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Past Sydney Water Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Sydney Water, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Sydney Water hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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  • Graduate Jobs (100%),

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  • Accounting (100%),

  • Business and Commerce (100%),

  • Communications (100%),

  • Economics (100%),

  • Engineering (100%),

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Locations

  • Sydney (100%),

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

Past Sydney Water Graduate Programs

Check out some of Sydney Water's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


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We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

START DATE

24-02-2020

LOCATION

Sydney

About Sydney Water

Sydney Water


Join Sydney Water: Explore the possibilities, develop your potential

Want an interesting career with an organisation that makes a difference to Sydney’s future? Consider a graduate position at Sydney Water. You’ll have real responsibility, real variety and real satisfaction, because we’ll be looking to you to help us innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities.

Our Sydney, our water

At Sydney Water, we’re lucky enough to look after some of the best water in the world. Your contribution can help us ensure sustainable world-class water from our taps and beautiful waterways for our cities.

We’re more than just Australia’s largest water and wastewater service provider. Every day, we proudly protect the health of our community by providing safe, refreshing drinking water, while our wastewater network protects the health of our rivers and beaches. Water is central to our outdoor way of life in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future. Like the 125+ years of great men and women before us, we’re passionate and proud of our role in shaping the lifestyle of greater Sydney for generations to come.

By working hand in hand with community, government and industry, we’ll continue to create bold new solutions that enhance our cities sustainability and lifestyle. This will help us meet our future challenges, such as climate extremes and population growth.

We’re confident that by becoming more customer-focused, operationally efficient and innovative, we’ll be more adaptable to change and be able to better serve our customers, community and cities. So join tomorrow’s leaders and help shape tomorrow’s Sydney.

Sydney Water

Our vision and our values:

We’ll be world class, delivering essential water that our customers love, in our great city.

We’ll achieve this by living our values:

  • Have the customer at the heart of everything we do.
  • Achieve as one team, honestly and ethically.
  • Care for one another, the community, and the environment.
  • Make every decision and every dollar count.
  • Create new and better ways of doing things.

At Sydney Water, we believe that how we work is just as important as what we achieve. Our key behaviors are essential in helping us achieve our vision:

  • Focus on solutions.
  • Stand up and contribute.
  • Support and encourage.
  • Own the outcome.
  • Do what you say.

We work as one team and harness the diversity of thought, experiences and perspectives our people bring. This helps us build our capability and make better decisions. From scientists, engineers, planners, environmentalist, data analysts and our dedicated maintenance crews, our people and their jobs are as varied as the communities we serve. Why not enrich the mix and join us to explore the possibilities of your potential.  

Sydney Water Graduate Program

Sydney Water


Make a difference to Sydney’s future

Applications for our 2020 intake now open until midnight 16 March 2020

About our program:

Our four-year Graduate Program offers you the opportunity to experience up to four 12 month rotational placements across various business areas. The aim of the program is to help you discover your potential and build the skills for your career through a range of learning and development opportunities.

What can you expect as a graduate?

  • Your contribution to count
    Your work will make a meaningful contribution and make a difference to our customers and Sydney’s future.
  • Hands-on experience on varied, challenging projects
    You’ll have the flexibility to choose your career path as you rotate across different business areas. You’ll be able to set and achieve real goals as you take on challenging and varied work.
  • Ongoing learning and development
    You’ll receive ongoing learning to equip you as a future leader throughout the four years. You’ll also be supported by your supervisor, who will give you the tools and training you need on the job.
  • Support and networking opportunities
    You’ll be supported by your buddy and supervisor as you start and throughout the year. You’ll be able to build networks with your fellow graduates as well as senior leaders across the business.
  • Your health, safety and wellbeing is our priority
    At Sydney Water, we care about your health, safety and wellbeing. We respect and value the needs of our employees to ensure they have the right work-life balance.

What we are looking for:

Help us innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities by joining our Graduate Program. Your work will make a meaningful contribution and make a difference to our customers and Sydney’s future.

