Jemena-Zinfra Graduate Programs & Entry Level Jobs

Australia’s energy system is changing. And fast. 

Kick-start your career as part of our 2024 Graduate cohort for the chance to work on some of the country’s most innovative energy projects – apply today! 

Our Group consists of energy infrastructure company Jemena and asset service delivery company Zinfra.

Jemena has been providing safe, secure, and reliable energy to Australians for more than 100 years and Zinfra is a leading delivery partne…

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Graduate Program

The Group Graduate Program is designed to identify, select and develop talented individuals who can make a difference to our organisation. The two-year program is a component of our ’growing talent internally’ approach. Throughout the program, graduates will broaden their skills, knowledge, and competencies within their discipline and areas of interest while receiving structured development, ongoing learning, mentoring and networking.

Job Rotations:

Graduates rotate through four distinct roles, each lasting six months and increasing in responsibility over time, but crucially exposing them to multiple opportunities for development and grounding the program in skill acquisition.

Development Program:

To complement on the job learning, our graduates will complete a formal Development Program. The program provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their knowledge of our industry, while also developing skills to set them up for the rest of their careers. As part of the program graduates will complete modules in the following areas: 

  • Business/Financial Acumen  
  • Foundations of Leadership Skills & Brand Building  
  • Digital Transformation
  • The Future of Energy & Renewables
  • Each semester will have specific learning outcomes that each graduate will need to achieve, including building relationships across the Group,
  • Working together to solve issues and presenting information to demonstrate understanding.  

We believe the topics that are covered in each of the semesters will set our graduates up with the knowledge they need to be successful, not only in their placements but their future careers.  

Buddy and Mentor Support:

You’ll have the support and guidance of a mentor, a year two graduate and will be able to tap into the network of alumni graduates as well. 

Where is the program based?

That depends. We have more than 15 CBD and regional offices across Australia. The majority of our corporate team is based at our Head Office in Melbourne’s CBD when not working remotely.

Depending on the type of role a graduate applies for, they may be based at one of our many locations across the country including our corporate offices in Sydney and Melbourne, or one of our many regional locations across the country. Location details will be included in each individual job advertisement.   

How many graduate positions are available and in what areas of the business are they?

The number of graduate positions available varies from one year to the next. As an example, we took on eight graduates in 2022. Disciplines that typically feature in our graduate program include Finance, Digital, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical and civil). For more information on the graduate roles available this year, please visit our Careers page – Jemena / Zinfra.

Other Opportunities

Cadetships are a great way to incorporate practical, real-life learning into theoretical studies during university. It provides for a more holistic experience for students and therefore develops strong prospects that can eventually progress into our graduate program. We typically go to market in August and have students commence with us during their summer breaks. 

Life & Culture

Our people enjoy a friendly, supportive working environment where a healthy work-life balance is encouraged and promoted. We offer flexible working and a number of workplace wellbeing programs.

Life and Culture


Better Together

We value the diversity of our people, working together to achieve great outcomes.

Be Accountable

We accept responsibility to deliver our commitments.

Think Like A Customer

Our actions consider our Customers, Community, and other stakeholders.

Find A Better Way

We find improved and innovative ways to work.

We Care

We value safety and wellbeing for ourselves, our community and environment.

Perks & Benefits

Health & Wellbeing

Thrive, Here for you: Thrive is a 24/7 holistic confidential service to help you achieve your work and personal wellbeing goals.

Supporting Families

Superannuation: Superannuation continues to be paid during any unpaid period of parental leave for the first 12 months. Paid parental & partner leave.

Our Community

Volunteering Leave: Apply for a full day or two half days of paid leave per annum for supported volunteering.

Workplace Giving: Make a pre-tax donation to a variety of charity organisations.


Group Salary Continuance: Income Protection insurance that protects you against loss of income in the event you cannot work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury.

Education Assistance: Apply for financial assistance and/or time-off work to undertake courses of approved study.

Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that inclusion and belonging can positively impact on team member wellbeing.

Together we respect and value the diversity of our people, customers, clients, stakeholders and communities. We are committed to finding ways to actively support and encourage a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.

We’re passionate about creating a workplace that’s inclusive and supportive; a place where everyone can truly be themselves. We know that diversity fosters innovation and better customer connections, and helps individuals and teams to thrive.

We see difference as an opportunity to drive innovation and realise our strategic priorities and we believe that diversity and inclusion needs to be woven into the ways things are done. We understand that diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, clients and customers. It also makes the Group a great and interesting place to work.


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Hannah Mawby – Corporate Affairs & Marketing Graduate

University of Adelaide

“Rotating through Jemena’s graduate program has been both challenging and rewarding, providing an exciting and invaluable insight into the energy industry.

The program’s emphasis on training and education has been instrumental in developing my understanding of the energy industry, while the support and guidance from my managers and the broader business have equipped me with the skills needed to succeed as a future communications and marketing professional.

Unlike other entry roles, the program allows  grads to rotate through different business units and work with other teams, which has exposed me to a broad range of people and perspectives, provided opportunities to collaborate on complex matters and diversified my overall skill set and understanding of the business.

Overall, the best part of the graduate program has been the level of exposure and opportunities afforded to the grads since day one. I have found that if a project piques your interest, even if it is not directly related to your role, your managers and mentors will go above and beyond to get you involved, which has led me to explore a range of interests and work outside of my immediate rotations. To have these opportunities so early on in my career has been fantastic and led me to work on some really exciting projects with great outcomes.” 


Amanda Abdel-Nour - Finance Graduate

RMIT University

“The Graduate Program at Jemena has provided me with a great opportunity to consolidate and enhance my learning, to draw on the experience of various teams and to apply myself to a diverse range of tasks from which I have been able to broaden my skill set and explore my interests. 
In my role as a Finance Graduate, I have completed two rotations so far, both of which have offered very different perspectives. 

In the first rotation, I was provided with a balance of general and specific training to understand the financial reporting and budgeting process and its application within the business. The rotation was complemented with detailed information sessions with the finance teams I wasn’t scheduled to undertake a rotation with, which meant I still had the chance to learn about their job functions and to expand my network in conjunction with completing the scheduled two year program.  

The second rotation offered an agile learning approach as it led me to look into the details of the industry. Every day brought along different business scenarios, which meant that I was constantly expanding on my technical skills, developing my ability to approach a challenge from many perspectives and absorbing new ways of working. 

The program structure has best positioned me to connect and learn of the vast wealth of knowledge within the business and in comparison to when I first started, I definitely have more of an understanding as to what area in accounting I want to develop my career in.”  


Sarah Papas – Data & Analytics Graduate

Deakin University

“After a year of the graduate program, my experience so far has exceeded my expectations and I'm so grateful for all the opportunities that I’ve had throughout the program. I began the first of four rotations in the analytics team where I was placed on a project and had the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a data engineer, while my second rotation was in data architecture. Twelve months into the program and not only have I learnt so much about each role, but have also seen the benefits of understanding how teams function and work together within Jemena. 

I have realised that even though one of the rotations may not be your end goal, it is still useful to undertake, be in their shoes, and understand the broader picture. I was surprised with the opportunities I have gotten outside of each rotation such as working alongside my manager and GM to help create the Data Literacy Program and present this to large groups around the business. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming and I am very excited to start my last two rotations in data science and business information/data warehousing, being mentored by experts in these fields.”

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