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Ready to start a rewarding career with Water Corporation?

Let’s guide you through our recruitment process.

Find your next role

Head to our careers page where you’ll find our advertised jobs. See a job you’re interested in? Follow the steps below on how to apply.

Want to know where a career with Water Corporation can take you? Head to our Life at Water Corporation to find out more.

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Our recruitment process

While our process may vary based on role requirements, it generally follows the steps outlined.

We want to ensure you’re coming into an environment you’re comfortable with and one you can thrive in.

Online application

You’ll need to create a profile in our online jobs portal to apply for a role with us. Upload your resume and complete the required fields.

If you already have a profile, you can log in to apply for new roles or complete an outstanding application. You’ll receive a confirmation email once you have applied for a role. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your online profile.

Phone discussion

Our Careers Team will review your resume to determine your suitability for the role. If you’re successful in progressing to the next stage, we’ll give you a call to learn more about you.

Questions we may ask include: What attracted you to the position? What matters to you? What salary package are you after?

For larger recruitment drives such as Graduate, Apprenticeship, and Contact Centre roles:
At this stage, we'll also invite you to complete a 15-minute online cognitive test. This involves Abstract, Numerical, and Verbal reasoning tasks and problem-solving exercises.

This is also a great opportunity for you to find out about the role, demonstrate your experience and understand more about Water Corporation and our competitive benefits.


The hiring manager will create a shortlist of candidates to contact for an interview. The interview is an opportunity for you to meet with the hiring manager and share how you are a good fit for the role. It’s also an opportunity for you to find out more details about the role and the team you would be working with.

Interviews take place at one of our offices or over a video call. We’ll let you know the next steps along with an approximate timeframe. We may request a second interview to allow other stakeholders to meet with you.

For larger recruitment drives such as Graduate, Apprenticeship, and Contact Centre roles:
You will need to complete a video interview in your own time. This involves filming short video replies for our hiring team to review. The next step is to take part in group activities at an Assessment Centre.

An Assessment Centre is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills as you participate and solve tasks in a group setting. Hiring managers will be observing problem-solving, teamwork, communications, accountability and other interpersonal skills. During the Assessment Centre, you can also learn more about the role and meet some of the team you may be working with.

Pre-employment checks

While pre-employment checks may differ from role to role, they usually include:

  • two reference checks from previous managers/employers
  • drug and alcohol screening
  • police clearance
  • Right to work check
  • qualification, trade or licence check

We’ll organise and pay for these checks for you. All field-based positions will also require a medical and functional assessment.

Formal offer

If you’re selected as the best candidate for the role, we’ll email you a formal offer. Once you agree to and sign off on this formal offer, we'll send you a link to complete your onboarding. You’ll need to complete this before your commencement date. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

If you aren’t successful in progressing to the next stage at any point, we'll let you know. We’re members of the Circle Back Initiative. It means we’re committed to responding to every job applicant.

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Frequently asked questions

We encourage applications from people of all abilities.

We are proudly an accessible and inclusive workplace working to remove barriers for people with a disability. We offer people with disability tailored support and reasonable adjustments to easily access information, facilities and services in the workplace.

Our approach is simple, to respect and acknowledge a person’s unique talents and contributions before their disability.

We’re committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and have achieved accreditation as a Disability Confident Recruiter. We offer reasonable adjustments including adjustments in our recruitment, selection, and appointment processes.

Do you need a reasonable adjustment to the application or interview process? Please email or call 08 9420 2000.

Visit our diversity and inclusion page for more information.

No, it is entirely up to you. If you do disclose this during the recruitment process, please note that this will not disadvantage you in our process.

We're committed to providing an inclusive hiring process and encourage you to be open about how we can help you thrive in the recruitment process and as an employee. The information you disclose will minimise assumptions and help us better understand how we can work with you to provide reasonable adjustments to ensure an equitable recruitment process. 

If you need assistance with your application or interview and would like to discuss any of the above, please email or call 08 9420 2000.

We’re committed to offering meaningful and sustainable opportunities to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders and have team members dedicated to supporting you through the process.

We also offer positions classified under Section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. The occupant of these positions must be of Australian Aboriginal descent. This allows for a guaranteed pathway of employment for Aboriginal people.

If you have questions about applying for a role or want to learn more about how we support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait colleagues, you can contact our team on (08) 9420 2000 or at

Visit our Diversity and Inclusion page for more information.

The interview can take anywhere from 30 minutes up to one hour, and you will meet with a small panel of interviewers, including the Hiring Manager.

The interview questions will be structured to:

  • learn more about your background
  • hear about your previous experience or successes (this can include your studies)
  • gather your understanding of Water Corporation and our values
  • ask any technical questions relating to your field (if relevant).

The interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about you, your skills, experience and also for you to learn more about the position and Water Corporation. This is a two-way conversation, and we encourage you to also ask us questions about what life is like working at Water Corporation as well as the role and team.

Yes. When you create a profile, you can sign up for job preference alerts. Head to your profile, select ‘job preferences’ and select which job types you’d like to be notified about. We’ll let you know as soon as a position becomes available.