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Cadet Program

Donald Cant Watts Corke is dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s leaders. We offer cadet opportunities to talented students who wish to complement their tertiary achievements with a comprehensive practical program. Many of our cadets have become industry leaders within our firm and elsewhere in the wider construction industry, both locally and overseas.

Our program is ideally suited to those who are seeking a long term, exciting and fulfilling career in the fields of Quantity Surveying, Cost Management and Project Management.

Applicants need to be enrolled a recognised tertiary course in Construction or Project Management, and can be in any year of their study, from first through to final year. Cadetships can be undertaken either part time or full time, dependent upon the course load and timetable.

The benefits of our program include:

  • The ability to work on some of the most interesting and challenging projects within Australia

  • Exposure to a modern, diverse and supportive office environment

  • A dedicated supervisor from our senior staff to guide you through our program

  • Access to industry leaders

  • Balance between work and study commitments

  • A competitive salary

With the opportunity to move to a full time position following graduation, we offer a rewarding career path for self-motivated, high achieving individuals with promotion aspirations.

To register your interest in our cadet program please email

Staff Profile - Hayley Milne

Currently studying a Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics, having previously studied an Advanced Diploma BuildingHayley Milne Resized 400 x 600.jpg Design (Architectural) - where she received the BDAV Student Award for Building Design, Hayley joined Donald Cant Watts Corke as a Cadet in 2015.

"I decided to join the cadet program, hoping it would put me in good stead for the future - consolidate my skills and expose me to environments where I would get to start managing my own projects."

She loves the dynamic mix of activities and that no day is ever the same. "You get out, what you put in; and if you work hard, people will notice and provide you with more opportunities to learn."

Hayley's suite of skills now includes measurement, cost planning, assessing variations, contract administration, valuation and asset management, as well as an appreciation for attention to detail.

She has been engaged in numerous challenging projects with a range of clients including Museums Victoria, Australian Defence (HMAS), Monash University, the City of Melbourne and BWEZ Stage 1.

Hayley's final words: "For anyone considering applying for the Cadetship, it is such a good opportunity. It allows you to combine theory and practice, as well as identify what you don’t know and what they can’t teach you at University."

Past                                                         Cadets