Trainees and apprentices
AMEC in Australia has recruited a number of trainee designers each year in Mechanical/Piping and Civil/Structural disciplines. Our Trainee program aims to provide you with an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in a design environment whilst completing your diploma or other relevant qualification in engineering.
What is the application process?
Click on Search graduate jobs in the left hand menu to find a position that interests you.
I completed my diploma a few years ago, am I still eligible for the program?
Most of our trainees are on the program whilst completing their qualifications. However we also take on candidates who have completed their diploma already and would like a chance to put their knowledge into practice.
How will I know if my application is suitable?
If you haven’t passed the first screening, you will receive an email advising you that you have not been successful. If you do pass the first stage, one of our team members will contact you by telephone or email to organise a first interview.
Do you recruit trainee designers who need work permits?
We are unable to consider your application if you do not have a valid and current ongoing right to work in Australia. Student visas and other visas requiring an employer sponsor are not sufficient for us to progress your application.
Can I speak to someone in the engineering discipline to which I am applying to find out more information?
If you are invited in for an interview, you will be able to speak to the interviewers – who are generally from your discipline. Should you be made an offer of employment and would like to speak to a manager or employee from that department prior to commencing, we can organize for a meet up or phone conversation.
Is there a flexible start date?
We do not have a fixed start date for our trainee designers, the start date is mutually agreeable between the preferred candidate and the manager.
What is the duration of the Trainee Program and how does it work?
The program extends over a period of four years and includes on-the-job training and formal training where required. Your progress in the program will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that you are on the right track to becoming a competent designer. After successful completion of the trainee program, you will be offered a role at a designer level.
Where will I be based?
Our trainee designer positions are based in one of our Perth offices. You may be required to travel to site depending on the projects that you are assigned to. This could be within Australia or overseas.
Will I be given responsibility from the start?
All AMEC trainee designers are encouraged to work on real projects from day one. You will be given some responsibility in the initial phase of the traineeship, and this will increase as your experience grows and the traineeship progresses.
What if I need advice on my work and professional development?
Throughout the program, you will be assigned a mentor who will be your focal point for any advice and assistance required. Your mentor is likely to be someone other than your supervisor and will also be responsible for introducing you to the engineering work network, and will be there just to bounce ideas off. You will be encouraged to have meetings with your mentor at least every 3 months initially, and at longer intervals thereafter.
What is it like to work for AMEC?
AMEC is a large organization employing thousands of people across the globe – so you will find all the benefits associated with working for this size of organization. We are at the forefront of the power and process, oil and gas, environmental and consulting engineering, and nuclear industries. It is an exciting time to join a global market leader such as AMEC. Why not check out the Life with AMEC pages to find out more?