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Woodside Energy

4.4
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Woodside Energy

  • Mining, Oil & Gas

What it does: Extracts oils and gas
Staff stats: Around 3500
The good bits: Being part of an innovative, high-profile company
The not so good bits: Workloads can be stressful

Hiring grads with degrees in: Engineering, Maths, IT & Computer Sciences; Finance, Accounting, Economics & Business Administration; Health & Medical Sciences; Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Property & Built Environment; Sciences

Woodside's graduate resourcing campaign will be live in July 2021 this campaign will include summer vacation program ( SVP ) Better future pathways ( BFP ) and Graduate Program ( GDP ). More information on our campaign will be updated in coming weeks.

The Woodside Energy story

Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges

They have a robust hydrocarbon business with a focus on LNG. As Australia’s leading LNG operator, they operate 6% of global LNG supply in 2020.

LNG is a lower-emissions, competitive fuel ideally suited to supporting decarbonisation and improving air quality. Woodside are working to improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Clear targets are set to reduce their net emissions in line with their aspiration to achieve net zero by 2050.

Technology and innovation are essential to Woodsides long-term sustainability. They are growing their carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of their products.

Additionally, Woodside is pioneering remote support and the application of artificial intelligence, embedding advanced analytics across all operations.

Woodsides success is driven by their people and aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high performing workforce. Woodside also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate. They are actively seeking to build relationships with stakeholders who are interested in and affected by their activities. We help create stronger communities through programs that improve knowledge, build resilience and create shared opportunities.

Our proven track record and distinctive capabilities are underpinned by more than 65 years of experience, making us a partner of choice.

Summer vacation program 2021/2022

If you’re interested in working at Woodside and in the final two years of your degree, you can apply to do the company’s ‘Summer Vacation Program’, which runs from mid-November to mid-February.

This program provides you with the ability to see first-hand what it is like to work at Australia's leading natural gas producer prior to graduation.

Gain insight into working within an innovative and dynamic multi-disciplined organisation.

Our 12-week program provides you with:

  • The chance to be assessed for a position on our Graduate Development Program
  • Insight into our culture and exposure to our top professionals.
  • Valuable and extensive on the job work experience
  • Practical experience to build on your theoretical knowledge
  • The support of a graduate buddy and your supervisor

You might even see our operations first-hand through a placement in Karratha or a potential site visit to any of our operations.

Woodside also offers a Better Future Pathway program for students who are earlier in their degree.

The Graduate Program 2022

As a graduate at Woodside, you’ll enjoy a truly exciting range of career opportunities within a dynamic and challenging work environment. Woodside offers Graduates a three-year structured Development Program, where you will learn from some of the most reputable thinkers and leaders in the industry. The program is structured to provide all with carefully designed job rotations to set you up for success in the future.


Woodside graduates will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of our business through rotations both within their function and other areas of the business. You will work on projects and attend training to build on your soft skills and business acumen.

We know exposure to our operations is important to you so strive to get as many graduates as possible to site over the three-year program.

You will get support from Woodside coaches, mentors and leaders to assist in transiting from university to the workplace. In addition, we will provide you with a dedicated graduate buddy who will provide practical, day-to-day advice.

The culture

Woodside prides themselves on their inclusive, high-performing culture. No matter your professional and personal background, they offer supportive pathways to leadership, growth and achievement at Woodside. With their clearly outlined learning programs, policies, leadership frameworks, technical competencies and development tools they encourage their people to build on their individual strengths and motives to create their future.

Woodside says that their success is driven by people, so they aim to attract, develop and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce.

The Woodside Compass defines the fundamental values that make people Woodsiders:

Respect, Discipline, Working Sustainably, Working Together, Integrity and Excellence.

Social contribution

Woodside has an active role to play in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and creating a more sustainable future. They can achieve this by building and maintaining relationships that allow them to engage in real conversations with the local community, and work together to make a difference.

In 2020, Woodside contributed A$23.5 million to communities through strategic partnerships, the Woodside Development Fund, value of staff time spent volunteering and the COVID-19 Community Fund. Woodside partners with Indigenous communities to create positive outcomes that leave a lasting legacy.

Woodside has funded $40 million worth of research with Monash University into Australia’s transition to a lower-carbon economy. Woodside has begun an ambitious tree-planting program in Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

As part of the company’s far-reaching strategy to counter climate change, this program comprises the planting of more than 3.6 million native trees and shrubs by July 2021. 

The recruitment process

This includes an online application, online abilities test, emotional intelligence
testing, Video interview and comprehensive vetting that can include “a national
criminal record check, sanctions check, anti-money laundering check, academic record/qualification check and drug and alcohol screen”.

Woodside will consider applications from grads for most disciplines. You don’t even need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; even international students currently studying in Australia are welcome to apply.

