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Want to earn while you learn? Get paid while studying a nationally-recognised trade qualification in Water Industry Operations.

A rewarding career pathway

You'll be supported with all the necessary training and personal development you need to start a career in water. We have both Perth metro and regional traineeships available.

The traineeship program can take between 12 or 36 months to complete:

  • Step 1: complete Certificate II Water Industry Operations in 12 months
  • Step 2: we may invite you to continue your studies and complete a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations over 24 months

A traineeship is your chance to learn and grow while helping supply and sustainably secure water to Western Australia. Many of our trainees stay on after their traineeship ends to have fulfilling careers with us or across the water industry.

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What will I be doing?

Enjoy variety as no two days are the same for a water operations trainee. Your day-to-day work may include:

  • preparing and restoring operational sites and public facilities
  • repairs on water, wastewater and drainage assets
  • operation of treatment processes
  • environmental monitoring and care
  • monitoring plant performance
  • providing customer service
  • observing safe work practices.

What's in it for me?

  • Earn an attractive salary while gaining your nationally-recognised certificate in Water Industry Operations.
  • Work outdoors on a broad range of projects.
  • All course fees and books paid by Water Corporation.
  • Enjoy flexible working conditions. 9-day fortnights may be available.
  • Be supported every step of the way with experienced supervisors, mentors and your team.
  • Have a meaningful career, and make a difference to the lives of all Western Australians.

Am I eligible?

We value diversity and welcome applications from enthusiastic individuals who:

  • have successfully completed Year 10
  • are able to effectively communicate and have great interpersonal skills
  • have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • are able to work independently and in small teams
  • a willingness to learn about workplace health and safety.

Please note that applicants may need to complete a numeric, literacy and mechanical reasoning aptitude test, a pre-employment medical, and a drug and alcohol clearance.

How to apply

Applications for the 2024 program are currently closed. If you're interested in future traineeship opportunities, please email or call us on (08) 9420 2000.