Joining Sydney Water offers you the chance to help shape the lifestyle of your community. You’ll have real responsibility, real variety and real satisfaction. We’ll be looking to you to help us innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities. We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea.

We are looking for graduates who are innovative, creative, ambitious and open to new experiences. You will work in new places, with different people and on a diverse range of projects.

About you

  • You will be a lifelong learner with an innovative and open mind
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree in 2018 or due to complete your studies by the end of this year. Your degree will be in any of the following:
    • Digital and Analytics
    • Engineering – Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical
    • Environmental Science
    • Science
    • Communications and Marketing
    • Business, Finance, HR and Supply Chain
  • Be open to working in a variety of business areas and teams
  • Have some work experience (paid or unpaid).

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, gender or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Students must have completed undergraduate studies within the last two years at a recognised Australian University or be due to complete prior to starting at Sydney Water. They must also have Australian Citizenship or permanent residency status at the time of application.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via our website, and should include a resume, cover letter and academic transcript.

Our Graduates

Sydney Water


Hear what our graduates have to say about our program in our ‘Grad’s Perspective’ video series.

 

 

Graduate Program Question and Answers

Sydney Water


Q. Why do people choose to work for Sydney Water?

People who work for Sydney Water are proud to make a real difference to the lives of the customers and communities they serve.

A career in Sydney Water means you can take on varied, unique and challenging roles for an organisation that has a proven track record and a plan for the future.

Q. Do I need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency to apply?

A. Yes, at the time of application you need to either be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or hold permanent residency.

Q. How many graduates will you recruit this year?

A. We generally recruit 10-20 graduates each year.

Q. Where are these positions based?

A. Sydney Water is responsible for an area of operation as far north as Brooklyn, West to Mount Victoria and South to Gerroa. As a graduate you must be willing to travel within our area of operations. Sydney Water's Head Office is based at Parramatta, Sydney.

Q. Does Sydney Water assist successful interstate applicants with travel and relocation?

A. The applicant will need to arrange their own travel to attend any interview process or assessment centre. Relocation assistance will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Q. Will the graduate salary be competitive?

A. Yes. We have completed many surveys of our salaries and conditions and have found that our salary is equal to or above industry average. We have a work environment that values work life balance and flexible working hours. This is just one of the many benefits that are available to our staff.

Q. When do applications close for Sydney Water Graduate Program?

A. Applications closes 16 March

Q. What is the recruitment process?

  • Online application and screening
  • Successful applicants will then have a video screening
  • Successful applicants will then be invited to an assessment centre and panel interview in June 2020 (1/2 day session)
  • Successful applicants will then complete a pre-employment back ground check June – July 2020
  • If successful, an offer will be made – July 2020
 

Industry Experience Program

Sydney Water


Great people, many possibilities, one purpose

Want an interesting career with an organisation that makes a difference to Sydney’s future? Consider a traineeship at Sydney Water. You’ll have real responsibility, real variety and real satisfaction, because we’ll be looking to you to help us innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities.

At Sydney Water, we’re lucky enough to look after some of the best water in the world. Your contribution can help us ensure sustainable world-class water from our taps and beautiful waterways for our cities. Water is central to our outdoor way of life in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.

By working hand in hand with community, government and industry, we’ll continue to create bold new solutions that enhance our cities sustainability and lifestyle. This will help us meet our future challenges, such as climate extremes and population growth.

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future. So come and join our great team, who are passionate and proud of our role in shaping the lifestyle of greater Sydney for generations to come.

We’re recruiting for Industry Experience Trainees and have roles available for undergraduate engineers in their final or penultimate year of study.

To apply, check current vacancies.

You must:

  • be able to work 2 to 3 days per week for 11 months
  • have a solid academic record
  • be a team player
  • have excellent verbal and written communication
  • be flexible and open to change
  • have work experience, paid or unpaid
  • have a current driver’s license
  • be in your penultimate or final year of your undergraduate degree

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