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Essential Energy

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Workplace initiatives at Essential Energy

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms No
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave No
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year 2018 : 69% ; 2017 : 60%
Employee turnover rate 5.80%
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Internal Women's networking groups No
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 14 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 1 week
Paid volunteer days No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership 50:50 by 2025

About Essential Energy

Empowering communities

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to help power more than 800,000 homes and businesses in regional, rural and remote NSW – or to engage with almost 3,000 employees across over 100 local depots and regional offices?

At Essential Energy, we look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland. The electricity we deliver powers homes, hospitals, schools, businesses and services.

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Empowering people

Our motivated and exceptional people work to operate and maintain one of Australia’s largest electricity distribution networks, delivering safe and reliable power to our customers.

At Essential Energy, we don’t just acknowledge differences, we actively seek out diverse perspectives across all spectrums, including gender, heritage and ability. We understand that diversity of thought encourages an innovative and agile workforce. We empower our teams to build an inclusive workplace, ensuring all voices are heard and the potential of every employee is realised. And as a result, we have better ideas and happier employees.

Our Diversity Council representatives help us develop and deliver strategies that foster equal opportunities for women - with a specific focus on improving female representation in non-traditional and leadership roles. We’re also proud of our partnership with the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) and the professional development and growth opportunities it provides.

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Empowering your future

Whether your passion and skills lie in operations, administration, leadership, technology or communications, Essential Energy can offer a rewarding career and a great work-life balance.

So take the next step and check out our jobs. If you can’t find anything matching your skills or dreams, we'd still like to hear from you.

We will then contact you if we have positions that may suit your skills, experiences and interests. If you have already registered with us, you can update your profile at any time.

Essential Energy - empowering communities to share and use energy for a better tomorrow.

And you can too.