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.

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.

We offer a range of Graduate opportunities in the following areas

Female Identified Opportunities

Essential Energy is committed to developing equal opportunities for females within the organisation, with a specific focus on improving female representation in non-traditional roles. To honour this commitment, in 2024 we are offering four female Identified STEM Graduate positions.

We are an endorsed employer with WORK180, a transparent online directory of employers who support diversity, inclusion and equity. We also partner with the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO), with employees encouraged to undertake professional development opportunities provided by NAWO.

These are identified positions and applicants must identify as being female, as authorised under sections 25 and 51 under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

Our Recruitment Process

Find out more by reading about the Graduate recruitment process.

Applying for a Graduate position

Applications have now closed for our 2024 Graduates Pathways program.