Apprenticeships

Become a highly skilled electrician with a difference

Our four-year apprenticeship program combines TAFE study and on-the-job practical experience.

Based at our state-of-the-art Technical Training Centre in Western Sydney, apprentices are rotated through a variety of locations and roles to learn from some of the most experienced trades people in the business.

At the end of the program you’ll qualify for a Certificate III - Electrotechnology Electrician and electrician’s licence, enabling you to apply for line worker and cable jointing roles.  You will also receive a second qualification, that will be selected in line with our future workforce needs.

Watch the 2022 Apprentice Information Session here.

Hear why you should apply for an Apprenticeship with Endeavour Energy

Our female Apprentices and Tradeswomen share what they love about working for Endeavour Energy.

We celebrate all the people who are working hard to #BreakTheBias.

Last year an online Information Session was held with our applicants for the 2022 Apprentice intake to allow them to as questions and find out more about the program.

Hear why you should apply for an Apprenticeship with Endeavour Energy

Our female Apprentices and Tradeswomen share what they love about working for Endeavour Energy.

We celebrate all the people who are working hard to #BreakTheBias.

Last year an online Information Session was held with our applicants for the 2022 Apprentice intake to allow them to as questions and find out more about the program.

Our Apprentice Program

The Endeavour Energy apprentice program provides the highest quality development and specialised industry training, payment of all educational fees and expenses along with paid leave to attend TAFE.  All tools and equipment are supplied.

You will enjoy a nine day working fortnight and opportunities to work flexibly whilst receiving a competitive salary and four weeks annual leave.

You will gain experience through job rotation in areas such as Transmission, Field Service Centres and System Operations.

Applicant requirements

Applicants need to have completed Year 10 and/or be over 17 years to apply for a a full-time apprenticeship.

It's a hands-on job that will see you work outdoors in all weather conditions.  You'll need to be comfortable climbing ladders and working in trenches and will to work across the Endeavour Energy Network Area

You need to enjoy mathematical and technical activities, be practical and have good hand-eye coordination. You will also need excellent diagnostic ability, an aptitude for mechanics and electronics, able to do precise and detailed work, and have good communication skills including literacy skills. 

Most importantly, we are after team players who enjoy a challenge and a passion for supporting the community.

A typical work day

Our Electrotechnology Electrician’s typically install, repair and maintain high and low voltage underground cabling infrastructure.  

They stand and maintain poles, hardware and overhead powerlines as well as construct and maintain pole and ground mounted substations and switchgear.  In addition, they may install, repair and maintain street lighting systems.

They diagnose and rectify faults in electrical equipment and systems and get involved in planning the electrical installation of integrated systems.

With the transformation to a modern grid, our Electrician's are also involved in commissioning new smart energy and automation technology to integrate distributed energy sources.

Diversity and Inclusion

Endeavour Energy supports an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where our people feel respected and supported to grow.  We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our community. 

We aim for gender balance in our Apprentice and Graduate intakes, and since 2018, 44% of our new apprentices have been women and gender diverse.  Watch this video to hear about why some of our female employees love working at Endeavour.

We’re also committed to growing our representation, and developing careers, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our Apprentice program. We are partnering with TAFE NSW to sponsor the Empower Electrical Apprenticeship Readiness program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Career opportunities

Many of our apprentices go on to further employment opportunities at Endeavour including line worker and cable jointing roles.  

At the end of your apprenticeship as we consider future employment opportunities, we look at your performance as an apprentice including your TAFE results and your on-the-job performance, attendance and team skills.

Apply Now

Click here to apply for our 2023 Apprenticeship Program.

Apprentice Profile – Karyn

‘I had two children during my apprenticeship with Endeavour Energy and they provided the flexibility I needed to be a mum and complete my trade. Endeavour Energy were very supportive during my pregnancies, while on parental leave and when returning to work and adjusting to being a working mum. It was only because of Endeavour’s support and flexibility around my particular situation that I was able to successfully complete my apprenticeship and gain a permanent role as a Trades woman at Endeavour’

 

 

Where can I get more information?

