Kickstart your future career through our paid, 12-week Undergraduate Vacation Program. You'll be tasked with delivering meaningful hands-on work, in line with your university studies.

The award-winning program as voted by The Australian Association of Graduate Employers runs for 3 months over your university summer break.

For students in their penultimate year, we have 25 opportunities in the Perth Metro area as well as some positions in our beautiful regional areas. Regional roles will be provided with flights and accommodation.

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What's in it for you?

  • Paid, real life learning opportunities in your field
  • Immersive development and challenging work
  • Collaboration with other vacation students and a large cohort of graduates
  • Fast track opportunities to our Graduate Program to set up your future career
  • Contribute to securing WA’s sustainable water future

Who's eligible?

If you're due to finish University in 2023 in the following disciplines, apply now. Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for vacation programs.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (including Mechatronics/Control Systems/Electronics)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer Science/Information Technology/Cyber Security
  • Data Science or Analytics
  • Geospatial Science or Analysis or GIS
  • Commerce
  • Health Sciences or Health and Safety
  • Project management (Health and Safety)
  • Indigenous Studies or Native Title Law

How to apply

Please visit our career page, search for the role in your selected discipline or region and apply now. Applications close 24 July 2022.


What’s next

Step 1 - Review, cognitive testing and video interviews

Our recruitment team will review your application and you may be invited to perform our TRIO Essentials evaluation online. The test is timed, so please find a quiet 15-minute window in your day where you won’t be interrupted. This quick test is designed to measure intelligence through abstract reasoning, numerical and verbal reasoning problem-solving exercises.

We may also invite selected candidates to introduce themselves to us via video interview. This should be treated as a professional face to face interview, but can be completed at a time and location which suits you. We'll ask you a few questions about what you're currently up to in your penultimate year of uni and your motivation for working with us this summer. You can film your short video replies, which our hiring team will review. Don’t worry we allow you to do a few retakes! 

Step 2 - Assessment centres

In-person assessments will be held in Leederville between Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 August 2022. We'll contact you to schedule an appointment if your application meets our criteria.

Step 3 - Pre-employment screening

The final step is a due diligence check, which includes work Australian right verification, medicals and a police clearance.