Join our 2022 IPART Graduate Program to kick start your career and gain invaluable experience. Our Graduate Program is a structured two-year program where graduates have the opportunity to undertake rotations across the organisation, with access to development opportunities to grow professional knowledge and skills.
IPART provides independent regulatory decisions and advice to protect and promote the ongoing interest of the consumers, taxpayers and citizens of NSW.
Learn more about our teams below and visit our website to find out more about what we do.
Our Regulation and Compliance team comprises of the Water and Energy Regulation Compliance team and the ESS (Energy Savings Scheme) team.
The Water and Energy Regulation Compliance team license and actively monitor the legal compliance of Public water utilities, Electricity network operators, Gas distributors and reticulators, and Private water industry providers.
The team’s primary functions include:
The ESS team is responsible for administering the ESS and regulating businesses that participate in the scheme. The NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) seeks to reduce energy consumption in NSW by creating financial incentives for organisations to invest in energy saving projects.
Our Pricing and Policy team comprises of the Energy and Transport team, and the Water Pricing and Local Government team.
The Energy and Transport team’s core reviews include energy market monitoring, solar feed-tariffs, public transport fares and rail access. Often our reviews involve analysing large data sets.
The Water Pricing and Local Government team set water prices in Sydney, the Central Coast, the Hunter, Broken Hill and the Murray Darling Basin. The team also determine the rate peg, assess applications from councils for special variations above the rate peg, and review councils’ contributions plans – which determine how much developers pay to fund local infrastructure in new development areas.
The IPART legal team provides legal advice and support to IPART and the Secretariat. The team:
Our Corporate Services team provides advice and support to IPART and the Secretariat on the following:
The Graduate Analyst role at IPART is designed to allow graduates to work across a wide range of tasks and activities such as:
Applications for the 2022 program will be open in March 2021.
Click here to view application requirements and submit your application.
We have a preference for graduate applicants with a tertiary education in Economics, Commerce, Engineering, Science, Legal, Energy and Sustainability disciplines; however, the program is not limited to only these disciplines, and we will consider the capabilities the graduate has.
We consider that graduates who can demonstrate the following capabilities would do well at IPART:
To be eligible, we will be looking for graduates that meet the following criteria:
Unfortunately due to the number of applications we will not consider applications ineligible applications.
“For my first rotation, I divided my time between the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and the Legal team. In the short time I’ve been at IPART, I’ve already begun working on delegating ESS functions currently performed by the Tribunal, contributed research to the overhaul of IPART’s submissions policy and attended a number of workshops with people from across the NSW public service to improve how the ESS team engages with stakeholders. My managers and buddy have been truly supportive and generous with their time, and I’ve already received a significant amount of training in energy policy, economics, and statutory interpretation, as well as IPART’s internal procedures. So far, I’ve really valued the variety of work I’ve taken on, the benefits of flex time, and the support and advice of my close-knit team. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the amount of autonomy and responsibility I have been given so quickly, and I eagerly await the next challenge!” - Phillip, Bachelor of Arts/Laws, University of Sydney
“My experience with IPART as a graduate so far has been amazing. I have been challenged to work and learn quickly from so many experts and professionals in the field, every one of which has been so welcoming and willing to answer my questions. The structured training sessions with key members of different teams helped me to better understand the complex processes of ESS as a whole and taught me about the importance of the work that we conduct. The support networks (buddy, manager, mentor systems) have also been invaluable to me developing close relationships with my colleagues. My specific work tasks have given me opportunities to apply my skills and learned knowledge from both my studies and past experiences and have further deepened my understanding of them for my own personal growth. I have felt like a valued member of the team and I really look forward to achieving my work goals every day with the great people I work with." - Samantha, Bachelors in Commerce (Business Analytics) and Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering (Honours), University of Sydney
“I have been part of the graduate program for just over five weeks now, and so far every day has brought with it a combination of new and exciting challenges, opportunities, and chances to learn. Work in the ESS team is both varied and engaging, and the combination of structured training and one-on-one sessions with a number of different team members has enabled me to very quickly increase my skillset and meet any challenges I face head on. Whilst work in the ESS team is often complex it is also highly rewarding, and IPART’s welcoming nature combined with the support of the buddy and mentor system have made my time here so far an incredible experience.” - Callum, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Arts (Renewable Energy Engineering), UNSW
The application process will be undertaken in two stages. The first requirement is for applicants to submit a resume and cover letter and answer two relevant questions. The second stage will include an interview where applicants will be required to complete additional capability assessments.
Offers will be made to successful applicants before the end of November 2021, for the positions to start in February 2022.
Key recruitment dates for the 2022 program
Monday 26 April 2021, 9:59am
Interview and assessments
Formal offers made
*Dates subject to change
The 2022 program is a two-year program with 3 project-based rotations. The rotations through IPART are based on the length of a project rather than a set timeframe, allowing better ownership of work. Rotations will be developed by taking into account both the needs of the organisation and interests of the successful applicants.
Phone: (02) 9290 8463