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Graduate Program

Canberra ACT, Australia

About The Role

Have you recently graduated in the last two years or will graduate at the end of 2023?

Start your career with us at Meikai.

Our Graduate Program is designed to help guide you through the highly sought after and complex Defence Environment. You will work on variety of defence projects while being mentored by a member of the Meikai team. By the end of your graduate program, you will have the knowledge and skills to be prepared to work in the complex defence environment.

Key Responsibilities

Key Areas

As a graduate, you will be placed into one of 2 streams:

1. Program and Project Management

Helping plan and implement complex ICT based programs and projects.

2. Engineering and Solutions Architecture

Elicitation and refinement of user needs and requirements for emerging and disruptive technology.

How the Graduate Program Works?

The Meikai Graduate program will run for 18-24 months in which time you will be provided with experience on customer projects in the following 3 domains;

1. Simulation and C4I

2. Emerging Technology

3. ICT and Integration

During your rotations, you will work with and be mentored by our highly experienced and knowledgeable team.

Key Experience


  • Must be an Australian Citizen.

  • Must be eligible to hold a minimum AGSVA Baseline Security Clearance.

  • Must have completed an Undergraduate or post graduate degree in the last two years or graduate at the end of 2022.

  • Studying/studied STEM subjects e.g Engineering and Computer Science. However, we are also looking for those with diverse backgrounds.


Lifelong Learner

Technology is continuously evolving, with new technology introduced to our daily lives at a rapid rate. At Meikai you will be exposed to emerging and disruptive technologies that, by the nature of our business and our strong connection to Defence, may not be available to civilian companies. As a graduate you will rotated through different projects that will force you to learn new things. The defence industry is a unique and complex sector, so it is crucial that you can quickly adapt to the environment and are keen to learn and acquire new skills.

Client first

The core of our business is to provide our clients with solutions to their problems and challenges. We strive to make the complex simple and the simple compelling. We are looking for problem solvers and critical thinkers, who can think out of the box and bring innovative ideas. We are also looking for those with great communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills.


Our expertise is in emerging and disruptive technology. We are looking for those that are studying or have studied in STEM, such as Engineering or Computer Science. However we also look for those with diverse backgrounds, such as Business, Management, Game Development and more.

Benefits to You

Learning and Development

Meikai believes that if our employees improve and grow, so does the business.  We encourage our employees to continuously improve themselves, whether it be through courses, seminars or further studies to improve their professional acumen.  Meikai backs this philosophy by providing our full-time employees with a Professional Development allowance each year.  


During each of your graduate rotations, you will be mentored by a member of the Meikai team.  Each team member is highly qualified and are experts in their field.  They will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make sure you are prepared for the complex defence environment.

Pay and recognition

You will be paid a competitive remuneration package plus 10.5% Super.

How to Apply

Step 1. Application

Press the 'Apply Now' button and you will be directed to an online application form. There will be 5 stages in the application:

1. Privacy Statement

2. Basic Details

3. Applicant Responses

a) What is your work experience relative to Meikai's vision and mission statement?

b) What is your personal experience relative to Meikai's values?

c) What interests you about emerging and disruptive technology?

d) What is you Project of Passion?

e) What is your 5-year plan?

f). Anything else that you want to share with us?


Each response has a limit of 600 characters (about 100 words) including spaces

4. Document Upload

a) CV/Resume

b) Academic Transcript


Please upload in PDF format (Max 15MB).

5. Acknowledgement


This Application form does not save. The application will need to be completed in one session, so make sure you have everything prepared before proceeding.

Step 2. Interview

Once we have reviewed your application we will invite you to interview. Here is where we get to know you better, why you want to work with us and what you see as your passion for the future.

Step 3. Offer

Congratulations! If you are successful, you will receive an Employment Offer outlining your remuneration and employment conditions.

About the Company

Meikai is a professional services consultancy dedicated to providing engaging individuals and tailored teams to facilitate and solve capability problems and challenges for our clients. We specialise in the provision of engineering, project management and program delivery services to support the implementation of emerging and disruptive technology within the ICT, simulation and training domains. With over a decade of experience in the development of military training solutions, simulation, and Capability Management; Meikai is ready to help you develop fit for purpose, cost effective solutions and sustainment models to suit your organisation's needs.

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