What is an Apprentice Electrician?
An apprentice electrician is responsible for developing and maintaining electricity infrastructure. On a day-to-day basis, electricians construct, repair and maintain overhead, underground and substation power supply equipment.
An apprentice electrician holds the same qualification as a household electrician. However, our electricians don’t wire houses or buildings – they wire substations. It’s a very technical role and is suited to people who enjoy problem solving.
An apprentice electrician typically performs the following tasks:
- maintaining and building substations
- emergency repair work
- investigating power supply problems
- connecting customers.
What’s required for the role?
To apply for this trade type you must have at least one of the following:
- completed Year 12 and passed Maths A, B or C, English or English Communications and a Science subject (highly advantageous), or
- completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
- have relevant work experience.
When can I apply?
You can apply for an apprenticeship when we’re advertising for applicants, which usually happens about twice a year.
Visit our latest intake webpage to see if we’re advertising apprenticeships right now.
Got any more questions?
If you still have questions, you might find answers on our FAQs webpage , or you can contact one of our Apprentice Management Team members:
T: 1800 932 077