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The next step towards a career in building and construction

When you join FDC as a cadet, you’ll learn from some of the most accomplished members of the building industry – and work on projects that make a real difference in Australian communities.

It’s building, made personal

At FDC, people and relationships come first – and we believe personal touches go a long way. We’re not just about delivering high quality projects, but also doing it in our own way. Today we have more than 550 team members around Australia that live our culture every day.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we are experts in construction, fitout, refurbishment and building services. And with a strong focus on people and culture, we offer a cadetship experience few can match.

Your cadetship, made personal

Every cadet is different – and so is every FDC cadetship.

Here’s what makes our program different:

  • Your cadetship is tailored to you, built to match your goals, interests and strengths.
  • You learn by doing. Depending on your situation, that might mean working full time on building sites, finding, hiring and coordinating subcontractors, designing project components and developing and maintaining client relationships.
  • You can lean on the support and mentorship of our entire team. We love seeing our cadets grow into the future leaders of the building industry – and we’re all committed to making your time with us as valuable as possible.
  • You will build strong relationships and connections with experienced building pros and other future industry leaders.
  • You will come away with a clear picture of the career you want – and know how to get there.
  • 1. Cadetship criteria

    During your FDC cadetship, you will also combine your university learning with time in the field. Designed for students in the final years of their degree, our program lets you put your studies into practice on projects that matter. Covering a wide range of industry aspects and building stages, you’ll experience it all.

    Our cadetship is suitable for careers in:

    • Contracts Administration
    • Site Management
    • Project Management
    • Design
    • Estimation
    • Safety
    • Engineering
    • Stakeholder Engagement

     

    Who is the cadetship for?

    Our cadet program is open to people currently studying:

    • Architecture/Design
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering
    • Quantity Surveying

     

    While the program is designed for students in the final years of their degree, you can still apply if you have just started your tertiary studies.

  • 2. How to apply

    Simply complete the application form at the bottom of this page, making sure you select the state and division you are applying for. Don’t forget to attach your CV and a cover letter that outlines why you would be an ideal cadet at FDC.

  • 3. I’ve applied. What’s next?

    If we think you’d be a good fit based on your application, we’ll be in touch. We’ll set up a time for a chat with someone from our senior leadership team so we can hear about you and your career goals.

  • 4. Starting your cadetship

    If our chat goes well, we’ll offer you a cadetship . At this stage you will receive an employment contract with your start date, and a team handbook.

    On day one, you’ll either be starting with other cadets or matched with a buddy to ensure you have someone with you as you navigate this exciting, new chapter.

Our Cadet Testimonials

“No two days are the same at FDC, which is exactly what a young person starting their career can hope for.”

Bailey Stewart
Cadet, Construction NSW

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Bailey Stewart
Cadet, Construction NSW , NSW

"FDC provides amazing opportunities for their cadets, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Brittany Wells
Cadet, Construction NSW

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Brittany Wells
Cadet, Construction NSW , NSW

"I really enjoy how diverse my role can be. Each day is unique, so I’m always problem solving and thinking on my feet, which keeps the job interesting."

Alex Maher
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, Construction NSW

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Alex Maher
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, Construction NSW , NSW

"I had the chance to complete my degree while working and gaining experience – I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start my career."

John Atkins
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, Construction NSW

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John Atkins
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, Construction NSW , NSW

"There are few places that give you the opportunity to commence your career and earn a salary all while studying."

Andrew Gillespie
Cadet Estimator, QLD

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Andrew Gillespie
Cadet Estimator, QLD , QLD

"An FDC cadetship is a great step towards being able to achieve my goals within a great company."

Aaron Manley
Cadet Contracts Administrator, QLD

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Aaron Manley
Cadet Contracts Administrator, QLD , QLD

"Working among great people that are willing to share their experiences because they want you to learn and develop is the best part about working for FDC."

Fred Simbor
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, SA

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Fred Simbor
Former Cadet, Current Contracts Administrator, SA , SA

"The people at FDC have been a highlight of my cadetship. They are always willing to help and willing to have a laugh!"

Neha Seelam
Cadet Contracts Administrator, QLD

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Neha Seelam
Cadet Contracts Administrator, QLD , QLD

"I feel I have achieved more in my 7 months with FDC than could’ve been possible anywhere else, as I’ve had a support network behind me to ensure that I’m always on track."

Christopher Sneddon
Cadet, VIC

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Christopher Sneddon
Cadet, VIC , VIC

"If you are wanting to learn in a fast paced fun environment then I would not hesitate recommending you to apply for the cadetship program. You will learn more than you can imagine and be eager to take on more projects."

Patrick McGoldrick
Cadet, VIC

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Patrick McGoldrick
Cadet, VIC , VIC

"The FDC cadetship program opens up plenty of opportunities, and for any potential cadets looking to apply, go for it, you will not regret it."

Robert Blood
Former Cadet, Current Project Manager, WA

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Robert Blood
Former Cadet, Current Project Manager, WA , WA

"The FDC cadetship is a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded enthusiastic people, and has given me a pathway into the industry. "

Tristan Van Driel
Cadet, VIC

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Tristan Van Driel
Cadet, VIC , VIC

"Returning to study as a mature age student can be quite daunting, but I knew that FDC would give me the unique advantage of having a blended program where I was able to complete my studies whilst gaining invaluable experiences and exposure to the industry."

Evan Blake
Cadet, VIC

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Evan Blake
Cadet, VIC , VIC

"The great thing about FDC is there are mentors at every level. It’s in our interest to give our cadets the best training and mentoring possible to ensure they develop and grow into the best industry professionals they can be."

Matt Hawkins
Former Cadet, Current Construction Manager (Director), NSW

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Matt Hawkins
Former Cadet, Current Construction Manager (Director), NSW , NSW

"What separates FDC’s cadetship program from others is the opportunity to gain exposure to all areas of the project and not be pigeonholed into specific pathways."

Peter Blood
Former Cadet, Current Project Manager, NSW

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Peter Blood
Former Cadet, Current Project Manager, NSW , NSW

"People are at the heart of what FDC do and your peers will be encouraged and support you from the onset."

Matt Boukas
Former Cadet, Current Project Engineer, NSW

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Matt Boukas
Former Cadet, Current Project Engineer, NSW , NSW

"There is no greater opportunity than a cadetship, especially with FDC. It allows you to kick-start your career within the construction industry, even if you have little experience prior to joining. "

Stephanie Manduca
Cadet, Fitout NSW

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Stephanie Manduca
Cadet, Fitout NSW , NSW

"I spent my first year and a half working within the estimating team. Each member took me under their wing and showed me the ropes. I received constant support and mentoring from each team member and I am so appreciative for the time, effort and energy that was given to me."

Ethan McDonald
Cadet, Fitout NSW

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Ethan McDonald
Cadet, Fitout NSW , NSW

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