Working at APA

 

We invest in our people. Now and for the future.

APA is one of Australia’s leading energy infrastructure business. We own and operate two-thirds of the country’s gas transmission pipelines, distribution networks, power stations and renewable wind and solar assets. As we continue to develop and expand our operating portfolio, we will continue to invest in our greatest asset: our people. We are committed to achieving diversity of thought across the business by providing a safe and inclusive workplace where employees thrive, both in the moment and for the future.

Career Development

As a growing and dynamic business, we have the resources that enable employees at all business levels business to advance their careers. We encourage our people to learn on the job, to network, and to connect with peers though:

Talent Programs — assessment, mentoring and coaching programs supporting transition into senior roles.
Leadership Development — activities and programs dedicated to enhancing leadership capability among our people.
Technical Training — secondments that encourage internal mobility and on-the-job education to build the competencies and skills needed to become experts in their field.
Graduate and Interns Program — participants rotate across the business, learning from industry experts.
Apprenticeship Program (under development, available in 2020) — will extend to rural areas to employ local people in local jobs with structured development to achieve at least a trade qualification.

Work-Life Balance and Flexibility

When it comes to balancing work with personal commitments, we understand one size does not fit all and are always trying to improve. APA is open to a variety of flexible working arrangements tailored to the ever-changing needs of our workforce. These include:

Flexible Working Hours — part-time work and negotiable start and finish times available.
Flexible Work Patterns — includes job-share opportunities, and work-from-home arrangements.
Flexible Leave Policies — employees may apply for a sabbatical/career break or can purchase additional annual leave.
Family Friendly Leave — we provide 14 weeks paid paternal leave, and 2 weeks paid leave for secondary carers. APA is also an accredited breastfeeding friendly workplace and offers a supportive environment for working mothers.

Promoting Wellbeing

Employees benefit from a variety of complimentary services, geared to enhance mental and physical wellbeing. These include simple perks, such as an optional flu shot for all employees, to extensive initiatives, like our support program for employees working away from home.

Counselling Services — Available to employees and their families offering confidential support for personal and work related issues.
Online Health and Fitness Programs — Personalised programs that promote nutrition, better sleeping habits and physical fitness available, as well as a confidential wellness assessment.

Sustainability

We embrace our social responsibility as a successful business, and engage in sustainable initiatives to benefit the environment and local communities where we work.

Community Investment Program — includes partnerships with charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable Indigenous Australians, donations to organisations sharing our diversity goals, employee-matched funding, and project sponsorships.
Minimising Environmental Harm — our risk-based approach involves proactive stakeholder engagement, environmental awareness campaigns, and renewable energy projects.
Industry Investment — promoting camaraderie among industry peers, we sponsor important associations such as YPA and host key events.