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Woodside Energy

3.9
  • #3 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Woodside Energy Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Mining, Oil & Gas

Summary: In June 2022, Woodside and BHP Petroleum merged to create a new chapter as a global energy company. Together we are building a better future.

What it does: Provide energy that the world needs to heat homes, keep lights on and support industry. 
Staff stats: 4000+ 
The good bits: Being part of an innovative, high-profile company
The not so good bits: Workloads can be stressful

Hiring students with degrees in:  

Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical/Process Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Instrumentation/Control system Engineering, Materials Engineering,  Hydrogen processing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Oil & Gas/Ocean Engineering, Petroleum/Mining Engineering, Quantum Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechatronics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Automation & Robotics, Information Management, Information System, Information Technology & Cyber Security, Actuarial Science, Agricultural Science, Data/Computer Science, Ecological/Agronomy Science, Environmental Science, Nautical Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Accounting and Finance, Commerce/Economics, Business Administration (Masters), Law, International Relations/Humanities/Politics, General Management, Human Resources, Marketing, PR and Journalism, Sustainability, Supply Chain and Strategic Procurement, Logistics, Construction, Quantity Surveying, Natural Resource Management; and Disaster & Emergency Management/Security. 

Woodside's graduate resourcing campaign will be live on the 27 June 2022. This campaign will include summer vacation program(SVP) Better future pathways (BFP) and Graduate Development Program (GDP). More information on our campaign will be updated in coming weeks.

The Woodside Energy Story 

Woodside Energy led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges. 

They have a robust hydrocarbon business with a focus on LNG. Through our North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects we operated 5% of global LNG supply in 2021.

LNG is a lower-emissions, competitive fuel ideally suited to supporting decarbonisation and improving air quality. Woodside Energy are working to improve energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Clear targets are set to reduce their net emissions in line with their aspiration to achieve net zero by 2050.

Technology and innovation are essential to Woodside Energy's long-term sustainability. They are growing their carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of their products. 

Additionally, Woodside Energy is pioneering remote support and the application of artificial intelligence, embedding advanced analytics across all operations.

Woodside Energy’s success is driven by their people and culture, and they aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high performing workforce. Enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to their social performance. Woodside Energy is committed to managing their activities in a sustainable way that is fundamental to the wellbeing of their workforce, communities and environment.

Woodside Energy’s proven track record and distinctive capabilities are underpinned by more than 65 years of experience, making them a partner of choice.

The Culture 

Woodside Energy prides themselves on their inclusive, high-performing culture. No matter your professional and personal background, they offer supportive pathways to leadership, growth and achievement at Woodside Energy. With their clearly outlined learning programs, policies, leadership frameworks, technical competencies and development tools, they encourage their people to build on their individual strengths and motives to create their future. 

Woodside Energy says that their success is driven by people, so they aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce.

At Woodside Energy, the fundamental values that make people Woodsiders are:

One Team, We Care, Innovate Every Day, Results Matter, and Build and Maintain Trust. 

Social Contribution

Woodside Energy has an active role to play in contributing to the well-being of our communities and creating a more sustainable future. They can achieve this by building and maintaining relationships that allow them to engage in real conversations with the local community, and work together to make a difference.

Throughout 2021, Woodside Energy invested globally A$20.3 million in communities through strategic partnerships, the Woodside Development Fund, our philanthropy program and the value of time our employees spent volunteering. Woodside Energy employee’s volunteered more than 14,700 hours, valued at A$2.7 million in 2021.  Woodside Energy partners with Indigenous communities to create positive outcomes that leave a lasting legacy.

Woodside Energy has funded $40 million worth of research with Monash University into Australia’s transition to a lower-carbon economy. Woodside Energy has invested more than A$100 million across Australia through native tree planting over the past 10 years, and we continue to undertake carbon projects in regional Western Australia. Woodside Energy in partnership with Greening Australia planted trees on 3,000 hectares during 2020 and 2021 on three Woodside Energy-owned properties in Western Australia. 

The Vibe of the Place

Woodside Energy has a strong health and safety culture. As well as demonstrating caution in potentially dangerous environments, staff are expected to behave with integrity, act respectfully towards others, take a long-term and socially responsible perspective, be good team players, play by the rules and achieve great results.

They have five employee-led Diversity Network Groups which are dedicated to building inclusion - increasing trust, respect and belonging so that everyone can bring their whole selves to work.

