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Applications for Graduate Program to open next week

February 2015

Australia’s next generation of construction leaders will get the chance to jump start their career when applications for Probuild’s Graduate Program open next Monday.

The Graduate Program provides participants with practical, hands-on experience to support their transition from a theory-based understanding of the industry to on-the-job work experience.

The two-year program is open to students studying relevant civil engineering, building and construction degrees, with more than 400 applicants competing for the 20 places available in 2014.

In 2015, the program comprises 49 first and second-year graduates, as well as part-time undergraduate students who are still completing their degrees.

Probuild’s program is recognised as an industry-leading training platform that offers unique construction experience to the industry's future leaders.

Graduates are placed in a variety of roles to ensure they gain experience across the total construction process, including:

  • Site Supervision
  • Design Coordination
  • Contract Administration
  • Site Coordination (Quality, Safety and Environmental)
  • Head Office (New Business, Programming and Cost Planning)

Simon Gray, Probuild Group Managing Director says the Graduate Program provides outstanding career opportunities for those with a passion for the construction industry.

“Our program enables graduates to develop their careers, learn skills and gain a broad range of experiences while they progress as members of our high performing teams.”

“Many graduates stay with the company after completing the program and rise through the ranks.”

Michael Piercy, Probuild’s 2014 Noel Henderson Award winner for the most outstanding graduate, said it could be overwhelming going onto a big construction site for the first time, but to have a whole team of people guiding you was a huge advantage.

“The program exposes you to all areas of the business so you are well-placed at the end of the two years to decide your career path.”

“The people made it such a great experience. Everyone is genuinely passionate about what they do and are always willing to help.

“As a graduate at Probuild you’re part of a big team working collectively to complete large scale construction projects. Graduates are given responsibility and are valued members of the team, which is fantastic.

“There are definitely opportunities for career progression if you work hard and make the most of it.”

Through the Graduate Program, Probuild provides funding for Noel Henderson Award recipient to travel overseas on a study tour to a location of the winner’s choosing. There, they study construction projects and connect with industry experts.

The 2013 Noel Henderson Award winner, Lucy Flanders, travelled to New York City in late 2014 to visit construction sites including the World Trade Centre redevelopment and attend a two-day leadership course.

Ms Flanders graduated from the program last month and is now employed as a Project Coordinator at Probuild.

Applications will be open from 7am on 2 March a close 31 March. The application form will be available on the Careers page on Monday.

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