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.
Beca’s experience has been more than a century in the making, but 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 2021 Top100, Beca was voted the No.1 engineering consulting graduate employer and No.3 graduate employer overall in New Zealand.
Want to be 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.
When do applications open?
Applications for our 2021/22 Summer Intern Development Programme will open in 26th July 2021.
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!
Still got questions?
Visit www.beca.com/becainterns or email our team at [email protected]
Applications for our 2022 Australian and New Zealand grad intake will be open March 2022.
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? Visit our website or email us at [email protected]
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 your official one, so just send us where you are at so far). Please make sure you answer all the questions to the best of your ability!
Applicant screening begins. Once applications are closed, ALL of them will be reviewed by one of our recruitment team. If we longlist your application, we will share it with our discipline leads and if they think you could be a good fit, one of our team will get in touch with you to arrange a video question to be sent.
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!
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 tool. Don't worry, you'll get the opportunity to practice beforehand!
Interviews. Once videos are complete, our discipline leads will review them and if you are shortlisted we will give you a call to arrange an interview. 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! Dependent on Covid levels, interviews will run either in one of our Beca offices or via Microsoft Teams. If you aren’t progressed to interview after the video stage, we will let you know via email.
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 complete a reference check and will then send your formal offer online through your candidate profile. Once accepted, a background check will be completed prior to you starting with us, and an education check will be completed at the beginning of 2023 to confirm your qualification/s.
Onboarding. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Beca! Most of our graduates commence in late January where you will be welcomed into our Graduate Development Programme and will get a support person (buddy) from within the team to assist you and gain a better understanding of Beca.