Synergy selects six students for 2020 graduate program

Happy together: Synergy general manager sustainability Angie Young, Energy Minister Bill Johnston, and Synergy chief executive Jason Waters with Synergy's nine new graduates. Photo: Supplied.
Happy together: Synergy general manager sustainability Angie Young, Energy Minister Bill Johnston, and Synergy chief executive Jason Waters with Synergy's nine new graduates. Photo: Supplied.

The next generation of energy professionals have kicked off their careers at Synergy, after being hand-picked to participate in its new graduate program for 2020.

From more than 650 applicants, nine graduates will spend the next two years at Synergy's Muja Power Station, Cockburn Power Station, and Forrest Centre, honing their skills across a variety of business units.

The program also incorporates 10 non-technical skill-building days a year, including workshops on leadership, public speaking, and communication.

The graduates have been selected from a range of disciplines and specialities including marketing, engineering, analytics and finance.

Synergy chief executive Jason Waters said the business was keen to attract and retain talented individuals.

"Synergy is committed to developing new talent and creating employment opportunities for young people in the WA energy sector," he said.

"Our graduates will receive the training and critical skills necessary to develop new and innovative energy solutions for our customers.

"We also see the program as a pathway to a long-term career in energy for our graduates, who will hopefully aspire to become the future senior leaders of the business."

The graduates will have influence over their rotations based on the connections they have made and the areas of interest they have identified.

They are encouraged to select their own mentor, ensuring they receive both emotional and professional support on a tailored-basis.

Working across a variety of projects, the graduates will also attend structured professional development courses and information sessions to further enhance their skill-sets.