BMD Ready Program

Build your career with the BMD Ready program, aimed at paving pathways for school-leavers to begin a rewarding career in the civil construction industry.

BMD Ready is a five-week program designed for you to have a go and see if it’s right for you.

You’ll spend two weeks learning the basics of civil construction at BMD from our industry experts as well as work-life skills, before joining our project teams on site for a paid, three-week structured workplace learning experience.

Here you’ll be supported to get hands-on and see what civil construction trades actually do, as well as learn about all of the great career pathways that are available to you at BMD.

You’ll walk away from the program with an industry white card and units of competencies transferable to certificates in civil construction.

Successful completion of the program will see you considered for full-time employment with us; the first step in your career at BMD.

Hear from BMD Area Manager Brian McDonnell – who started his career at BMD as a labourer – about the BMD Ready program.

Program criteria

You only need three things to be considered for the BMD Ready program:

  • A great, can-do attitude
  • An Australian driver’s licence
  • Access to a vehicle.

What you'll get

From your five-week participation in the BMD Ready program, you’ll get:

  • Insight – you’ll learn all about what amazing career pathways are available at BMD and if they’re right for you.
  • Opportunity – you will have the opportunity to be considered for full-time employment at BMD, Australia’s largest privately owned civil contractor.
  • Qualifications – at the end of the BMD Ready program you will have completed units of competency for civil construction qualifications.
  • Self development – Your two weeks of classroom learning will equip you with key skills and greater confidence in the workforce. During your three weeks of practical learning, you’ll use the latest technology and learn skills to make you more confident in the workplace.
  • Money – you’ll be paid for your three weeks of workplace learning.

About BMD

BMD is a group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development for clients and partners in the urban development, transport infrastructure, and resources and energy sectors. That’s working on everything from housing estates to wind farms, to ports and pipelines, and everything in between.

What's in it for us?

At BMD, we’re growing at a rapid rate – including to international markets. With so many projects under our belt, as well as projected growth, we’re looking for great people who have an interest in learning a trade – in a company that offers great career progression and pathways – to bring these projects to life!

The BMD Way

Across all of our businesses and the locations in which we operate, BMD demonstrates a high level of commitment to employees who support our belief that ‘our business is our people’. This dedication generates a loyalty that is evidenced through the solid growth of BMD’s resource base, the high calibre of staff and number of long serving employees within the organisation. What makes BMD different is its value system, unique culture and general commitment to all staff.

How to apply

To express your interest in the BMD Ready program, please email Aaron Long with a copy of your CV at

Applications close 12 July 2024.

The BMD Ready program runs from 22 July 2024 – 28 August 2024.


I started my career at BMD as a labourer at the age of 16 and now I am a drainage foreman for BMD.


The opportunities that BMD have provided me are second to none – they always offer any assistance needed in bettering myself.

Jack Kavanagh
Foreman, BMD Urban, QLD

How to apply

To express your interest in the BMD Ready program, please email Aaron Long with a copy of your CV at




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