Apprenticeships & traineeships

Given the diversity of our industries and sectors, Leighton Contractors is a significant employer of apprentices, interns, trainees and school leavers.

As an apprentice or trainee, once you’ve completed training your qualifications are recognised throughout Australia.

Search for current apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies within Leighton Contractors. And remember – new vacancies appear regularly.


We have a strong commitment to apprenticeships as a source for future employment.

Our apprentice training is managed and supervised by dedicated and experienced training personnel. We offer an extensive range of trade apprenticeships, including:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Fitter
  • Electrical Mechanic
  • Boiler Maker
  • Fixed Plant Fitter
  • Tyre Fitter – Heavy Duty

Your chosen trade is supported by various specialised Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), which are responsible for delivering the theory component of your chosen trade, and those competencies that the industry, from time to time, may not be able to provide.

If you would like to be considered for an apprenticeship, you need to be motivated, enthusiastic and have a demonstrated interest in your chosen field.


Similarly, we have a strong commitment to traineeships, and we especially encourage applications from Indigenous members of our local communities.

We offer a range of opportunities for trainees across divisions and various sites throughout Australia. Applicants for trainee positions should have:

  • A demonstrated interest in a career with Leighton Contractors.
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to succeed.
  • Acceptable levels of competence in literacy and numeracy – typically, a completed secondary education with good marks or equivalent.

School leavers

We also put a lot of effort into recruiting and retaining people who might not have graduate qualifications, such as school leavers who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent). When you join our company, you will also learn a greater range of life skills, which you can practice in various sites and environments across Australia and, even, overseas.