Meet Joe – An RCC Cadet

The future of our industry is bright in the hands of talented cadets, like Joe

Joe joined our RCC family as a Cadet last year after impressing our Newcastle team with his passion and industry insight. Now in his 4th year of a Construction Management degree with the University of Newcastle, Joe met with our team after receiving the 2020 RCC Indigenous Scholarship for Construction and Civil Engineering.

Now, almost 6 months into his Cadet Program rotation, Joe is embracing the opportunity to gain diverse industry experience and consider his future career path with RCC;

“I love the uniqueness of the industry. There is always something new every day, whether it’s trying to learn the drawings, sequence logically, design changes or setting out.
I enjoy being part of such an engaging industry. It requires high-level problem-solving and the end result is something everyone can be proud of”.

Joe Rinkin, Cadet


RCC Construction Manager, Matt Ware said he was impressed and humbled after meeting Joseph to congratulate him on receiving the scholarship last year;

I was privileged to have the opportunity to meet Joseph and to offer him a role at RCC. Joe is a professional and engaging young student, who was not only passionate about his career in construction, but also insightful about the challenges and innovations ahead for the industry.
Having the honour of meeting such enthusiastic students and offering them an opportunity to join this industry is so rewarding. As a senior member of the RCC team im proud to play a role in supporting the next generation and the future of our industry

Matt Ware, Construction Manager


Being able to give back to our local community and support students who will one day lead our industry is important to RCC. Our Cadet Program has a long-standing history at RCC and has produced many of our senior leaders. Our team now feel privileged to maintain this legacy, providing opportunity, mentoring and hands on experience to our cadets who are the future of our business and industry.



The 2 year program is designed to provide students with hands on experience, mentorship and a broad introduction to the industry. The rotational program introduces cadets to the various aspects of construction, giving each individual the necessary foundations for their career, and allowing them to make informed decisions regarding their chosen direction.  The core structure of the program includes rotations through contract administration, site supervision, engineering and estimating to give cadets a well-rounded understanding of RCC and the industry.

Keen to start your career in construction?

Are you currently in your 2nd or 3rd year of a Construction Management, Engineering and Architecture degree and interested in starting your career whilst you study?

RCC Cadet Program applications are now open. Apply via RCC’s website:  Building Cadets 

Applications close Friday 5th of February 2021.