Applications open today for the vacation student intake, which will see the successful university students complete three month’s paid work at Unitywater during their summer break.

University students are being encouraged to apply for the program, with 12 opportunities for this year’s intake available for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, environmental science, IT, HR and project management.

Unitywater Talent Acquisition Lead Brad Kent said he was excited to add another learning opportunity to the existing vacation student program. “Just like professional sport teams, we want to attract and develop the best talent out there,” Mr Kent said.

“We’re excited to have Lightning come on board as additional mentors to this year’s group of vacation students, building on the great program we already deliver.

“Our vacation program gives students an opportunity to gain experience in their chosen field of study, but also to learn important skills like teamwork, agility, resilience and leadership – and the Lightning players offer an inspiring take on that.”

Sunshine Coast Lightning vice-captain and Australian Diamonds shooter Steph Wood said the team were excited to be involved.

“We’re excited to welcome the vacation students to our home at USC Stadium and share our experience in teamwork, resilience and leadership,” Ms Wood said.

“These qualities will set you up for success in any career and we hope our session will add to the great program Unitywater already runs and help students start scoring goals for their future.”

Unitywater employs more than 700 people and actively encourages candidates with all abilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close 30 September. Visit to apply.