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Engineering Vacation Program

There’s a simple way to apply what you’re learning at university and work on some real projects. Our summer Engineering Vacation Program offers 12 weeks of paid employment to undergraduates.

As one of South Australia’s biggest employers we offer a range of opportunities. You’d be joining at an exciting time too – we’re currently at the centre of an energy revolution, leading the way in the shift to green energy.

What’s on offer?

If you’re studying for a degree in engineering subjects, it’s very likely we’ve got some exciting projects for you to get your teeth into.

Applications for the 12-week paid summer employment open in July and can be made via our Current Vacancies page. Offers are made by September/October and the program runs from November to February. We also offer work-integrated learning placements for undergraduates seeking short-term opportunities throughout the year.

What are the benefits?

By joining the SA Power Networks Engineering Vacation Program you gain a lot of benefits, including:

  • Real life experience in a professional working environment
  • A chance to build your skills, knowledge and business networks
  • A ‘test drive’ of your potential profession
  • Enhanced personal development
  • Paid employment while having a great time.

We are committed to making your time with us diverse, interesting and challenging. You’ll be able to apply what you’re learning at university and consider your long-term career options. We offer a safe and supportive environment where you can try out new ideas and make a difference.

The Engineering Vacation Program offers a fantastic pathway into our Engineering Graduate Development Program and can really enhance your chances of securing a long-term opportunity with us.

What will I be doing?

We have so many opportunities on offer. During the interviewing process we will match your skills and interests with the most suitable project and team, so your university is happy too. Most of your work will be in our metropolitan Adelaide locations.

You’ll be part of one team, supported by a supervisor and by graduates on our Graduate Development Programs. Working side-by-side with our diverse and welcoming workforce will give you the chance to gain hands-on experience in a structured program. There is defined work, with clear outcomes and formal performance feedback.

What are the eligibility criteria?

We would love to hear from you if you are in or entering your penultimate year of undergraduate study in engineering (electrical/electronic, mechatronic, mechanical or civil/structural).

All applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply

Applications for the Vacation Program open in August each year and will be advertised under Current Vacancies. All applications should be made online through our website.

At SA Power Networks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and proudly support a growing number of female, mature age, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander apprentices. We believe diversity of thinking fosters innovation and delivers better outcomes for our customers, and we value a workforce that matches our diverse community.

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Need more information?

If you need more information, read our brochure or contact the recruitment team.