Corporate and Commercial Chapter

Commercial & Trading

The Commercial and Trading function supports value creation and value delivery activities in Woodside, including investment analysis, exploration transactions, equity transactions, project agreements, joint venture management, product sales and trading and shipping-related transactions. As a graduate in the Commercial and Trading Function you will receive broad business exposure and the opportunity to contribute to the identification, development and execution of business opportunities through strategy development, investment and market analysis and the negotiation, award and management of contracts. 


Contracting & Procurement

The Contracting and Procurement (C&P) function supports value creation and delivery across Woodside by managing third-party spend. As a graduate in the C&P function, you will receive broad business exposure and development opportunities throughout the contracting lifecycle – strategy and planning, execution and award, and contract and supplier management. As a graduate, you will be involved in various C&P roles across the different functions and business units.


Corporate Affairs

The objective of the Corporate Affairs function is to enhance, shape and protect Woodside's reputation. Woodside engages with stakeholders and communities wherever we are active and the function manages a diverse range of areas including government relations, media and communications, community relations, indigenous affairs, heritage and social performance. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain experience across all aspects of Corporate Affairs. 


Finance (Accounting)

The Woodside Finance function provides financial decision support and accounting for Woodside's business. As a finance graduate you will rotate annually through the finance function to build your knowledge of the various aspects of finance and of the Woodside business including management, financial and statutory accounting, budgeting and forecasting, financial systems and processes accounting activities.


Health & Safety

Woodside is committed to excellent health and safety performance, with an aspiration to achieve top quartile global health and safety performance. Our graduates and vacation students work in a world class environment that encompasses the full oil and gas lifecycle. You will be working within supportive teams and mentored in a range of disciplines such as human factors, process safety, occupational health, occupational hygiene, and health and safety. We are looking for motivated and innovative new talent to help us take our health and safety performance to the next level in a changing world.


Logistics analysts have an opportunity to effect change through innovation and continual improvement in the dynamic oil and gas industry. The Logistics function safely, effectively and efficiently provide services across Woodside to ensure movement of people and materials are delivered to where they are needed. You will be challenged to provide logistics solutions for offshore, onshore, subsea, drilling and major projects for both our Australian as well as international operations. You will learn from experienced industry leaders, and play an integral role in a global logistics networks that encompasses aviation, marine, materials and facilities management. 

People & Global Capability (Human Resources)

The People and Global Capability (PG&C) function partners with the business to drive engaged and enabled people to deliver Woodside's strategic direction. As a graduate in the PG&C function you will receive broad opportunities to be involved in; policy and remuneration, recruitment, employee relations, leadership and capability development and performance management.​


Project Services

Project Services provides support to the Woodside management and development teams, covering planning, estimating, cost control, reporting, cost and schedule risk analysis, and assurance reviews.  As a graduate in the Project Services function, you will receive a broad exposure to Project Services activities and practices across the full oil and gas lifecycle. After successful completion of the graduate program, you will be involved in various Project Services roles across different opportunities and functions and progress to more senior roles. Project Services function also provides for cross-functional opportunities within Woodside.



The Quality team supports Woodside's strategic direction by developing and implementing quality plans that recognise and mitigate risk whilst driving improvement.  You could find yourself developing and applying schemes of surveillance inspection, validation and verification to support regulatory requirements as well as Woodside specific requirements.  As a Graduate in the Quality function you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of discipline areas from contracting and procurement, engineering and project execution and operations, both onshore and offshore in Australia and overseas.


Security & Emergency Management

Graduates in security and emergency management (S&EM) work with the business to support the strategic direction and business processes required to manage emergency and crisis events.  S&EM's mission is to 'protect and enable Woodside's growth'. Through interpreting a range of data types you will assist with improving and streamlining business processes associated with S&EM principles of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR). In a continually changing environment S&EM work with the business to build resilience against foreseen and unforeseen events through the development of plans and procedures and the delivery of training and exercises. Being involved with the development and maintenance of visual performance management tools you will enable the S&EM team to communicate with a range of stakeholders and prioritise workloads to ensure the needs of the business are met. You will also develop knowledge in international security, be trained on measures to prevent fraud and corruption and learn how to apply risk methodology including facilitation of risk assessment workshops and associated processes. S&EM coordinates and maintains PPRR performance internally with operational and non-operational facilities by drawing on internal capabilities as well as maintaining meaningful relationships with our external stakeholders. As a graduate in the S&EM you will receive broad company exposure and the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of Woodside's efforts to build and maintain business resilience.


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