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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 2018 with registrations closing Sunday 13 August 2017.

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

The program

  • 2 year graduate program with minimum 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 for these roles must either live in the region or be willing 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 13 August 2017. Registrations must meet the following criteria.


  • are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have completed your degree in 2015, 2016 or will complete in 2017
  • 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.

Enquiries about the program to

Last updated
18 July 2017