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Explore career paths in energy and utilities

The energy industry is responsible for the production and distribution of energy, water, and gas across Australia.

Introduction to careers in energy and utilities

The energy and utilities industry encompasses several large sub-industries oriented around such things as petroleum, gas, renewable energy, coal power, nuclear power, energy trading schemes, and infrastructure.
Energy and utilities in Australia: an overview
Energy and utilities in Australia: an overview
The energy industry is responsible for the production and distribution of energy, water, and gas across Australia.
5 reasons to pursue a job in energy and utilities
5 reasons to pursue a job in energy and utilities
We’ll assume that you’re reading this for one of two reasons: either you’ve never before considered a career in energy a…
How to get a job in the energy and utilities sector
How to get a job in the energy and utilities sector
There are a variety of paths into the energy and utilities sector for people with a range of professional and academic b…
Energy and utilities in Australia: an overview
Energy and utilities in Australia: an overview
The energy industry is responsible for the production and distribution of energy, water, and gas across Australia.
5 reasons to pursue a job in energy and utilities
5 reasons to pursue a job in energy and utilities
We’ll assume that you’re reading this for one of two reasons: either you’ve never before considered a career in energy a…
How to get a job in the energy and utilities sector
How to get a job in the energy and utilities sector
There are a variety of paths into the energy and utilities sector for people with a range of professional and academic b…

Career stories

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Energy and utilities career stories


BP Graduate profile image - Jack
  • Day in the life

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy Cruise studied a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University and is now an Engineer Graduate – LPG and Natural Gas Scheduler at BP.
  • Day in the life

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy Cruise studied a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University and is now an Engineer Graduate – LPG and Natural Gas Scheduler at BP.
Jessica Kitchen
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
Shell Graduate profile image - Jun
  • Day in the life

Jun Song

Jun Song studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Tax at Curtin University, and is now an Economist at Shell.
  • Day in the life

Jun Song

Jun Song studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Tax at Curtin University, and is now an Economist at Shell.
BP Graduate profile image - Jack
  • Day in the life

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy Cruise studied a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University and is now an Engineer Graduate – LPG and Natural Gas Scheduler at BP.
  • Day in the life

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy Cruise studied a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University and is now an Engineer Graduate – LPG and Natural Gas Scheduler at BP.
Jessica Kitchen
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
  • Day in the life

Jessica Kitchen

Jessica Kitchen studied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering) (Honours) with first-class honours and is a Graduate Electrical Engineer at Western Power.
Shell Graduate profile image - Jun
  • Day in the life

Jun Song

Jun Song studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Tax at Curtin University, and is now an Economist at Shell.
  • Day in the life

Jun Song

Jun Song studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Tax at Curtin University, and is now an Economist at Shell.

Career pathways

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Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue energy and utilities further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in energy and utilities, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Bachelor

Be a part of the emerging generation of power engineers and gain the experience to work in a vast range of major industries.

Bachelor

When you study the Bachelor of Engineering Mining Transfer program you learn about the design, supervision and management of coal, mineral and metal mines.