Be a Beca grad or summer intern

Launch your career and make everyday better as a Beca graduate or summer intern.

Applications for our 2021 Australian and New Zealand grad intake will open in March 2020. Stay tuned for more updates!

Beca Graduate Development Programme

Applications for our 2021 Australian and New Zealand grad intake will open in March 2020.

Our career development philosophy is simple, you own your own career. On our two year Graduate Development Programme, we have everything set up so you can drive your own success within a positive and supportive environment.


We believe the best place to learn is on the job so you can expect to work on real jobs for our clients, right from the start. You'll get ongoing support from experienced mentors, development opportunities, support towards professional memberships as well as a yearly graduate conference and access to an established and active graduate social community.

There really is no better place to kick-start your career and start making everyday better in our communities.

Check out the diagram below to see some of the great development opportunities you will get on our Graduate Development Programme.

Got a question? Keep an eye on our Beca Graduate Facebook and Instagram for updates. Or, flick us a message at

Want to be a Beca summer intern?

If you are looking for a summer internship to clock up some work experience, a Beca internship is the place for you! Our summer interns across Australia and New Zealand work full-time in a Beca office from November to February.

When do applications open? Applications for our 2020/21 Summer Intern Development Programme will open in June/July 2020.

How long is the internship? Our summer students usually start work in mid-November after exams are finished. The intern programme is 8 weeks long with 2 weeks off over Christmas and New Year's, so you'll finish up in mid-February.

What will I do as a Beca intern? You will work alongside other interns on a summer intern project – a real business problem facing our industry. You will also get to attend our famous Beca Summer Intern conference at Beca HQ, networking events and interactive workshops.

What kinds of interns does Beca take? That really depends on the needs across our business each year. In the past we’ve taken a mixture of engineering students with an interest in civil, electrical, geotechnical, geology, software, mechanical, structural, transportation. Some years we also take survey, GIS, planning, HR, cost and project management students. We'll share the locations and positions on our website when applications open - follow our Grad Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Will I get paid? Yes! Your hourly rate will depend on your experience, year of study and any extra qualifications. But don't worry - it's a competitive rate in the market!

Why should I choose Beca for work experience? We’ve got over 1,500 technical gurus, so you'll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the industry. You will gain invaluable consulting experience from our multidisciplinary support network. Plus, you will get exposure to a huge range of markets, from water, defence, education, healthcare, transportation and infrastructure, to food and beverage and power – helping you decide what interests you!

How does the applications process work? Scroll down to find out about the intern application process.

Still got questions? Email our recruitment team at

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How does the summer intern applicationĀ process work?

Apply online

The first time you apply, you’ll need to create a username and password on our application tracking system. You'll need to upload a cover letter, your CV and academic transcript (we know this won't be complete, so just send us where you are at so far), and work experience, including internships, education and extracurricular activities.

Applicant screening begins

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our recruitment team. If we shortlist your application, we'll share it with our hiring manager and get in touch with you for an interview.

If you aren't selected, we will let you know via email. 

Applications close

Interviews commence

This is where it gets exciting, we want to know more about you, what you like to do outside of university and why you want to join Beca! 

Employment offers

We'll contact you as soon as a decision has been made to let you know our decision. If you're offered a job, we will send your formal offer online through your candidate profile.


Most of our interns commence in late-November where you will be welcomed into our Summer Intern Development Programme and a buddy to answer any questions and to help you gain a better understanding of Beca.