Power Careers Event

Take charge of your future!

This annual event allows students to meet recent graduate engineers and experienced representatives from the electricity industry and discuss career opportunities and pathways for future engineers. Power companies recruit engineers from all disciplines and all engineering students are welcome.

For more information about Career pathways in Electrical engineering, check this page!


The 2021 Power Careers Events will be held on 29 & 30 July (and multiple dates) and is opened to all Engineering Students interesting in learning more about or working in the Power Industry.

  • Careers Convention - 29 July from 4pm in the Engineering Core and in E7, with company stands, talks from industry representatives and networking opportunities.
  • Company sessions (online or face-to-face): 29&30 July. More sessions on 6 Aug & 13 Aug & 20 August and 1st October.

2021 Power Careers Events Programme (PDF, 641 KB) - UPDATED

Register here


The 2020 Power Careers Event was held from 22 to 24 July with about 120 students attending one or more events.

Careers Convention 

Held Wednesday 22 July from 5 pm, including 10 speakers online and about 70 attendees (online or in the lecture theatre). The programme included two keynote speakers, Karl Schicker (Mitton ElectroNet) and Yanosh Irani (Meridian Energy), as well as a panel of recruitment specialists and a panel of young engineers. Download the 2020 Power Careers Convention Programme. The convention was followed by pizza and a chance for those who attended in-person to network.

Company sessions 

Held 23 and 24 July, online and in meeting rooms, students were able to attend 30-minute session with 11 different companies (25 sessions available in total and about 50 different industry representatives).



2019 Power Career Day was held Tuesday 30 July, in the Engineering Core, and consisted of two sessions:

Career Expo

11.00 am to 4.00 pm - Engineering Core Foyer

About 200 students met delegates at 14 Industry members' stands, to learn about the industry, job opportunities and summer placements.

Career Convention & Scholarship Awards

4.30pm to 6.30pm - E5 Lecture Theatre, Engineering Core

About 80 students and 20 industry representatives attended the talks to learn about the exciting opportunities and challenges for the electricity industry, and hear individual Programme - Power Career Day 2019. EPECentre Scholarships were awarded during the evening. This was followed by refreshments and a chance to network.