The recruitment process for the Graduate Development Program is almost identical to that for the Summer Vacation Program. But you’ll also have to spend half a day at an assessment centre at the company's Perth head office, as well as the standard group activities and interviews with senior staff.

Remuneration

Woodside doesn’t publicise its grad salaries and they no doubt differ between
business areas. But it appears you can expect a starting salary of somewhere
between $65,000 - $90,000. Like most mining companies, Woodside treats its staff, particularly its professional staff, well. Employees get annual bonuses and access to a share plan, above industry average superannuation contributions, 16 weeks of paid parental leave as well as subsidised gym memberships in some locations.

Career prospects

While they do hire non-Australians where appropriate, Woodside prides itself on “sourcing and developing local talent”. It is committed to “providing opportunities for our employees to reach their potential”. As part of a profitable and expanding company with an increasingly global footprint, Woodside staff have access to plenty of opportunities to further their career both in Australia and other countries. Woodside promises employees they will be “valued,
recognised, challenged and rewarded” and provided with:

  • Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects
  • Career development through professional development programs and by working alongside industry leaders
  • Educational assistance to support their career development

The vibe of the place

Woodside has a strong health and safety culture. As well as demonstrating caution in potentially dangerous environments, staff are expected to behave with integrity, act respectfully towards others, take a long-term and socially responsible perspective, be good team players, play by the rules and achieve great results.

There are three inclusion and diversity community groups that you can join. Gender Equality Matters (GEM) and Spectrum (LGBTI+ and allies) promote a positive and inclusive workplace culture by raising awareness of and addressing, gender- and sexuality-based discrimination and inequality.

At the Woodsides Headquarters in Perth, all floors are connected by an open internal staircase, and each floor has a colour scheme based on one of the six Noongar seasons.
Woodside has named its urban campus Mia Yellagonga, after the Whadjuk elder who lived
nearby.

If you want to work for an industry-leading employer that will pay you well, provide plenty of professional development opportunities and allow you to have a healthy work-life balance Woodside is the right company for you.

 


 

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 5 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.6
Salary
9.4
Diversity
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
9
Work Hours
9.6
Salary
9.4
Diversity
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
9
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • I am surrounded by amazing people on my team who are caring and nurturing and always there for me. They care for me both professionally and personally.
  • Great peer group and networks, learning development support and visibility to senior leaders.
  • Very high level of responsibility given to graduates in Subsea and Pipelines. There are plenty of opportunities to go offshore and on site to learn. Professional development is valued.
  • The level of responsibility which is entrusted to graduates makes them strive to perform at higher levels.
  • Flexibility in role. Great variety of roles available in company. Open to developing different skills. Very good and friendly culture.
  • Roles and experiences can vary between graduates.
  • Currently Woodside is an Australian company with the majority of its interests limited to Australia. However, I anticipate this will change as the company expands globally over the next 5-10 years.
  • Bureaucratic. Lack of support from senior engineers - due to their heavy workload, not from lack of trying.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Perth, Western Australia with some site based rotational opportunities available in Karratha, Western Australia.
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy project work where I can manage a project from start to end and see it implemented within the business and the positive outcomes of it.

Jenayah Elliott

  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy project work where I can manage a project from start to end and see it implemented within the business and the positive outcomes of it.

Jenayah Elliott

  • Graduate stories
I love that I am trying to address such an important issue in society today, working with a company that is committed to being part of the solution to climate change.

Vinati Chaudhari

  • Graduate stories
I love that I am trying to address such an important issue in society today, working with a company that is committed to being part of the solution to climate change.

Vinati Chaudhari

  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy project work where I can manage a project from start to end and see it implemented within the business and the positive outcomes of it.

Jenayah Elliott

  • Graduate stories
I thoroughly enjoy project work where I can manage a project from start to end and see it implemented within the business and the positive outcomes of it.

Jenayah Elliott

  • Graduate stories
I love that I am trying to address such an important issue in society today, working with a company that is committed to being part of the solution to climate change.

Vinati Chaudhari

  • Graduate stories
I love that I am trying to address such an important issue in society today, working with a company that is committed to being part of the solution to climate change.

Vinati Chaudhari

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Tegan Box

Tegan Box graduated with an honours degree in Zoology ​at The University of Western Australia and is now an environment adviser at Woodside Energy.
  • Day in the life

Tegan Box

Tegan Box graduated with an honours degree in Zoology ​at The University of Western Australia and is now an environment adviser at Woodside Energy.
  • Day in the life

Tegan Box

Tegan Box graduated with an honours degree in Zoology ​at The University of Western Australia and is now an environment adviser at Woodside Energy.
  • Day in the life

Tegan Box

Tegan Box graduated with an honours degree in Zoology ​at The University of Western Australia and is now an environment adviser at Woodside Energy.