Applications are open for the Transgrid 2022 Graduate Program, which offers a two year immersion combining on the job learning with formal training.   

As part of the award winning ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ program, graduates will have the opportunity to learn from leading energy experts and play a role in connecting Australia to a renewable energy future.

Transgrid Learning and Development Coordinator, Whitney Spooner, said the program allows graduates to rotate through different placements across the network.

“Graduates are supported each step of the way through a combination of training, on-the-job learning, regular check-ins and mentoring from experienced leaders, allowing them to gain the skills for an exciting career in energy,” Ms Spooner said.

“These graduates are the next generation of leaders who will support Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future. 

“Our goal is to have permanent roles offered to the graduates at the end of the program and we have had a 100 per cent success rate so far.”

Recent graduates with a degree in Engineering, Business, Construction, Project Management, Health, Safety and Environment and Marketing and Communications are encouraged to apply for the 2022 intake.

23 year old Henry Dai from Hurstville joined the Transgrid Graduate Program 18 months ago after completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at UNSW.

“I’ve met a lot of colleagues who would take that extra time and effort out of their busy schedules and go the extra mile to genuinely help me learn. I personally feel very inspired and it has taught me to be the best professional that I can be,” Mr Dai said.

While at Transgrid Mr Dai worked on Project EnergyConnect, a new 900km electricity transmission line that will link NSW, Victoria and South Australia and the Powering Sydney’s Future project to secure supply to the Sydney CBD.

“Each project was very different. I got to see what it took for complex designs on paper to be transformed into our future energy supply and to learn how teams work together with contractors on those complex projects,” Mr Dai said.

“I also got to see how all the substation equipment worked and watch the construction – it was just like when you play Lego as a kid but this time you’ve got all the heavy machinery and I felt that time flies when I am watching the construction.”

Mr Dai encourages other recent graduates to consider applying for a career in energy.

“The last year has been mind-blowing and everything has exceeded my expectations. I’ve had the chance to work on multi-billion dollar projects and I felt that the team really looked after the graduates and created amazing opportunities for us to learn. It has been a very fulfilling and wonderful experience,” Mr Dai said.

Transgrid said the program is also designed to increase gender and cultural diversity with a focus on developing pathways for female and indigenous engineers.

Earlier this year the program was recognised by Grad Australia as the best in the energy and utilities sector with Transgrid also rated as one of Australia’s Top 100 Graduate Employers based on feedback from graduates.

Applications for Transgrid’s 2022 Graduate Program will close on October 30.

Find more information and apply here.

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