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ABB Australia Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Technology

What it does: ABB Australia Pty. Ltd. provides power and automation technologies that include power systems, power products, robotics, transformers, motors and generators, discrete automation and motion, and low-voltage products.

Mission: To enable a more sustainable and resource-efficient future with their technology leadership in electrification and automation

Size and presence: ABB operates in over 100 countries with around 106,000 talented employees worldwide, including 1,100 employees in Australia (in 2021)

Best known for A world’s leading provider of digital technologies

The good bits: Job security

The not-so-good bits: Workload and diverse tasks can be challenging

The Story of ABB Australia

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB has a history of excellence for more than 130 years and operates in more than 100 countries across three regions: the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It has four customer-focused leading businesses: Industrial Automation, Electrification, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation.

ABB serves three main customer segments: Utilities, Industry, and Transport & Infrastructure. About half of their customers are in the industrial segment, and they serve production facilities and factories all around the world, from process industries (such as mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper) to discrete industries (including food and beverage, automotive, and consumer electronics).

In Australia, ABB has operations at 10 sites in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne. They provide efficient and reliable solutions for customers with a focus on reduced operating costs, improved safety, uptime, and energy efficiency.

Culture & vibe

At ABB, you will be working on the cutting edge of electrical technology. They have strong technical capability and a vast range of products spread over many different departments. The work environment is fast-paced with a high health and safety-conscious culture. 

You will be able to work independently with diverse work teams of expert engineers. You can learn a lot about electronic knowledge, many tool uses, and how to deal with vendors and customers from very diverse industries.

Recruitment process

To find your job, you can browse their Career page for open jobs or get recommendations based on your skills and interests. You need to make sure that the role matches your personal goals. 

You can then complete your application details and upload your documents. Besides your personal information, your CV should also provide an overview of your skills and qualifications that match the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated, and if you are selected to proceed to the next step, you will receive a request to disclose a potential conflict of interest.

Depending on the position, you might be invited to an initial online interview or assessment (using the latest technologies), followed by two or three rounds of interviews with HR and hiring managers to dive into your motivation, background, skills, and cultural fit. This is also the opportunity for you to get to know them better and to show why you are right for the job.

In order to guarantee a lean and simple process, ABB prefers online interviews or assessments. This will allow you to decide on the time, day, and set up of the interview, within given time frames. If the interviewers’ feedback and the compliance checks are positive, you will receive a job offer.

Career prospects

To ensure the employees’ career development, the company provides the following:

  • Regular reviews: to align employees’ interests and business needs, line managers and employees should regularly review and discuss performance, development, and career paths throughout the year. One of the outcomes of the ongoing conversations is agreeing on a development plan and key development actions.
  • Talent management process: the company invests in all stages of talent management processes (talent identification, advancement, succession planning etc.) and shares the best practices globally.
  • Internal promotions: to drive the careers forward, the company applies an Open Job Market policy where their people have equal opportunities to apply internally for all available open positions. Talent advancement programs also help employees understand how to better position themselves and explore future opportunities.
  • Global mobility: plenty of opportunities for employees to broaden their horizons with overseas job postings and by working with people from other countries and cultures.
  • Learn, upskill, reskill: learning opportunities for employees to continue developing and reaching their professional targets.


The benefits for employees can include:

  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Insurance for business trips
  • Pension savings
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Corporate events and programs
  • Discounts with the company’s partners
  • Good transport accessibility by different means
  • Loyalty reward
  • Annual financial bonus
  • Annual salary adjustments
  • Language courses (group, individual, or online)
  • Further external courses and conferences
  • Possibility to travel abroad

Social Contributions

The company provides each employee with one charity day off a year to help support a community activity or charity that is important to them. Through its Workplace Giving Program, employees can also donate to a group of charities they choose, including Children's Hospital Foundations Australia, Cancer Council of Australia, Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, and The Smith Family. 

ABB Australia also takes part in fundraising activities through employee donation matching, such as for the Queensland flood victims in 2011. In addition, ABB provides scholarships to electrical engineering students in various parts of the world who need financial support to be able to continue their studies.


The following sources were used in researching this page

  • modernslaveryregister.gov.au
  • global.abb/group/en
  • indeed.com
  • seek.com
  • glassdoor.com
  • careers.abb
  • new.abb.com

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
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Current Jobs & Opportunities

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Sydney, NSW
Gain the competencies and skills you need to launch your career with ABB Australia. Apply to their team today!
AUD 49,000 - 80,000 / Year

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