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ACCIONA Australia and New Zealand

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

ACCIONA Australia and New Zealand Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Construction & Property Services

Be part of a global organisation that is:

  • Designing a better planet in over 40 countries, on 5 continents;
  • Finding solutions to climate change, overpopulation and water scarcity;
  • A leader in the design of sustainable solutions;
  • Building and operating with a focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Business as Unusual

We reimagine infrastructure by enhancing its regenerative capabilities. 

ACCIONA is a leader in the design of sustainable solutions for the main challenges facing humanity. The company has inaugurated a new business segment – low-carbon activities – to which it contributes its unique capacity to build and operate regenerative infrastructures focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ACCIONA applies its mission to design a better plant in over 40 countries on 5 continents, where it demonstrates that it is possible to do business differently: Business as Unusual. 

Our workforce consists of more than 45,000 people who all want to make a difference, promote sustainable development, and find solutions to the biggest global challenges including climate change, overpopulation, and water scarcity. Closer to home, our Australia and New Zealand business employs more than 3,000 people, coordinated by offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Auckland. 

Come and join us in building the infrastructure our planet needs to achieve a sustainable future.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ACCIONA undertakes a range of initiatives to achieve equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes, including engaging an internal equity, diversity and inclusion committee, setting gender diversity targets, running targeted programs (e.g. indigenous traineeships, 50/50 gender-balanced construction projects), implementing a range of training courses, introducing and maintaining diversity specific benefits and procedures, engaging an Employee Assistance Program, supporting flexible workplace practices, and social and community events.

Cultural diversity

At ACCIONA we promote workforce inclusion through specific initiatives across our projects that include training, awareness raising, eliminating barriers, labour contracts, and collaborating with organisations and institutions.

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Generational diversity

At ACCIONA four generations work together and contribute their talent, experience, motivation, and vision which enriches the different areas of the company.

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Recruitment Process

  • September/October: Submit your 10-minute application
  • October/November: Shortlisted candidates complete a 10 to 15-minute one way video interview providing insight into your unique personality
  • November: If successful you will be invited to attend a face-to-face behavioural based interview with a HR representative and a senior leader
  • December: Formal offer to join ACCIONA’s graduate program
  • Monday 29th January: Program commencement. Early entry opportunities may also be available.

Eligibility for the ACCIONA 2024 Graduate Program

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Full working rights in Australia or New Zealand
  • Full completion of undergraduate level study with an Australian or New Zealand University within the last 3 years (2021 – 2023)
  • High degree of passion and ambition to work in the construction industry and help transform communities and change landscapes
  • Mobility, flexibility and the desire to work on construction projects locally, regionally and interstate
  • Commitment to building the infrastructure our planet needs to achieve a sustainable future.

Remuneration & Career Growth

ACCIONA key Employee Programs

  • Gender neutral parental leave
  • Salary packaging including car leasing
  • Flexible working equipment program
  • Flexible working model – core flexibility and elective flexibility
  • Corporate income protection
  • Professional development through ACCIONA talent programs and the ACCIONA Learning Ecosystem
  • Career development via ongoing career conversations
  • Health and wellbeing programs including discounted private health insurance and our Employee Assistance Program
  • Flu vaccinations and skin checks
  • Vacation care program
  • Free membership to The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

ACCIONA Graduate Program

The ACCIONA Australia and New Zealand Graduate Program is a unique postgraduate development and training program that is designed to provide a comprehensive and hands on experience to graduates, helping them develop their capabilities and succeed in their careers with ACCIONA. 

Compensation & Career Opportunities on the ACCIONA Graduate Program

  • $80 000 to $83 000 per annum plus Superannuation
  • Kick off with a National Induction
  • Participate in 2 to 4 rotations to gain a breadth of experience
  • Site visits to some of Australia’s flagship sustainable infrastructure projects
  • Practical lunch and learns presented by ACCIONA senior leaders and subject matter experts
  • Team up with other ACCIONA graduates from different countries and cultures through our Global Graduate Program
  • Complete an exclusive international development program in collaboration with the Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid)
  • Flexible time frame, achieved through our self-paced competency framework.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
Overall score based on 22 reviews
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What Graduates Say About Them
  • Varied scope of works, valuable learning experience
  • Good remuneration and opportunities for development
  • Great help everywhere, great values
  • Give me real responsibility and real work. I feel like I am contributing as a valued member of the team.
  • There are a lot of opportunities to work on a variety of different projects and work with people who have a lot of knowledge about the industry and projects
  • Average work life balance
  • Working Saturdays and the long hours during the week
  • Lack of Recognition, sometimes undervalued

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Port Melbourne, Adelaide, Northbridge, Auckland, Sydney, South Brisbane
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
Business & Management
Creative Arts
Engineering & Mathematics
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Medical & Health Sciences
Property & Built Environment
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Sydney, NSW
Shaping a Greener Future, One Project at a Time: Launch Your Career in Environment & Sustainability with ACCIONA
Applications Close
20 Oct 2023
Start Date
29 Jan 2024
AUD 80,000 Yearly bonus incentive scheme

Graduate Job

Brisbane, QLD, Adelaide, SA & Perth, WA
Engineering Efficiency, Sustaining Progress: Begin Your Journey as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with ACCIONA!
Applications Close
20 Oct 2023
Start Date
29 Jan 2024
AUD 83,000 Yearly bonus incentive scheme