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Western Power

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
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  • Energy & Utilities
  • Government & Public Service

Western Power is a WA State Government owned corporation that builds, maintains and operates the electricity network in the south west corner of Western Australia.

Our vast transmission and distribution network connects Western Australians to a wide range of both traditional and renewable energy sources to power a vibrant modern lifestyle.

Although we have been delivering energy safely, reliably and efficiently for more than 70 years, our focus is always firmly on the future.

Our vision is to deliver on the changing energy needs of Western Australians, powered by community trust and the passion of our people. It is an exciting time to be in the electricity industry – a time of great change, innovation and opportunity.

At Western Power, our health, safety and wellbeing are our priority. Our values – Safety First, Customer Focus, Be Bold and Teamwork – encapsulate all that is good about our company. We’re innovative and collaborative with a firm focus on safety and our customers.

With over 2,700 employees, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace of the future. We know that unique perspectives, ideas and contributions only strengthen our workforce and are recognised and valued.

We encourage applications supporting our key priority communities - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women and people with disability. For people with disability, we are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment enabling full participation in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments.

What’s on offer for graduates?

We recruit up to ten graduates annually. A large number of our graduates have Electrical Engineering qualifications; however, we also recruit graduates from other STEM related qualification such as

  • Science (including Data Science)
  • Technology (Computer Science)
  • IT and Mathematics (applied mathematics, Statistics).

Our graduates complete six rotations over three years in order to provide them with a broad understanding of the energy sector. You can expect a lot of challenging and diverse tasks and will receive some great on-the-job training from qualified professionals in the business.

We’ll help you develop your career through continuous learning. You’ll have access to training through our registered training organisation (Power Training Services) plus opportunities for coaching and mentoring. You’ll work on various projects which will involve travel to our depots around the south west of WA.

We also host up to seven paid vacation placements over the summer break each year.

In the first instance, these places are offered to our scholarship holders and bursary recipients and then to those that have provided an expression of interest during the year. Occasionally we host students on unpaid internships where there’s a need in the business.

In whatever role you’re in, you’ll be part of our reward and recognition program, designed to make saying “thanks” easy and accessible. It is about being appreciated for doing a great job and being recognised for demonstrating outstanding behaviour.

If you want to be a part of a passionate and innovative team in an exciting and changing industry, we want to hear from you.
 

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.0
Overall score based on 16 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.4
Culture
9.1
Diversity
8.1
Satisfaction
8
Office Work Environment
8.4
Culture
9.1
Diversity
8.1
Satisfaction
8
Office Work Environment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Working in a Government Utility is really rewarding and gives great job satisfaction.
  • The broad range of opportunities provided as a graduate. As a graduate engineer I have the opportunity to partake in various engineering roles as well as project management, finance and IT.
  • Exposure to a broad range of areas and opportunity to move into leadership roles
  • Large number of rotations allowing a wide range of experiences, quite possibly the most diverse set of electrical engineering experience in Western Australia.
  • The red tape associated with government can sometimes be tedious and annoying.
  • Some rotations provide fewer learning experiences than others.
  • The level of governance/corporate compliance required
  • Graduate program does not give much support in becoming a chartered engineer. Often thrown in the deep end with work but there is usually enough support in the teams

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • Perth & South west WA
Hiring Candidates With Degrees In
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Engineering & Mathematics
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IT & Computer Science
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Sciences

Graduate Success Stories


Western POwer - Josh Capponi
  • Graduate stories
The beauty of my role is that much of the work I undertake is data and research-driven.

Josh Capponi

  • Graduate stories
The beauty of my role is that much of the work I undertake is data and research-driven.

Josh Capponi

Western Power - Leon Chong
  • Graduate stories
A specific perk of my role would be site visits.

Leon Chong

  • Graduate stories
A specific perk of my role would be site visits.

Leon Chong

Western POwer - Josh Capponi
  • Graduate stories
The beauty of my role is that much of the work I undertake is data and research-driven.

Josh Capponi

  • Graduate stories
The beauty of my role is that much of the work I undertake is data and research-driven.

Josh Capponi

Western Power - Leon Chong
  • Graduate stories
A specific perk of my role would be site visits.

Leon Chong

  • Graduate stories
A specific perk of my role would be site visits.

Leon Chong


A Day In The Life Of


Jessica Kitchen
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
Western Power Graduate Dale Hobbs Profile
  • Day in the life

Dale Hobbs

Dale Hobbs studied double major in Electrical Power Engineering and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Dale Hobbs

Dale Hobbs studied double major in Electrical Power Engineering and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
Jessica Kitchen
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
Western Power Graduate Dale Hobbs Profile
  • Day in the life

Dale Hobbs

Dale Hobbs studied double major in Electrical Power Engineering and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Dale Hobbs

Dale Hobbs studied double major in Electrical Power Engineering and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.