Be a Beca grad or summer intern

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

Have a safe and happy festive season! Graduate recruitment opens for applications March 2021.

About us

Beca is one of Asia Pacific's largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies with more than 3300 amazing people. Our purpose is to make everyday better for our communities. We combine our skills and insights with those of our clients, to think, design and develop creative and sustainable solutions together.

2020 is a big year for Beca as we celebrate our 100th birthday! While our experience has been more than a century in the making, it’s the fresh talent we’re nurturing, the innovative thinking we’re developing and the connections that we’re forging that gets us most excited for the future.

Which is why each year we employ up to 150 graduates and 70 summer interns across Australia and New Zealand. We have a huge range of graduates joining us from science, engineering, planning, arts and IT backgrounds, just to name a few!

In GradNewZealand’s 2020 Top100, Beca was voted the No.1 engineering consulting graduate employer and No.4 graduate employer overall in New Zealand. In 2019 we also won the NZAGE Employers Best Innovation Award for our chatbot, Scout (you can chat to Scout on our @BecaGraduates Facebook).

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Becoming a summer intern

If you are looking for a summer internship to gain 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.

About our summer internships

When do applications open? 
Applications for the 2020/21 intake are now closed – thank you for your interest!

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.

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!


What kinds of interns does Beca take?
That 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!

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!

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About our grad programme

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.

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How does the grad application 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). Please also include information about your work experience, including internships, education and extracurricular activities in your application.

Applicant screening begins. Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our recruitment team, if we shortlist your application we will share it with our hiring manager and get in touch with you for a video interview.

If you aren't selected, we will let you know via email. If you choose to opt-in for job alerts you can see when new roles are advertised – who knows, you might be the perfect candidate for a different role!

Applications close. 5PM NZST Monday 23 March 2020.

Videos commence. To find out if you'll be a good cultural fit at Beca, we’ll ask you to answer a simple question about yourself using an online video interview tool. Don't worry, you'll get the opportunity to practice beforehand!

Interviews. 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.

Onboarding. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Beca! Most of our graduates commence in late February where you will be welcomed into our Graduate Development Programme and a support person (buddy) from within the team to assist you and gain a better understanding of Beca.