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Our Graduate Development Program


The recruitment process

AEMO’s Graduate Development Program runs for three years and is designed to empower graduates to actively shape their future and build a rewarding career in the energy industry. Our program involves working on real projects, shouldering real responsibilities and working alongside some of the nation’s top energy experts. You will complete four nine-month rotations and be supported by a buddy, manager and mentor. You’ll work across the organisation and develop a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s energy markets.

If you’re looking to be among the applicants who make it into the program, you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for energy markets, be adaptable and enjoy challenges, display analytical and problem-solving skills, have a consumer focus and be an excellent communicator. You will also need to have recently finished, or about to finish, a degree in commerce, econometrics, economics, engineering (electrical - power systems, chemical – gas operations), information systems, information technology, mathematics, science or statistical modelling. You will need to have a GPA of at least 75%.

Our recruitment and selection process includes an online application; phone screening, online aptitude testing and assessment centres. Final selections are communicated by early October along with offers of employment with Graduates commence in February 2020.

You may also have the opportunity to work at a site of your choice, with AEMO offices currently located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Norwest and Perth.


AEMO offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages. You may also be eligible for some discounts, on professional memberships, health insurance, gym memberships, and public transport.

Career prospects

After you’ve completed the Graduate Development Program you may be eligible to take part in the Engineers Australia Professional Development Program. AEMO also offers several leadership programs to high achieving employees.


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