"Decmil is an Australian-owned business focused on providing full cycle construction and project delivery.

We offer a diverse range of services to the infrastructure, renewable energy and natural resources sectors. Passionate about our workforce, we believe that engaging students helps our business grow now and into the future, enhancing our model.

Here at Decmil, we have a history of taking on outstanding students from engineering, communications, human resources and environmental disciplines who have been highly valuable to the business. Each student has gone beyond their day-to-day requirements and embedded themselves into the organisation to become integral parts of the team.

Our most recent engagement with two communications students has been excellent, with both students stepping up and showing admirable initiative. Not only have they fit into the team really well, but they were both quick learners, taking little training to get onboard. Projects can be challenging, especially during the working from home restrictions. Both cadets have shown high levels of integrity and are enthusiastic about their roles – soaking in as much information as they can and performing to a high standard."

Professional placement student Kelsey on-site at Decmil.

"As well as supporting Decmil’s future strategy, the benefits of Professional Placements include diversifying the group and introducing new and innovative thinking into the teams. By embedding placements students into teams, we hope to accelerate their learning and encourage more sustained performance in order for them to step into their next role with confidence.

Our communications students have brought innovative thinking to existing projects through a perspective that hadn’t been considered previously. This has benefitted the teams, company and community. For example, one of our communications students drove changes for a smartphone app which included a contact list of the entire team. This meant that all staff had the full team phone numbers on their phones without having to individually save them to their phones. As a result, when we’ve received contact from the community after hours, we can respond more effectively by being able to contact team members quickly."

  • "We believe industries need to be accountable for creating their own talent pipeline. By hosting students, industry develops talent right at the start of their journey and offers a range of options that they may not have considered before."

    Emily Trevaskis , People & Culture Business Partner, Decmil

"We believe industries need to be accountable for creating their own talent pipeline. By hosting students, industry develops talent right at the start of their journey and offers a range of options that they may not have considered before. Our cadet program generally creates a pipeline into the graduate program where candidates will likely transition.

The program is a good way for Decmil to ensure its commitment to state targets and strategies. We have structured workforce planning and training needs analysis programs in place. In order to meet its resourcing projections, participations of programs such as University Partnerships will help to secure future work for the business.

Decmil has had a great experience with dealing with Professional Placements at Swinburne and will continue to be apart of the program for future projects."

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