Keeping cities moving

As one of the world’s largest toll-road operators, everything we do—from designing and building new roads to researching new vehicle and road safety technology— is about getting people where they want to go, as quickly and safely as possible.

Our ideas shape cities, boost economies and redefine landscapes. As our cities’ populations grow, we’re busy creating transport solutions (roads, tunnels, bike paths and more) that will deliver social and economic benefits to these cities for decades to come. 

Learn more about Transurban.

Life as a Transurban Graduate

One thing to know up front: your contributions at Transurban will matter. From day one, you’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and apply your expertise to create better ways of working, building, and doing. You’ll work in different business areas where your advice will count, your responsibilities will be real and your decisions will have impact.

Your buddies and mentors will be there to guide and support you, while our senior leaders, technical specialists and formal learning paths will help you hone your leadership skills.

  • Based in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • Two-year rotational program (four six-month rotations in a core discipline).
  • Example disciplines include Engineering, Technology and (in Victoria only) Corporate Finance/Treasury.

Engineering graduates
Rotation examples: project delivery; asset engineering; operations and maintenance; development.
Project examples: pavements asset life cycle works; Lane Cove Tunnel jet fan refurbishment works; Burnley Tunnel lighting improvement works.

Finance graduates
Rotation examples: corporate finance; treasury; performance and planning; and investor relations.
Project examples: growth pipeline (acquisition) projects; projects showcasing our business to—and building relationships with—investors.

Technology graduates
Rotation examples: data and analytics; cybersecurity; project management; digital cloud or automation.
Project examples: creating personalised customer experiences using artificial intelligence and machine learning; mobile app design and software development.

  • Hear from our graduates

    Learn about life as a TU Grad from our graduate alumni, as they share experiences from their rotations and time in the program.


    Ben (Finance Graduate, 2022) shares his experience with the recruitment process and starting out in the program.

     


    Chiu-San (Technology Graduate, 2022) shares what attracted him Transurban, his experience with the recruitment process and what has been most surprising about working at Transurban.

     


    Katie (Engineering Graduate, 2020) explains a little about the opportunities, rotations, support and flexibility in the program.

     


    Michael (Engineering Graduate, 2020) describes the diversity of his rotations and provides insight into the culture at Transurban.

     


    Tiffany (Technology Graduate, 2019) shares what it’s like to transition into a permanent role at Transurban after the program.

     

  • About you

    Strong applicants will provide evidence of:

    • Intent to complete by February 2023 (or have completed in the last two years) a relevant Bachelor’s degree with a Credit Average in:
    • o   Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Civil)
      o   Technology (Information Technology, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Software Development) or
      o   Commerce, Finance or Economics

    • Resilience: you work well under pressure and bounce back from setbacks in a positive and constructive way.
    • Adaptability: life with us moves fast, so you’ll be adaptable and comfortable with change.
    • Drive for results: you are motivated by achievement and a sense of accomplishment and contribution.
    • Curiosity: you bring plenty of bright ideas, a hunger to learn and a collaborative and curious mindset.
    • Problem Solver: you’ll have the ability to apply your technical skills to practical problems.
    • Initiative: While you’ll have the support of your mentor, buddy, manager and team, you’ll need to be organised and confident using your own initiative.
  • Working with us

    Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: We believe in equality and creating an environment where everyone feels they belong. We treat our employees, contractors, suppliers and communities with fairness, consideration and respect, regardless of their gender, cultural background, religious beliefs, sexuality or personal circumstances. To demonstrate our commitment and prioritisation of diversity in our organisation, Transurban has been recognised as one of  the top 10 companies globally for gender equality, and is certified as a Work 180 Endorsed Employer for Women and achieved WGEA status. Read more about Transurban’s commitment to gender equality (PDF).

    Commitment to First Nations people: We strongly encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We ensure reasonable adjustments are made to our recruitment, onboarding, and work practices to provide the most appropriate experience. Transurban is proud to commit to our Third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in our shared journey towards reconciliation with our First Nations Peoples. Read more about our Commitment to First Nations People (PDF).

    Community and Sustainability: Our strong link to communities is visible from our sites and offices. You will tangibly see the impact you are making and know you’re part of something bigger. We are vigilant about managing and monitoring our impacts on local communities, andwork with communities to create local benefits. In FY21, we committed more than $2.9 million to targeted programs and partnerships, reinforcing our purpose “to strengthen communities through transport”. Read more information on how we are giving back to communities.

    Commitment to the Environment: Transurban has committed to net zero Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2050, which extends our existing 2030 GHG emissions reduction targets. We’re redesigning the materials and methods we use, with the goal of transforming our environmental impacts and bringing them ever closer to net zero. Read on for some examples, or view our ESG Data Summary page for more details on how we’re performing in meeting our environmental targets.

  • Next steps and process

    We have closed applications for our 2023 graduate program. Register your interest for any future opportunities.

    We strive to offer an efficient and positive recruitment experience. If your motivations and skills align with what you’ve read, register your interest for any future opportunities. Please contact our Graduate Recruitment Team at graduates@transurban.com if you require additional assistance with our application process. We know it takes time to tailor your applications, and we promise to respond to each individual applicant.


    Step 1: Apply online (March/April 2022)

    Submit your online application. We’ll review your suitability based on the role requirements and your academic experience. Please note, applications close 11.59pm AEST Wednesday 13 April 2022.

    Step 2: Psychometric testing (April)

    Complete online assessments. These will examine your abilities and preferences when working with others, across changing conditions and with different types of information. Instructions and practice questions will be provided in advance.

    Step 3: Video interview (May)

    Participate in a one-way video assessment. You will record your answers to several set questions. This stage is designed for you to showcase your strengths, motivations and alignment to our core values.

    Steps 4 & 5: Presentation and Interview (May/June)

    Next step is to invite you to meet with us for some interactive, practical activities. This is designed to give you a hands-on feel for typical work tasks and may involve other members of the broader Transurban team. Types of activities may include a presentation and interview. In the presentation we may look at how you interact with others to solve a business problem, your process for follow up and what reflections you had. In the interview we will ask some structured behavioural based questions aligned to the graduate role requirements. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the program and what it’s like to work at Transurban.

    Step 6: Reference checks (June)

    We will contact your nominated referees to obtain their perspectives on your strengths, past achievements and ideal working environment.

    Step 7: Offer (June)

    By this stage, we should have a good idea of what you can bring to the role, and you’ll have an understanding of what it’s like to be involved in our Graduate Program. If you’re successful, we’ll get in touch to offer you a place in our program. Once you say yes, we’ll carry out all the relevant background checks (Police Checks and Right to Work) and get you on board. It’s important to note that relocation to participate in the graduate program is self-funded.

    Step 8: Onboarding commences

    We will send specific information once the offer has been accepted. In general, prior to your first day, you’ll be welcomed by your team and meet up with your manager. You’ll also get a facilities induction, so you know your way a. Then, later in your first month, you’ll get a corporate induction to Transurban, and your official graduate experience will commence.