Australian Graduate Programme

Applications open July 2024

We build more than civil infrastructure

Here at Fulton Hogan, we build careers

Fulton Hogan delivers high-quality infrastructure to improve the lives of people in Australia and New Zealand, every day. Our 9,500+ strong team works in every kind of weather, creating, connecting, and caring for communities.

As a company that has come from strong family origins, our culture underpins everything we do. Our people are always respected and encouraged to come up with new ideas and innovations so we can work safer and smarter. We believe resilient infrastructure will help tackle the challenges of a changing world, and we will continue to invest in the future of our Graduates to help them play an important part in our success.

By joining our business as a Graduate, you are embarking on a journey that will be rewarding on both a personal and professional level. Our Graduate Programme is part of our commitment to learning and development, and is just one of the ways we will keep you motivated and engaged as we grow together.

Find your perfect role here at Fulton Hogan

Construction Engineering

Civil | Mechanical | Electrical

Construction Engineering is less about designing a concept, and more about how to bring that concept to life – because you’ll actually see what you’re working on come to life!

Our Construction Engineers work in a fast-paced environment where no challenge is the same. They need to be dynamic to find new innovative solutions to all the problems that are thrown their way, such as: building a bridge to reduce travel times; laying asphalt on a road to improve drivers’ safety; maintaining a water treatment plant to ensure people have access to clean drinking water; or upgrading an airport runway to increase travel capacity.

Delivering these exciting projects is no small task, but the lasting legacy they leave is big and tangible.

Accounting & Finance

Our National Accounting Program will allow you to experience all facets of our business on a rotational basis as you will cover our different business streams: Construction, Infrastructure Services, Utilities, and Shared Services in New Zealand.

Working with all levels of management, you will be exposed to a wide range of accounting functions, including: commercial analysis, management accounting, financial reporting, job costings, month-end processes and internal auditing.

This will provide you with a unique range of learning and development opportunities that will help you to see the big-picture behind the numbers and understand how we build and manage critical infrastructure across Australia and New Zealand that connects communities and helps us to shape a better world.

To further your accounting qualifications, we are CA and CPA accredited, and support graduates in their professional development.

Operational Support


A Safety Graduate supports our construction projects by assisting in key operational safety activities at both an office and site-level.

These activities may include: the implementation and maintenance of various Health and Safety documentation, processes and initiatives, as well as ensuring our ‘Living Safely’ culture is maintained at all times.

Environment & Sustainability

An Environment & Sustainability Graduate supports our construction projects by assisting in key operational activities at both an office and site-level.

These activities may include: the implementation and maintenance of best practice documentation, processes and initiatives, as well as supporting us in maintaining compliance with our contractual and legislative obligations.

These activities play an important part in how Fulton Hogan build and manage critical infrastructure across Australia that connects communities and helps us shape a better world.


A Commercial Graduate supports our construction projects by assisting in key operational activities at both an office and site-level.

Working closely with our Commercial Managers and Engineers, these activities may include: scope of works planning, procurement, client/subcontractor/supplier negotiations, reviewing contractual terms and conditions, and risk management.

Communications / Community & Stakeholder Relations

As a Communications / Community & Stakeholder Relations Graduate you will help us drive a strong community-focused approach throughout the delivery of our construction projects.

This will involve you assisting with the development of strategies, events and collateral to inform and engage residents, traders, schools, community members and internal stakeholders about upcoming construction works. You will also collaborate with our traffic and construction teams to understand and mitigate impacts and disruptions.


A Graduate Surveyor will work cooperatively with the Survey Manager and the broader Fulton Hogan team to support multiple work fronts across our construction projects.

Working at both an office and site-level, this role will see you assisting with the management of daily survey records, general set-out and conformances, and planning site survey requirements with project staff. You will also ensure that the most up-to-date data is being communicated to site teams and GPS guided machinery to ensure our works are delivered successfully.

What to expect

Our Graduate Programme is 12 months in length, and designed to assist Graduates in obtaining teachings and exposure to various facets of our business. Its purpose is to assist you to build a foundation for a successful career through the creation of networks, the habit of continuous learning and exposure to the skills and knowledge required. Overall, the success of your programme relies on your own level of commitment, interest and drive.

The programme encompasses:

  • Career Development Framework (CDF) tailored to your area of specialisation
  • Graduate Handbook to help you along your journey
  • Professional Mentor as you transition off the programme and into your career
  • A buddy who is a current or recent Graduate, there to help you with those day-to-day questions
  • The opportunity to work with your peers and present to our senior leaders
  • Personal development sessions aimed at developing you professionally in the business
  • A regional induction/welcome and a Grad Camp enabling you to network with other graduates and senior leaders in the business

Career Development Framework (CDF)

If you want a career that lets you reach higher levels and achieve your ambitions, then our CDF will help get you there faster.

Our Career Development Frameworks are tailored to your area of specialisation (e.g. Construction Engineering, Accounting etc.), and clearly identify the skills, experience and competencies required for you to move along your career from a graduate right through to management.

As you move through the assessment criteria, you will be able to see the gaps you have, the learning and development opportunities to close these gaps and a clear career plan that puts you in control of your future.

Our career framework has been designed not just for Fulton Hogan, but also to align with standards used across the construction industry in Australia and internationally.

