Graduate Program

ACE’s Graduate Program has been operating for some years now and we believe in employing and training new graduates by giving them responsibility and autonomy, through a real job with real challenges.

A brief outline of the Graduate Program at ACE looks something like this:

  • Two year program comprising of time spent in the office and on site.
  • The program consists rotating through the following areas: OHS management, quantity surveying, quality control, compliance, and surveying.
  • Each Graduate is assigned a mentor for the first 12 months of their time with us.
  • Monthly Reviews – your performance will be reviewed monthly for the first 6 months, to ensure we are both ‘on track’ and maximising your learning.
  • Grad Breakfasts – Collective breakfasts are held every two months to discuss progress, innovation and ways to learn from each other.
  • Training – Each Graduate undertakes a minimum of 1 days formal training in their first 6-12 months.
  • Remuneration – An incremental pay increase occurs at 6 months, and annually thereafter.
  • Career break – Should you desire, you will be provided with the option of a 3 month career break after 24 months with us. You can pick up your job where you left off upon your return.  
  • Graduate Passion Project – You have the opportunity to partake in a humanitarian project in third world country, if you desire. Live your Passions!

How do you apply?

 

Step Stage Process
Step 1 Application Email your CV and a cover letter as well as a copy of your academic results to HR@acecon.com.au
Step 2 Telephone Interview If applicants proceed to this stage, the initial interview will be conducted over the phone and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete
Step 3 First Round Interview – Group Information Session If successful, you will be invited to be part of a Group Information Session, where you will join us at head office and learn more about ACE and the Grad Program we offer.  We also get to meet you and learn about your background and passions!
Step 4 Individual Assessment If successful, the applicant will progress to psychometric testing
Step 5 Second Round Interview You will now be invited back for a second round interview
Step 6 Acceptance If successful, you will be contacted with a letter of offer with a start date and online induction can begin

Graduate Spotlight

“Working for ACE has been a rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable experience and I can definitely say I feel like part of the family.

I really appreciate the opportunity ACE has given me to kick-start my career in the construction industry.” – Ed Condon

Ed Condon started with ACE last year during his penultimate year at Uni. He started in Infrastructure helping out on the Grey River Bridge project after hearing about our graduate program through the RMIT job portal.

Ed’s stand out times during his time with us have been:

  • Concrete pour of the bridge deck at Bridge Inn Rd, Wollert.
  • Starting up and mobilising the Grey River Bridge Replacement project on the Great Ocean Rd. 
  • Beam lift and deck pour at Grey River.
  • Starting up and mobilising the Pykes Creek Bridge Strengthening project at Myrniong.
  • Scaffolding lift at Pykes Creek.

“My experience at ACE as an undergraduate engineer has been the best thing I could’ve done to prepare me for the industry.

Asoka and Stefan are extremely understanding when it comes to juggling Uni and Work and I couldn’t ask for better mentors so thanks to them for the support and guidance that I will take with me wherever I go.” – Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams started with ACE in 2016 following in his family’s footsteps:

What lead you to the grad program at ACE?

ACE has always been a Family environment for  me. My mother, her sister and my father’s sister all work/worked here. I have wanted to work here since I discovered my passion for Engineering 5 years ago.

 

What have been stand out times/events during your time at ACE?

ACE have put me in the infrastructure division under Asoka and Stefan. They have both been great mentors, allowing me to tackle problems head on and correct me if needed. The biggest stand out for me was organising the bridge demolition works at Grey River on the Great Ocean road. Between organising a 100T cranes, saw cutters, scaffolders and semi-trailers on one of the busiest tourist roads in Victoria, it was a great experience and something not many engineers can say they have done at 22 years old.

 

What are you goals for the future?

I want to gain as much knowledge in the contracting/project management industry as possible. Diversifying into the infrastructure, civil and High-rise construction areas, deem my favourite niche to work in and narrow in on that. But at this point, getting my degrees at university is the main focus!