CAREERS IN THE POWER INDUSTRY

The power industry offers a huge range of career opportunities that not only provides an essential service to local communities but is integral to the future of the Australian landscape.

Hear from some of our recent students, graduates & industry partners below.

Company Profiles
Caitlin Nicholas

'I found engineering and chose it because it seemed to fit my love of maths, interest in practical challenges and passion for doing something meaningful.'

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Caitlin Nicholas

Makenzie Moor

'I don't think I have ever been able to look at anything without starting to try and make sense of how or why it works. I didn't know the word for this kind of thinking until I reached high school, where my school offered an engineering class in year 11 and 12. From that point, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to study.'

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Makenzie Moor

Emily Shawsmith

'While I contemplated pursuing other passions and interests outside of STEM, I knew I felt most fulfilled being pushed out of my comfort zone and challenged to think, which led me to pursuing engineering.'

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Emily Shawsmith

Natalie Burke

'I am passionate about the future of electric vehicle technology, innovative battery technologies and the future of modern power grid.'

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Natalie Burke

Gazinga Abdullah

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Gazinga Abdullah

Shefali Soin

'I was fascinated towards Renewable Energy and wanted to gain more technical information and experience to work in the same field which led me to choose this course to progress my career.'

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Shefali Soin

Siphephile (Pep) Ngwenya

'Growing up I always wanted to either be a doctor or an engineer. I never gave it much thought then as to why I wanted to be one but I suppose the engineers I knew looked like really smart people who fixed things and the doctors fixed people.'

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Siphephile (Pep) Ngwenya

Dan Tang

'I chose to study engineering at university because I really enjoyed STEM subjects in high school so I thought engineering would align with my interests and strengths.'

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Dan Tang

Amy Phan

"I never new Electrical Engineering could be so rewarding"

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Amy Phan

Riza Tolentino

'This career path resonated with my desire to contribute to a 'greater good' - serving communities while being engaged with challenging work.'

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Riza Tolentino

Monishka Narayan

'Growing up in Fiji Islands, I experienced rising sea levels in small island states as well as excruciating heat and rise in temperature. This led me to pursue Physics and specialise in renewable energy to mitigate against climate change.'

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Monishka Narayan

Kailee Standen

'I enjoy leading and managing teams. I believe in attracting great talent and ensure that the talent is lead in a way that they wish to be retained at the company.'

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Kailee Standen

Pratiksha Chuttar

'I've always had a passion to serve my community in a sustainable way. Growing up, I was aware of the inequality of the access to electricity, and the ability electricity has to better one's quality of life.'

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Pratiksha Chuttar

Edwina (Eddy) Knevett

'In Year 12, I enjoyed the subjects of maths and science. But, I also enjoyed being creative and having the opportunity to design things. So I thought pursuing engineering was the perfect way to blend these two concepts into an interesting and rewarding career.'

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Edwina (Eddy) Knevett

Lincy William

'My dad was a mechanical engineer designing Power plants in India when I was growing up and I am greatly influenced by his involvement and interest in engineering challenges.'

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Lincy William

Zahra Rahimpour

My passion was to become an electrical power engineer and design huge power transformers that, back then, I used to see on big trucks rolling down the highways. Although I knew there were few women studying this major at university, I did not let that stop me.

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Zahra Rahimpour

Rebecca Harvey

'I really enjoyed the STEM subjects at school, so engineering seemed like a natural fit for me.'

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Rebecca Harvey

Additional Resources

Looking for more information on how you can kickstart your career in the Power Industry, or are you an organisation interested in getting involved with API?

Visit our helpful links below for additional information.

High school students resources

University students resources

Resources for organisations