• Work directly with industry professionals to learn all areas of the building industry
  • Meaningful work experience potentially leading to permanent roles once you graduate
  • Kick start your career ahead of your peers through our work integrated program for final year students

Harris HMC is a family owned and operated business at its core, with the hallmarks of a larger organisation. We’re striving to be a Top 1% Company in the building industry – for the work we do, for our clients and for our staff.

Our services include:

  • Construction: Our new-build division, driving projects such as apartments, aged care facilities and schools from concept to completion
  • Interiors:  Experts in commercial fit out and refurbishment across Melbourne. Known for delivering on the tightest of time frames, with a minimum of fuss
  • Maintenance: A commercial property and facilities maintenance service to Government, Commercial and Retail clients
  • Electrics: Specialising in electrical maintenance works and switchboard upgrades in the commercial space.

The Harris HMC Graduate/Final Year Internship Program commenced in 2016 with the view to promote and provide opportunities to future construction professionals and to identify future talent for our business. Over the last 4 years, it has been an extremely successful initiative for both our people and the business!

Our program aims to:

  • Consolidate your learning at University with hands on work experience
  • Gain experience and knowledge in a leading construction firm
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Undertake meaningful work in a supportive environment
  • Gain exposure to different areas of the construction industry.

Designed to be completed in your final year of study, this paid work placement runs from mid-January 2020 to December 2020. You will work 3 days per week, with working days being flexible to accommodate your study requirements.

Over the duration of the 12 months students rotate through our four divisions of the
business and gain exposure to variety of different roles:

  • 5.5 months with the Construction Division (Estimating, Project Coordinating alongside a PM/CA and on site with a Site Manager)
  • 5.5 months with the Interiors Division (Estimating, Project Coordinating alongside a PM/CA and on site with a Site Manager)
  • 1 month with the Maintenance and Electrics Divisions
  • 1 week with the HSEQ Team.

Each graduate is paired with a mentor who has previously participated in our Graduate/Final Year Internship Program. The Mentor provides guidance and support throughout the duration of the 12-month program. Regular feedback is provided during each rotation to help you learn and grow.

The opportunity is available to 6 students in 2020 with the positions based in our North Melbourne, Scoresby and Keilor Park offices, and various site locations around Melbourne, relative to each rotation. At the conclusion of the program we review opportunities within the business and your preferences for future career opportunities and endeavour to offer students a permanent role at Harris HMC.

  • Construction and Project Management university students completing their final year of study in 2020
  • We will also consider students graduating in 2021

Please note that students who would have completed their studies by 2020 will not be eligible for the program.

  • A passion for the construction industry
  • Attitude and behaviour which aligns to the Harris HMC values and culture
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated work experience (in a relevant field or otherwise)
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • Eager to continuously learn and develop
  • The ability to work well in teams, as well as autonomously when required
  • Academic achievement (will be considered, but it’s more important that you align with our company values).
  • Online Application – applications close 11 November 2019
  • Phone Interview – End of October-November 2019
  • Face-to-Face Panel Interview – Mid-November 2019
  • Bus-Tour – End of November
  • Offer – Early December

For further information about Harris HMC or the Graduate/Final Year Internship program, please contact People and Culture on