At Woodside Energy’s Headquarters in Perth, all floors are connected by an open internal staircase, and each floor has a colour scheme based on one of the six Noongar seasons. Woodside Energy has named its urban campus Mia Yellagonga, after the Whadjuk elder who lived nearby.

If you want to work for an industry-leading employer that will pay you well, provide plenty of professional development opportunities and allow you to have a healthy work-life balance Woodside Energy is the right company for you.

Recruitment Process

Summer Vacation Program 

If you’re interested in working at Woodside Energy and are in the final two years of your degree, you can apply for the company’s ‘Summer Vacation Program’, which runs from mid-November to mid-February.

This program provides you with the ability to experience first-hand what it is like to work at a global energy company prior to graduation.

You will also gain an insight into working within an innovative and dynamic, multi-disciplined organisation.

Our 12-week program provides you with:

  • The chance to be assessed for a position on our Graduate Development Program
  • Insight into our culture and exposure to our top professionals.
  • Valuable and extensive on the job work experience
  • Practical experience to build on your theoretical knowledge
  • The support of a graduate buddy and your supervisor

You might even see our operations first-hand through a placement in Karratha or a potential site visit to our operations.

Woodside Energy also offers a Better Future Pathway program for students who are earlier in their degree.

The Graduate Development Program 

Woodside Energy are looking to top up their February 2024 graduate cohort.

Hiring graduates with degrees in: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Project Engineering, Chemical/Processing Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hydrogen Processing Engineering, Mechatronics, Actuarial Science, Agricultural Science, Ecological/Agronomy Science, Environmental Science, Logistics, Nautical Science, Supply Chain & Strategic Procurement, Automation & Robotics, Data/Computer Science, and Natural Resource Management. 

As a graduate at Woodside Energy, you’ll enjoy a truly exciting range of career opportunities within a dynamic and challenging work environment. Woodside Energy offers Graduates a three-year structured Development Program, where you will learn from some of the most reputable thinkers and leaders in the industry. The program is structured to provide all with carefully designed job rotations to set you up for success in the future.

Woodside Energy graduates will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of our business through rotations. You will work on projects and attend training to build on your soft skills and business acumen.

The company knows exposure to their operations is important and endeavours to take as many graduates to site as possible to site over the three-year program.

You will receive support from Woodside Energy coaches, mentors and leaders to assist in transiting from university to the workplace. In addition, Woodside Energy will provide you with a dedicated graduate buddy who will give practical, day-to-day advice.

The Recruitment Process

This includes an online application, online abilities test, emotional intelligence testing, video interview and comprehensive vetting that can include “a national criminal record check, sanctions check, academic record/qualification check and drug and alcohol screen”.

Woodside Energy will consider applications from grads for most disciplines. You don’t even need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; even international students currently studying in Australia are welcome to apply.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Career Prospects

While they do hire non-Australians where appropriate, Woodside Energy prides itself on “sourcing and developing local talent”. It is committed to “providing opportunities for our employees to reach their potential”. As part of a profitable and expanding company with an increasingly global footprint, Woodside Energy staff have access to plenty of opportunities to further their career both in Australia and other countries. Woodside Energy promises employees they will be “valued, recognised, challenged and rewarded” and provided with:

  • Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects.
  • Career development through professional development programs and by working alongside industry leaders.
  • Educational assistance to support their career development.

Flexible Working

We all work in different ways to achieve our best results, that’s why Woodside Energy proactively supports flexible working to improve employee engagement, wellbeing and performance. Options to employees include working from home, flexible start and finish times, part-time hours, job-sharing and transition to retirement.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
3.9
Overall score based on 33 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.0
Diversity
9.9
Office Work Environment
8.9
Salary
8.3
Work Hours
9.0
Diversity
9.9
Office Work Environment
8.9
Salary
8.3
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Flexible working has been the best thing about working for Woodside as it allows you to have a more work/life balance. For example, we have flexibility to choose are start and finish times.
  • Great with inclusion and diversity, job training and mentoring and lot's of teaching, and lovely people
  • The 1 on 1 training that I receive along with other opportunities that are provided for graduates. The team is really friendly and always ready to help.
  • Diverse workforce, high-performance culture with the freedom to do so
  • Culture, exciting and interesting project work, awesome office space, endless opportunity
  • Work load can at times be stressful which I believe comes with working for such a large company.
  • Lack of progression. Lack of options to choose where you want to be/work. Lack of work variety and exposure.
  • The company is too big and the complexity of simply things is frustrating. The business is more about looking good than doing good.
  • Low moral, hyper change, graduate redundancies, disconnect between leadership and those that execute work.
  • Some times workload can be stressful but I think this is what is expected working for such a large company.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Perth, Western Australia with some site based rotational opportunities available in Karratha, Western Australia.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Perth, WA
Better Future Pathways is for students who are earlier in their university studies (not the penultimate or final year of study).
Applications Close
3 Sep 2024
Start Date
20 Nov 2024 - 7 Jan 2025
Salary
AUD 50,000 - 60,000 / Year

