Work Experience and Vocational Placements

Work Experience and Vocational Placements

SA Water recognises that work experience programs provide a crucial link between students and industry. These programs enable students to experience the core aspects of a particular job first-hand and to complete their course requirements. As such, SA Water endeavours to offer support to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the water industry by making work experience placements available to students where possible.

Below is a summary of all work experience opportunities with SA Water for current students who are supported by their institution of study.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, please email Workforce.Sustainability@sawater.com.au and in the subject line, state: Work Experience Application and the reference number. Please provide the following to support your application:

  • a cover letter
  • current resume
  • a copy of your academic transcript (for TAFE and University students only)
  • confirmation via email of the exact duration dates and days of the week (if part-time) that you wish to undertake the placement
  • confirmation via email that you have spoken with your institution of study and confirmed their support of your placement for the time period you have specified

Your application will not be considered if any of the aforementioned criteria are not addressed.

Current Opportunities for High School Students

RefDisciplineTeamLocationAvailable Month/sDuration & StructureTasksSpecial Conditions
#01 Supporting Water, Wastewater Production &Treatment processes Production and Treatment Mount Barker May - November20-30 hoursSupporting Water, Wastewater Production &Treatment processesRequires Steel Capped Boots.

Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied.

#02Customer Field ServicesField Services CentralKadinaMay-NovemberMinimum 1 week, maximum 6 weeksWorking manual labour, outdoors, repairing burst mains, laying new services and meter reading.Some Overtime may be required.

Steel caps and long pants required.

Current Opportunities for TAFE Students

Ref  Discipline Team Location Available Month/s Duration TasksSpecial Conditions
#03

Recordkeeping

Records Management, Data & Information

SA Water House

July - November

Max 2 days a week (Monday & Friday)

Sentencing files using a disposal schedule.

Listing and potentially scanning archives.

N/A

#04

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Services - Life Sciences (Biology)

SA Water House

May - November

Min 8 Weeks

Max Negotiable

Continuous Full Time Preferred (Mon – Fri) – Can be flexible

Assisting with a wide range of laboratory tasks, including chlorophyll analyses, sample book-in, sample receipt and disposal, general laboratory duties, involvement in workflow from sample receipt to result reporting.

Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied.

Need to wear long pants and enclosed shoes at all times.

#05

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Services – Life Sciences (Product Testing)

SA Water House

May - November

Min 8 Weeks

Max Negotiable

Continuous Full Time Preferred (Mon – Fri) – Can be flexible

Assisting with a wide range of laboratory tasks, including measured water changes for both for biological and chemical analysis, reagent preparation, sample book-in, sample receipt and disposal, general laboratory duties, involvement in workflow from sample receipt to result

Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied.

Need to wear long pants and enclosed shoes at all times.

#06

Electronics/Remote Sensing/Instrumentation or possibly Communications

Networks Monitoring

SA Water House

May - November

4 Weeks

Can be Flexible

Shadow technicians assist with managed / supervised tasks. E.G. Data downloads basic programming.

Safety Glasses & Safety Boots

Other Personal Protective Equipment to be supplied.

#07

Customer Service Project Management

Customer Call CentreSA Water HouseAll year

3 day minimum for 12 weeks. Can be negotiated.

This administration based role within the Customer Call Centre enables students to undertake small projects and deliverables such as editing and implementing Process Improvements and assisting our Project Officer with current ongoing projects.NA

Current Opportunities for University Students

ReferenceDisciplineTeamLocationAvailable Month/sDuration & StructureTasksSpecial Conditions
#8

Biological Sciences/ Environmental Science/Microbiology

Laboratory Services - Life Sciences (Biology)SA Water HouseMay - November

Min 8 Weeks

Max Negotiable

Continuous Full Time Preferred (Mon – Fri) – Can be flexible

Assisting with a wide range of laboratory tasks, including chlorophyll analyses, sample book-in, sample receipt and disposal, general laboratory duties, involvement in workflow from sample receipt to result reporting.

Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied.

Need to wear long pants and enclosed shoes at all times.

#9

Electronics/Remote Sensing/Instrumentation or possibly Communications

Networks MonitoringSA Water HouseMay - November

4 Weeks

Can be Flexible

Shadow technicians assist with managed / supervised tasks. E.G. Data downloads basic programming.

Safety Glasses & Safety Boots

Other Personal Protective Equipment to be supplied.

#10

Customer Service Project Management

Customer Call CentreSA Water HouseAll year

3 day minimum for 12 weeks. Can be negotiated.

This administration based role within the Customer Call Centre enables students to undertake small projects and deliverables such as editing and implementing Process Improvements and assisting our Project Officer with current ongoing projects.NA
#11

Biological Sciences/Environmental Sciences/Microbiology/Product Testing/Chemistry

Laboratory Services – Life Sciences (Product Testing)SA Water HouseMay - November

Min 8 Weeks

Max Negotiable

Continuous Full Time Preferred (Mon – Fri) – Can be flexible

Assisting with a wide range of laboratory tasks, including measured water changes for both for biological and chemical analysis, reagent preparation, sample book-in, sample receipt and disposal, general laboratory duties, involvement in workflow from sample receipt to result reporting.

Personal Protective Equipment will be supplied.

Need to wear long pants and enclosed shoes at all times.

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