Core Development Program

The Core Development Program, intended for recent college graduates, offers the opportunity to take on a real job and work alongside seasoned professionals, in fields ranging from engineers to financial analysts.

The program focuses on developing the technical and leadership competencies that will sustain the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) now and into the future. Expand your primary discipline while cross-training in core business functions.

This 26-month program builds capable, innovative and experienced individuals with the know-how and skills to transition into a vital role at VDOT. 


Core Development Associates Visit the ERT

(Elizabeth River Tunnel Project site visit, July 8, 2015, Hampton Roads.)


Selected individuals participate in the program as full-time employees, with a competitive benefits package.

VDOT is looking for motivated, customer-focused and action-oriented individuals with the ability to solve problems, learn quickly and collaborate with teammates. 

A bachelor’s degree is required. We are particularly interested if you have a degree or experience in:

  • Engineering
  • Accounting or finance
  • Business administration
  • Environmental science

Ready to Apply?

To apply, go to the main VDOT careers page. Applicants must apply through VDOT’s online Recruitment Management System. Opportunities are available throughout the state. Each position is full time and includes a competitive benefits package.

Contact Us:

Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT Learning Center
Core Development Program
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

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Growing the people who "Keep Virginia Moving"


Page last modified: Oct. 8, 2015