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APA Group

Mining & Energy

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business, owning and/or operating around $22 billion of energy infrastructure assets. Its gas transmission pipelines span every state and territory on mainland Australia, delivering approximately half of the nation’s gas usage.

With around 1900 employees and 1200 field contractors working across 60 urban, regional and remote locations, APA is truly a nationwide organisation. Its assets include 15,000 kilometres of gas transmission pipelines; 27,000 kilometres of gas distribution mains and pipelines; gas storage and processing facilities; and wind, solar and gas-fired power generation.

APA is an ASX Top 50 company with annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of $1.65 billion and net profit after tax exceeding $317 million for the most recent financial year (2020).APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business, owning and/or operating around $22 billion of energy infrastructure assets. Its gas transmission pipelines span every state and territory on mainland Australia, delivering approximately half of the nation’s gas usage.

With around 1900 employees and 1200 field contractors working across 60 urban, regional and remote locations, APA is truly a nationwide organisation. Its assets include 15,000 kilometres of gas transmission pipelines; 27,000 kilometres of gas distribution mains and pipelines; gas storage and processing facilities; and wind, solar and gas-fired power generation.

APA is an ASX Top 50 company with annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of $1.65 billion and net profit after tax exceeding $317 million for the most recent financial year (2020).

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Why would you want to work for APA?

Our people

Our approximately 1900 people manage a wide range of activities including day-to-day operation and maintenance of APA’s energy assets. Our people are also engaged in selling our services, continuing to build and improve our assets, complying with regulatory requirements, supporting the business, and the various other functions that help us deliver on our commitments.

We are driven by our values. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our people and in creating workplaces that foster their success. We want our people to grow with us. We want everyone to be able to succeed, deliver results and be encouraged to reach their full potential.

Real opportunities and role diversity

APA encourages and supports learning and development. We are leaders in our industry and provide a diverse range of learning experiences for those wanting to develop their skills. From maintaining and managing assets to construction, project management and negotiating commercial deals; from apprentices and graduates to electricians and engineers; marketing and finance; safety and environment; administration and training — APA has an eclectic array of roles — the opportunities are varied and real.

Community Involvement

APA cares about communities. We strive to:

  • Create career opportunities for local communities.
  • Build long-term strategic community relationships to maintain support and goodwill for APA’s activities.
  • Increase employee connection with local communities through sponsorships, employee volunteering and programs targeting vulnerable communities.

Some of the organisations and initiatives APA supports include The Clontarf Foundation, Cancer Council, Pink Ribbon, Black Dog Institute and Movember.

Life at APA

Career progression

We know that you want to get ahead in your career. We provide training and development opportunities and courses, as well as room to move between departments.

Learning and development encouraged

We want you to learn and progress in your career, developing your skills and knowledge. We also welcome proactivity in seeking out opportunities for learning and development.

Community engagement

At APA, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with causes that make a difference.

Renewables

Interested in alternative, sustainable energy sources? So are we. APA is looking to the future: we own and operate wind and solar farms, and our renewables portfolio makes up more than half our power generation capacity.

Growing company

Since 2000, we’ve grown to around 1900 employees, and the value of our assets we own and/or operate has grown to around $22 billion.

Environment

Conserving the environment is high on APA’s list of priorities. Our environment and sustainability officers ensure that we consider the environment in all projects, comply with emission reporting obligations and conserve and rehabilitate any land that we disturb.

Safety first

Your safety is our priority. We enforce this in everything we do and provide compliance and technical training so that you are equipped to keep you and your workmates safe.

National company

We work in cities, suburbs, country towns and some of the most remote locations in Australia. We have workplaces in all mainland states and territories. You could have the opportunity to work at a location close to home or even take a leap interstate.

Gas

As a leading Australian energy infrastructure company, there is a good chance that APA had a part in delivering the gas that you use at home. Be a part of our journey as Australia’s leading energy infrastructure business.

Australian Company

APA is an Australian-owned ASX Top 50 company.

Health, Safety, Environment & Heritage

At APA, Health, Safety, Environment and Heritage are essential to our core business values. We are committed to providing a zero harm work environment for our employees, contractors and visitors, managing our operating risk and protecting the environment from harm.

Safety is our priority

Our priority is to provide a workplace that is free from harm. There is nothing we do that is so important that we need to put people’s safety at risk or fail to protect the environment we work in.

Looking after the environment

APA operates in a diverse range of environments, including metropolitan, rural and remote parts of Australia. Characteristics of the environments we work in are drivers to ensure we meet our environmental obligations. Environmental management is one way we ensure that we operate and construct our assets in a socially responsible manner.

