Wood
  • Energy & utilities
  • Engineering, R&D and manufacturing
  • Mining, oil & gas

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

The Group designs, modifies, constructs and operates industrial facilities mainly for the oil & gas sector, right across the asset life cycle. We enhance this with a wide range of specialist technical solutions including our world leading subsea, automation and integrity solutions.

Our real differentiators are our...

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Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

The Group designs, modifies, constructs and operates industrial facilities mainly for the oil & gas sector, right across the asset life cycle. We enhance this with a wide range of specialist technical solutions including our world leading subsea, automation and integrity solutions.

Our real differentiators are our range of services, the quality of our delivery, the passion of our people, our culture and values. We are extending the scale and scope of our core services into adjacent industries.

Graduate Program

Our Graduate Development Program is designed to open up a world of possibilities for you. You’ll get to work on ground-breaking projects, enjoy quality mentoring from top professionals, and be exposed to all sorts of challenges with individually-tailored support to ensure you succeed.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Rotate through variety of projects to help develop both technical and behavioural skills. The program is competency based and therefore the time it takes to complete it will depend on skills and effort put in and the way they learn.

Our two-year program will consist of six components:

1. Orientation program

The Wood journey begins with a three-month orientation program, which includes:

  • first day induction
  • corporate induction (company information, HR, HSE)
  • project/function inductions to understand how functions and projects work together
  • probationary review and objective setting discussion

2. Graduate short-course program

Our Graduate Development Programme includes a number of compulsory training modules delivered as workshops. Modules on offer include Interpersonal Effectiveness, Writing Winning Documents and Presentation Skills. Successful completion of these modules will lead to a Certificate 4 in Project Management.

3. Technical training

In addition to the short-course program, professional development will be supplemented by specialist technical training in areas determined by the project and/or discipline.

4. Professional development programs

Engineering graduates will have the opportunity to become a member of the Engineers Australia professional development program (PDP).

Designed to assist you become chartered, the program will provide you with support and guidance from Wood and Engineers Australia, including workshops, online support and learning materials. Engineers Australia Workshops will be held and will include information and writing sessions.

For non-engineers, we’ll provide the opportunity to achieve a relevant professional qualification.

5. Mentoring Buddies

Graduates will be matched to an experienced Wood employee who will provide advice and guidance on how to reach their full potential. Buddies will also be assigned to new graduates. Buddies usually come from our 2nd year graduates.

6. Engineer Your Future (EYF)

EYF is the name given to our graduate community. The EYF is administered by a panel consisting of management representatives and representatives from the various graduate year groups. The aim of the EYF is to assist Wood in improving the graduate program, to seek out opportunities for graduates and to promote social events,

What we look for

Although much of our work is quite specialist, we hire graduates from all kinds of technical and non-technical degree disciplines. Who you are and how you think is every bit as important to us as what you’ve studied so far.

We look for graduates who are "well rounded". what we mean by that is graduates who have:

  • travelled 
  • involved in university life i.e. member of a student society
  • Plays team sports
  • has hobbies/interests
  • has a part-time job or has had previous vacation work

Academic background

Looking for a minimum grade point average of 70% (Distinction) or higher

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Reviews by Wood graduate employees

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    3.4 out of 5
    GradAustralia surveyed 12 graduates working at Wood . Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 12 responses.

Graduate Stories

Meng Meng Rao
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Meng Meng studied Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), and currently undertaking Master in Management at RMIT University
Sandra Thong
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Sandra studied Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Monash University
James Crowe
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James studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) at RMIT University

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Come and meet us at Melbourne University Career Fairs!

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Come and meet us at Monash University Employability Expo!

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Come and meet us at University of Western Australia Engineering Science Career Fair!