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Downer

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Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With a history dating back over 150 years, Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW). We are an ASX 100 company that also owns 88 per cent of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (SPO).

Downer Group employs approximately 53,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

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Key Points

1. Apprentice Programs

Downer supports apprentices by providing a structured training plan to help balance work and study simultaneously. Through performance reviews and mentoring, our apprentices receive support throughout the duration of their apprenticeship. We aim to provide them with an invaluable stepping stone into the industry of their choice and an opportunity to learn in a technologically advanced environment.

2. Graduate Programs

Downer’s graduate programs ensure that you acquire the experience needed to succeed in your chosen industry. Our graduate programs include:

  • Applying knowledge gained in study to the real world, in a range of roles, supported by experienced mentors and coaches.
  • Opportunities to learn and work across Downer.
  • Structured rotation, to help you gain professional qualifications (e.g. Chartered Accountancy, CPEng, Safety Professional Status).
  • Developing your leadership potential.

3. Community Partnerships

Downer is a large and diverse business and we understand the importance of building strong relationships with the various communities we operate within. Current community partnerships include the The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation’s (ALNF) Walls of Hands Appeal, Jawun, Blackwater Police-Citizens Youth Club, The Smith Family, Federation University and Wandering Warriors.

4. A diverse & inclusive workforce

Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness are active and ongoing, and through various initiatives, we aim to foster equality in our workplace and help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. This commitment and philosophy is captured in our Group Diversity and Inclusion policy which is available to download from our website.

5. Our Brand

The Downer brand sends a strong signal about who we are and what we do today. Our tagline, ‘Relationships Creating Success’ is the cornerstone of our brand and we seek employees who can bring that to life.

6. Variety & Experience

Downer operates in several, key Australian industries. This provides employees with exposure and access to many diverse career opportunities and experiences not normally afforded by smaller employers. Our people work in offices and sites all across Australia so if it’s a particular job you’re after, chances are we’ll have it.

7. Zero Harm Culture

Caring for and protecting our people continues to be of the utmost importance to us. The Downer Zero Harm Management System has been established to ensure that all activities which may have an impact on the safety and health of the people associated with our operations, products and services, the communities in which we work, and the environment, are carried out in a manner that will not result in harm.

8. Sustainable Work Practices

Understanding and managing our environmental impacts throughout the lifecycle of our products and services is fundamental to our long-term business success. We believe that our ability to manage these impacts and to identify opportunities to assist our clients to do the same will deliver long-term environmental benefits for all.

9. Downer Benefits

As an employee of Downer, you are entitled to special deals and benefits that the buying power of a large company like Downer can provide. These include discounted travel and accommodation, health insurance, gym memberships and technology as well as exclusive offers on vehicles. Downer also provides study assistance (including study leave and financial support) to eligible employees who wish to complete higher education for their professional development.

10. Leadership Mentoring Program

Indigenous Programs

Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including Transport, Technology and Communications, Utilities, Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (EC&M), Mining, Rail, Facilities and Management.

Downer employs approximately 56,000 people across more than 300 sites and projects in Australia and New Zealand. We have in excess of 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees currently working in Australia and New Zealand and are committed to increasing this number.

Due to the nature of the sectors in which we work, our operations are often situated in regional and remote locations, which have significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

We recognise that we are well placed to provide these communities with opportunities for economic participation through employment, skills development and business opportunities.

Cultural Diversity

Downer is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that promotes the skills and insights of its entire workforce irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, ability, age or sexual orientation.

Our gender focus

At Downer, we recognise that diversity initiatives that focus on equal opportunities will contribute to greater employee engagement, productivity and help retain and attract best talent. This requires a consistent focus on sourcing, development and retention strategies which have a particular focus on gender.

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