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"The power industry is rapidly growing and affects everyone. We need a diverse workforce to tackle, make decisions and lead."

Georgia Kappos

Graduate Engineer

WHO ARE THEY: During 2021, while I was completing my honours project, I worked as an intern at SA Power Networks where I learned all about the distribution network and the energy industry. It was a no brainer - I knew I wanted to stay in power, so I started on the grad program. This year is my second year on the grad program and I have already had so many excellent experiences in so many parts of the business - even parts I never thought existed for a distribution company!

Georgia Kappos

KEY STRENGTHS: Communication, Tenacity


Go for it!!! By the time someone in school or at the start of their degree enters the industry, things will already be so different. The transition to renewables is critical and exciting, and we need as many passionate and diverse people to work on it as possible.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

When I was at uni, I started in a science degree. In my first year I made so many wonderful friends who studied engineering and I wanted to be a part of what they were all working on. I changed degrees after my first year and chose electrical/electronic because I thought to myself - "well, there's electricity everywhere, so I guess there will always be interesting work".

What did I end up studying?

Studied at University of Adelaide

Entering the industry

Definitely the transition to renewables and electrification.

My previous work experience

My work placement experience

What I'm doing now

My advice for anyone looking to get into the industry?

Take advantage of as many work placements and industry speakers at API events as possible - so you can get a good understanding of the many areas you can specialise in.

How to connect with

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"As we confront Australia's national skills shortage and the pressure to achieve Net Zero, the inclusion of women in the power industry becomes even more crucial. By leveraging diverse talents and perspectives, we can address these challenges. There are so many incredible women out there who's skills are needed in this space they just need the industry to support them in return."

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Liana Lidden-Verney

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Katrina Thomlinson

"There is value in every industry from diversity of thought and one way to bring diversity is employ more women in the workforce. Women bring different values, perspectives and approaches to solve the problems of today and into the future."

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What can I do next?

No matter if you're at high-school or at university, we have great programs and resources to get you started on your journey towards power engineering!

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