Apprenticeships FAQs

Find answers here to the commonly asked questions about apprenticeships.

Who can apply?

We value diversity and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply including women, mature age applicants, school leavers and members of Indigenous and other minority groups.

I'm a mature aged person. Do you accept applications from a mature person?

We welcome the diversity that all age groups bring to our workforce and we follow a merit based recruitment process. Applications from mature aged people are certainly accepted.

Can I apply if I'm under 17 years of age?

You must be at least 17 years of age and have completed Year 12 by the time the apprenticeship starts.

Do I need to have permanent residency?

Yes. You need to be a permanent Australian resident or hold a subclass 866 or 200 visa.

Do you accept applications from current apprentices?

No. If you’re currently registered with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or under a current training contract, we can’t accept your application.

We will consider your application if you have recently been made redundant or if your current employer is out of work and willing to release you from your current training and employment contract. You will need to upload a redundancy notification/release from your current employer in the application form.

What are the educational requirements?

These requirements apply for Apprentice Electrician, Communications Technician, Distribution Linesperson, Transmission Linesperson & Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting).

To apply for these trade types, you must have at least one of the following:

  • completed Year 12 and passed Senior Maths, English and a Science subject (highly advantageous), or
  • completed equivalent pre-vocational studies including a *Certificate II in Electrotechnology, or
  • have relevant work experience if you don't hold a certificate.

* Please note that while Certificate II in Electrotechnology is advantageous, it doesn't guarantee your progression through the recruitement process.

What if I can’t attend an assessment centre or panel interview?

Due to the sheer volume of applicants and locations, we can’t change location or date/times for assessment centres or panel interviews. We will let you know as soon as possible when assessments and interviews are held, so you have time to make yourself available.

What will my salary be?

Employment conditions are regulated by the relevant legal agreement.

For Apprentice Electrician, Distribution Linesperson, Transmission Linesperson, Communications Technician and Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter) roles, an indication of your first year salary will be:

  • Under 21 years of age: $29,289 per annum + superannuation
  • 21 & over years of age: $58,880 per annum + superannuation

All of your uniforms, personal protective equipment and tools are supplied and paid for, as well any study, travel and accommodation costs.

What will my hours be?

Apprentices work a 72.5 hour, nine day fortnight. The start and finish times may vary at different work locations, however your standard working day will be eight hours.

Please note: Overtime and travel may be required on occasion to meet business requirements.

Do you pay relocation costs?

We don’t cover the cost to relocate as a new apprentice. It is your responsibility to relocate to the area near the depot you are allocated to.

Can I apply for more than one apprenticeship or location?

No. You can only select one preferred location and apprenticeship type.

Visit our latest intake webpage to see if we’re advertising apprenticeships right now.

Do you still have questions?

If you still have questions or have issues with your application you can contact us on:

T: 1800 932 077

E: ApprenticeRecruitment@energyq.com.au