Power and Water seeks graduates interested in working for a multi-utility corporation providing services to some 85 000 customers.
Graduates need to be motivated and enthusiastic, have strong communication and analytical skills, integrity and demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
The program aims to provide successful graduates with the opportunity to:
- operate effectively in a multi-utility environment.
- develop generic skills and abilities applicable within a utilities environment.
- develop a long term career within the Corporation.
- transition from university to the workforce and assist in career choices.
- develop whole of Corporation thinking and practices.
Power and Water generally recruits graduates from the following disciplines:
- electrical engineering
- civil engineering
- environmental engineering
- mechanical engineering
- water related science/environmental science
The diversity of the work undertaken by the Corporation provides graduates with a broad range of experiences in a variety of business units, roles, locations and projects.
Graduates are employed as permanent employees, with four rotations across business units. The program provides graduates with a comprehensive foundation upon which to build a career within the Corporation.
To be eligible for our graduate program you must:
- have completed a relevant bachelor degree the year prior to the start of the program.
- be an Australian Citizen or have permanent residency status.
Applications for the 2013 Graduate Program are now closed. Opportunities for 2014 will be advertised in mid 2013, with successful applicants commencing in February 2014 for two years.
Please note that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Power and Water has a structured approach to recruitment, ensuring staff selection is fair, transparent and completed in an equitable manner.
The process involves:
- Shortlisting - Once all applications are received, a team of Power and Water employees will read the applications and select those with the strongest claims against the criteria. The panel will consider relevant work experience, training and qualifications.
- Interview - The interview is to determine your ability to perform the role, to get to know you, your skills and experiences as well as for you to get to know us. This is a good opportunity to gather as much information as possible and deicide whether the role and Power and Water will be right for you. A panel of three Power and Water employees will ask all applicants the same series of questions. At the conclusion of the interview, you have an opportunity to ask the panel members any questions.
- Other assessments - You may also be required to undertake additional assessments during the selection process which includes safety testing.
- Reference checks - We will do at least two reference checks with previous employers. We suggest that prior to nominating a referee, you discuss this with them.
- Successful applicants - Successful applicants will initially be made a verbal offer. Upon acceptance, the offer will then be made in writing. Feedback will be available to interested applicants.
What we offer
Competitive wages - Graduate salaries are $63 092 for those with a three-year degree or $66 250 for a graduate with a four-year degree.
Superannuation - Employer contributions of 9% are made by Power and Water. Employees can make additional contributions to superannuation and salary sacrificing arrangements are available.
Key leave provisions - Power and Water offers five weeks annual leave and 15 days sick leave per annum. Further information can be found at employment conditions.
Relocation assistance - Assistance with removal expenses and provision of a relocation allowance will be provided if the successful applicant is required to move to Darwin. For further information about Relocation assistance.
Supportive environment - Power and Water focuses on a range of ways to ensure staff happiness. Work social groups, leadership development, reward and recognition programs and service recognition are just some ways in which Power and Water supports graduates.
Diversity - The diversity of the services Power and Water offers and the work available enables staff to learn new skills and work in a variety of areas.
Development opportunities - A structured development program will be completed by graduates, formal development activities will be conducted upon commencing and during each rotation.
For more information please contact our Human Resources Consultant, Workforce Capability on 08 8985 8507.