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Expressions of Interest Open Now for our 2026 Graduate Program. Pre-register your interest now to be notified when the applications open on 1 March 2025. Click below to register:

Program overview

Our two-year graduate program offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts, contribute to change-making projects and develop professional skills that will get your career off to a flying start.

The program combines on the job learning with formal training opportunities to help you acquire the necessary skills and experience. You’ll get stimulating hands on roles and responsibilities and will play an important part in connecting Australia to a renewable energy future.

The Transgrid graduate program allows you to:

  • Take part in a two-year development program with four rotations in your chosen area
  • Experience diverse and challenging responsibilities
  • Follow a structured learning and development pathway
  • Team up with a buddy who, as a former graduate, can help you navigate your first rotation
  • Partner with an experienced mentor in your second year
  • Enjoy excellent flexibility and work-life balance

As a Transgrid graduate, you will benefit from:

  • Starting salary package: $94,888 (incl. 15.5% super)
  • Fortnightly rostered day off
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Transition into a permanent role after successfully completing the program
  • Opportunity to travel across NSW
  • Access to a wellbeing program, social club and welfare fund
  • Discounted gym memberships with Fitness Passport
  • Annual health checks, flu shots, skin checks, lung checks
  • 20 weeks of paid primary carer leave

Suitable degrees

Transgrid are seeking graduates from several fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Economics and Finance

Transgrid places great importance on:

Learning and development

We offer fulfilling careers and encourage all our people to take advantage of ongoing opportunities to develop their skills. We’ll support you every step of the way through a combination of structured training, informal on-the-job learning, regular checkins and inspiring buddies and mentors. Working alongside leading experts in your field, you’ll develop hands-on experience across multiple projects and gain the solid foundations required for an exciting and challenging career.

Formal training

To supplement your practical training, you will follow the Transgrid Learning Pathway to acquire skills and knowledge that will help you excel in the workplace.

Buddy program

In your first few weeks at Transgrid, you’ll meet your buddy. This is a former graduate who has been in your shoes before and can help you find your feet in the first few months – great support and connection to have.

Mentor program

Once you’ve completed two rotations in your first year, you’ll start your second year of the program with the support of your hand-picked mentor. This relationship will further guide your progression at Transgrid and help you develop your career.

Gender equality

Transgrid is committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff. Transgrid is committed to connect women, and their supporters, across the business. An employee-led network was created in 2021 called Energise and is just one initiative as part of Transgrid's D&I Strategy to improve Gender Diversity and Equality. The purpose of this network is to build stronger connections and support for women at Transgrid. Stronger together represents our vision to enhance a stronger connection for all. The Network was established to continue creating a fair and equitable workplace in which all employees have equal access to opportunity, and to develop and succeed in their career regardless of gender. Energise does this by hosting a range of different initiatives including;

  • Networking: Transgrid enables formal and informal networking. For example, members can connect via the platform to have a virtual coffee or to connect in person when working or visiting Transgrid’s offices, depots and sites
  • Mentoring: Mentors post their profile on Energise and Mentees connect with Mentors.
  • Blogging: Employees can share information, articles, start conversations, ask questions on the Energise blog. This is a safe space as it is moderated by the D&I team and in the future will only be open to Members.
  • Panel & Speaker Events: Hear from inspirational speakers, leaders and Transgrid colleagues.

Cultural and linguistic diversity

Transgrid is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where diverse thinking and ideas are valued, where all employees feel a sense of belonging, and where all are inspired to do their best each day.

Our people come from a broad range of backgrounds that reflect the communities we serve and bring different perspectives to different challenges. Together they play a critical role in our continued success. As such, we cultivate a workplace that promotes performance and recognition, and that develops, empowers and values employees at all levels and in all locations.

Transgrid celebrates a large calendar of diversity, inclusion and belonging events. The Transgrid Diversity Council was established to identify opportunities and proactively implement initiatives that foster a more diverse and inclusive culture at Transgrid, where our people thrive and our business grows sustainably. Diversity Council members are a group of committed leaders and employees who promote and champion Transgrid’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy across the company to inspire action and achieve positive outcomes.

How to apply

Step 1: Eligibility

Confirm your eligibility for the business area you are applying for, including the appropriate degree required for the role.

Step 2: Submit application

Create a profile on our careers site and submit your application. 
NOTE: You must upload a resume, however a cover letter is not required. 

Step 3:  Screening

The recruitment team will review your application and notify you if your application is considered unsuccessful. 

Step 4:  Online testing

If you are successfully screened, you will be sent an email to complete online cognitive testing, inclusive of a 12-minute online test for numeracy, literacy and abstract reasoning.

Step 5:  Online video interview

If you have successfully passed the benchmark for the online cognitive testing, you will be invited by email to complete your online one-way video interview consisting of 3 questions related to your interest in the program, situational awareness and resolving problems. 

Step 6: Shortlisting

The recruitment team will review your online video interview and notify you if your application is considered unsuccessful. 

Step 7: Assessment Centre

If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to attend our in-person Assessment Centre which will be held in Parramatta in May 2024.

Step 8: Pre-Employment Checks

Successful candidates from the Assessment Centre will be invited to complete pre-employment checks. 
NOTE: Reserve candidates will also be invited to complete pre-employment checks. 

Step 9: Offer of Employment

Successful candidates will be contacted and made a verbal offer of employment, which will be followed by a formal offer that will be sent by email/

A Day in the Life at Transgrid as a graduate

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