Essential Energy joins the FlexCareers network of flexible employers, offering our community a wide range of corporate, technical and operational roles across regional NSW, North Coast NSW and Southern Queensland.
As one of Australia’s leading distributor of energy, Essential Energy is responsible for building, operating and maintaining the largest electricity network in Australia. Essential Energy focuses on recruiting exceptional people, who are motivated and passionate about their chosen careers. The business works hard to provide a family-friendly working environment, by promoting flexible working practices, and by actively supporting and representing the diverse communities that they serve.
FlexCareers is really excited to welcome Essential Energy, not least because of their strong track record in supporting and encouraging women’s careers. In 2009 Essential Energy launched the [email protected] Charter to focus on improving the representation of women across the business. As part of this initiative, the Women at Work Network was established, to support women to identify and pursue opportunities within the company, and to provide access to information and events within the business and broader community. The network also provides career and personal development support and guidance by:
- Identifying and promoting flexible work arrangements
- Encouraging formal and informal mentoring networks
- Offering training and educational opportunities and information
- Offering support and information for women to assist with professional development
- Promoting the benefits of a diverse workforce
The [email protected] charter has increased female representation across all areas of the business, with growth in key areas such as executive management. In particular, Essential Energy has been incredibly successful in encouraging women to apply for technical and operational roles, including as apprentices. Hear from Courtney and Karina in this video, and find out more about Karina’s journey here.
Essential Energy strive to create a workplace that inspires, engages and motivates their employees. Key to this is ensuring that they recognise, celebrate and support each employee’s individual differences, and value the contribution that they make, so that they can reach their full potential. To help the business achieve it’s goals, there is a robust Diversity and Inclusion strategy in place withh key pillars including gender diversity, ATSI, cross-generational support, LGBTI, disability and multi-cultural, all of which are led by members of the executive leadership and human resources teams.
The business also celebrates significant events during the year – International Women’s Day, Cross-Generational Conversation Day, Mardi Gras, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week, White Ribbon Day and International Day of People with Disability.
Where can a career with Essential Energy take you?
Essential Energy provides opportunities to start a career in your regional community or hometown, with generous rates of pay and on the job training opportunities. FlexCareers is pleased to bring you opportunities with Essential Energy at trainee and cadet level, apprenticeships (find out more here), senior technical and operational roles, as well as corporate and senior managerial positions.
Essential Energy is committed to providing meaningful careers for men and women across regional NSW, and in addition to attractive remuneration, they offer a great range of benefits to reward and motivate employees, including:
- Flexible working options
- Access to the NIB corporate health plan
- 14 weeks parental leave
- A Fitness Passport program
- Further education and career development support
FlexCareers is excited to partner with Essential Energy to bring our community some amazing job opportunities with a truly flexible, supportive employer. To find out more about Essential Energy and to browse flexible roles available through FlexCareers click here.