Jon and Monika meeting with Hugo at Stock Market Cafe

The power of you

Australia’s energy industry is undergoing a dynamic transformation and Hydro Tasmania is leading the charge. As the country’s largest producer of renewable energy, we are seeking ambitious, innovative people to join us. We believe in the power of you.

What you do matters

Our Graduate Programs offer exciting career opportunities across various disciplines, from engineering and information technology, to business and commercial analysis, and legal counsel. All our programs run for three-years with the exception of the accounting stream which runs for two.

Our programs starts in February each year, initially based in Hobart. The graduate streams and number will change annually depending on business requirements.

We take great pride in being an inclusive, supportive workplace where you’ll feel empowered to take on responsibilities and face real-world challenges from day one. That could mean working collaboratively on a team project, innovating our systems, or visiting our power stations. We are a diverse team, and we love to welcome new people who are keen to get stuck in.

What’s in it for you?

It’s truly rewarding to go to work each day knowing that you’re helping build a cleaner, brighter future for Australia. However you’ve pictured your career in renewable energy, we’ve designed our program to help you get there. We offer: 

  • unrivalled professional development and training
  • multiple opportunities to network and establish meaningful connections
  • a chance to work alongside and learn from respected industry leaders
  • the potential to rotate across a range of sites in Tasmania and Melbourne
  • additional benefits like discounted electricity, health insurance and wellbeing programs.

Our program starts in February each year, initially based in Hobart.

Graduate Program streams 

 

Engineering

Our Engineering streams are traditionally mechanical, electrical and civil engineering disciplines. However, we are also interested in hearing from you if you have studied renewable energy engineering, mechatronics, environmental engineering and more!

You will have the opportunity to rotate across various, relevant areas of our business. This may include being onsite for a major asset upgrade, being involved in the pre-commissioning and commissioning stages of a project, involved in detailed design with our consulting business Entura, or working on our strategic asset plan.

"The graduate program gave me opportunities to work on a range of unique assets across Tasmania, working alongside technical experts and industry leaders."

Daniel Jirik, Civil engineer 

Graduate commercial analyst, Danielle Williams, part of our 2021 graduate program

Commercial Analyst

Our Commercial Analyst stream is ideal for people who are passionate about data and analytics. You will have studied in an analytical specialty such as business, commerce, economics or science. Within this stream you will have the ability to experience various commercial analysis and trading teams across the Hydro Tasmania business, including commercial risk, spot trading, corporate finance and more. You will build a strong understanding of the commercial risks of our business, experience trading within the National Electricity Market and come out of your 3 year program with deep analytical skills ready to support many aspects of business operations. 

"I was immediately intrigued by the sheer amount of transformation the industry is undergoing at the moment."

Danielle Willliams, Graduate commercial analyst

Business Analyst

Our Business Analyst stream is ideal for graduates seeking varied experience across business management and operations. We look for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds including degrees in arts, business, economics, marketing and communications, legal and more.

You will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of teams across the Hydro Tasmania business, largely driven by your background. Teams you may experience include: people & culture (HR), marketing, communications & engagement, strategic policy, asset strategy and risk, strategy, environment, governance/legal and more! You’ll build a wide range of skills that will set you up for success in your chosen field, and open up possibilities you may not have known existed.

"The energy transition the world is currently going through towards a low carbon future is an exciting space to work in."

Monika Blankenburgs, Graduate business analyst

Environment

Our Environmental graduate stream is ideal for graduates who have an environmental science qualification and a passion for immersing themselves in all aspects of our business. Within this stream you will have the opportunity to not only strengthen your environmental science skills and capability, but also develop a breadth of knowledge of our business through rotations in complimentary teams/business areas. You will work with passionate industry experts to develop a well-rounded skill set to springboard your future career.

"Hydro will back your passions so you can enhance your capabilities in science and environmental management, whilst getting a full view of our business and the industries we operate in."

Andy Taylor, Environmental Scientist


Information Technology (IT)

One of our newer streams our Information Technology Graduates experience all facets of our IT function. You will build skills across a range of functions including product design/enhancements, cloud solutions, data management, SAP, project management and service delivery. You will be guided by trusted experts as you develop deep knowledge and be exposed to new technology. You will be connected across our business to build a strong understanding of how information technology touches all areas of our business, including trips to our majestic power stations! 

"The Graduate Program is a great opportunity to further develop skills in your field of study and gain knowledge in other areas of the business." 

Jon Cheong, Spatial information graduate

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Program have now closed. 

Interested in our Graduate Program but don’t see your degree of specialisation listed above? We are always looking for passionate, skilled individuals so please reach out to us as our needs are constantly changing. Each year we will advertise the specific streams to be recruited. 

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 assessment?

  • What can I expect at the assessment centre?

  • What can I expect at the one-on-one interview?

  • 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?