Graduate Pathways

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Applications for the 2025 Graduate Program have now closed

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.

Read more about our graduate roles below

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, our 2025 Graduate Program includes 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, in accordance with Essential Energy’s exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (the “Act”) from sections 25 and 51 of the Act.

Our Recruitment Process

Find out more by reading about the Graduate recruitment process.