Vacation employment program

Energise your summer holidays with our Vacation Employment Program.

Each year, we offer 12-week placements to undergraduate students studying in a range of disciplines. This program offers you the chance to apply your academic theory from the classroom to an industry environment, working on real projects. You’ll be supported with experienced mentors and continual training so when you graduate, you’ll have the skills and practical experience ready to take on your career.

Our vacation employment program is an excellent inclusion on your resume. You may be able to have this placement recognised through your university and gain credit towards your degree.

How does our Vacation Employment Program work?

The placements are for a period of up to 12 weeks over your summer university break from late November to mid-February.

The program will give you a taste of what it’s like to work in the water industry and an understanding of the various career pathways at Gippsland Water.

You’ll be given real business projects. This means the placements we offer vary from year to year.

We’re typically on the lookout for undergraduate students studying the following disciplines:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Science
  • Environmental science
  • Information technology
  • Business and commerce
  • Project management
  • Administration

What we offer

  • Paid, real life learning opportunities in your chosen field
  • Dedicated mentoring and coaching to support you throughout your placement
  • Opportunities to expand your networks and have some fun
  • On-the-job learning with plenty of great opportunities to develop your skills
  • Stepping stone to potential graduate opportunities with us
  • Potential for casual work when you return to your studies

How to apply

Applications for our Vacation Employment Program normally open mid-year.

Keep an eye on our current opportunities page to apply.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and transcript of results.