Graduate FAQs

Please review our FAQs for everything you need to know about the Hastings Deering Graduate Program.

What kind of Graduates are you looking for?

  • Human Resources
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Finance

What is the recruitment process for the Graduate Program?

Complete your online application including, resume, cover letter and screening questions. Your online application will include a mandatory video cover letter. Attaching your academic transcript is also mandatory along with indicating your year of graduation or expected graduation. You may be contacted about your application and invited to complete a short phone screening interview. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an information & engagement session & interview.  Offers will be made following the interviews for your stream. All candidates will be notified of their outcome. If successful, your new cohort friendships and networking begins from day of offer!

What does a successful application look like?

A successful application will include a resume and cover letter tailored to the job advertisement. Attaching your academic transcript is mandatory along with indicating your year of graduation or expected graduation. Thoroughly read the advertisement and ensure that your skills and experience match the requirements of the role. This includes making sure your degree is included in our targeted degrees for that Graduate role. Customise your resume and cover letter to highlight your key attributes, skills and experience and how they align with the role and our company. Proof-read everything. Our application process includes a 60 second video cover letter. We are not able to accept a pre-recorded video however, you can re-record over your video if you wish to revise. Read the requirements for the video and submit. We would love to see your authentic self!

Do I have to complete my degree?

Yes. Degrees must be completed in full. (minus vacation work and internships). If you are yet to complete your degree, please indicate your expected year of graduation in your application screening questions.

What unique benefits does HDAL offer?

  • 3 year comprehensive Rotation Program
  • Permanent placement after you rotation program
  • Ongoing professional and personal development
  • Access to a wide variety of employee benefits
  • An amazing culture and growth opportunities

What training and development opportunities will I have?

  • Structured Rotational Development Plans
  • On the job training and education
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Business Development Master Classes and networking opportunities
  • Monthly One on One sessions with your support person
  • Formal professional development programs
  • Safety Training

What is the culture like at Hastings Deering?

At Hastings Deering we believe people are our advantage, we foster a continuous learning and development environment. Our culture is one of innovation and collaboration. Our people are passionate about what they do. Our values of No Harm, Integrity, Transparency, and Care underpin our day-to-day purpose and define the way we interact with each other, our customers and stakeholders. We are built on professionalism and hard work but of course we like to have a bit of fun along the way!

How does Hastings Deering promote flexibility and inclusion?

Every day, thousands of people come to work at Hastings Deering and every time they walk through our doors, we want them to know how valued they are. Our Flexibility and Inclusion Initiative is designed to create an environment where all our people feel like they belong. We celebrate our differences and believe that it is those differences that make us stronger.

How are employees rewarded and recognised?

Individual performance, development and recognition are fundamental to the success of our organization. Our employees are provided regular performance and development planning and recognition for their achievements.

The Hastings Deering Excellence Awards program provides employees with the opportunity to nominate or be nominated for above and beyond efforts and celebrates innovation and improvement.

Where will I be based throughout the program?

All roles are Brisbane based with the opportunity for regional rotation/exposure dependent on the role.

What work will I be exposed to? (I.E. different business departments)

Each Rotation Program will provide you the opportunity to gain both a breadth and depth of experience across your field of expertise.  Where possible, we will provide you the opportunity to gain exposure to other areas of the business through a variety of learning experiences.

What ongoing support and mentoring will be provided?

  • Sponsor and support person throughout whole program
  • Graduate Program Manager
  • Department Managers and Partners
  • Cohort of other Graduates
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