Iris Shares her Reflection on Empower’s Graduate Program

Iris Shares her Reflection on Empower’s Graduate Program

The most joyous moments for me are the surprised and fulfilled look on people’s faces when they try the assistive aids that they never thought such a small piece of equipment will make such a big impact in their daily life.

I joined Empower Healthcare in January 2021 and have been working as a home care occupational therapist across Melbourne.

I appreciate the opportunities to help vulnerable individuals to achieve their goals of being able to participate in the things they want and/or need to be able to do on a daily basis as well as achieve a healthy and meaningful life. That reminds me why I fell in love with occupational therapy in the first place.

During my time working as a community occupational therapist, I have already found the profession to be fascinating and rewarding, and I am very proud to have chosen this as my career path.

Empower Healthcare Graduate Program

Empower’s Graduate Program

The foundations for a bright career!

How does our program work?

Empower Healthcare’s comprehensive graduate program offers personal development and mentoring, to successfully transition you from a student into talented clinician. Here’s how it works:

  • 12 month structured program
  • Individual development plan & goal setting
  • Weekly 1:1 mentoring
  • Monthly online professional development courses
  • Monthly clinical development workshops
  • Quarterly company-wide professional development & social events
  • Quarterly progress report
  • $1,500 yearly professional development allowance
  • Grad year completion bonus



$1500 PD fund

We provide all graduates with a $1500 professional development fund, which can be used to attend events of your choosing, to help you further your skills and development.

Mentoring and quarterly progress reports

Our grads have access to weekly 1:1 mentoring. Every three months, you and your mentor will discuss your progress in working towards your development plan and goals.

Company-wide professional development and social events

Every three months we have an Empower family reunion, which involves an evening of professional development and social activities to bring our team closer together.

Learn about our graduate program in more detail.

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We accept graduates all-year round.  Call 03 9068 3739 to talk to a member from People and Culture about our national grad opportunities.