A league of their own: AEMO’s 2019 Graduate Development Program

AEMO was excited to recently welcome nine new exceptional graduates into our hugely successful three-year Graduate Development Program (GDP).

The GDP is designed to empower successful applicants so that they can actively shape their future and build a rewarding career in the energy industry. AEMO’s program involves contributing to significant projects, shouldering real responsibilities and working alongside some of Australia’s top energy experts.

For the 2018 intake, the program received 950 applicants, with eight graduates offered a spot in that year’s program. This year there was a slight increase on the 2018 tally with a whopping 967 applicants in contention and we have happily accepted and welcomed nine exceptional graduates into the AEMO team. The class of 2019 can be seen below:

If you’re looking to be among the applicants who make it into the program, you’ll need to demonstrate a passion for energy markets, display analytical and problem-solving skills, have a customer mindset and be an excellent communicator. You will also need to have recently completed (or nearly completed) a degree in commerce, econometrics, economics, engineering (electrical - power systems, chemical – gas operations), information systems, information technology, mathematics, science or statistical modelling.

The recruitment process starts with an online application, followed by an initial phone screening, participation in assessment centre workshops, psychometric assessment, and pre-employment checks. If applicants are successful, they will receive a job offer in September and start the program in February. They may also get the opportunity to work at a site of their choice, with AEMO offices currently located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Norwest and Perth.

AEMO’s program involves completing four nine-month rotations and graduates will be supported by a buddy, manager and mentor. AEMO graduates work across the organisation and develop a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of Australia’s energy markets. 

If you have any additional questions about our GDP, please contact recruitment@aemo.com.au 

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