Q: What’s the difference between a construction cadetship and what you learn at university?


A: Apply for Schiavello Startup and find out.

The Schiavello Startup program is designed to accelerate your career and give you an in-depth understanding of the construction and interior fit-out industry.


The program is flexible. You’ll get hands-on industry experience across the construction process, from pricing to delivery.



  • 24-month paid program
  • Open to 3rd and 4th-year university students, recent graduates and TAFE students
  • Flexible timetable to work around your study schedule
  • Primarily Construction Management and Project Management disciplines
  • Trade backgrounds also encouraged



You’ve ended up on this page for a reason, so we assume you’re well aware of the benefits of a construction cadetship. But in case you forgot, here’s a list:


  • Training opportunities – you’ll have access to a variety of training programs to help you develop your skills and try new things
  • Employment opportunities – potential job opportunities during and after the Startup program
  • Mentoring – your mentor will be your go-to-guide, you’ll receive feedback and support
  • Networking – build your professional network and accelerate your career

S.E.A.D.S Modules.

These modules have been designed to give you a snapshot of the construction industry – from all angles. Your day-to-day activities will vary depending on the module you’re undertaking at the time, but don’t worry – having exposure to a diverse range of roles means you’re not locked into any one area.

Want more detailed information on what’s included in each module?

Site Management


Admin & Project Management

Design Management

Safety & Quality

Ready for the real world?


Forget the hack work – this is real world construction and fit-out.



Meet our cadets.

  • "A cadetship will create a strong foundation towards a future career"

  • "I feel very valued by the people I work with and really enjoy the company culture."

  • "This cadetship has offered insight into the builder and trade perspectives of the construction indu