Q: What’s the difference between a construction cadetship and what you learn at university?

A: Apply for Schiavello Startup and find out.

You’ll get hands-on industry experience across the construction process, from pricing to delivery. The program is flexible and has been designed to give you a snapshot of the construction industry – from all angles.


  • 24-month paid program
  • Open to 3rd and 4th-year university students, recent graduates and TAFE students
  • Flexible timetable to work around your study schedule
  • Primarily Construction Management and Project Management disciplines
  • Trade backgrounds also encouraged


  • Training – you’ll have access to a variety of training programs to help you develop your skills and try new things
  • Employment – potential job opportunities during and after the Startup program
  • Mentoring – your mentor will be your go-to-guide for feedback and support
  • Networking – build your professional network and accelerate your career

Cadet learning modules

Your day-to-day activities will vary depending on the module you’re undertaking at the time, but don’t worry – having exposure to a diverse range of roles means you’re not locked into any one area.

  • Quality Reviews and Inspections
  • Defect Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Site Planning and Logistics
  • Inductions
  • Industrial Relations
  • Project Scoping
  • Trade Packaging
  • Subcontractor Shortlisting
  • Tender Pricing Coordination
  • Quotation Reviews and Vetting
  • Bill of Quantity Take Offs
  • Procurement
  • Project Financial Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Purchase Order and Subcontract Generation
  • Invoicing and Cashflow Management
  • Project Correspondence
  • Variation Management
  • Programme Generation
  • Project Management Plans
  • SWMS Reviews
  • Risk Assessments
  • Internal Audits
  • Contractor Compliance and Reviews

Ready to start your career?

Forget the hack work – this is real world construction and fitout.

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