Traineeships

A Traineeship offers an opportunity to get paid while attaining the Certificate II in Water Industry Operations.

Trainees have an opportunity to work in a range of operational areas in both metropolitan and regional environments.  The program provides on-the-job work in the water industry - an area that is extremely valuable to the state of Western Australia in a time of climate change.

Why work for us?

We have an exciting future of growth and change ahead of us. A career with the Water Corporation means you have access to some of the most up to date and leading edge technology and the best brains in the business. You are supported to develop a long term exciting career and will receive development, training and promotional opportunities.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must have successfully completed Year 10.
  • Applicants must possess good verbal and written communication skills, be committed, enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills in a team environment.
  • Applicants will be subject to a numeric, literacy and mechanical reasoning aptitude test, a pre-employment medical as well as a drug and alcohol clearance.

Benefits and opportunities

While completing your traineeship, you will work in a range of different areas to ensure that you receive the necessary on-the-job training and mentoring as required. 

The Corporation offers excellent wages and conditions, including the payment of course fees and books.

On successful completion, trainees receive a nationally recognised Certificate II in Water Industry Operations.  Depending on suitability and availability, they may be offered an opportunity to complete  Certificate III in Water Industry Operations.  Both the qualifications (Certificates II and III) provide an excellent career entry opportunity as a Water Industry Worker within the water industry.

Long term career path

Trainees may apply for a range of full time roles within the Water Corporation and there are opportunities for Water Industry Workers in regional areas and Treatment Plant or Surface Water Operators in metro areas. If you’re driven and have what it takes, these positions can lead to a specialist or supervisory/managerial role.

How to apply

Recruitment for this program takes place during a yearly cycle usually commencing in September each year to commence in January in the following year.

If you would like to register your interest in working for us as an Apprentice or Trainee you can create a profile on our Career opportunities page and select your job preferences.

Once you have created a profile, when a vacancy that matches your selection is advertised, you will automatically get an email prompting you to apply for that position through Current vacancies.

Register your interest