pro-rated for the internship period

Graduate Job

Perth, WA
Our 2025 Graduate Development Program is for students who will complete their university studies before the end of 2024. Pre-register now!
Applications Close
3 Sep 2024
Start Date
11 Feb 2025 - 14 Feb 2028
Salary
AUD 80,000 - 100,000 / Year

plus super, bonus, flexible working, amazing offices, and much more


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Mostly, I love the responsibility I am given to manage multi-million-dollar materials autonomously. To be so early in my career, yet given the opportunity to contribute to such critical, base-business work is a massive privilege.

Sienna Harvey

  • Graduate stories
Mostly, I love the responsibility I am given to manage multi-million-dollar materials autonomously. To be so early in my career, yet given the opportunity to contribute to such critical, base-business work is a massive privilege.

Sienna Harvey

  • Graduate stories
Knowing I’m trusted within my team to manage some of these pieces of work which are critical for Woodside’s operations, highlights the confidence my team and Woodside has in my ability.

Mia Davey

  • Graduate stories
Knowing I’m trusted within my team to manage some of these pieces of work which are critical for Woodside’s operations, highlights the confidence my team and Woodside has in my ability.

Mia Davey

  • Graduate stories
Mostly, I love the responsibility I am given to manage multi-million-dollar materials autonomously. To be so early in my career, yet given the opportunity to contribute to such critical, base-business work is a massive privilege.

Sienna Harvey

  • Graduate stories
Mostly, I love the responsibility I am given to manage multi-million-dollar materials autonomously. To be so early in my career, yet given the opportunity to contribute to such critical, base-business work is a massive privilege.

Sienna Harvey

  • Graduate stories
Knowing I’m trusted within my team to manage some of these pieces of work which are critical for Woodside’s operations, highlights the confidence my team and Woodside has in my ability.

Mia Davey

  • Graduate stories
Knowing I’m trusted within my team to manage some of these pieces of work which are critical for Woodside’s operations, highlights the confidence my team and Woodside has in my ability.

Mia Davey


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Lance Villanueva

As part of the Finance graduate program, Woodside supports learning and development which includes the accreditation of our Chartered Accountancy.
  • Day in the life

Lance Villanueva

As part of the Finance graduate program, Woodside supports learning and development which includes the accreditation of our Chartered Accountancy.
  • Day in the life

Michael Appoloni

Towards, the end of the day I will be involved in a meeting with some colleagues and an external contractor to learn about different methods of transferring liquid hydrogen to and from shipping vessels either at a production facility near a port or at the destination of the final user.
  • Day in the life

Michael Appoloni

Towards, the end of the day I will be involved in a meeting with some colleagues and an external contractor to learn about different methods of transferring liquid hydrogen to and from shipping vessels either at a production facility near a port or at the destination of the final user.
  • Day in the life

Lance Villanueva

As part of the Finance graduate program, Woodside supports learning and development which includes the accreditation of our Chartered Accountancy.
  • Day in the life

Lance Villanueva

As part of the Finance graduate program, Woodside supports learning and development which includes the accreditation of our Chartered Accountancy.
  • Day in the life

Michael Appoloni

Towards, the end of the day I will be involved in a meeting with some colleagues and an external contractor to learn about different methods of transferring liquid hydrogen to and from shipping vessels either at a production facility near a port or at the destination of the final user.
  • Day in the life

Michael Appoloni

Towards, the end of the day I will be involved in a meeting with some colleagues and an external contractor to learn about different methods of transferring liquid hydrogen to and from shipping vessels either at a production facility near a port or at the destination of the final user.

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This is Woodside Energy

In June 2022, Woodside and BHP Petroleum merged to create a new chapter as a global energy company. Together we are building a better future.

Woodside Summer Vacation Program

Bright minds challenge us to be better. Be part of the energy solution through our graduate and summer vacation programs.

This is Woodside Energy

In June 2022, Woodside and BHP Petroleum merged to create a new chapter as a global energy company. Together we are building a better future.

Woodside Summer Vacation Program

Bright minds challenge us to be better. Be part of the energy solution through our graduate and summer vacation programs.