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Be part of something exciting. Join Programmed.

A dream job is being able to do what you love. A dream career is when you still love what you do, even when what you love changes.

At Programmed, you’ll always find a role that fulfils your ambitions and your passions. It’s the reason why more than 20,000 people across Australia and New Zealand start their workday with Programmed.

With roles in operations and management, out in the field or inside an office, there’s a place for each person.

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Industry Videos

Go behind the scenes with our industry career videos to find out more about some of Australia's most popular jobs.

Programmed's Korinda Riddington is Planting the Seed
Programmed's Korinda Riddington is Planting the Seed
Programmed's Emily Mendoza is Lighting the Spark
Programmed's Emily Mendoza is Lighting the Spark
Programmed's Korinda Riddington is Planting the Seed
Programmed's Korinda Riddington is Planting the Seed
Zero Harm | Programmed
Zero Harm | Programmed
Who we are | Programmed
Who we are | Programmed
Introducing Marly - Telstra Trainee | Programmed
Introducing Marly - Telstra Trainee | Programmed
Programmed | Introducing Graham
Programmed | Introducing Graham
Programmed | Employee Benefits
Programmed | Employee Benefits
Programmed Repaints the MCG and wins the 2017 Master Painters Award
Programmed Repaints the MCG and wins the 2017 Master Painters Award
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At a Glance

Endless opportunities

We won’t hesitate to help you find your niche. One size definitely does not fit all because everyone has different goals and objectives. So come join us, we want to see you succeed and love what you do.

Develop your career

We’re open to change, and you should be too. Want to take a different career path? Great. We encourage employees 
to gain new experiences. You have full support in your individual journey. As you progress, we will assist you with training, mentoring, and maybe even further study.

An employer that understands

We strive to give you the freedom to change where, when and how you work, as you move through different stages of your life.

Everyone treated equally

No matter who you are, where you come from, your likes or passions, we welcome you. Drawing on the strengths of diversity makes us stronger.

Our commitment to diversity currently focuses on generational and cultural diversity, increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ employment, providing opportunities to people with disabilities, and improving gender balance.

Feel safe at work

We want you to return home in the same state you arrived – injury free. We believe all injuries are preventable. Our Zero Harm culture ensures we’re taking the right steps so that you, our customers and the environment is always safe.

All in the attitude

Our culture focuses on personal safety leadership, care and empathy and ‘good old fashioned’ customer service.

We value:

  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Recognition and enjoyment

These fuel the way we work and provide us a shared lens to look at the way we fulfil our commitment to our customers and our employees.

Potential work industries

  • Retail and commercial
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Defence
  • Transport and logistics
  • Mining, oil and gas
  • Tourism and sport
  • Government and infrastructure
  • Health, aged and community care
  • Utilities
  • Business services
  • Telecommunications
  • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)

You could work here

Some of our customers include:

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Adelaide
  • Australian National University
  • Anglo Australian Telescope
  • ANZ
  • Medibank
  • Brown Brothers
  • Domaine Chandon
  • Australian Unity
  • Baptcare

Something to be excited about

Make a difference in a company that truly values thought leadership and gives you the freedom to make decisions. Doors are always open for ideas, perspectives and thoughts.

Get on board

Why not find out more and have all your questions answered? Visit or call 1800 620 911.

Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Great jobs with great companies

We match people with great career opportunities in a range of industries including: telecommunications, NBN, engineering, manufacturing, transport and logistics, health, community services, business, management, utilities, infrastructure, mining, resources and customer service.

Nationally recognised qualifications

As a Programmed apprentice or trainee, you’ll receive on-the-job training towards a nationally recognised qualification. All our trainees are supported by a dedicated field officer who provides ongoing coaching, mentoring and support, monitoring both on- and off-the-job progress, safety awareness and safety talks throughout your apprenticeship/traineeship.

Train with Australia’s best

Over the past decade, we have employed more than 8,500 apprentices and trainees, assisting each person to become qualified for the career they desire. Each year we support more than 1,500 trainees and apprentices, and help over 6,000 people to complete training courses.

Gender Equality

At Programmed, you’re valued for who you are.

