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JJ Richards

Business Trainee Program

The J.J. Richards Leadership Development Program provides university graduates with an opportunity to develop core business skills as a Business Trainee.

This pathway is designed to provide the opportunity for graduates to learn the many aspects of the operation of a large waste management / transport logistics company. Trainees spend time in fleet management, operations, sales, driving/plant operator, workshop, administration and systems management. This allows the Trainee and the Company to identify the Trainees strengths and weaknesses with the aim of ensuring each Trainee has the necessary skills and competencies to progress into other roles throughout J.J. Richards based on their expertise and interests.

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We currently have graduates working throughout the business in a range of roles and departments including:

  • Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Management and Law
  • Medical Technology
  • Engineering
  • Accounting/Finance/Economics
  • Science and Chemical Management
  • Contract, Fleet and Operations Management

Whilst at the same time encouraging and instilling the importance of:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Customer Service and
  • Adherence to company policy and guidelines

So if you have just recently graduated from a degree, or have been gaining experience in the workplace J.J. Richards can potentially offer an exciting opportunity to help fast track your career.

Meet some of our Graduates

Name: Brian
Degree: Bachelor of Business (Management)
Masters in Operations Management
Started Graduate Program: May 2010
Hands on experience: 1) Trades Assistant – Glendenning Workshop.
2) Driver – Glendenning Trade Waste and Domestic.
3) Bins Repair & Maintenance Officer – Chipping Norton.
4) Sales Representative – Chipping Norton.
5) Internal Business Systems Officer Cleveland.
6) Acting Manager Chipping Norton.
Current Position: Contracts Manager – Sydney


Name: Thomas
Degree: Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Economics)
Started Graduate Program: August 2009
Hands on experience: 1) Trades Assistant- Underwood Workshop.
2) Trainee Driver – Redlands Domestic.
3) Driver – Underwood Trade Waste.
4) Sales Representative -Brisbane.
5) Internal Business Systems Officer – Cleveland.
6) Operations Officer – Maroochydore.
Current Position: Contracts and Operations Supervisor – Melbourne


Name: Tom
Degree: Bachelor Business (Banking & Finance)
Started Graduate Program: March 2009
Hands on experience: 1) Trainee Driver – Redlands Domestic.
2) Driver – Underwood Trade Waste.
3) Business Analysis – Cleveland.
4) Operations Supervisor – Gold Coast.
5) Depot Manager – Toowoomba.
Current Position: Branch Manager – Toowoomba & Southern Downs Region


Name: Gerard
Degree: Bachelor of Business (Logistics & International Business)
Started Graduate Program: 2011
Hands on experience: 1) Trades Assistant – Underwood.
2) Driver  Redlands & Underwood.
3) Sales Representative – Underwood.
4) Internal Business Systems Officer – Cleveland.
5) Operations Placement Cairns & Underwood.
Current Position: Operations Supervisor Cairns Depot


What some of our Graduates have to say…

There is so much opportunity and a wealth of practical experience to soak up

Joe (2011 Graduate)

The program is setting me up with a long term career with so many opportunities and the ability to work out where in the business I fit in and want to be

Luke (2012 Graduate)

Everything has been a great challenge but that is what makes it so interesting and beneficial

Thomas (2009 Graduate)

It wasnt the conventional graduate program, there was a great mixture between practical elements and time spent with management

Brian (2010 Graduate)

I never feel pigeon holed and the working environment is dynamic. Its also great to work with friendly and approachable people who want you to succeed and grow

Joe (2011 Graduate)