2021 Graduate Development Program - Engineering

Job Type:Full Time

Nova Group 2021 Graduate Development Program


Nova Group is an Australian owned and operated, leading global services provider. Founded in 2000, the Nova Group specialises in the provision of technology enabling solutions and world class expertise, to solve the problems that really matter.

Our businesses include professional services provider Nova Systems, aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees. With over 600 employees, we operate in offices across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Europe.

At Nova, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset. We encourage passion, learning, entrepreneurial outlooks and innovative thinking, and provide our people with a culture built on our values of Trust, Professionalism, Passion and Community. We have consistently been named in the Top 50 “Best Places to Work” and in the “Most Innovative Companies” list, and in 2019, our Graduate Program was awarded “Graduate Program of the Year” at the Australian Defence Industry Awards.

This year, we celebrate our 20-year anniversary and our rich history. Importantly, we look to continue to harness our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to achieve success for the next 20 years and beyond. To achieve this, we are looking to expand the Nova Graduate Development Program (NGDP) beyond just engineering roles. The 2021 intake is intended to be Nova’s largest graduate intake to date.

About the NGDP

The NGDP is a two year program that will provide you with the experience, supervision, mentoring and training necessary to make a meaningful contribution to Nova, determine your own career pathway and solve the problems that really matter.

While most of our graduate opportunities are engineering related, we typically offer roles within:
  • Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
The NGDP provides:
  • Structured rotations across different parts of the business
  • Specific training and professional development for graduates
  • Regular contact with senior staff including a dedicated mentor
  • Grad Program Committee to shape the NGDP for future generations
  • Annual Graduate Summit and regular social events
  • Opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.
Essential Criteria
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace/Aeronautical, Electrical/Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software/Computer Systems preferred).
  • Australian Citizen (due to Defence Security requirements).
  • Ability to pass a Federal Police check.
About You
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to consult to a diverse group of clients
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a can-do attitude
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Ability to travel at times.
What it’s like to work with us

At Nova, we work on some pretty interesting, diverse and, at times, highly complex projects. We ensure employees have the opportunity to work in a unique environment that is fun and down-to-earth, while having the support to perform to the best of their ability in the safest possible manner.

We commit to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience and develop professionally. Everyone at Nova can expect open, direct communication from their leaders and peers. Everyone at Nova can expect to be rewarded for their efforts.

Nova recognises that honesty, fairness, mutual respect and the responsible exercise of power are fundamental to achieving equity for all and is committed to providing employees with an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation.

All employees will be treated fairly and equally. Selection for employment, promotion, training, remuneration or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be encouraged and supported to develop to their full potential.

What you get beyond the pay cheque

With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has consistently been named in the "Top 50 Best Places to Work" in Australia and is also one of Australia’s “Most Innovative Companies”.
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Access to Defence Health, Travel and Life Insurance;
  • Annual 3-day Conference;
  • Annual Personal and Professional Development Allowance and Leave;
  • Generous and flexible Leave Entitlements including Purchased Leave; Reserve Leave; Loyalty Leave; Serious Illness Leave and Paid Parental Leave;
  • Novated Leasing and Salary Sacrifice;
  • Nova Employee Share Offer;
  • Mentoring Program;
  • Innovation Program;
  • Do you own a Safari Suit or Kaftan? Sense of humour required!
To apply, please submit your resume (MS Word only) and covering letter. Please include a copy of your university transcripts to date.

Applications close 30 April 2020. While we are accepting applications up until this closing date, we will be assessing applications from the opening date.