By offering the annual Western Earthmoving Scholarship for Construction and Engineering at UTS, WEM will support a broad range of students in the Engineering and Construction disciplines, and engage students to deepen their understanding and experience of the work of WEM and its impact in the development industry.

The Scholarship is open to applicants annually, offering Construction and Engineering students the opportunity to receive a cash grant to support their studies as well as paid work placement with WEM.

Types of Projects

We have a vast range of size and job type currently underway.  Operating in Sydney's booming Northwest and Southwest region, these projects vary in size and complexity, affording significant experience to the right candidate.

Who is Eligable?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and

  • Enrolled in the first or second year of a UTS:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma in Engineering Practice course (majoring in Civil Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering); or

  • Combined Bachelor of Engineering course (with a major in Civil Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering); or

  • Bachelor of Construction Project Management course; and

  • Continuing Students: The Recipient must have achieved a minimum Pass average (WAM 50 +) in their first year of study.

  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form to be eligible.

  • All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person. 

  • Please note previous recipients of the WEM scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

Selection Process


Recipient Selection Criteria:

  • Motivation and interest in the UTS course, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application and interview;

  • Motivation and interest in participating in a paid work placement at WEM, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application and interview;

  • Personal experience and achievement, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application and interview;

  • Alignment of the culture, values and goals with those of WEM, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application and interview.

Our Culture

The WEM culture embraces team success, effort, loyalty, empowerment, social conscience and willingness to go the extra yard.  WEM encourages and supports employees with ongoing mentorship and regular feedback to give the best opportunity to learn develop and advance.


  • Growth and advancement opportunities for the right candidate in an industry leading company.

  • Significant training and development opportunities.

  • Ongoing mentorship from all levels of senior management.

  • Working in an environment that allows employees to maximise their potential.

How to apply


To apply for the Western Earthmoving Scholarship, please go to the UTS application page, via the Apply Now link below.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 27 April 2020. Please note incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

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