Women in Construction
Apprentices & Trainees

As an integrated business with a diverse range of services, we regularly seek talented team members to join us in continuing to forge Daracon’s industry reputation. 

As one of NSW’s leading civil engineering contractors, joining the Daracon team is not just a job, it’s a highly rewarding career. Daracon Group provide opportunities in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Plant Operation
  • Labouring
  • Quarrying
  • Rail
  • Mining and Coal Handling
  • Transport
  • Landscaping
  • Administrative support

Daracon is a family-owned company; small enough for everyone to know they are treated like an individual and an important part of the business but also large enough to explore genuine career progression within the many varying divisions of the Daracon Group.

50 by 50 Campaign

In line with our other Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, Daracon has signed on to support Civil Contractors Federation NSW’s ‘50 by 50’ campaign.

The ’50 by 50’ campaign is a vision to reach equal gender participation within the NSW Civil Construction industry by 2050, and is part of a proposal submitted to the NSW Government by CCF NSW last week.

To demonstrate our support of the ’50 by 50’ campaign, Daracon has committed to becoming an Employer Champion for Women in Civil, supporting women to join and remain in the NSW Civil Construction Industry.

Career Revive

Daracon is pleased to announce that it has been selected to participate in the Australian Government’s Career Revive program. Daracon was one of 19 businesses across Australia selected to participate in the program following a rigorous selection process. Key to the selection process was a demonstrated capacity to implement changes to support women in the organisation.

The aim of the program is to assist business to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break. The program provides business mentors to assist Daracon develop a plan to address potential barriers women may face when re-entering the workforce.

Daracon is excited to be participating in the Career Revive Program. The program will provide the tools to achieve Daracon’s commitment to increase participation of women across our business. Our industry has one of the lowest rates of female participation, Daracon would like to be at the forefront of changing this statistic.

Adam Kelly, Director of Business Development is the Daracon’s Executive Sponsor for the program:

“Our goal is to increase female participation across all areas of the business and specifically to provide opportunities in the areas of the business that the industry traditionally has seen as a male dominated workforce. Career Revive will assist our implementation of these goals, and ensure that increased female participation leads to long term careers within the Daracon Group.”

Further details about the Career Revive Program can be found here Career Revive - Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Australian Government

Considering an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

See what our Graduating Trainees and Apprentices have to say about their training pathway at Daracon, and how their supervisors have seen them develop.


TRADE: Certificate III Formwork / Falsework

 RTO: City Wide Building & Training Services Pty LTD trading as CWBTS

What Sparked your interest in Civil Construction?

As a 16 year old I was unsure of the career pathway I would like to take. I was given an opportunity to see and work on some large scale projects before leaving high school. I started my apprenticeship at Daracon in early 2019 and have completed this in May. During this time I have met some great people and worked alongside great mentors on numerous large scale projects that I’m proud to be a part of. My advice for new trainees is to show good enthusiasm to work, be open to ideas and always ask questions.

As Lachlan’s Supervisor, how has he evolved as a tradesman and a member of the Daracon team?

 Since the beginning Lachlan has been a very proactive and dedicated worker.  Lachy had been working with us for 12 months before starting his Formwork Falsework apprenticeship.  His growth as a young man, his maturity and work ethic have excelled over the course of his apprenticeship. This is something he should be extremely proud of. Lachlan started with the Group in 2018 and completes his work to an extremely high calibre. Lachlan is a valuable member of the crew and I can speak on behalf of his colleges when I say we are all extremely proud of him. His dedication and commitment to his work and studies is second to none and to say that he achieved all of this during a global pandemic, working full time is a credit to him.


DIPLOMA: Civil Construction Management

 RTO: Global Training Institute

What Sparked your interest in Civil Construction?

Leaving school, I always wanted to work construction I just needed to land the apprenticeship/traineeship to start my career. Luckily, I landed a traineeship with Newcastle council which taught me all the fundamentals of Civil construction. After 8 years with council, I decided it was time to go on to bigger and better things which led me to Daracon, working at the Pacific Highway Upgrade at Lisarow. Working on a large TFNSW job has given me valuable skills and experience to furthering my construction career. A few more years have passed and again I had that feeling I was ready for my next challenge and next step in my career. I enrolled in a Diploma of Civil Construction Management and successfully completed my course. I would say some of my biggest lessons have been, to always pay attention to the fine details and also to never be afraid to ask questions.

As Stephen's Supervisor, how has he evolved as a member of the Daracon team?

Stephen’s dedication to his studies whilst continuing to work full time reflects the commitment he displays daily and is what makes him such a valued member of the Daracon team. Stephen’s attitude to continuous improvement with regards to both self-improvement via ongoing training or mentoring less experienced members of the site team is instrumental in the positive outcomes achieved on the project to date. The entire site team is proud of Stephen’s achievements.