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Graduate program provides pathway to success

13 March 2023

In today’s competitive marketplace, recruiting, nurturing and retaining talent is important. 

The InfraBuild Graduate Programme is usually a two-stage process. Commencing with our highly sought-after Swinburne Summer Scholarship Vacation Programme, penultimate year university students undertake a paid, three-month work experience placement at Laverton in Victoria. High-calibre students then move into InfraBuild’s three-year Graduate Programme. 

Meet graduates Alex, Callum and Lachlan ( left to right in image)


Alex Helmers commenced the Vacation Program in 2018, undertaking a Meltshop project to increase the heat-up rate on the ladle furnace. He then undertook a four-week training placement at PSI Metals Software in Germany and the UK, before commencing the Graduate Programme in 2019 upon graduating from university with a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Business. Since then, Alex has been part of the development, testing and training of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at Laverton and is now a Manufacturing Systems Engineer at InfraBuild.  


Callum McVeigh started in the Rolling Mills in 2016 as part of the Summer Programme. He moved to the Meltshop during his second year and in 2019, was offered a place in the Graduate Programme. 

Callum then worked in the Rod Mill, implementing automated coil height measurement and radio-frequency identification (RFID) trestle tracking in preparation for the MES implementation, before moving to the Meltshop. Since completing the Graduate Programme in 2022, he has accepted a role as a Meltshop Electrical Engineer.  


Participation in the Industry-based Learning (IBL) programme was how Lachlan Walter commenced his career at InfraBuild. Working in the Rolling Mills, he was involved in two major projects including a gearbox upgrade and the refractory replacement during the furnace shutdown. Lachlan then worked part-time at Laverton, whilst completing his degree, with his first graduate role in the technical department of the Rolling Mills. In 2015, Lachlan was appointed as the Operations Supervisor in the Rod Mill and is now the Maintenance Superintendent. 

Alex, Callum and Lachlan all agree that the Graduate Programme was a valuable way of getting real-world experience at an early stage in their careers. We congratulate them and look forward to their continued success. 

If you are interested in the graduate program, find out more here

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