Important Message

Due to the current health crisis we have made a difficult decision to postpone the recruitment for the 2021 Graduate Program.

We will update this page with new dates as soon as they are known.

If you’ve already applied thank you and we will keep your details. For new applicants, please keep an eye on this page for a new hiring date.


2019 Winners of the Will Spensely Award for Innovation
from Australian Graduate Industry Association

City West Water graduates are part of an industry that keeps the world’s most liveable city thriving. Together, our people work and collaborate in a dynamic environment to make a positive and lasting difference for all in our community. You could be part of a vital industry with an exciting future.

More than one million people and many 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 with the award-winning Melbourne Metro Water Graduate Partnership, such as professional development programs and networking events aimed at setting you up for the most valuable experience – while in a graduate role and beyond. This unique partnership puts our industry over an individual organisation and is the true spirit of collaboration and new ways of working.

City West Water’s 2021 Graduate Program

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.

We are excited to announce some big news for our 2021 Graduates.

Whilst the graduate program officially kicks off in January 2021, we are giving all successful candidates an opportunity to come work with us sooner. This is how the program will look for you:

  • May 2020 - Successful graduates notified
  • June to November 2020 - you have the option to come work with us for one day a week
  • November 2020 – January 2021 - optional summer internship
  • Late January 2021 - the official graduate program commences

Talk with us on how this could work for you.

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 seeking graduates from the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Business (Commerce, Accounting and Economics)

The rotations will take place over a two-year 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 & Development team.

Develop your skills with us

Practical, engaging and challenging, the graduate program offers rotations through various sections of the business.

Once you complete your two year program we’ll work with you to ensure you’re 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! 

The application process is simple, be you, be real.

Please have the following ready to upload:

  • Resume
  • Current transcript

Important Dates

Application dates

  • Applications for the 2021 graduate program are opening in the week commencing 10th March 2020
  • Applications close 11.59 PM Tuesday, 14th April 2020


Screening dates

  • Shortlisting - week commencing 14th April 2020
  • Online Testing– week commencing 20th April 2020
  • Assessment Centres/Behavioural interviews (Footscray) – week commencing 14th May 2020
  • Reference checks-week commencing 18th May 2020


Meet and Greet

In November - December 2020, we’ll be hosting a meet and greet. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with your colleagues, leaders and familiarise yourself with your new office and surroundings.


Start date

The City West Water 2021 Graduate Program commences on 27 January 2021.