Take part in our workplace experience program and find your flare for construction.

Construction industry sparked your interest?

Chances are, some of the best and brightest minds are yet to step foot on site. That's why we've created Spark, a program designed to deliver a hands-on taster of the world of construction to curious high schoolers.

We remember what it was like to wrestle with the responsibility of choosing a career path with little knowledge of what that career actually looks like. Spark provides a tailored one-week snapshot of the industry, breaking down the basics for budding professionals.

Our experienced teams will introduce students to a range of business segments, from engineering and safety to site management and operations. Spark helps to create a clear picture of where a career in construction can lead.

How to apply

While Spark operates throughout the year, there are limited spots available. After you submit your expression of interest to join the program, we’ll reach out to chat to see if you’re Symal material.
  • Apply online

    Submit your expression of interest through our careers portal. You can stand out by highlighting why you chose Symal to help you explore a career in construction.
  • Let's chat

    If we think you'd be a great fit, our Learning & Development Team will reach out talk more about how you'll fit into the program.
  • You're in!

    If there’s a place you in the program, we’ll give you a call to let you know and liaise with your school to get all the paperwork sorted.
  • Show us your spark

    Once we’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s, we’ll send you an information pack with everything you need to know about getting started with Symal.

Frequently asked questions

We understand there's a lot to consider when it comes to your future. While we’re more than happy to guide you on your journey, here are some common questions we get asked about Spark.

Work experience is best suited to people later in their schooling who are actively thinking about their next steps. Because of this, applicants for the Spark program must be 15 years or older.

No you don't, simply bring a passion for learning and a general interest in construction. A white card (also known as a construction induction card) is great to have, but it's not necessary to take part in Spark.

You do! Your input is extremely important to us. As a Spark participant, you'll be compensated in line with local government guidelines.

We know that there's a lot to take in. You're more than welcome to reach out to our very helpful Learning & Development Team at

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