1. Who can apply for the Ausgrid Cadetship?
All applicants must be either Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents.
Students who are completing their HSC or equivalent this year and anticipate an ATAR of 90 or above, with strong results in physics and extension 1 maths (minimum) are eligible to apply.
Students currently enrolled in the first year (maximum) of a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at an approved university are also eligible to apply. Students should have a minimum credit average.
2. What would I study at University?
On the cadetship program you must study a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, majoring in Power Systems, at one of the following universities:
- The University of New South Wales
- The University of Sydney
- University of Technology, Sydney
- The University of Newcastle
3. What are the long-term career opportunities?
Cadetships last for five years. Once you have graduated from university you will be eligible to apply for the Ausgrid Electrical Engineering Graduate Program earning more than $60,000 per annum. Two years after completing university, you could be working as a professional engineer with Ausgrid, earning around $90,000 per annum.
4. What is the selection process for the program?
You will need to complete an online application form (NB: applications will not be reviewed until after the 30 September close date)
If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted after the close date and asked to complete a phone interview and online tests. The online tests measure suitability and cognitive ability.
If you progress to the next stage of the recruitment process, you will be invited for an interview where you’ll be asked questions relating to the skills required for the position.
5. When are interviews held?
Interviews are generally held towards the end of November each year. You will need to keep this in mind if you plan to go away at the end of the school/university year.
6. How are offers made?
Provisional offers are made based on the Ausgrid Merit Appointment policy after final interviews are held.
Offers made to current year 12 students are subject to the candidate gaining the required ATAR and being offered a university place in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) at one of the universities nominated above.
Offers to current university students are made subject to final first year results meeting the requirement of credit average or above.
7. When will I know I am successful?
We aim to advise all applicants by the middle of December each year.