We’re 100 percent committed to you. This means we pursue gender equity, both in pay and job opportunities. Each day we take steps to ensuring gender balance within our workforce because we want to be known as an employer of choice for women.

Every day new opportunities unfold for women in Programmed; in trades teams as painters, gardeners, electricians and in office-based roles. There are many opportunities for leadership and learning; for fulfilling ambitions, following passions and discovering real joy.

Come join Programmed and be among the many women finding true satisfaction in jobs that do not always follow traditional career paths.

Make your story a part of ours as we broaden mindsets, empower young women and inspire change.

Inspiring Change

Meet two of Programmed’s very own women who are forging amazing trades careers for themselves, and inspiring other women to join them.

Emma Reynolds – Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Apprentice

Uncertain of what to do after finishing Year 10, Emma was encouraged by her dad and uncle to apply for a trades position at Programmed.

Today, she is a second year air-conditioning and refrigeration apprentice based at Programmed’s Wollongong branch. Among the customer sites under her care are Bluescope Steel and the University of Wollongong.

Since commencing with Programmed two years ago, Emma has gained skills that will be useful for the rest of her life and knowledge she can pass on to others.

Her day consists of installing air-conditioning and refrigeration units, finding faults and repairing the units and she is now able to fully install, remove repair and maintain air-conditioning units and refrigeration systems.

A core value important to Emma, is safety because she knows that being safe ensures she returns home the same way she came to work – injury free.

How did you decide on an apprenticeship with Programmed?

“Pursuing a trade wasn’t something I was always interested in doing. It came about when I was talking to my dad one day who has done a trade and he also works for Programmed. I did a bit of research and found out that a trade was actually something I wanted to do.”

What is your career goal?

“I have always felt welcomed and supported by Programmed in every aspect. After my apprenticeship my goal is to complete my electrical trade and progress into leadership roles.”

What advice would you give young women who are considering a career at Programmed?

“Do it. Go for it. When I am working I feel equal to everybody else. I do the same work, I communicate the same way. It’s totally different to what everyone says. Programmed looks after their workers really well and makes us all feel comfortable and we all feel like a team. There is always someone to talk to if you need anything and they are really supportive with everything that you do.”

Kristy Maher – Grounds Team Leader

Kristy started her apprenticeship with Programmed 12 years ago. Her career started off working with different mobile crews looking after the gardens and lawns of hospitals, nursing homes, schools and sports fields. She also had the opportunity to look after Waverley Park- home ground to the Hawthorn Football Club – and on occasion, the golf course.

Upon completing her apprenticeship and obtaining her qualification, the team leader role for the golf course became available; and she quickly put her hand up for the role. Soon, Kristy was assigned to other sites Programmed was responsible for. This expanded her experience and honed her expertise, including mastering the use of specialised turf equipment, providing turf advice and even training two apprentices.

Now, Kristy runs a team looking after a nine-hole golf course within a retirement village. She is responsible for the daily maintenance of the golf greens, fairways and gardens. This includes mowing, whipper snipping, raking bunkers, chemical applications and also yearly planning for renovation works where we use specialised machinery to help prevent pest and disease in the turf, and creating a smooth playing surface for the golfers.

How did you decide on an apprenticeship with Programmed?

“I used to work in hospitality and knew I wanted a job outdoors in nature. I enrolled to do a Certificate II in Parks and Gardens to see if I actually liked it and got a job offer half way through my course. I hadn’t heard of Programmed at the time, so I did a bit of research and realised it was a large company. I saw job security in that, and went for an apprenticeship.”

What is your career goal?

“Currently I’m involved in the early stages of implementing a mentor program. I’m passionate about mental health and safety. I’d absolutely love a role where I could still be hands on but also help the company to get the most out of their staff by focusing on individual needs.”

What advice would you give young women who are considering a career at Programmed?

“We are such a diverse company. This industry needs both men and women of all ages with all kinds of skill sets and different ways of thinking to keep thriving. Programmed rewards outstanding workers and there are great opportunities within our company. Programmed will support you in your work to meet your personal ambitions where possible, so you should really consider it.”

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