Health and wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing focus is broad, across mind, body, work and life. Our approach includes recognising the importance of physical and mental health; making sure confidential one-on-one support is available, if required; and providing a dedicated health and wellbeing knowledge portal supported by third-party specialists.

Our Programs

Apprenticeship Program

The APA Apprenticeship Program is designed to support our strategy of maintaining a highly-skilled workforce.

APA has workplaces in all mainland state and territory capitals, alongside multiple regional, rural and remote centres. Available locations and roles will vary from year to year. We are focused on keeping talent local and we aim to create opportunities for new career paths within regional communities.

APA will offer apprenticeships to begin your career in the following areas:

  • Engineering mechanical trade
  • Electrical and instrumentation
  • Fabrication (welding)
  • Gas fitting

Career paths and skills development

If you’re successful in gaining an apprenticeship position at APA, it means we want you on the team, even after your apprenticeship is over.

You will have regular performance reviews to help you progress during your apprenticeship, and once it has been successfully completed, there will be further development opportunities. You may choose to stay in the trade or continue upskilling by moving to other areas in the business, such as engineering, operations or management roles.

What are we looking for?

Positions are open to school leavers (aged 16 and above) and mature age applicants, and we strongly encourage women and Indigenous Australians to apply. Roles are suitable for newcomers, as well as second and third-year apprentices.

At APA, we value the following qualities in a new apprentice:

We want you to succeed and to enjoy your career choice so we strongly recommend that you have completed any relevant pre-apprenticeship or pre-vocational courses, and have attended work experience visits in the relevant field. These immersions will give you an idea of what’s involved in the trade and will ensure you have a genuine interest in the role you’re applying for.

Graduate Program

The APA Graduate Development Program is a two-year learning journey, designed to develop our future leaders and technical specialists. As a graduate, you will gain valuable industry experience and learn about our business. You will complete three structured rotations in line with your discipline and interests. Working collaboratively across teams is important at APA and you will have the opportunity to work on a range of challenging projects across our business. Alongside gaining valuable on the job experience is the chance to build networks that will last a lifetime.

Your graduate development program will be the start of your career at APA and we know growth and progression are important to you. During your two years, there will be opportunities to receive feedback on your performance and set goals for your future career.

To help you on your learning journey, you will participate in a customised development program focusing on skills such as resilience, managing change, personal brand, communication, team work and networking.

We look for students with a range of degrees including (but not limited) to:

  • Engineering: Mechanical, Chemical/Process and Electrical.
  • Business/Law/Arts: Arts, Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Procurement, Law, Human Resources, Marketing, Management, Project Management.
  • Transformation and Technology: Analytics, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science, Computer Science.
  • Health Science/Science: Safety, Health, Environmental Management, Sustainability. 

Intern program

Our Intern program is a structured program that runs for 12 weeks from November to February each year. Working with a team aligned to your area of study, you will receive structured onboarding and induction, on-the-job training, and networking opportunities. We will provide meaningful work and appropriate supervision while you are observing and learning. Being a part of our Intern program could be a fantastic pathway towards the Graduate Development Program.

To be considered for the Intern program, you will be in your penultimate year of study. At the completion of your Intern program, this could lead to an ongoing opportunity to continue within your team, depending on business projects and workload.

Opportunities within these programs vary year to year and will be advertised on our careers page.

Work Experience

APA recognises that choosing a career path is not an easy decision. And it can be even harder without understanding exactly what the day to day aspects of different job roles look like.

Participating in work experience can help you decide what type of jobs interest you, and those that don’t, as well as providing exposure to career options you may not have considered. It’s a good idea to seek out work experience opportunities before you commit to a university degree or apprenticeship, and will also be beneficial to include on resumes when applying for career-start positions.

APA can offer work experience in a wide variety of roles, and positions can range from one day to one week onsite.

Real Opportunities & Role Diversity

APA encourages and supports learning and development. We are leaders in our industry and provide a diverse range of learning experiences for those wanting to develop their skills. From maintaining and managing assets, to construction, project management and negotiating commercial deals; to apprentices, engineers, marketing and finance, administration and training — APA has an eclectic array of roles — the opportunities are varied and real.

Growth

Whether you’re an apprentice, engineer or management accountant — or something completely different — there are lots of opportunities for women to join APA to grow their careers through various professional development programs, technical skills training and leadership programs.

It’s not uncommon to find our talented women sharing their work and insights at industry forums, and we’ve supported individuals financially and through flexible work arrangements so they can pursue further studies and scholarship programs abroad.

