Graduate program 2020


Applications for our 2021 Graduate Program have now closed

Our Grads have the power…

Energise your future by joining Australia's leading clean energy business and largest generator of renewable energy.

Our Graduate Program starts in February each year, initially based in Hobart, Tasmania. Depending on your graduate stream, you’ll be part of either a two or three year program. As a bonus, there may also be rotation opportunities available across Momentum Energy (Melbourne) and our consulting business Entura (Cambridge and Melbourne), as well as on-site at our power stations across Tasmania.

We offer a wide range of professional development and training opportunities throughout the program, which will form an integral part of powering your professional career. In addition, you will have networking opportunities to build meaningful connections with your fellow graduates and engage with people from right across our business. Most importantly, we are absolutely committed to supporting our people. You’ll have access to all of the great benefits of working for Hydro Tasmania which include discounted electricity, health insurance plus health and wellbeing programs
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We love degrees!

Every year, numerous Graduate opportunities become available across our business. While these can change year to year, below are the degrees that are most relevant:

  • Engineering (civil / mechanical / electrical / mechatronics / renewable)
  • Business
  • Arts
  • Law
  • Social science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental science
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Data science
  • Information technology

What do our graduates do each day and what can you expect from your rotations?

 Our engineering graduates will typically have rotations across our Asset Management and Investment business unit, with the opportunity to experience working in a consulting environment at Entura. You will have exposure to working on projects across the production and maintenance space along with major works where you'll have the ability to work on large scale, capital projects. Within Entura, you will gain experience working with industry leaders, consulting on renewable energy projects across the globe.

Accounting: As one of our accounting graduates you will take part in a two year program which will see you rotate through the Management Accounting and Finance and Systems Accounting teams. This will provide you with a well-rounded experience across the accounting space within our business.

Commercial analyst: As a graduate commercial analyst you will be looking at tasks surrounding risk reports, core finance markets, credit risks and market risk, cash limit reports, credit calculations and commercial trading. Over your two year placement, possible rotations could be through the Wholesale Energy Services, Spot Trading and Middle Office teams.

Business analyst: Our business analyst graduates work broadly through the Hydro Tasmania group with possible rotations through Wholesale Energy Services, Strategy, Entura and Corporate and People Services. You will participate in a variety of analytical tasks such as analysing numerical data and verbal data, assist in providing valuation calculations for acquisitions and capital expenditure proposals, contribute to and coordinate Local, State and Federal Government policies on targeted issues.

Information technology: Graduates in this stream will be on a two year program and will have exposure to a variety of IT systems and services, with possible rotations through teams such as Infrastructure and Network, IT Services, Operational Technology, Digital Mobility, Information and Analytics and Retail Technology.

Legal counsel: Our legal counsel graduates work collaboratively with other members of the legal team and the broader business, to provide independent legal advice, draft and negotiate contracts and produce other legal documents.  You’ll work proactively to make sure the business has an understanding of its legal and corporate governance requirements. It’s a hands-on, people-centric role that’s essential in ensuring our end customers are getting the best possible experience.  You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to team strategy and proactively identify opportunities to make the delivery of legal services even better for the people in our business. 

Hear from our current and past graduates

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What attracted you to apply to the Hydro Tasmania Graduate Program?

Hydro Tasmania is the best place in Tasmania to be an engineer. You get to tackle really interesting engineering problems, are constantly learning and discovering new things and get to go home proud of what you are doing.

Maria Brescianini, Graduate mechanical engineer

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What advice would you give to those looking to apply to the program?

Do it!!

You won't regret it!

El Inglis, Government relations manager

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What was the highlight of the program for you?

Meeting such an incredible group of like-minded individuals and the amount of care shown by the Hydro staff to provide such wonderful supported opportunities.

Tell us what you're doing now...

I'm the Delivery Manager in major works, responsible for our Cambridge Workshop facility.

Tim Tritton, Delivery manager (major works)

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Best 3 things about the program / Hydro Tasmania?

  1. Flexibility in the rotations
  2. Easy access to senior managers within rotations to enhance learning opportunities
  3. You have responsibility for tasks from Day 1

Devvrat Patney, Graduate commercial analyst (finance)
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What was your biggest learning from the program?

The deep end is the best place to learn, but everyone around you will support you if you show you care and are keen!

Monica Hudson, Mechanical engineer

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How did the program help to shape your career?

It built my network, gave me exposure to a range of opportunities and helped reveal my passion for improving how we do things.

What advice would you give to those looking to apply to the program?

Be honest, be bold, show your passion and seek to learn something every day.

Josh Phillips, Business process improvement analyst

Need some more information?

Check out our frequently asked questions below.

Graduate FAQs

  • What is the application process?

  • Who do I address my cover letter to?

  • Do you accept applications from international students?

  • Is my degree relevant?

  • How long is the program?

  • When does the Graduate Program commence?

  • What is an online video interview?

  • What can I expect at the assessment centre?

  • What training and development will I be given?

  • What are rotations?

  • Can I access relocation cost assistance if I am successful in securing a graduate position?

  • Background checks

  • Will I get a full time position after the program?

  • Where can I get more information?

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