Our graduate programs

We believe that what makes our graduate programs unique, is the way you’re acknowledged as a critical part of the team – right from the start.

Join us, and from the outset you’ll be valued and rewarded for the skills and smarts you bring to the organisation, while being given the opportunity to take charge of your own career trajectory.

We recognise that high achievers thrive when they’re supported and empowered. So we’ve created a structured program which quickly immerses you in real-world assignments. A program that channels your knowledge into innovative projects such as community batteries and enhancing the customer experience. It’ll have you working closely with industry leaders who’ll guide and support you all the way. And you’ll be exposed to all parts of the business – a people-first business, helping solve some of the biggest energy challenges of our generation.

All the while, you’ll experience a development program introducing you to a great working environment and a culture defined by camaraderie and an unwavering commitment to excellence. There’s nothing more inspiring as you begin your career.

For anyone considering the graduate program, I would say that it's an amazing opportunity to be a part of a company with a great culture and various developmental programs, that also makes valuable contributions to our community.

- Maria Jose

What you can expect from our graduate program

We’ve developed a comprehensive three-year program which offers a high level of support, skills development, and career advancement. So you’re guaranteed to be working with some of the most experienced and respected people in the business, on some of the most exciting and important projects in the energy sector.

You’ll get your career off to a great start, with:

  • four 6-monthly rotations, followed by a 12-month rotation
  • two mini 1-week rotations – to strengthen your relationships across the business and broaden your skillset
  • a three-day event where you’ll learn, grow and be challenged with other graduates
  • ongoing coaching and mentoring from senior leaders including a personal mentor
  • a pairing with an experienced graduate as a buddy to support you in your first year
  • a permanent role at the end of the program that aligns to your skills and interests.

And you won’t be restricted to your discipline. You’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the organisation’s business and corporate functions, helping you build networks which can accelerate the progress and direction of your career.

You decide where and how far you want to go; we’ll help you make it happen.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking the smartest, most ambitious graduates from a range of disciplines such as engineering, IT, business, commerce, economics, science, the arts and social sciences.

To be eligible to apply, you must:
• graduate by the end of the 2022 academic year
• hold a Bachelor or Masters degree relevant to the role you’re applying for
• have full Australian working rights at the time you apply.

Graduate opportunities

All graduates complete a three-year program comprised of four 6-monthly rotations, followed by a 12-month rotation. We offer career opportunities for graduates in the following streams:

CORPORATE & CUSTOMER

Applications for the 2023 intake are now closed

Graduates from a wide range of degree disciplines can apply to this stream. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a stream based on your qualifications and interests, plus the opportunity to rotate across a range of teams to expand your capabilities. We offer graduate placements in the following business areas:

(1) Business strategy, innovation and customer experience
(2) Corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement
(3) Health, safety and environment

And rotations may include:
• Business strategy
• Corporate affairs and stakeholder engagement
• Customer experience and operations
• Digital innovation
• Field operations
• Health, safety and sustainability
• Human resources
• Regulation and policy

Recruitment process and timelines
To apply, you’ll need to submit your resume, an application letter and answer a few questions related to your chosen stream.

  • Applications open: 25 July – 7 August
  • Phone screen: 8 – 16 August
  • Psychometric testing: 18 – 23 August
  • Assessment day: 24 August
  • Reference checks: 26 – 30 August
  • Job offer: 31 August
  • Program begins: February 2023
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Applications for our next intake open May 2023.

Degree required: Bachelor or Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas including:

  • Network planning: optimising the network to meet the needs of customers and communities
  • Network strategy: shaping a network for the future as the energy industry evolves
  • Distribution and substation design: helping design and develop new assets for construction
  • Asset management: implementing policies and processes to ensure our assets meet business requirements
  • Commissioning: incorporating new equipment into the network
  • Control and operations: maintaining the network and enhancing operational excellence
  • Project engineering: providing technical input for all aspects of a project
  • Project management: delivering projects to maintain network safety, reliability and security
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Applications for our next intake open May 2023.

Degree required: Bachelor or Master of Information Systems, Bachelor or Master of Computer Science – or similar.

Exciting opportunities
You’ll have the chance to work on some of the 100 capital projects in flight. This could include optimising our web-based customer portal, implementing new technologies which allow us to better prevent, detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents, or crunching data collected by drones to assess the health of our network assets.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas including:

  • Cybersecurity: providing IT support and oversight to ensure security of IT and business assets
  • Project delivery: implementing technology projects across our business to enhance how we work and operate the electricity network
  • Application management: conduct, support and improve IT applications, and select, design and develop digital business solutions
  • Dev-ops: designing, building and operating software including coding
  • Analytics: business analysis, data analytics and testing to ensure IT solutions meet business requirements
  • Commercial and governance: reporting on IT performance including budgets, dashboards and KPIs to the CIO and stakeholders
  • Technical engineering streams: testing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware, software, and networking systems