Unlocking Future Engineering Talent: Work Integrated Learning Program

Are you seeking new perspectives, innovative ideas, and a pipeline of skilled engineering talent? Look no further!

Our Engineering Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program offers industry an opportunity to connect with talented final-year undergraduate and master’s La Trobe University students.

Over 95% of our graduates are employed full-time within 4 months of graduation*.

Register your interest in engaging a student at your organisation, and benefit from:

  • Access to Top Talent: Connect with high-achieving engineering students in their final year of studies. These students bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to your workplace.
  • New Ideas and Energy: WIL participants infuse your organisation with new perspectives and the latest industry training. Their ideas can invigorate your projects and processes.
  • Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities: By hosting WIL students, your current staff can take on leadership roles as mentors. This fosters professional growth and knowledge sharing within your team.
  • Invest in Your Future Workforce: Nurturing early career talent pays dividends. WIL provides a direct link to potential future employees who are already familiar with your organisation.
  • Solutions to Real Business Challenges: WIL students actively contribute to solving your business problems. They engage in meaningful projects, applying their skills to provide practical solutions.

Submit an Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest for the next placement intake close 31 March 2024.


"As a business committed to Australian manufacturing, Downee has a pipeline of ambitious product and factory automation projects.
Partnering with La Trobe University through its Work Integrated Learning Program, has enabled us to accelerate the delivery of those projects and created a pipeline of high-quality talent entering our business." –
Carl Hardie,  Group Operations Manager, Downee


How It Works

Rigorous Candidate Matching: La Trobe University’s team matches WIL candidates to your specific needs. We ensure that the best-fit students are put forward for interviews, streamlining your recruitment process.

Ongoing Support: Throughout the partnership, our professional team provides seamless support. We assist both your organisation and the students, ensuring a successful collaboration.

800-Hour Program: The WIL program spans 6 to 12 months, during which students dedicate approximately 800 hours to your business. They work on projects or contribute to solving organisational challenges.

Costs and Scholarships

Total Cost (including student industry scholarship and program fee): Partnering with La Trobe University for the WIL program costs $13,200.

Get Involved

Unlock the potential of future engineering leaders by participating in La Trobe University’s WIL program. Connect with us today and invest in your organisation’s growth! Submit your EOI via the button above or contact:

Tim Austin, Senior Industry Engagement Coordinator

Dr Elsuida Kondo, Senior Lecturer - Engineering Department

*Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, ComparED: Engineering (Undergraduates)