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Western Power offers a wide range of on-the-job programs to ambitious graduates who are looking for hands-on experience and access to some of the best minds in the business. Our programs include graduate programs, vacation programs and scholarships to University students. 

Flexible working, diversity, friendly team mates and a variety of work - these are just some of the things our graduates love about Western Power.

We’re proud to be an inclusive, socially progressive business that celebrates the differences and talents of our people that make our workforce stronger, smarter, kinder, and more creative.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young and mature age workers, and members of the LGBTQI+ community to join us in creating a workforce reflective of the communities we serve. 

Our graduate program gives you exposure to areas of the business relevant to your studies.  

To be eligible to apply for our Graduate Program, you must have completed (or be about to complete) a tertiary qualification in the following fields of study, within the last two years.  

  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Applied mathematics and statistics
  • IT or cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Finance / accounting

During your time with us, you’ll develop a strong understanding of our business and build great relationships with industry professionals and peers.

Graduate Programs Term of engagement Rotations Requirements
Engineering Graduates Permanent contract 4 x 6 monthly rotations Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering
Technology Graduates Permanent contract 4 x 6 monthly rotations Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Science, IT, Mathematical Science
Business Graduates Permanent contract 4 x 6 monthly rotations Economics, Finance & Accounting, Project Management, Procurement

As a graduate at Western Power, you’ll:

  • Build the future of our professional workforce by exposure to a broad-based entry level rotational work program.
  • Establish and lead strong working relationships across the business and industry.
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of diversity of thought and experience.
  • Convey ideas clearly, with influence and persuasion.
  • Develop an exciting career roadmap with actions to achieve future learning goals and career ambitions. 

Graduate program overview

Skills development

Our Graduate Learning and Development Framework is based on the 70:20:10 model to build capability by integrating learning into the workplace. As a graduate at Western Power, 70% of your learning will occur on-the-job through technical tasks, activities, observations, and projects. Coaching, mentoring, and networking will make up 20% of your learning; with formal learning, such as eLearning, training courses, and self-study representing 10% of your learning. You’ll attend engaging face-to-face training workshops to develop your skills in: assertive communication, negotiation and influencing, creative problem-solving, resilience, emotional intelligence, time management, project management, and stakeholder engagement.

Assigned buddy

You’ll be assigned a buddy in each rotation to support your development and professional learning.

Monthly lunch and learn sessions

In our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions, you’ll hear from our leaders first-hand about their own experiences and learn about our strategic plan, values, and exciting projects.

Learning resources

In addition to learning on-the-job, you’ll have access to our online technical courses, and you’ll tap into our internal expert networks to deepen your technical knowledge. You will also have access to contemporary expert led digital learning resources via LinkedIn Learning.

Networking

We support graduates’ learning through encouraging networking and relationship building. Our graduates collaborate with other graduates via the Graduate Teams group and with the wider business via Yammer. Our Graduate Committee is comprised of volunteer graduates who collaborate to plan regular social events for graduates at Western Power.

Mentoring

Effective mentor support plays an integral role in the development of our graduates. As a graduate, you’ll participate in our Sparks Mentoring Program.

Site experiences

Site experiences are essential to understand Western Power’s business. All graduates are encouraged to participate in at least two site visits per rotation.

Professional membership

As part of the Graduate program, you’ll be eligible to apply for paid professional membership.

Eligibility 

Tertiary qualification from disciplines listed above and have graduated no more than two years ago.