AKD Gap Year Program

Applications open for our 2024 program

Have you just finished year 12 and want a break from study?

Not sure what you want to do once school’s over?

Want to take the stress out of waiting for your ATAR score?

Take a Gap Year at AKD and make it a Year of Growth.


Experience what it’s like to work within Australia’s largest sawmilling company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. Combine work (and pay) with on-the-job training and learning, whilst having the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art equipment and multimillion-dollar projects. You’ll be supported throughout your journey and learn from the best in the business.

This might just be the unexpected beginning of a career you never even imagined.

Endless opportunities.

AKD offers opportunities throughout our business across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

There are multiple streams available with office-based and hands-on roles in departments such as (but not limited to):

  • Maintenance
  • Production
  • Logistics
  • Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

The program gives practical experience and insight for those interested in business, manufacturing, production, quality trades and engineering.

You will have an opportunity to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture, thriving on and generating innovative ideas in a rewarding environment.

For the successful candidates, the opportunities where possible will be aligned to the individual, their chosen field of study or their career ambitions.

Opportunities are available for both 1 year fixed term (gap year) or ongoing positions.

How to apply.

For more information, or if you are interested in pursuing a Gap Year at AKD, please email your resume to recruitment@akd.com.au with code ‘GAP23’ and your preferred location.  For more information or to speak to someone about the program, please call Michael Swanson, Colac HR Manager, on (03) 5231 9100.