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is designed to foster the development of our Graduates by providing growth and learning opportunities to support Graduates in achieving their career goals, as well as obtaining valuable input from experienced and respected leaders in our business. Contact may be virtual or face-to-face, and formal catch-ups generally occur once a month, but may happen more frequently if required.

Professional Associations

Fulton Hogan has strong working partnerships with industry associations and support our employees joining and gaining professional registration.

Engineers Australia

Our graduates commence on their journey to becoming Chartered with Engineers Australia on joining our graduate program.

Chartership is an internationally recognised competency based accreditation, which will provide you with a competitive advantage for your career.

To ease the process of becoming chartered, our Engineering Career Development Framework is aligned to the Engineers Australia competencies.

More information is available on the EA website: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Membership

Chartered Accountant (CA)

The CA Program is made up of five Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) modules and a period of mentored practical experience.More information is available on the Chartered Accountants ANZ website: https://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/become-a-member/entry-requirements/chartered-accountant

Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

The CPA Program consists of four compulsory subjects, two electives and an experience component.

More information is available on the CPA Australia website: https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/become-a-cpa

Benefits to you

Fulton Hogan Australia provides employees access to a wide range of benefits, including lifestyle, leisure and financial offers. This is a complimentary service, and lets you enjoy an extensive range of benefits, including:

  • Groceries, fuel, shopping and gifts;
  • Access to corporate health and fitness programs, including the use of selected gyms, such as Anytime Fitness and Fitness First, and pools in your selected State for a discounted rate;
  • Banking discounts, complimentary personal banking consultations and financial webinars through Westpac;
  • Dining and tickets to iconic attractions;
  • Corporate health insurance services, consultations and discounts through BUPA;
  • Movie tickets;
  • Travel benefits like accommodation, airline lounge memberships and car hire.

What could a long-term career look like?


Meet Our Grads

Yasas Ranasinghe

Graduate Engineer | Joined in 2022

“Every day is a new challenge, but that’s what I like!”

Rebecca Bird

Safety Graduate | Joined in 2021

“Don’t be afraid to put your hand up and actually give your ideas as well because they will be taken on board. You have a voice!”

Ahsan Amin

Graduate Engineer | Joined in 2021

“From university to being on the ground, it’s a big change! You’ll actually see what’s going on and develop a better understanding of things.”

Patrick Dillon

Site Engineer | Joined in 2020

“It’s something you can look back on and say I’ve grown as a person; I’ve grown as a leader; I’ve grown as an Engineer!”

Fredrick Khayad

Site Engineer | Joined in 2019

“It was a great experience! It’s all thanks to Fulton Hogan’s family culture. Everyone I’ve met is friendly and supportive.”

Business Streams

Participants enter our Graduate Programme by joining one of our three business streams: Construction, Infrastructure Services, or Utilities.


Every day, our Construction teams are involved in building the transport infrastructure that connects and enhances the lives of communities across Australia.

Our diverse teams work together to deliver complex and major projects, such as road duplications, new bridges, rail upgrades, and airport runways. Delivering these exciting projects is no small task, but the lasting legacy they leave is big and tangible.

As the demand for infrastructure continues to grow, there has never been a better time to be part of changing the shape of Australia by building landmark projects for the benefit of our communities.


Our Infrastructure Services business has a long, industry-leading history working on and maintaining the vast network of roads, ports and airports across Australia that take us to where we need to be, safer and sooner.

You might have seen our Infrastructure Services team spray sealing or paving your road, or around your local area making sure other road assets are maintained to the best possible standard.

You may even travel each day on the surfacing products that have been developed by our highly-skilled, dedicated technical staff and manufactured from our network of quarries, asphalt, emulsion and PMB plants.


Our Utilities business brings its delivery expertise to some of the most important and essential daily services: water and telecommunications. Our team works collaboratively with major utilities providers to construct, augment and manage this critical infrastructure to provide greater reliability and certainty for the community. As the consumer-driven need for power, data, and clean water continues to grow, we see ourselves playing a big part in securing Australia’s utility infrastructure into the future.

Recruitment Process

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Searching for a job and attending job interviews can be a tiring and nervous exercise for some people, particularly for Graduates and those who have never fully experienced a recruitment process like this before. At Fulton Hogan, we acknowledge this, and this is why we are here to guide you every step of the way. Take a look at some of these handy little tips to get you started. Good luck, and remember…we are here on the journey with you!

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When do the applications open and close?

Applications open 5 July 2024 and close 4 August 2024.

When does the programme begin?

Our programme officially begins in February each year, however there are opportunities for successful graduates to start earlier as required.

What level of qualification do I need?

Dependent on business stream, Fulton Hogan considers graduates with a Diploma, Bachelor’s degree or higher to partake in the programme.

Do I need to be an Australian citizen to apply?

To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, or hold a valid visa with permission to work in Australia.

How long is the Graduate Programme?

You will be empowered to choose the pace and order for acquiring skills, knowledge and experience, while working alongside teams of professionals in an environment that is rewarding, challenging and fun. Generally our graduates complete their programme in 12 months.

Can I apply again now if I was unsuccessful last year?

Yes. Our graduate programme is open to students who have completed their studies up to two years ago.

Will graduates be expected to relocate?

We expect our graduates to be agile and willing to relocate to take on opportunities across the country to progress their career development.

I have a few questions, who can I speak to?

Our graduate recruitment team can be reached on graduates@fultonhogan.com.au.