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Careers and employment

Would you like to work for Aqwest? There are a range of career opportunities across the organisation including in water services operations and maintenance, capital works, health and safety, risk management, business development, financial services and customer service.

At Aqwest, the people who work in the organisation are its most important asset. The key to sustainable business is to invest in training, development and safety and providing a work environment where employees have the opportunity to thrive.

Aqwest prides itself on a safe working environment and culture, underpinned by an Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Plan.

If you would like a career at Aqwest, see below for current vacancies, and other benefits of being an Aqwest employee.

Job vacancies

There are currently no vacancies,

Why work for Aqwest?

Rich History

Aqwest is the trading name of the Bunbury Water Corporation.

The Bunbury Water Board was formed in 1905 to obtain, treat and distribute water and has served the people of Bunbury for over 100 years.

The move away from the historic Bunbury Water Board and the evolution of Aqwest occurred as part of the restructuring process in 1996/97.

Despite the updated image and streamlined structure, the tradition of delivering quality water at reasonable cost to the people of Bunbury continues with Aqwest.

Aqwest uses the latest technology and engineering know-how to produce and deliver high quality water for the expanding Bunbury community.

Location, Location, Location!

Bunbury is located 175km south of Perth on the beautiful South West coast of Western Australia and has an enviable lifestyle, fantastic climate, nearby wineries, outstanding restaurants and is surrounded by water on three sides including glorious beaches. It has all the modern entertainment and recreational facilities you would expect in a bustling and growing city. Bunbury has a rich pool of community and culturally diverse activities and is an exciting place to live and work.

Employee Benefits

The Enterprise Agreement includes a set of terms and conditions of employment for Aqwest employees including:

  • Individual flexibility
  • Objectives of agreement
  • Employment categories
  • Hours of work
  • Salary
  • Overtime
  • On call arrangements
  • Annual leave
  • Personal leave
  • Compassionate leave & community service leave
  • Leave without pay
  • Parental leave
  • Public holidays
  • Consultation procedure
  • Study leave
  • Travelling expense reimbursement
  • Relieving and higher duties
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Termination of employment
  • Redundancy
  • Disputes resolution procedure
  • Long service leave
  • Annual performance based salary adjustments
  • Salary & Wage Tables

Aqwest also provides and funds a number of programs, on top of the conditions in the Agreement, that provide additional benefits to employees. These include initiatives to:

  • Improve employee health and wellbeing
  • Assist with career development
  • Improve the employee’s working environment

Summary of benefits:

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Flu Vaccinations

Provided annually free of charge to all employees.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Professional skin cancer screening provided annually to employees.

Employee Assistance Program

A fully funded service provided by AQWEST for employees and members of their immediate family to access counselling services. Any employee can access the service. Sessions are limited to four per family unit. 

Shower Facilities

Access to shower and change rooms for employees at the workplace.

Bicycle Racks

Secure racks are available for employees’ use.

WORKPLACE

Induction Program

All new employees participate in a comprehensive Induction Program that covers:

  • Corporate Induction
  • Safety Induction
  • Human Resources Induction
  • Equal Employment Opportunity, Access and Inclusion

Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangements to assist employees to balance work and personal life, by arrangement between AQWEST and employee.

Arrangements include:

  • Flexitime which allows employees to alter start and finish times and have time off for other commitments.
  • Limited banking of hours which allows employees to work extra hours and take additional time off.

Lunch Room Facilities

Kitchen with full cooking facilities and communal lunch room are provided for employees.

Social Club

AQWEST provides a facility for employee payroll deductions of Social Club membership fees. Fees are $10 per fortnight.

LEAVE

Annual Leave

Consists of four weeks annual leave paid after twelve months continuous service. Pro-rata for part-time staff.

Personal Leave

Paid personal leave is available to employees for:

  • Illness or injury.
  • Caring for immediate family or household members who are ill and require care.
  • Unexpected emergency affecting the staff member.

Personal leave accrues at one day per completed month of service and pro rata for part time staff.

Compassionate Leave

Available in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement and National Employment Standards (NES).

Public Holidays

Paid leave on gazetted Public Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Australia Day
  • Anzac Day
  • Foundation Day
  • Queen’s Birthday
  • Labour Day

In addition to all public holidays, employees receive an additional two days, at New Year and Easter, in accordance with the current Enterprise Agreement.

Long Service Leave

Employees receive thirteen weeks of leave for ten years of continuous service. An additional thirteen weeks is available after each subsequent period of seven years of continuous service.

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