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Graduate program

Your career—you drive

Kick start your career at the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Applications for our 2020 graduate program are open.

Our 2020 program will commence early 2020. Applications closing date has been extended to Sunday 18 August 2019.

Meet one of our graduates

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See why our employees recommend us as a place to work.

Not to brag ... but

Queensland Government graduate programs are consistently represented at the top of Grad Connection’s Top 100 Graduate Employer Awards. In the last three years:

  • 2019 – Number 3 – Most Popular Government and Defence Employer
  • 2018 – Number 3 - Most Popular Government and Defence Employer
  • 2017 – Number 1 - Most Popular Government and Defence Employer

Disciplines we are seeking to recruit

Applicants must have a degree relevant to the disciplines listed below.


  • accounting
  • business
  • communication
  • contract management
  • environmental management
  • cultural heritage
  • human resources
  • law.


  • data science and analytics
  • engineering (civil, computer, electrical and mechatronics)
  • ICT systems analysis
  • transport/urban planning.

The program

  • 2 year graduate program with a minimum of 2 rotations
  • Competitive salary starting from $61,000
  • Connections to over 100 different career paths with tailored development and networking opportunities
  • Flexible workplaces and arrangements

Interesting jobs in a range of environments and locations including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Maroochydore, Mackay and Barcaldine. Successful applicants may be required to relocate.

TMR is an inclusive organisation which embraces diversity of thought, culture, life experiences and people to ensure we reflect the communities we serve. We are committed to building an environment in which all our employees can feel valued, included and empowered to bring their different perspectives, beliefs, ideas and cultures in creating a workplace of innovation and opportunity.

TMR is committed to a diverse workforce and we encourage female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

About you


  • approach life and work with equal creativity and innovation
  • can communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders and colleagues
  • work hard to better your own and your team’s performance, and
  • consistently put customers first.

Apply now

To apply you must register with the Queensland Government Graduate Portal by midnight, Sunday 18 August 2019.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be Australian citizen or have permanent residency
  • will have completed their university qualification by December 2019 or have completed your relevant university qualification within the past 2 years (since December 2017)
  • hold a GPA of 5.0 or above
  • are willing to participate fully in the program including rotations across work sites and potentially to regional Queensland.

You can send enquiries about the program to

Last updated
01 July 2019