Positions & locations
We have a variety of apprenticeship types on offer through our apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships available are in line with the needs of our business and there may be only one or multiple apprenticeships available.
Applications open again June 2024
Applications for our 2024 Apprenticeship Program are now closed. Applications for our 2025 program will open in June 2024.
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Apprenticeship positions & locations
We offer apprenticeships for Electricians, Communications Technicians, Distribution Linespersons, Transmission Linespersons, Underground Cable Jointer and Mechanical Trades (Fitting). Learn more about these on our Trade types web page. Not all trade types will be offered in every apprentice intake.
Apprentices work in depots in locations throughout regional Queensland. Even though you may start your apprenticeship in one location, it's likely that you may spend time in other parts of Queensland during your apprenticeship to experience a range of task environments. You may also attend a block of training in regional centres and/or Brisbane. If you become an apprentice, you may need to live away from your home base at times.
If the laid-back country lifestyle, strong sense of community, and the chance to experience life a little off the beaten track isn’t enough, there are some very attractive additional benefits to live and work in non-urban areas.
Depending on location, additional benefits can be:
- Zone allowance – up to $25,625 per annum
- Additional travel leave – up to five (5) days per annum
- Locality allowance – up to $8,684 per annum
- Housing affordability allowance – up to $24,440 per annum.
We’re unable to provide individualised information about these allowances at this stage, and people’s eligibility and any payment structure depends on various Energy Queensland policies, State and Federal directives and legislation, and are subject to change over time. Please utilise the links below to see what might be on offer now:
- Visit our employment conditions and benefits page or see the Energy Queensland Union Collective Agreement 2020
- Read the current Queensland Government directive on locality allowances
- Visit the Australian Taxation Office for details on Zone Tax Offset eligibility.
There is also potential for permanent employment to be available in some locations after 2 years of the apprenticeship. This will be subject to satisfactory training and performance expectations being met and commitment to a minimum 2-year period of placement in the location upon being qualified.
Need more information?
If you would like more information about our apprenticeship program, go to frequently asked questions and click on careers then apprentices, email us at ApprenticeRecruitment@energyq.com.au or call us on 1800 262 353.