The Slattery Student Program

At Slattery, we are committed to attracting, engaging with and retaining the best young talent in the property and construction industry.

The Slattery Student Vacation Program is a paid 4-week program held nationally in or around the month of February. Opportunities are available across our Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offices.

Applications open in October each year and are advertised to all students studying or who have recently completed a property or construction related degree.

Slattery will not select students based on technical ability, rather students who:

  • Are highly motivated
  • Are enthusiastic
  • Are passionate about the property and construction industry
  • Appear to be a good cultural fit

The program reflects Slattery’s commitment to diversity, by recruiting all type of individuals no matter their gender, nationality or lifestyle choice.

The program features structured learning and gives students exposure to Slattery’s business model – through site visits, technical training, design and clients meetings, business development activities and staff interaction.

Following completion of the program, the students will be assessed and offered ongoing cadet positions if it is determined that they are the right fit or Slattery. Several of Slattery’s current Directors started at the company in student cadet positions.

“The program provides a great platform for students to experience all facets of construction cost management. The energy and enthusiasm the students bring each year means we get just as much enjoyment out of the programMark Cathie, Slattery Director. Mark started as a cadet.

“The student program with Slattery offered me the opportunity to be at the forefront of the property and construction industry. I was able to gain practical experience on a diverse range of projects and sectors. This along with the structured training and support system made me feel confident as a young professional”.James Chen, Cadet Quantity Surveyor, University of Melbourne