Early Career Development Program

Territory Generation Early Career Programs

Territory Generation has a number of Early Career Programs designed to support Territorians entering into the workforce or looking for new career opportunities.

The programs are designed with the commitment of upholding the Territory Generations Corporate Values through:

  • Building a local, skilled resource group that benefits not only Territory Generation but also the local community.
  • Supporting local talent to secure employment in the Northern Territory
  • Supporting diversity within the Corporation by focusing on indigenous recruitment and women in non-traditional roles.
  • Building relationships and partnerships within industry
  • Supporting the legacy of “Growing our own”, where the aim is to encourage people to build a career while living locally, and to encourage local businesses to invest in local people through employment, training, mentoring and motivation.

The current program pathways offer a great opportunity to get a head start with paid work and structured training in conjunction with studying nationally-recognised qualifications.

Current Programs Include:

The Graduate Development Program (GDP):

The GDP is an entry level employment program that provides an on the job development pathway for university students that have successfully completed their degree level qualifications.

The aim of the program is to offer graduates an opportunity to transition into the workforce from university and provided them with the hands on training and development to progress their careers within their chosen disciplines.

Learning and Development coordinates an annual recruitment intake for participants on the program and works closely with Business Units to identify any opportunities for participants. Any expressions of interest should be directed to the Learning and Development team for recording and a response. For more information, please see Graduate Development Program Fact Sheet

The Undergraduate Holiday Program (also known as Vacation Employment):

The Undergraduate Holiday Program is an opportunity students studying university degrees to complete paid short term work placements during mid semester and end of year university breaks. This allows them to gain real life industry exposure and be better prepared and “job ready” at the end of their degrees.

The Learning and Development team will liaise with Business Units to seek opportunities for placement of participants.

All expressions of interest received for this program should be sent to the Learning and Development team for recording and a coordinated response. For more information, please see the Undergraduate Fact Sheet

The Engineers Australia/Territory Generation Scholarship Program :

Territory Generation and Engineers Australia have partnered to provide a scholarship program which fosters diversity in the Engineering sector. Scholarship recipients are offered paid work placements within Territory Generation.

The Apprenticeship Program:

The Territory Generation Apprenticeship Program offers a combination of paid employment with structured learning to develop workplace skills, and off the job study to provide a nationally recognised qualification (or trade) at Certificate III level.

The Territory Generation Apprenticeship Program specifically focuses on careers in the Mechanical and Electrical fields and opportunities are offed on an annual basis. For more information, please see the Apprenticeships Program Fact Sheet 

For more information and details on how to apply, visit the Programmed website: https://www.jobs.programmed.com.au/p/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-jobs/

Electrical apprenticeships

People who train to become an electrician will perform a range of tasks including:

  • locating electrical malfunctions
  • installing electrical control systems
  • connecting switches
  • working with circuit breakers

Electrical apprentices need to have good hand-eye coordination, be practical and able to do precise and detailed work. They will also have to work as part of a team, be physically fit, enjoy mathematics and have good communication skills.

Mechanical apprenticeships

People who train to become a mechanical fitter will perform a range of tasks including:

  • testing and maintaining diesel and gas powered equipment
  • detecting mechanical and electrical faults
  • welding, machining and hand fitting processes to repair parts

Mechanical apprentices need to enjoy practical and manual work, be good at maths and be physically fit.

The Work Experience Program:

The Learning and Development team are currently working with the Department of Education and local Schools to establish a work experience program for Territory Generation. The intention is to get students thinking about career options within the Power Generation industry by experiencing it first had through a work experience placements.  If you have receive any enquires about placement opportunities please direct them to the Learning and Development team on 08 7969 5321 or generationtraining@territory.generation.com.au

For further information about any of the programs listed above, contact the Learning and Development Team on 08 7969 5321 or generationtraining@territorygeneration.com.au