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City West Water

Graduate program

City West Water graduates are part of the industry that keeps the world’s most liveable city thriving.

More than 1 million people and countless businesses, places and spaces rely on us to provide essential services. While deeply immersed in our business you’ll also undertake ongoing professional development and expand your networks with the broader Melbourne water sector.  

There will be elements of the program that you will experience together as a graduate cohort, such as training and networking events; aimed at setting you up for the most valuable experience – while in a graduate role and beyond.

Be part of a vital industry with an exciting future. Our passionate teams work towards enhancing our communities. Together, our people thrive in a dynamic environment to make a positive and lasting difference for all.

Graduate Program 2020

Finishing your university degree and joining the workforce is an exciting step in unlocking your potential. Our graduate program is designed to do just that. Over a two year rotation program we will immerse you in a range of experiences across City West Water.

With ongoing learning and dedicated support along the way, this is an amazing opportunity to begin your career with a water industry leader.

About our program

We are offering six graduate roles across the following streams

  • Engineering,
  • Information Technology and
  • Data scientist position who will work across the organisation.

The rotations will take place over a two year rotation program. In which, we will immerse you in a range of experiences across City West Water.

Our culture is focused on achievement – of exceptional service for our customers and community, and for the way, in which we work together, united by a common purpose. If you have a passion for doing great things and could see yourself delivering an essential service in an exceptional way then you might find City West Water the right place for you.

The graduate program is aligned to a mindset of ongoing growth and learning – either in a classroom setting or practically speaking through hands on projects, with ongoing support from our Executive Leadership Team, Mentors, colleagues, and our Learning and Development team.

Develop your skills with us

Practical, engaging and challenging, the graduate program offers roles and rotations through various business groups.

Once you complete your two year program we will work with you to ensure you are in the right place – be it within City West Water or set up for success with the right training and tools to further your career.


If you care about exceptional customer service and benefiting the community then we'd love to hear from you!

City West Water will partner with Fusion Graduate Consultancy for the recruitment of the 2020 Graduate Programs. Your details will be forwarded to Fusion for the purposes of this recruitment.

Important Dates

a. Application open and close:

  • Applications for our annual intake will open Monday 04 March 2019
  • Applications close midnight Sunday 07 April 2019

b. The screening process will take place on the following dates:

  • Shortlisting - week commencing 8 April 2019
  • Online Testing and Video Interviews – 11 April to 30 April 2019
  • Assessment Centres (Footscray) – the morning of the 01 May 2019 (Engineering Stream).
  • Behavioural Interviews - the afternoon of the 01 May 2019 (Engineering Stream).
  • Assessment Centres (Footscray) – the morning of the 03 May 2019 (Information Technology and Data Scientists Streams).
  • Behavioural Interviews - the afternoon of the 03 May 2019 (Information Technology and Data Scientists Streams).

c. Meet and Greet

  • In November - December 2019, we'll be hosting a meet and greet onsite. This is great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues, leaders and familiarise yourself with your new office and surroundings.

d. Start date

  • The City West Water 2020 Graduate Program commences on 29 January 2020.


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