Graduate Pathways

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We look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland. The energy industry is undergoing an unprecedented transition on a global level, and there has never been a better time to join our industry. Decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation are fundamentally changing the way we think about serving our customers in regional, rural and remote NSW. Essential Energy is embracing these changes as we transform our business to ensure we continue to deliver a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity.

Our Graduate Program provides experienced based learning, mentor and peer support, and networking opportunities. Over a three year period, graduates will undertake timed rotations across the business, gaining a detailed understanding of the electricity distribution system, while consolidating their university education.

Graduate Program Framework

Our program provides participants with a full time position at Essential Energy, with the initial three years designed to help the transition from university to the workforce. All Graduates will participate in the following:

  • Program rotations - One to two rotations per year across the business, including travel opportunities to locations in regional NSW.
  • Development Program - An 18-month blended learning program, designed to develop professional skills, enabling the application and consolidation of learning.
  • Networking opportunities - Organised events with Managers and Executives, as well as social gatherings with peers and colleagues from the organisation.
  • Buddy and mentor support – Assigning a buddy, to provide support and guidance in the initial stages of employment.