Apprenticeships

Since 2001, we’ve employed more than 450 apprentices across a range of trades. Each year, the popularity of these opportunities increases. It is just one of the ways we are investing in our workforce and the communities we operate in.

As part of our team, you’ll learn from hands-on experience – guided by the best in the business while also doing formal training through Holmesglen TAFE.

New apprentices join our crews located across 14 depots in Melbourne and the western region. You’ll be directly involved in work ranging from restoring power safely for customers, to maintaining and building our network assets, meter servicing and new customer connections.

Candidates must have a minimum pass in Year 11 General Maths or be completing a pre-apprenticeship TAFE training course in Electrotechnology (Cert III) to qualify. You also need to be comfortable working at heights on ladders and elevated work platforms.

Women who are interested in moving into one of our trades might also like to apply for our pre-apprenticeship scholarship program. This supports you to take part in the TAFE Cert III in Electrotechnology – putting you on the candidate list for our apprentices when the opportunity opens for applications.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be celebrated in our Apprentice Awards night. Awards are given for the most outstanding apprentice in each region, mentor of the year and the Dale Shorter Memorial Award – our equivalent of the Brownlow Medal – for the best 4th year apprentice or trainee.

Lineworker Madi Whyte from our Shepparton depot took home the Most Outstanding Apprentice Award, Northern Region in 2021. She sat down with Geelong Cats footballer Esava Ratugoler to talk about coming from different backgrounds to succeed in their chosen fields – and what it means to be a role model for the next generation.

Apprenticeship opportunities

  • Powerline worker. Construct and maintain overhead and underground electrical lines and infrastructure.
  • Electrical fitter. Construct and maintain electrical substations including finding and fixing faults with electrical plants and equipment.
  • Meter technician. Install, maintain and test energy metering and associated communication equipment.
  • Cable jointer. Install and maintain cables in underground pipes and trenches and terminate cables on electrical equipment.

Interested in an apprenticeship?

To find out more about current apprenticeship opportunities, visit our Career Opportunities portal.

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