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. And you could be part of a vital industry with an exciting future.

More than 1 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 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.

City West Water’s 2020 Graduate Program - Economics Graduate

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 seeking an Economics graduate to join our current cohort of graduates from various streams. 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 & 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!

Important Dates

Application dates

  • Applications for the Economics graduate program are open week commencing 5 August 2019
  • Applications close 11.59 PM Friday  30 August 2019


Screening dates

  • Shortlisting - week commencing 2 September 2019
  • Online Testing– week commencing 9 September 2019
  • Assessment Centre/Behavioural interviews (Footscray) – week commencing 16 September 2019
  • Reference checks-week commencing 23 September 2019


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.


Start date

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