Young Professionals Development Program

The HRIA Young Professionals Development Program was created to support the career development of the future leaders in the hire industry. The program provides a voice for the next generation of hire leaders and seeks to develop informed, educated and connected professionals whilst fostering the camaraderie that is unique to the hire industry.

Interested in Joining the Young Professionals Development Program?

The Young Professionals Development Program is designed for the future leaders of the industry, it focuses on developing both personal and professional skills to help you pursue a successful career within our industry. The program runs over 10 months and consists of 5 face to face workshops and 2 x Zoom sessions, finishing with Networking for Success at the annual convention. All Mentees will be expected to attend face to face sessions in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Sessions in other states will depend on applications numbers in these states. Each session will run for approximately 4 hours. In addition, you will arrange one on one catch ups with your mentor between sessions.

Once matched, you will connect with your Mentor and attend an online cohort kick-off event.
Your ongoing commitment will be to:
  • Catch up with your Mentor between sessions.
  • During the session, actively participate.
  • Post session, reflect on the session with your Mentor.

This is an exclusive program and places are limited. Due to this, a high level of commitment is expected from all participants. Lack of attendance may result in your place in the program being withdrawn.

Applications are open all year round.

If you apply after the current programs cut off date, you application will be considered for the next intake.

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The Young Professionals Development Program includes both structured and unstructured opportunities to pass on professional and personal experience and advice to the next generation of leaders in the hire and rental industry


Both formal and informal networking opportunities are available through the HRIA to enable Young Professionals to form and grow lasting industry relationships.

Thank you to our Program Supporters and Host Companies

Onsite Rental Group
Blackwood Hire
Classic Hire