Career Prospects at WSP Australia

Please tell us about promotion possibilities and fill us in on what it takes to move up the ranks.

I got promoted in probation due to opportunity to promote me and because of my work standard. This role I currently hold will be a role I am in for a while and I am not looking to move further up for the next few years as I'd like experience at all levels. My responsibilities will extend but I do not foresee a promotion. Laboratory structure works a little bit differently to other areas.
Graduate, Melbourne
Must achieve Success Profiles to get promoted, most is dependent on time in the workforce. Eventual plateau where you must leave the company in order to progress to higher ranks.
Graduate, Sydney
Working on weekends and excessive unhealthy levels of overtime. Then the reward in terms of salary package is disproportionate to the effort expended.
Graduate, Melbourne
As long as you work hard and work towards a level about your current experience you will do well in promotions. Always be proactive, if you aren't proactive towards a promotion it will not happen for you
Graduate, Canberra
not sure yet. But it seems a little based on tenure rather than ability.
Graduate, Sydney
I do not have a clue how to move up the company apart from doing my best at the tasks I was given, and use the elapse of time (years of experience) as a tool for negotiation.
Graduate, Christchurch
There is a graduate program and from there it is a fairly logical progression, same as at most companies
Graduate, Melbourne
Outside of the marketing i would assume this to be quite easy. Marketing in a B2B firm however i expect it to be quite difficult for proper career growth
Graduate, Sydney
The company provides many different opportunities to distinguish yourself and put yourself forward to advance up the ranks. The other main factor is experience.
Graduate, Brisbane
No clear outline on how to move up the ranks. This could be from the lack of time/knowledge within the company.
Graduate, Brisbane
I am unsure about this process yet and unable to comment
Graduate, Auckland
Promotion often based on time rather than performance.
Midlevel, Melbourne
I am not completely sure - this is my first year of experience.
Graduate, Brisbane
Just experience. Graduate to Engineer = 1.5-2 yrs Engineer to Senior Engineer = 7yrs (and need to be chartered) beyond that I’m not sure
Midlevel, Melbourne
I believe from graduate to engineer can be challenging from what I have heard from people in that area as well as the requirements to be promoted. However, I have also heard that by being charted it will definitely help and allow this to happen faster
Graduate, Sydney
Opportunities there, but involves a lot of paperwork
Graduate, Melbourne
I am not sure how to receive promotions or how to move up in the ranks.
Graduate, Newcastle
Appears to be easier at higher levels.
Graduate, Brisbane
Generic corporate promotion process. Large company, plenty of opportunity for promotions through lower levels at least.
Graduate, Brisbane
Just with experience, being lower. Also have to prove somewhat a gained level of skill and interactions with builders, without the assistance of managers.
Graduate, Melbourne
Performance is not really rewarded and you may be given substantially more responsibility but no promotion to recognise it
Graduate, Sydney
Haven't personally moved up yet, quite a few hurdles to cover with juggling professional development and job experience
Graduate, Melbourne
Promotion is generally based on annual review by talking regularly with your manager.
Graduate, Canberra
Usually by how many years you have worked rather than performance based
Graduate, Sydney
Graduate to consultant level was quite easy, as long as you are exposed to many projects and display your capabilities. The process covered a self assessment, provide client feedback, update CV, manager's approval.
Graduate, Brisbane
At this stage of my career, promotion opportunities have been limited for me
Graduate, Adelaide
It's pretty tough in terms of promotion. You have to argue for it very hard
Midlevel, Sydney
I haven’t been here long enough to understand, but it seems largely based on attitude rather than aptitude or accomplishments
Graduate, Melbourne