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Graduate Program at Bowen Rail Company

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Graduate Program

Bravus Mining and Resources and Bowen Rail Company businesses are both committed to developing graduate Engineers and Environmental to be our superstars of the future by developing the regional communities in which our Project operates.

Through our graduate program, we are dedicated to helping shape the future leaders of the resources industry and to providing opportunities to graduates to start a fulfilling, highly-skilled and well-paid career.

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Graduate Program
Become an Engineering Graduate with Bowen Rail Company

Become an Engineering Graduate with Bowen Rail Company

Our Graduate Program is open to Engineering graduates up to 2 years post-graduation. The fields we are recruiting for 2024 are –

  • Mining Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Environmental Science

Delivered over 18 months, the graduate will be placed with senior engineering team members within the Carmichael Mine and Bowen Rail networks and will also undertake on site learning with Central Queensland University across three modules.

Key outcomes will see graduates grow into confident and productive professionals, with the capability to drive business results for our exciting project.

Our Graduate Program will use best-practice educational techniques and will not only develop the skills of the graduate, but also their interpersonal skills as a future leader of our business.

Why become a Bowen Rail Company Graduate?

Why become a Bowen Rail Company Graduate?

Through our holistic program, graduates are supported to grow into confident and productive professionals with the capability to drive business results for our exciting operations.

It is also a fantastic opportunity for graduates to kick-start their career in mining and become part of the communities in which BRC operates. The lifestyle rosters ensure graduates will be able to make the most of the perks that life in Townsville and The Whitsundays has to offer.

Graduate Program overview

Graduate Program overview

Delivered across three, six-month modules, our graduates will spend their time working on site, operating on a 7-days-on, 7-days off roster.

The graduate will work on day to day operational demands, always benefiting from the tutelage of a Senior Engineer or Senior member of the Bravus or BRC team.

The on-site work is then bolstered with off-site training through our learning partner at Central Queensland University. The learning components are undertaken at either the Townsville or Rockhampton campuses.

Each module begins with a 2- or 3-day workshop, setting the scene for the module’s key areas. The graduate will attend small tutorial class sessions with a range of experiential learning activities.

Learning with Central Queensland University

Learning with Central Queensland University

The three on-campus modules cover Personal Development and Communication, Contemporary Leadership and Future Leaders.

MODULE 1: Personal Development – Communication for leadership success

Module 1 lays the foundations for professional and personal growth as a valuable team member. This module is designed to allow the graduate to understand what makes them tick, so that they can work as an active and successful member of our operations. The graduate will learn to identify communication styles, manage their own day-to-day priorities, understand emotional intelligence and be a resilient member of the team.

MODULE 2: Contemporary Leadership

Module 2 examines how a contemporary leader contributes to the evolution of our organisations. This module will evaluate the effectiveness of various leadership models, theories, frameworks, and techniques that create success to improve. These theories and practices for the graduates influence the development of strategic decisions intended to achieve sustainable business outcomes.

MODULE 3: Future Leader – Delivering successful projects as a leader

Module 3 identifies and builds on competencies the graduate requires to become a future leader in business. The module helps the graduate gain skills to develop their work abilities and identify new ways of doing things. Thinking outside of the square is encouraged and topics of focus include teamwork, innovation, organisational agility and leadership.

Graduate Program FAQs

How do I apply for a graduate position?

Visit, click on the ‘Work with us’ tab, then ‘Apply Now’ on Graduate Engineers. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and graduation certificate as part of your application.

What if I have questions?

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Any tips for applying?

Take your time and send your CV and cover letter to the email address. Double check your spelling and tell us in your own words why you want to join our program.

What Engineering fields are eligible?

The Graduate Program is currently targeting civil, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and environmental scientists. 

Are the graduate positions full time?

Yes. Our Graduate Program is full time and runs for a maximum-term contract period of 18 months.

Do I need to live in Bowen to be successful in my application?

While Bowen, Rockhampton and Townsville are our primary recruitment hubs we encourage and will consider applicants from all regional Queensland communities.

Will I get a permanent job at the end of the Graduate Program?

During the final six months of the program we will begin discussions about the opportunities for ongoing employment and what may be available.

Will you accept a late application?

No. Please make sure you apply by the due date set out in the advertisement as we won’t be allowing late applications.

Is there a test as part of the application process?

Short-listed candidates will undergo an online psychometric test called Access Ability. There is no pass or fail – just answer honestly.

Do I need to complete a medical as part of my application?

Yes. If you are short-listed, Bowen Rail Company will arrange a medical exam for you at our expense. The medical is to ensure you are fit to work on site.

Where will I be based?

All our graduate positions will predominantly be based on site. Occasionally some office-based work will be required as part of the Graduate Program in the Bowen office.

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