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Engineers encouraged to ‘Get Dirty’ through Grad Program

15 March 2022

Engineers encouraged to ‘Get Dirty’ through Grad Program

Bowen Rail Company (BRC) civil engineer Nikita Nikiteev knows better than most the professional value of getting your hands dirty.

“I played in the dirt a lot as a kid and had a love for the exact sciences, so civil engineering was always the job for me,” he said. 

“But it wasn’t until I saw the opportunity of a graduate position working on the Carmichael Rail Network and getting my hands on to something challenging and meaningful that I knew where it would take me. 

“It turned out that was working alongside thousands of people building a railway in the middle of nowhere, and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my career.” 

Now the 26-year-old is encouraging his like-minded peers to seize their opportunity as part of Adani’s second Graduate Program intake with its Bravus Mining and Resources and Bowen Rail Company businesses. 

Six positions across Bravus’ Carmichael Mine and Bowen Rail Company’s rail freight services are on offer for graduates in the fields of mining, civil and mechanical engineering, and geology. 

“I’d strongly encourage anyone wanting an exciting and rewarding career to apply,” Nikita said. 

“It’s continued to open doors for me, and right now I’m working as part of the dynamic team building BRC’s provisioning yard in beautiful Bowen. It’s a lot of fun and I still get to get my hands dirty.” 

Bravus and BRC HR & IR Lead Rebecca Wells said the 2022 Graduate Program was open to engineers up to two years post-graduation. 

She said successful applicants would benefit from 18 months of on-site work with senior engineering team members, as well as off-site training with Central Queensland University. 

“This is the opportunity for the many talented people who want to work in our industry to kick-start a fulfilling career in a well-paid, highly skilled job that lasts a lifetime,” Ms Wells said. 

“It is also an opportunity to be a part of the social fabric that makes regional Queensland so great. 

“Our people become part of the communities in which we operate, and lifestyle rosters ensure you will be able to make the most of the perks that life in Townsville and The Whitsundays has to offer.” 

For more information about the Graduate Program, visit or Applications close Wednesday 30 March 2022. 

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