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Propel your career into the future with Western Power as we plan tomorrow's grid. Our work experience programs, including our Vacation program, Work Integrated Learning, Work Experience, and Business Trainee programs, will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, learn from industry veterans, and practically apply your nationally recognised qualifications in an exciting, forward-thinking environment.

Vacation program

Use your degree to gain valuable ‘hands on” experience with our 12-week paid vacation program. Our program runs for three months over your university summer break, usually from end of November to mid-February.

What’s in it for you?

  • Paid opportunity to work with and learn from professionals in your field of study
  • An opportunity to apply what you are learning to real life challenges.
  • Join in networking and social events with other vacation students and graduates
  • Playing a part in the de-carbonisation of our state.

Who can apply?

Any student in their final or penultimate year of study, including international students, in the following disciplines

  • Electrical and Civil Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • IT

Top intern programs 2023If this program sounds like something that interests you, please register your interest below.  Candidates for this program are sourced from expressions of interest received during the year. 

Expressions of interest for our 2024/25 vacation program are now open.

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Work integrated learning

We offer unpaid work integrated learning opportunities throughout the year, depending on your availability, in the following disciplines:

  • electrical engineering
  • computer science
  • applied mathematics and statistics
  • IT and cyber security
  • data analytics
  • project management
  • management
  • finance

Register your interest

All work integrated learning placements are unpaid and must be a requirement of your qualification.

Work experience

We offer a number of work experience placements during the year, dependant on scheduling and availability. The majority of our work experience offered is field based, predominantly for those completing a Certificate II in an electrical field where part of the requirement of the qualification is to complete field-based work experience. 

These unpaid placements usually vary from one to two weeks, and is a unique chance to see first hand how we operate. 

To learn more about our work experience opportunities, contact us.

Business trainees 2025

A traineeship provides an entry level pathway into Western Power as part of a formal Traineeship Program while you complete a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Business. 

You'll develop, gain knowledge and experience through both the formal qualification and exposure to the technical, operational and safety aspects of the business. 

These positions suit individuals who have recently completed year 11 or 12 and are ready to commence a career in administration. A Western Power traineeship is a maximum term 12 month contract.

Expressions of interest for our 2025 Business Trainee positions are now open. 

Register your interest