Timor Leste Professional Development Program

Our Timor-Leste Professional Development Program is an opportunity for Timor-Leste nationals currently studying at Australian-based universities to complete summer vacation employment with Woodside in Perth.

You are eligible for the Timor-Leste Professional Development Program if you are:

  • A Timor-Leste national
  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at an Australian university
  • Have a valid right to live, work and study in Australia
  • Have demonstrated workplace English language competency.

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable technical, business and career development skills through vacation employment with Australia’s largest oil and gas producer. The program is integrated with the Summer Vacation Program and offers the same benefits including support by a graduate buddy and technical mentor, inclusion in our dynamic graduate community and the opportunity to be assessed for a on our Graduate Development Program.



Applications for the 2017/18 Timor-Leste Professional Development Program are now closed.

Application​ Process

1. Online application

All applications are to be submitted to our online portal. Applications that are emailed will not be considered. The online application form gives you the opportunity to tell us about yourself. It is important to tell us about the different facets of your experiences to date, so remember to include any work experience, extra-curricular involvement, leadership roles and personal interests, not just your academic achievements.

Make sure you read the questions carefully so you can answer them to the best of your ability, to highlight and demonstrate the skills and competencies you can bring to our organisation.

Lastly, review your application and make sure that you have attached all the documentation that we have requested. This will help us to avoid any delays in carefully evaluating your application. You will need to attach a copy of your current resume, a copy of your current academic transcript/statement of results to date and evidence of your ability to work in Australia for the 12 week period.

2. Telephone Screen

If your application progresses past the initial selection stage, a Woodside representative will contact you to conduct a short telephone conversation which is expected to last 20 minutes. This conversation will cover your interest in joining the program and some questions to learn more about your background.

3. Workshop

If you are successful in steps 1-2, you will be invited to attend a workshop that will be held at our head office in Perth and will be approximately half a day in duration.  You will participate in a number of elements including an interview (behavioural), an opportunity to network with employees within our organisation and a presentation providing you with more information about the program. ​​

4. Due Diligence

Our due diligence stage may include, but is not limited to, a national criminal record check, sanctions check, anti-money laundering check, academic record/qualification check and drug and alcohol screen. Our due diligence process can be lengthy and take up to four weeks. As a result we ask candidates that reach this stage of our selection process to keep us updated with any other offers you may receive whilst you are going through our selection process.

5. Offer

If you have been successful in steps one to six, and are selected to be offered a position on our program, a member of our Resourcing Team will contact you to extend a formal offer. At this stage, the Resourcing Adviser will talk through the details of your offer and answer any queries you may have. This will be followed up with a hard copy of your offer and any relevant paperwork.​