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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), Cyber Security
  • 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.

Discover more about the roles we offer and apply for current vacancies.