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Graduate program

Your career—you drive

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

Our graduate program commences early 2019 with registrations closing Sunday 19 August 2018.

Meet one of our graduates

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

Disciplines we are recruiting

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

  • Professional:
    • accounting
    • business
    • communication
    • contract management
    • environmental management
    • cultural heritage
    • human resources
    • law.
  • Technical:
    • 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 $60,000
  • 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.

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.

Additional application criteria are listed under ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page.

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:

  • 2017 - Number 1 – Most Popular Government and Defence Employer
  • 2016 – Number 1 – Most Popular Employer, Public Sector Category
  • 2015 – Number 3 – Most Popular Graduate Employer

Apply now

To apply you must register with the Queensland Government Graduate Portal by midnight, Sunday 19 August 2018. Registrations must meet the following criteria.


  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • will have completed your university qualification by December 2018 or have completed your relevant university qualification within the past 2 years (since December 2016)
  • hold a GPA of 5.0 or above
  • are willing to participate fully in the program including rotations across work sites and potentially regional Queensland.

You can send enquiries about the program to

Last updated
12 July 2018