Essential Energy

We are unique

Join an organisation that values your voice, empowers your autonomy, recognises the strength in diversity, and prioritises your well-being while offering attractive remuneration and benefits. Take pride in having a meaningful impact on regional, rural and remote communities while being a pivotal player in the energy industry’s future.

About the role

We currently have opportunities in our 2025 Graduate Program in the disciplines of Business, Commerce, Economics, Data, Sustainability, Health Science, Human Resources and Information Technology. The specific roles include:

Business, Commerce and Economics:

Business Change Graduate Bachelor of Business or Commerce – Gain a well-rounded understanding of how business change, you’ll play an important role in supporting the delivery of projects and change in Essential Energy. This role will provide you with the support, learning opportunities, and hands-on experience necessary to embark on a rewarding and successful career in project management, change management or audit.

Contract management Graduate – Bachelor of Business or Commerce – Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure outcomes are achieved in compliance with relevant legislation and policy and the opportunity to build and maintaining relationships, giving you the opportunity to expand your skills in Contract Management.

Commercial Development Graduate – Bachelor of Business or Commerce or Economics – Commercialise and develop our wireless and fibre telecommunication assets with access to safe, fast reliable telecommunications by realising the full potential of our network infrastructure. Be part of a group that not only excels in technical proficiency but also makes a real difference in the world by enhancing the connectivity and resilience of our Essential Energy network.


Data Graduate – Bachelor of Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Machine Learning Engineering – Join a team that works right across the organisation, becoming recognised as a data expert, having a direct impact on driving the optimisation and improvement of product development and helping to build and construct sophisticated data processing pipelines, amongst other things.


Sustainability Graduate – Bachelor of Sustainability, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Environmental Science – collaborating and liaising with internal and external stockholders and helping to develop and implement sustainability initiatives, as well as assisting with sustainability data management, governance, reporting and communications.

Health Science:

Health Science Graduate – Bachelor of Health Sciences or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Physiotherapy – Work closely with a variety of people and departments within Essential Energy, with no two days being the same. Gain experience in support with injury and illness case management, assist with Health Program delivery and managing Workers Compensation processes, giving you the ability to develop your expertise with the opportunity for career growth and development in the future.

Human Resources:

Human Resources Graduate – Bachelor of Business (major in Human Resources) Influence and shape our organisation’s culture by working on Human Resources initiatives and supporting our business across the spectrum of People and Safety.

About You

You are passionate about what you do and are excited to grow your career with a supportive and inclusive team, where you will have the opportunity to push boundaries to create innovative solutions to real world problems, all while making positive contributions to the community.

Why Essential Energy

We offer competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience and 16% superannuation.

For information on our employee benefits (such as Fitness Passport, Apple, JB Hi-Fi and Dell Employee Purchase Programs and 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers) please visit here.

We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women.

An energy network doesn’t just keep the lights on… it’s a living network that needs to adapt to new and emerging energy generation technologies while still meeting the energy needs of customers.

It requires innovation, commitment, and collaboration to bring people together to solve the energy delivery challenges of the modern world.

Your potential will be realised, and you’ll feel a real sense of purpose and satisfaction knowing you have a pivot role to play in delivering the energy of the future to the people who need it today.

To be eligible to apply for these opportunities you will need to have:

Completed a bachelor’s degree or higher; and

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status.

For further information please email or call 1800 255 777.

*More information about the roles, process (including indicative timeframes) and Graduate Program can be found on our website or to apply please attach your most current cover letter, resume and transcript from your relevant qualification.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 11:55pm

Passionate people. Global thinking. Regional heart.

Building a better energy future.

Essential Energy is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applicants to apply regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

As an organisation, our aim is to champion inclusivity in the workplace and celebrate the difference in all our employees.