Apprentices

Become a highly skilled electrician with a difference.

We offer electrical apprenticeships depending on future workforce needs.

Our four-year apprenticeship combines TAFE study and on-the-job practical experience. You’ll work outdoors in all conditions and you’ll need to be comfortable working with your hands, climbing ladders and working in trenches.

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

What we provide

  • a safe working environment
  • payment of all educational fees and expenses
  • paid leave to attend TAFE College
  • nine day working fortnight
  • four weeks annual leave
  • all the tools you need for the job including your uniform, boots and personal safety equipment
  • specialised industry training at 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
  • access to rewarding careers in trade, engineering and project management roles

Answers to common 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.

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
  • stand and maintain poles, hardware and overhead powerlines
  • install underground cabling infrastructure
  • repair and maintain high and low voltage underground cabling
  • construction and maintain pole and ground mounted substations and switchgear
  • installation, repair and maintain street lighting systems

 

Will you employ me at the end of the program?
Naturally, we will look at the number of positions available and your performance as an apprentice when considering your permanent employment. 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 both youth and adult applicants who are self-motivated, eager to learn and enjoy challenges. 

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.

How do I apply?
If we are looking for a new intake of apprentices the positions will be listed under Search jobs. Look out for the opening and closing dates for applications and apply online. 

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."