Underground cable jointer

What's an underground cable Jointer?

Underground cable jointers create and maintain the infrastructure of our business.

As an apprentice underground cable jointer you’ll learn how to:

  • Make and repair joints in power cables installed in underground pipes, pits and trenches to protect the integrity of our power supply
  • Prepare cable terminations for electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • Install, maintain and test underground infrastructure including transformers, high and low voltage switchgear

The role is challenging, and requires good hand skills and workmanship. While cable jointers are part of a team, they often work independently. This can be in enclosed spaces, deep excavations or at height. They’re often exposed to oil compounds and need to handle hot substances. Cable systems can be up to 33kV.

Given the hazardous environment, cable jointers are expected to follow work safety practices, to control environmental impacts and comply with relevant laws. Every day, they need to identify and eliminate hazards and potentially dangerous situations.

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 Certificate II in Electrotechnology1, or 
  • have relevant work experience.

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


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