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Graduate Development Program a continuing success

08 October 2010

Abigroup’s Graduate Development Program plays a vital role in ensuring that the company continues to attract the best and the brightest into the company.

Graduates play a vital role in the future development of Abigroup. They provide the company with a fresh perspective and are the future leaders of the organisation.

Abigroup’s Graduate Development Program is open to final year tertiary students and recent graduates from a broad range of disciplines.

Participants in the program are given the opportunity to start their careers in a structured, challenging and supportive environment which allows them to develop both personally and professionally.

The program includes:

  • structured ‘on the job’ work and rotation between disciplines and projects;
  • development programs, workshops and forums;
  • a mentoring program; and
  • networking opportunities.

   

One of Abigroup’s recent graduate engineers is Jess Creed who is currently working as a site engineer on the Southern Link Upgrade in Melbourne.

“I joined Abigroup because of the vast opportunities available for a young engineer to gain valuable experience,” she said.

“I found the Graduate Development Program very useful as I was able to work on a number of projects giving me a good overview of the business.

“I worked as a Site Engineer on the Monash Alliance, assisted Abigroup’s Victorian estimating team with tender submissions for potential projects and currently I’m strengthening an existing viaduct with the application of Carbon Fibre on the Southern Link Upgrade.

“The program also provided me with various networking opportunities and I have built up some good relationships through it.”

In addition to the Graduate Development Program Abigroup works closely with a number of universities and industry associations to offer the next generation of engineers and other professionals much needed assistance and experience.

Abigroup also sponsors a scholarship programme at Newcastle University which gives five civil engineering, five surveying and five environmental engineering students the opportunity to combine their studies with working for the company.

More information on the Graduate Development Program, including details of how to apply.

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