Apprentice electrician

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 Senior Maths A or General Maths, English and a Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a 1Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all people to apply for our apprenticeships.

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 262 353



1While Certificate II in Electrotechnology is advantageous, it doesn't guarantee you progression through the recruitment process.