About Downer

Kickstart your career with Downer.

We offer a comprehensive graduate programme, hands-on summer work experience and a selection of scholarships that will help you get the experience you need to succeed in the industry.

The Downer Graduate Programme is designed to provide you with a strong foundation of professional experience, providing you with the tools to be a future leader in our business. Downer is looking for people who will take ownership of their personal and professional brand.

We’re a company who is interested in you as a person and will support you in many ways. Your academic transcript is only part of what we look at.

To be prepared for Downer ask yourself these following challenging questions because we are looking for people who can answer them with confidence.

Own your career, own the journey.

  • Where are you going in life?
  • What would your friends and family say about you?
  • What motivates you?
  • What excites you?
  • What do you find hard or challenging in life…and what exactly are you doing about that?
  • Do people know what you stand for and why?


Kelsey’s first contact with Downer was at the Auckland University Engineering Careers Fair. When applying for graduate roles, Kelsey was particularly interested in infrastructure services which is a big part of Downer’s business.

“I’m currently on rotation between the pavement design team and pavement construction department. I’ve had the opportunity to assist with design work for various urban roads around Auckland, and some rural projects too. I’ve designed two full urban arterial road rehabilitations in South Auckland. It was a really great experience to be responsible for a complete road rehabilitation design, right from investigation to the design report.”

Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a young professional at Downer and the talent of our future? Visit downertalent.wordpress.com or email talent@downer.co.nz




High School

Research careers and companies

First year of tertiary study

Attend careers and employer events

Second to last year of tertiary study

Apply for internships and research graduate jobs

Last year of tertiary study

Apply for graduate jobs and programmes or consider post-graduate study

Offers jobs to students studying


Engineering - Civil/Structural

Engineering - Mechanical



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