Trade types

We have a variety of trade types on offer through our apprenticeship program. The apprenticeships that are available vary from year to year in line with the needs of our business.

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.

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

Entry requirement

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 Maths A or Essential Maths and English. Completion of a Technology or Science subject is highly advantageous, or
  • Completed equivalent pre-vocational or equivalent tertiary studies including a Certificate II in Electrotechnology1or
  • Have relevant work experience.

Apprentice Electrician

UEE30820 - Certificate lll in Electrotechnology Electrician

During your apprenticeship you'll have the opportunity to work in differing working environments to give you experience in electrical distribution, domestic and commercial aspects of the trade.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble, and dismantle electrical and power distribution equipment
  • Safely working at heights – including climbing power poles
  • How to select and terminate various types of current carrying electrical conductors
  • Interpret electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams or drawings
  • Understand electrical concepts required to fault find electromagnetic, direct and alternating current circuits
  • Selection of correct electrical equipment and wiring for a particular job
  • Installation of lighting, power outlets, conduits, cable trays, ladder racks, high and low voltage circuit breakers
  • Fault-finding, testing and repairing electrical equipment
  • Connection of electrical equipment and appliances
  • Installation of motors and switchboards
  • Operate, maintain, and repair high voltage switchgear and transformers
  • Installation of automated electrical controls
  • Planning of appropriate layouts for electrical wiring systems.

Communications Technician

UEE30920 - Certificate III in Electronics and Communications .

Our communications technicians are responsible for a diverse range of tasks that relate to constructions and maintenance of our communications network, fibre optics and substation control and monitoring equipment over large geographical areas.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble, and dismantle electronic and communication equipment
  • Safely working at heights – including climbing communications towers
  • Fibre Optic splicing
  • Installation and maintenance of radio links, Ethernet, and industrial/carrier equipment
  • Installation and maintenance of mobile communications equipment in company vehicles
  • Set up, test, fault find, repair, and maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub-assembly level
  • Set up computer hardware and install and customise software applications used in telecommunications equipment
  • Installation and maintenance of battery and solar systems at remote communications sites.

Distribution Linesperson

UET30621 - Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Overhead

Distribution linespersons perform a range of tasks including customer service, overhead network construction, maintenance and fault response.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble and dismantle electrical and power distribution equipment
  • Safely working at heights – including climbing power poles
  • Obtain high risk work license, including elevated work platforms, dogging and forklift
  • Drive medium and heavy rigid trucks
  • Install and maintain public lighting and overhead conductors and cables
  • How to select and terminate various types of current carrying electrical conductors
  • Read electrical diagrams and drawings
  • Understand electrical concepts required to fault find electromagnetic, direct and alternating current circuits
  • Selection of correct electrical apparatus for a particular job
  • Fault-finding, testing and repairing electrical distribution equipment
  • Connection of electrical distribution equipment
  • Operate, maintain, and repair high voltage switchgear and transformers
  • Conduct high and low voltage switching operations
  • Maintain poles, towers, and associated hardware.

Transmission Linesperson

UET30521 - Certificate III in ESI - Transmission Overhead

Transmission linespersons perform a range of tasks including installation, inspection and maintenance of towers, poles, structures, conductors, and hardware at 11/22kV up to 132kV.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble, and dismantle electrical and power transmission equipment
  • Safely working at heights – including climbing power poles and towers
  • Obtain high risk work license, including elevated work platforms, rigging, and dogging.
  • Drive medium and heavy rigid trucks
  • Install and maintain overhead conductors and cables
  • How to select and terminate various types of current carrying electrical conductors
  • Read electrical diagrams and drawings
  • Understand electrical concepts required to fault find electromagnetic, direct and alternating current circuits
  • Selection of correct electrical apparatus for a particular job
  • Fault-finding, testing and repairing electrical transmission equipment
  • Connection of electrical transmission equipment
  • Operate, maintain, and repair high voltage switchgear and transformers
  • Conduct high voltage switching operations
  • Maintain poles, towers, and associated hardware

Underground Cable Jointer

UET30821 - Certificate III in ESI - Distribution Underground

Our Cable Jointers are responsible for making, laying, joining, repairing and terminating our underground distribution network.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble, and dismantle electrical and power distribution equipment
  • Safely working at heights – including climbing power poles
  • Obtain high risk work license, including elevated work platforms, dogging, and forklift
  • Drive medium and heavy rigid trucks
  • How to select and terminate various types of current carrying electrical conductors
  • Read electrical diagrams and drawings
  • Understand electrical concepts required to fault find electromagnetic, direct and alternating current circuits
  • Selection of correct electrical apparatus for a particular job
  • Fault-finding, testing and repairing electrical distribution equipment
  • Connection of electrical distribution equipment
  • Conduct high and low voltage switching operations
  • Installing and maintaining underground electrical cables by pulling cables through underground conduits, trenches or pipes and joining them in transmission and distribution systems
  • Conducting tests to check cable integrity and locate faults
  • Prepare cable terminations for electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • Install, maintain, and test underground infrastructure including transformers, high and low voltage switchgear.

Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting)


MEM30219 - Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Our mechanical fitters primarily work with our Generation Group in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands maintaining our remote diesel-powered generation equipment.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Application of work health and safety principles
  • The use of hand and power tools to install, fabricate, assemble and dismantle mechanical equipment
  • Learn how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products
  • Maintaining, diagnosing and repairing hydraulic components of diesel–powered equipment
  • Using oxy, electric, TIG and MIG welding techniques and machining processes to replace and repair parts
  • Dismantling, repairing and reassembling engines, transmissions and other components
  • Using computers, instruments, and specialised tools to diagnose and repair faults
  • Design and manufacture modifications to existing components, parts and other items
  • Undertake construction and commissioning work.

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

E: ApprenticeRecruitment@energyq.com.au

Footnote

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