JOIN THE API

Become a member of the API and join our community of leading power companies who are invested in the development of their staff and the industry.

How to join the API community as an organisation

The API welcomes new member organisations that support our mission and are aligned with our values of collective and cooperative efforts that benefit the sector as a whole (with opportunities for the employment of high calibre graduates as one part of the value of membership). If you are interested in joining our community, we encourage you to:

  1. Connect with API CEO Dr David Pointing to discuss your organisation’s interests and goals

  2. Secure any internal support you need for an ongoing membership relationship with the API (membership is paid annually but expected to be ongoing rather than one-off)

  3. Apply to the API Board for approval to join as a member at an appropriate membership level for the size and scope of your organization (and pay the annual fee – see over)

  4. Work with the API staff team to identify the specific programs and activities that you wish to be actively involved in, and connect our people to the right people in your team (and document this in the customised Member Activity Plan – MAP for your organization; see page 5 the Member Info Pack )

  5. Roll up your sleeves and join us in developing the power sector’s future workforce!

Why join? You support our mission to develop the technical professional workforce for the power sector

Do you want to be part of a national community focused on developing the future technical professional workforce for the Australian power sector? Together we are strengthening the numbers of people who have the skills, diversity, values, mindset and capabilities that are needed to support the electricity systems of Australian communities (with a focus on university-qualified technical professionals) … and we’ve been doing it since 2004!


We engage, inspire and develop the workforce across the entire study and career lifecycle

 

 

We are strategic and collaborative in our approach: like-minded organisations and individuals contribute funding and resources to supporting collective and coordinated activities across the whole lifecycle of the power sector workforce.  Our activities range from inspiring primary school students with teacher-led STEM programs to developing industry professionals with the famous API Summer School, and our other efforts cover diversity, strategic workforce planning, building innovation capabilities, and strengthening teaching alignment and quality.

The benefits of being a member of the API community:

Community + sector benefits

  • Membership of the API means being part of a community with a shared investment with other leading organisations in the power sector, working together on common and strategic challenges associated with developing the power sector’s future technical professional workforce.

 

  • Together we enable and shape an active and strategic program of work that ensures the development of the pipeline of talent for our sector.

 

  • Our efforts start deep in the lifecycle or pipeline for our workforce in primary school such as inspiring girls in school to explore technical careers in the power sector, and extend up to supporting our emerging leaders to develop the knowledge, skills and connections they will need (eg Summer School and our Powerful Women Leadership Program).

Direct benefits for our members

  • Engagement with the API’s community of motivated, high-calibre undergraduate student community (~100 API bursary students + broader community)

  • Exclusive opportunities and support for hosting Bursary students in paid summer work placements that strengthen their capability and passion for a career with you (and support to guide them)

  • Exclusive opportunities for collaboration projects with other API member organisations eg indigenous and gender diversity initiatives, innovation

  • Exclusive access to API member events and network and connection opportunities

  • Opportunities to involve or profile your staff and projects in the API’s programs and resources to support school student engagement and diversity

  • Contribute to and shape the annual API Summer School and other professional development initiatives (and access substantial discounts)

  • Direct input on the activities and future direction of the API (including Board representation and building strategic leadership skills esp or Governor members)