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Aurecon Australia

4.1
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • Construction & Property Services
  • Engineering Consulting

What it does: engineering, design, and advisory services
Best known for: most innovative company and most innovative professional services company in Australasia for 2020, one of the top 100 Graduate Employers in Australia
Staff stats: 5,400 people across Asia, Australia and New Zealand
The good bits: Aurecon provides graduates with lots of learning opportunities and support, particularly for becoming chartered or registered professionals. The company is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia.
The not so good bits: Career progression can be an uphill climb. Competition among lower-level employees can be unnerving for some people.Aurecon is more than an engineering, design and advisory company.

The Australian Financial Review (AFR) named them Australasia’s Most Innovative Company and Most Innovative Professional Services Company for 2020. They were also honoured to win the AFR's Top 100 Graduate Employers ‘Most Popular Engineering and Resources Employer Award’ for the second year in a row, and they made the top 10 in the Top 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers list.

Hardwired in their DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. They believe humanity depends on engineering and recognise they have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As they continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be ready for the future and engineered for life.

What makes Aurecon unconventional?

The people who design a better future for humanity are brave new thinkers.

They need people to draw upon unconventional ideas and piece together solutions to complex challenges.

From designing a breakthrough solar-powered water treatment plant that provides safe drinking water to Indigenous and remote communities across Australia, to using digital technology to plan and restore safe transport access to communities in New Zealand after major landslips. To revitalising and transforming a Hong Kong historical landmark into a place of creativity and learning for generations to come.

Join them and together they’ll make an impact that shifts the world.

Apply for a role and start exploring the future with them today.

Graduate Programme

They’ve reimagined their graduate programme. They’ve said goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to a collaborative environment where graduates have the flexibility to pursue their passions, design, and fast track their career.

As part of a diverse team, graduates will collaborate with others across geographies and markets, applying their skills to re-imagine engineering and design a better future.

They will also work alongside industry-leading professionals, mentors and peers. If they would like to experience numerous areas of Aurecon’s business, they can facilitate that too.

Internship Programme

Choosing a career path as an undergraduate can be challenging. While interns may have an interest in a particular area, they sometimes don’t know which path to follow until they’ve had some practical work experience. In this internship programme, they will be placed in a technical field of their choice (where possible) for approximately three months to gain experience in that field and help them decide if it is right for them.

In their internship programme they can:

  • Get a real taste of what it’s like to work at Aurecon and in their chosen field of study
  • Earn some money during their holidays
  • Work on real projects in a supportive environment
  • Learn from and partner with experienced professionals and current graduates
  • Start building their professional network
  • Get a feel for whether a graduate position at Aurecon is right for them

Aurecon’s internship programme coincides with the university summer break, so students typically start after their exam period in November/December and work through until university resumes in February/March. At the end of the experience, they give their internship students structured feedback on their performance to assist in their professional development.

While open to all students, the programme has been designed for undergraduates ideally in their penultimate year of study.

Aurecon teams

Due to the wide breadth of services that Aurecon offers, they organise their work and people across several multidisciplinary and diverse teams. 

Each of their teams provides exciting career possibilities and the opportunity to work with internationally recognised experts — meaning they get to work with and learn from the best in the business whilst delivering complex and innovative projects in a collaborative peer group spread across the world.

The below table indicates how their degree is best matched for work in specific teams. 

Aurecon 2020 table

 

Recruitment Process

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At Aurecon, the recruitment process is as straight forward as possible. They keep in touch with all applicants throughout the process, to keep them aware of the application’s progress.

  • Graduate programme applications will open Monday 22 February 2021 and close Sunday 11 April 2021.
  • Internship programme applications will open Monday 22 February 2021 and close Sunday 16 August 2021.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.1
Overall score based on 65 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.2
Culture
8.7
Diversity
7.8
Satisfaction
8.6
Work Hours
8.2
Culture
8.7
Diversity
7.8
Satisfaction
8.6
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Supportive environment. Lots of opportunities and encouragement for training and career development, plenty of different work streams, informal networking events. Many offices mean there's chances for people to move to new areas for interesting and exciting projects.
  • People genuinely care for you and your wellbeing. Most of the people I have worked with have great work ethics. Approachable and knowledgeable colleagues. Great social life, through emerging professional network (called Limelight) and company events. People don't consider you as a graduate but as a member of the team. They give you the opportunities to develop your career or extracurricular aspirations. Very supportive team.
  • The company is very caring about my well-being. They are very considerate and always understanding. The work I do is very interesting, and I am learning a lot. A lot of my university work applies and is useful in understanding the task at hand.
  • Interesting and diverse work. Part of a team that pushes my limits, but also supports me and ensures that I always swim and never sink!
  • Awesome work-life balance. Flexible arrangements are available. Very creative and innovative for an engineering firm.
  • The learning and growth opportunities that are available to me. I love that I am not just pigeon-holed in one area and that those around me provide me opportunities to explore different areas of work.
  • As a company, the bar is set so high in terms of diversity and inclusion, equality and digital work practices that it gives us permission to complain about things we wouldn't at other companies.
  • Office culture is moving towards flexible working. Still transitioning away from watching the clock. Flat hierarchy, particularly good for young professionals. Socialising is up to the individual and their teams.
  • Sometimes a lack of support or understanding of lack of experience. Graduates tend to have to 'do their time' in the tougher field roles until they gain experience and become more senior.
  • My work is usually interesting and varied with multiple projects at once, but sometimes there are some less exciting things that just need to be done as with any job.
  • The downtime, sometimes there are periods where I don’t have any work and have to look for things to do.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Mackay, Maroochydore, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working with my team and the chance to work with people who have a range of experiences and different engineering specialisations.

Dana Crier

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working with my team and the chance to work with people who have a range of experiences and different engineering specialisations.

Dana Crier

  • Graduate stories
As engineers, we are making the world a better place, and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Yifan Qin

  • Graduate stories
As engineers, we are making the world a better place, and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Yifan Qin

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working with my team and the chance to work with people who have a range of experiences and different engineering specialisations.

Dana Crier

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is working with my team and the chance to work with people who have a range of experiences and different engineering specialisations.

Dana Crier

  • Graduate stories
As engineers, we are making the world a better place, and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Yifan Qin

  • Graduate stories
As engineers, we are making the world a better place, and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Yifan Qin

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.
  • Day in the life

Martin Fielke

Martin Fielke studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Sustainability Engineering at Aurecon.

Videos


Life at Aurecon: Engineering graduate Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran

Throwback to pre-physical distancing with electrical engineer Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran who shares what a day in her life at Aurecon in Sydney, Australia is like as a graduate.

Aurecon graduate and internship programmes to design a better future for Australia

The people who design a better future for humanity are brave new thinkers like you. We need you to draw upon unconventional ideas and piece together solutions to complex challenges. Join us and together we’ll make an impact that shifts the world.

Life at Aurecon: Engineering graduate Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran

Throwback to pre-physical distancing with electrical engineer Walaa Salah Jassmin Al-Hamran who shares what a day in her life at Aurecon in Sydney, Australia is like as a graduate.

Aurecon graduate and internship programmes to design a better future for Australia

The people who design a better future for humanity are brave new thinkers like you. We need you to draw upon unconventional ideas and piece together solutions to complex challenges. Join us and together we’ll make an impact that shifts the world.

Advice


Aurecon Melbourne Office Tour

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Aurecon Melbourne Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Aurecon's Office at Melbourne

How to write a winning cover letter

You’ve written a perfect CV. Now on to the cover letter.