Email our team at apprenticeships@endeavourenergy.com.au

What does Endeavour Energy offer?

  • a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment
  • payment of all educational fees and expenses and paid leave to attend TAFE College
  • work/life balance: enjoy a nine day working fortnight and opportunities to work flexibly
  • competitive salary and four weeks annual leave
  • all tools and equipment supplied
  • highest quality development and specialised industry training at our Technical Training Centre
  • experience through job rotation in various areas such as Transmission, Field Service Centres and System Operations
  • a recognised trade certificate and electrician’s licence upon successful completion
  • career opportunities: there are many ways to grow with rewarding careers in trade, engineering and project management roles

Frequently asked questions

What qualification will I get?
At the end of the program you’ll qualify for a Certificate III - Electrotechnology Electrician and electrician’s licence, enabling you to apply for line worker and cable jointing roles. You will also receive a second qualification, that will be selected in line with our future workforce needs.

What sort of work does this lead to?
Endeavour Energy’s Electrotechnology Electrician’s typically perform the following tasks:

  • diagnose and rectify faults in electrical equipment and systems
  • plan the electrical installation of integrated systems
  • commission new smart energy and automation technology to integrated distributed energy sources
  • stand and maintain poles, hardware and overhead powerlines
  • install underground cabling infrastructure
  • repair and maintain high and low voltage underground cabling
  • construct and maintain pole and ground mounted substations and switchgear
  • install, repair and maintain street lighting systems

 

What will my apprenticeship lead to?
At the end of your apprenticeship, we look at your performance as an apprentice and the number of positions available when considering future employment opportunities. The assessment of your performance will include your TAFE results and your on-the-job performance, attendance and team skills.

What type of people are we looking for?
You must have completed Year 10 and/or be 17 years of age or older to undertake a full time apprenticeship. We’re looking for applicants who are self-motivated, eager to learn and enjoy challenges. We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

During your apprenticeship and as part of your learning, you need to be willing to travel to various work locations within Endeavour Energy's network area.

You need to enjoy mathematical and technical activities, be practical and have good hand-eye coordination, good eyesight and normal colour vision. You need excellent diagnostic ability, an aptitude for mechanics and electronics, able to do precise and detailed work, and have good communication skills including literacy skills. You must have a strong regard for safety.

What is Endeavour Energy's approach to diversity and inclusion?
Our approach to diversity and inclusion is about reflecting on our communities, making Endeavour Energy a place where everyone belongs and putting our people and customers at the heart of what we do.

We're building an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where differences are valued and everyone feels respected and supported to grow.

To reflect the communities we serve, we'd love to see more women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders apply for our Apprentice program.

What is the recruitment process for Apprentices?
More information about the apprentice recruitment process can be found here.

How do I apply?
Applications for our 2022 Apprenticeship program are now closed. To search and apply for other Endeavour vacancies, View All Jobs.

Where can I get more information?

An information session was held as part of our 2022 Apprenticeship program intake.  Click here to view the recorded session.

Alternatively you can email our team at apprenticeships@endeavourenergy.com.au

 

Meet our apprentices

 

Natasha Stanic, 28 yrs

Mother of two girls aged six and seven years, Tash previously worked in retail and warehousing.

"What I love about my apprenticeship is being active and physical, I especially like climbing.

I think it’s a great career for a female. It’s not a glamorous job as you at times have to get dirty but it’s exciting to learn about the amazing and intricate network industry.

The qualities needed are great enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, endurance and a can-do attitude."

 

Murray Flewin, 19 yrs

Murray joined Endeavour Energy straight from High School.

"I have enjoyed being hands-on working in the field almost right from the start, particularly when I compare my job with apprentices in other industries.

It’s a big challenge keeping on top of the TAFE work as it is a three year course compressed into two years. But this is great as it means we finish a year early in the classroom and can spend our final year in the field."