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Bravus Graduate Program

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Bravus superstars of the future.

Bravus is committed to supporting Graduate Engineers to be future leaders of the resources industry, and to developing the regional communities in which our Project operates.

Our 2022 Graduate Program is open to: 

  • Mining Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Geologists

Up to two years post-graduation.

Delivered over 18 months, the graduate will be placed with senior engineering team members working on Bravus’ Carmichael Mine 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 operations.

Our Graduate Program will use best-practice educational techniques to not only develop the engineering skills of the graduate, but also their interpersonal skills as a future leader of the resources sector.

Program Overview

Delivered across three, six-month modules our graduates will spend their time working on-site. The graduates will work on critical-path projects, always benefiting from the tutelage of a senior engineer or senior member of the team.

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

All three modules begin with a two day learning session at the Rockhampton or Townsville campus. The session sets the scene for the module’s key areas. The graduate will attend small tutorial class sessions with a range of hands-on activities.


Learning and development is continued during the course of the module, with Central Queensland University offering online support and various online learning sessions.


Personal Development & Communication

Module 1 sets the scene for ongoing development as a valuable team member. This module is designed to allow the graduate to learn about themselves and their communication style so they can work as an active and successful member of ongoing operations and continuous improvement initiatives. The graduate will learn to identify communication styles, manage their own day-to-day priorities, understand emotional intelligence and be a solid and effective member of the team.


Critical Path

Module 2 addresses the skills required to identify critical path activities and the key elements of project management. The graduate will learn about the steps involved with an internal project, problem solving, identifying risk, contract administration and quality and stakeholder management.


Future Leader

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


How do I apply for a graduate position?

Visit, click on the ‘Graduate Engineer’ job listing, then ‘Apply’. 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 specialist fields are eligible?

The graduate program is targeting:

  • Mining Engineers 
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Geologists

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 Townsville or Rockhampton to be successful in my application?

We remain committed to Townsville and Rockhampton as the primary hubs of employment for the Carmichael Project however everyone is welcome to apply particularly those graduates from the broader project footprint (e.g. Clermont).

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 test called Candidate Profile Psychometric Index (CPFI). The CPFI is a broad test including numerical skills, literacy skills and personality type. 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, Bravus 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 be based on site, working for either the Carmichael Mine or Carmichael Rail project. Occasionally some office-based work will be required as part of the Graduate Program, this will be at either our Townsville Regional Headquarters or Bravus Rockhampton Business Centre. You will live in camp accommodation while at site.

Where is the Carmichael Mine site?

The Carmichael Mine site is located approximately 300 kilometres west of the Queensland coast and 160km northwest of Clermont.