18 July 2012
Energex apprentices play an integral part in providing electricity to 1.3 million homes and businesses in the state’s south east.
And 29 more apprentices have joined the ranks of Energex field workers.
Energex’s Apprentice Manager Mic Petroff said the new apprentices will play an important role, not only for Energex, but for the entire community.
“Energex apprentices are integral members of the team because it is them who will be required to meet South East Queensland’s future energy needs,” Mr Petroff said.
“An Energex apprenticeship is more than just a job. It’s also a community responsibility in which they will sometimes be expected to work in the harshest conditions to ensure that the lights are back on as soon as possible should destructive wild weather lash the south east.”
For the next six months the apprentices will complete rigorous trade-specific training before hitting the poles and wires in the local area. Entry into an Energex apprenticeship requires a high degree of aptitude, and offers training in technical theory as well as practical, on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship leads to a nationally recognised qualification which in turn leads to great career.
Mr Petroff highlighted that each new apprentice’s career was one in which opportunities were plentiful.
He said that many former Energex apprentices have gone on to head up some of Australia’s largest energy providers and have become sought-after to lead similar international organisations.
Currently Energex has more than 350 apprentices working in the field.
Energex encourages people of all ages to apply for apprenticeships and currently has male and female apprentices aged between 18 and 50 years old.
Those seeking a rewarding career in the electricity distribution industry find more information by logging onto the Energex website at energex.com.au and follow the careers link.
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