Graduate programs

Brisbane City Council runs a one-year graduate pathway development program for recent university graduates who have completed a degree-level qualification from a tertiary institution within the last two years. 

We offer graduate opportunities in the following industries

  • engineering (civil, mechanical, environmental)
  • business and data analytics
  • human resources 
  • planning and environment
  • finance and accounting
  • information and communications technology programming and development.

Eligibility information

To apply for the graduate program, you must:

  • hold a recognised degree or postgraduate degree from a tertiary institution which was completed within the last two years; or be completing a recognised degree or postgraduate degree from a tertiary institution and have graduated prior to the designated commencement date of the program
  • have a visa/work rights that allow this type of activity (if applicable).

Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. The following groups are encouraged to apply for graduate programs:

  • young people
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • people with a disability or impairment
  • LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex, queer).

How to apply

Council recruits for graduates throughout the year.

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Application requirements

When submitting a graduate program application, include:

  • you current resume
  • a cover letter that addresses:
    • why you are interested in a graduate program with Council and how your suited to it
    • any related subjects you studied at university
    • transferrable skills you've developed through work experience, or university/community/volunteer projects you've been involved with.

More information

For more information on graduate programs in Council:

Last updated: 2 December 2022

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