We offer exciting and challenging practical work experience and roles for motivated engineering students who want to experience firsthand working in the industrial chemical and fertiliser sectors at our industrial manufacturing facilities.
WesCEF’s Engineering Vacation Work Program offers a pathway into our Engineering Cadetship Program and Engineering Graduate Program. Find out more about each program below.
Engineering Vacation Work Program
Turn Theory into Practice
We offer vacation work during the university summer break from December to February. This opportunity is available to mechanical, chemical, process or instrumental/electrical engineering students who are in their final or second last year of study.
Located at our operational facilities in Kwinana, Our 12-week program provides an insight into the career options and opportunities across WesCEF.
Our program provides you with an opportunity to:
- Apply your theoretical learnings from university to real projects
- Work with our engineering team to gain exposure to engineering projects in different aspects of the business
- Experience an engineering work environment and enhance your technical skills
- Work closely with a mentor who will guide and assist you during the 12-week program
- Be assigned a project that is meaningful and current, as well as have the opportunity to present your outcomes to our leadership team
- Develop skills for future employment, including leadership, communication, presentation and influencing skills
High performing students may be offered a cadetship which provides financial support and casual employment through the final year of university, and a pathway to our Engineering Graduate Program.
Register online to be notified when our vacation program is open for applications.
Engineering Cadetship Program
Continue to learn through your final year at University
High performing students on our Engineering Vacation Program may be offered a cadetship with WesCEF which provides financial support and casual employment through the final year of university, and a pathway to our Engineering Graduate Program.
Please note, cadet positions are offered to our high performing vacation students and are not advertised externally.
Engineering Graduate Program
A real role, with real responsibilities
High performing students on our Engineering Cadetship Program may be offered a graduate position with WesCEF
At WesCEF, our Engineering Graduates are not there to make up numbers, which means you will have a real role, with real responsibilities and a workload to manage. Our engineering graduate program combines the challenges of working in our technically complex industrial manufacturing facilities, with tailored training, support and guidance to give you the best possible start to your career in engineering.
As an engineering graduate, you will be on a structured three-year development program, where you will have:
- Extensive industry-based exposure and on the job technical guidance
- Opportunities well outside standard graduate roles, including project management responsibilities and leadership and commercial development opportunities
- A strong foundation for your future professional life through achieving Chartered Professional Engineering status (CP Eng)
- Experienced mentors who will broaden your business knowledge and support your ongoing development
We will also offer you market competitive remuneration which includes performance-based incentives, and:
- Annual Engineers Australia membership
- Coverage of costs associated with technical and professional development including the Engineering Education Australia ‘Graduate Program in Engineering’ and achieving Chartered Professional Status
- Access to other WesCEF and Wesfarmers benefits.
Our Engineering Graduate Program is available to Mechanical, Chemical, Process and Instrumentation/Electrical Engineering students.
Please note, graduate positions are offered to our high performing cadet students and are not advertised externally.
The program builds on the framework we receive at university, and taught me how to manage real problem solving situations." - Sofia Ottaviano, Chemical Engineering Cadet