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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 development and training program, it 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

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What Graduates Say About Them
  • The opportunity for career development, experience in different countries, a variety of projects and teams. It is also an ambitious company in climate action, which makes you proud to work for them.
  • We get the opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects that shape Australia's key infrastructure and work with a huge range of people across different disciplines. I love that no day is the same and you never find yourself feeling bored, because there's always a new challenge or an opportunity to take on and learn something new if you're looking for it. Homing in on my experience as an Acciona graduate over the last two years, I have found the networking and team-building activities within the wider graduate group to be the most rewarding. Events like the Graduate Bootcamp and the Comillas University accreditation have allowed me to meet graduates from all over Australia, making connections and friendships that will last throughout my career. I also liked that we had Comillas professors guiding us through our business case and Daniel provided us with very helpful feedback and advice on our project.
  • The ability to be involved in interesting and innovative projects which shape the community positively.
  • The people and culture here. I was pleasantly surprised with how little "hand holding" there was and how comfortable the team was to let me do actual work, giving me my own scope and tasks to manage and with very little micromanagement. I believe that this has massively helped with my learning and development.
  • The best thing would be the opportunity to experience and learn on multiple very different large infrastructure projects.
  • The hours of site work can be quite taxing. However, this is quite common throughout the industry.
  • The nature of the construction industry means that it is hard to have flexibility in terms of working from home or working hours.
  • Big difference in expectation between office and site staff
  • The only bad thing about working for Acciona is finding it hard to stay focused in my role. With so many cool opportunities and projects and work going on it is easy to be distracted and interested in the goings on outside my team and outside my current project.
  • There haven't been too many downsides to the company.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Port Melbourne, Adelaide, Northbridge, Auckland, Sydney, South Brisbane
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Applications Close
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Graduate Job

ACCIONA Australia is a leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure, renewable energy and water treatment projects. Pre-register now!
Applications Close
29 Apr 2024
Start Date
29 Jan 2025 - 27 Feb 2025
AUD 76,000 - 80,000


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