Innovation

Energy market dynamics shift quickly, so agility and adaptability are essential to respond to change, particularly for our customers. Our focus is on being ahead of the curve and providing our customers with innovative services and solutions through the smarts of our people.

Flexibility

We know it can be tough to juggle work with study, family, community, sporting and other commitments, so we have a range of programs and arrangements in place to support our people in working flexibly. Our accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace supports breastfeeding mothers who return to work from maternity leave.

Inclusiveness

APA embraces diverse backgrounds and the experiences of all people. We see differences as strengths to be shared through collaboration, and we encourage new ideas and fresh perspectives to be put forward to improve our decisionmaking and drive our success.

Why APA?

Continuous encouragement to achieve

Sarah – Compliance Support Officer

“I’ve had many opportunities to develop my career with APA, including rotating roles, mentoring and job-specific training, all of which have led me to where I am today. Everyone supports and encourages your progress and you’re never made to feel that you can’t achieve more.”

Learning and development encouraged

We want you to continue to learn and progress in your career and provide opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. We also welcome proactively in seeking out opportunities for learning and development.

Gender is no barrier

Ai Ling – Project Engineering Manager

“Working at APA has allowed me to continue in my chosen career of engineering, a field where you don’t see many women, but one which APA encourages women to consider as a career path. I work as a Project Engineering Manager, and I lead a multidiscipline team of engineers to meet the design scope, specifications, budget and schedule of projects being implemented by APA.”

National company

We work in cities, suburbs, country towns and in places that most Australians have never heard of. Our job locations are Australia wide. You could have the opportunity to work at a location close to home or even take a leap interstate.

Environment

Conserving the environment is high on APA’s list of priorities. Our environment and sustainability officers ensure that we consider the environment in all projects, comply with emission reporting obligations and conserve and rehabilitate any land that we disturb.

Endless Opportunities

Kerryanne – General Manager, Transmission Division

“APA provides endless opportunities for those who are willing to put their hand up and get involved. Our size and geographic coverage allows us to offer a wide variety of job opportunities across the length and breadth of Australia.”

Career progression

We know that you want to get ahead in your career. APA has lots of opportunities for career progression. We provide training and development opportunities and courses, as well as room to move between departments.

Growing Industry

Jodie – Senior Legal Counsel

“Working for APA has given me the opportunity to be part of a large company in a growing industry. As Senior Legal Counsel at APA, I’m asked to assist with a diverse range of matters, from advising on large projects — from pipelines to wind farms to solar farms — to advising on new commercial deals and everyday stay-in-business activities.”

Renewables

Interested in alternative, sustainable energy sources? So are we. APA is looking to the future: we not only do gas, but own, and are building, renewable power generation, including wind and solar farms.

Meet Jess

Learning Solutions Developer

“I feel very lucky to have been offered the opportunity to work with APA. I recently graduated from university with a Bachelor of Design (Digital Media Design) and did not even realise that an energy company would have a role suited for me. APA is a large company that is focused on internal training and development. My role involves developing learning modules — sourcing information, sometimes dry and functional, then transforming it into an interesting video or an interactive module. The people at APA are encouraging, friendly, approachable and happy to offer help when you need it. I’m lucky to work in a metro office which has unlimited tea, coffee, chai lattes and adjustable sit/stand desks! Getting a job at APA has taken me in a direction I never predicted, allowing me to use the skills I learnt at uni. I plan to do further study in the design area but am now also interested in exploring the design learning and development area to progress in my career with APA.”

Meet Brynne

Environmental Lead

In my job, I deal with maintaining and identifying and implementing strategic improvement opportunities for all things environment. This is currently focused around refining energy emissions reporting, data management enhancements, including Geographic Information Systems, and coordinating the development of APA Environmental Standards and training materials.

Previously, I looked after environmental management, specifically for Infrastructure Development projects across APA. This could mean coordinating ecological assessments, applying for licences and permits, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation and reporting requirements, or advising on the rehabilitation of a site.

Overall, it’s about managing the risk of APA activities on the environment, and ensuring we are minimising our impacts and working in line with best practice.

I have recently moved into a leadership position with two team members and I am excited at the opportunity to develop my skills, as well as support those in my team.

I have also been lucky enough to start a mentor relationship with an APA General Manager, and I am looking forward to being able to pass on my knowledge by mentoring graduates or undergraduates in the future.

Since starting as a graduate, APA has been a great place to grow and develop my career. I have always been given full responsibility for my tasks, access to external training and great mentors. Extension to my role and further development has been possible; for example, a transfer to Queensland and secondments to other parts of the business.

I have been with APA for several years now, and there are lots of employees who have been here a lot longer: this speaks a lot about the work environment here.

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