October 23, 2019, 9:08 pm

Summer Vacation Programme

Assetivity’s Summer Vacation Programme is a paid opportunity for engineering students in their penultimate year of study to gain some practical experience, build networks and expand their CVs.

Over a 12 week period you will not only get valuable exposure to real, meaningful work, but you will also get one on one coaching from a senior consultant, the possibility of a visit to a client’s site, an insight into our culture, and the opportunity to take part in some of our valued training courses.

Based in Perth, the programme runs from November to February. You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
  • An engineering student in your penultimate year of study.

For all queries and applications please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet Our Vacation Students

 Joe Murphy

Joseph Murphy, 2018/19

University: University of Western Australia

Course: Bachelor of Science: Engineering Science (UWA) (2013-2016)

Did you find the Summer Vacation Programme to be a valuable experience and has it contributed in getting you to where you are now?

My time at Assetivity has been an incredibly valuable experience – it really has allowed me to take on exciting challenges in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

The wide range of clients that I’ve been exposed to (particularly in the mining sector) is especially valuable to me. I had the privilege to travel interstate to work onsite at a large mutli-metals processing facility, and that experience is something I will probably never forget.

In terms of the work environment, the staff in the office are always friendly and approachable, which makes the potentially daunting transition from University life to an office environment easy and effortless. The amount of knowledge and experience the staff have -and are willing to share- is amazing and I cannot recommend this company enough.


Gavy Dai

Gavy Dai, 2018/19

University: University of Western Australia

Course: Master of Professional Engineering: Electrical & Electronic Engineering (UWA) (2017-2019)

Did you find the Summer Vacation Programme to be a valuable experience and has it contributed in getting you to where you are now?

Accepting this position gave me a better understanding of asset management and what this area requires from an undergraduate engineer. The personal mentorship, guidance and experience I received was beneficial for my growth as an excellent engineer in this area of specialisation.

Its understandable why Assetivity is one of the leading consultancies for asset management in Australia due to their excellent quality of work and dedication to their clients to achieve their goals.


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Chika Onyeogaziri, 2017/18

University: University of Newcastle

Course: Masters in Engineering Management

Did you find the Summer Vacation Programme to be a valuable experience and has it contributed in getting you to where you are now?

The Summer vacation program was valuable, and it exposed me to new ideas, highly skilled professionals and opportunities to connect with industries. For me, it was my first Australian work experience and it has helped me develop skills to manage work life balance and work in a new country, culture and diverse nationality.

So far, it has opened me to a new career path in Asset Reliability and Maintenance which I am gladly pursing and hoping to develop more in years to come.

Troy De Knock

Troy De Knock, 2015/16

University: Curtain University of Technology

Course: Mechanical Engineering

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Philip Gaisford, 2014/15

University : University of Western Australia 

Course: Mechanical Engineering

What was the most interesting aspect of the programme?

Visiting Rio Tinto Iron Ore's Cape Lambert Port was a great learning experience and enabled me to visualise the processes and equipment I was working on.  I would probably say the most interesting facet of the programme are the people you work with, they are very experienced and approachable and always willing to pass on nuggets of wisdom!

Richard Docherty

Richard Docherty, 2013/14

University: Edith Cowan University

Course: Mechanical Enginnering

What was most satisfying about your job or what did you like most about working here?

The poeple are welcoming, friendly, helpful and patient.  The organisation is very team oriented and I felt like I was part of everything.  I was working in a field I had never been exposed to before, and I always enjoy new experiences.


Joseph Gossatti, 2012/13

University: Curtin University

Course: Mechanical Engineering

Has the Summer Vacation Programme contributed in getting you to where you are now?

I found the Summer Vacation Programme very valuable, as it exposed me to a side of management that most graduates won't normally encounter for years.  This makes the lessons and skills that the programme exposed me to even more valuable, as they will prove useful throughout my career.


Kieran Hammal, 2011/12

University: RMIT University

Course: Electrical, Computer & Mechanical Engineering

Did you find the Summer Vacation Programme to be a valuable experience?

Yes, it was a great experience.  For me it was the first time that I had worked in an office environment with other engineers and it also provided me with some great exposure to the mining industry.  Considering that I had previously always worked within the maritime industry, I found this to be great exposure. 

Upcoming Training Courses

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 - Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
Location: Melbourne

Monday, 11 Nov 2019 - Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
Location: Brisbane

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019
Location: Brisbane

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
Location: Brisbane

Friday, 15 Nov 2019
Location: Brisbane

Monday, 18 Nov 2019 - Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Location: Perth

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 - Thursday, 21 Nov 2019
Location: Perth
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