Students and Graduates

We understand that everybody is unique. Each individual journey will be encouraged and supported and we can’t wait to watch you grow.

Are you passionate about developing our state’s road infrastructure? Do you want to be part of building a better WA? Every year we search for enthusiastic creative students and graduates to join us in making WA a safe reliable place to live.

Our programs are an excellent way to combine hands on professional development whilst you put into practise the nationally recognised qualification you are working towards.

Main Roads is not just about roads, it’s about people who go places in their career.

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Regional Traineeships

The road ahead is filled with opportunities when you start your career with us. With a huge diversity of projects, roles and locations available throughout WA, going places has never been more rewarding.

Our two year Regional Engineering Associate Traineeship Program offers an incredible opportunity for you to begin a rewarding career with us, with hands-on experience across drafting, construction, materials engineering and structural design.

What's involved

 Learn road construction techniques through direct experience on small construction projects including road widening or passing lanes, road maintenance projects including reseal or pavement repair, or larger projects including new road construction.

 Assist in drafting pavement and surfacing designs that contribute to improvements to the regional road network and improve road safety

 Provide technical support to various asset management planning activities for road and bridge work programs

 Get involved in assessing road condition and conduct field and laboratory testing on a variety of materials, including soils and pavement.

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Cadets, Graduates and Associates

Our programs are an excellent way to combine hands on professional development whilst you put into practise the nationally recognised qualification you are working towards. The Graduate program enables you to get stuck into the nitty gritty of your professional journey as you are provided with a structured rotational program that enables you to grow and learn at your best.

Don’t take our word for it, here from Audrey who shares her Civil Graduate Engineer journey.

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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