship Program – Applications open in July. 

We will provide support and direction to ensure you have an inspiring and positive placement with us, ready to resume your studies in 2025 with new knowledge and practical insights.

What Our Summer Program Offers:

  • 12-Week Full-Time Paid Internship (Mid-November to Mid-February): Options for flexibility on time frames if needed.
  • Practical Application of Knowledge: Gain hands-on experience and apply what you’ve learnt during university.
  • Iconic Project Exposure: Work on high-profile projects with a variety of clients.
  • Work alongside Technical Experts: Work alongside graduates, technical experts, and industry leaders.
  • Career Connections: Build meaningful long-term connections.
  • Support Network: Benefit from guidance and support from your Manager, team, AECOM University, and our Talent Management team to achieve your goals.
  • Pathway to Graduate Employment: Explore opportunities to transition to an AECOM Graduate position following a successful placement.

Graduate Program - Applications open in March. 

At AECOM, you will work in a dynamic environment where your integrity and pioneering mindset are championed.

What Our Graduate Program Offers:

  • 2-Year Graduate Program: Kickstart your career in a flexible working environment.
  • Graduate Conference: Participate in a 2-day event to meet fellow graduates and connect with leaders in the business.
  • Transition to a Professional: Seamless transition into a professional level role at the completion of the graduate program.
  • Networking and Informative Opportunities: Engage in events hosted by our Connect Committee to expand your network and your knowledge.
  • Mentoring Opportunities: Receive guidance and support from experienced professionals to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Learn from Technical Experts: Enhance and share knowledge, skills, and ideas from industry leaders that are essential to career progression.

Why choose AECOM? 

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design, and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning across transportation, buildings, water, new energy, and the environment, our public and private sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace inviting everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We encourage you to bring your unique talents, backgrounds, and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients whilst being supported to develop your professional and technical skills.

By choosing AECOM, you will:

  • Share a Common Purpose: Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivalled technical expertise and innovation.
  • Experience an Inclusive Culture: We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support our Environmental, Social, and Governance legacies: Drive sustainable progress.
  • Join the “World’s Most Ethical Company”, and “World’s Most Admired Company”, recognised by Ethisphere by Fortune.

Here, integrity and innovation aren’t just valued—they’re celebrated.

Our Commitment

At AECOM, you’ll work in a dynamic and inclusive environment that values your integrity and fosters innovation. 

We are embarking on our cultural journey in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We are embracing the richness of Māori and Pasifika peoples and look to share more with you throughout your recruitment journey. 

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients, and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to the Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses, to find out more about our visions for reconciliation check out our website. 

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit Your Application: Complete the job application, uploading your resume, cover letter and the latest copy of your academic transcripts as one single document. 
  2. Online Assessment: Complete our global online strength-based assessment. 
  3. Interview: Attend a face-to-face interview at your local office. 

Remuneration & Career Growth

Numerous benefits and opportunities including:

  • Flexible work arrangements - work from-home splits to suit you
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Competitive salary 
  • Promotion to a Professional upon completion of the Graduate Program
  • Support with Professional Accreditation
  • Mentoring and internal training
  • ANZ-wide Connect (young professionals) committee
  • Peer rewards and recognitions
  • Service milestone awards
  • Gym rebates and more
  • Paid parental and partner leave

Graduate Reviews

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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
Business & Management
Engineering & Mathematics
IT & Computer Science
Property & Built Environment
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth
Work with Us. Change the World.
AUD 78,000 - 80,000 / Year

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

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Work with us. Change the World. We believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives.
AUD 38 / Hour


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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.