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 you must be 17 years or older at the time of starting your apprenticeship with us and 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.