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INTERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS

  • Do I need to bring anything to my interview?

    We already have your resume and application documents on hand, however if you would like to bring any other documentation or work samples then please feel free to do so. Identification and qualifications will be verified after the interview process.

  • How should I dress for my interview?

    Business attire is recommended for an interview at TransGrid.

  • Do I need to arrive early?

    We recommend arriving ten minutes early for your interview.

  • Are there any tests or assessments I have to prepare for?

    Tests or assessments depend on the role you have applied for. A HR facilitator will inform you before the interview if you will be required to take a test or assessment.

  • What sort of questions will I be asked?

    Your interview will include questions about your relevant skills, experience and qualifications, as well as a series of behavioural questions. Examples of behavioural questions include:

    • What are your strengths?
    • Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation?
    • Describe a time when you showed initiative and took the lead?

    When providing examples in response to behavioural questions, remember to provide context and be as specific as possible about the actions taken and their results. We recommend that you do an internet search for additional tips on how to best answer interview questions.

    Don't forget that an interview is also your opportunity to ask the interviewer questions about the position as well as our organisation.

  • Will I be reimbursed for expenses associated with attending my interview?

    Except in special circumstances, TransGrid does not reimburse expenses associated with attending an interview or assessment.

  • How long will it take to hear back from TransGrid after my interview?

    The time frame will vary depending on the role, however the HR Partnering team endeavour to make contact with applicants within a two-week period.

  • Does TransGrid conduct background checks?

    Yes. All candidates that proceed to next stage after the interview are subject to pre-employment checks, which will include reference checks and qualification, medical and/or police checks as required.

GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

UNDERGRADUATE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

  • When does TransGrid advertise for apprentices?

    Advertising for our Electrical and Transmission Line apprenticeships typically occurs between May and July every year, with the program commencing the following January. Once applications open there will be a one-month period during which you can apply.

    Before applying, we recommend that you read our Apply for Roles FAQs for information and tips on how to prepare your resume and cover letter.

  • What are the educational requirements?

    To be considered for the program, you will need to have completed high school studies to a minimum of a year 10 (or equivalent). To learn about other skills and traits that we look for in apprentices, visit our Apprenticeship page.

  • Do you accept mature age apprentices?

    Yes. All applications are assessed based on merit.

  • I am already in an apprenticeship but would like to switch to TransGrid’s Apprenticeship Program. Am I eligible to apply?

    Yes. If your application is successful, we will need to confirm the subjects that you have already taken and match them against the subjects under TransGrid’s Apprenticeship Program. These subjects may or may not be credited.

  • Can I apply for both Apprenticeship Programs (Electrical and Transmission Lines)?

    Yes, you can apply for both.

  • Can I apply if I am not an Australian Citizen?

    You do not need to be a citizen or resident to apply for a position. However, you will need to have an appropriate visa to work at TransGrid. Your status will be verified as part of an overall probity check prior to appointment.

  • What is the recruitment process for an Apprenticeship?

    Visit our Apprenticeship Program page for full details on what you can expect if your application is successful.

  • Why do I need to have a medical check?

    Medical checks are a standard condition of employment for TransGrid. The medical check is designed to make sure that you are fit to conduct work as an Apprentice. Please keep in mind that an invitation for a medical test does not necessarily mean you have been selected for the position.

  • Why do I need to have a Criminal Record Check?

    Applicants over 16 years of age are subject to a criminal record check through New South Wales Police to ensure that they are fit to work at TransGrid.

  • How can I prepare for the online test?

    After completing the online application form, you will receive a link via email to participate in an online selection test. You will have the opportunity to practice sample questions before the test commences.

  • What is the dress code for the panel interview?

    The most appropriate dress code is business attire. For more information on how to prepare for your interview, read our Interview and Assessment Process FAQs.

  • When are successful applicants notified?

    The apprentice recruitment process takes longer than our other process. It can take up to four months for applicants to be notified.

  • How long does the apprenticeship take to complete?

    Four years.

  • Where will I be working?

    You will be working at the apprenticeship location as advertised, with the exception of times when you may be required to train or work away at other sites.

  • What type of work will I do?

    You will learn skills and gain training and experience that is relevant to the apprentice discipline that you applied for. Please visit our Apprenticeship Program page for the full details.

  • What are career opportunities are available once I have finished my apprenticeship?

    At the end of the apprenticeship you will be a fully qualified tradesperson and may have the opportunity to apply for vacant tradesperson positions with TransGrid. Once you have gained some experience as a qualified tradesperson, if you decide to complete further study you may also apply for positions in higher-grade technical fields, which will provide greater responsibilities and challenges.
    Fourth-year apprentices are offered the opportunity to apply for our Managing Director’s Scholarship Program. Under this program, those who have excelled at their trade and additional duties may be sponsored through a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree with further career opportunities potentially available upon completion.

TRAINEESHIPS

  • When does TransGrid advertise for Traineeships?

    We do not have a set date for Traineeships – these positions are advertised when needed. To make sure that you don’t miss out when an opportunity becomes available, sign up for Job Alerts on Search & Apply . 

Before applying for a Traineeship, we recommend that you read our Apply for Roles FAQs for information and tips on how to prepare your resume and cover letter.

  • What kind of skills, education level and qualities do applicants require?

    Traineeships are offered on a combination of academic marks and personal ability, qualities and attitudes. For full details on what we look for in applicants, visit Traineeships.

  • Will there be rotations?

    Yes. Trainees will spend approximately six to twelve months in a group or business unit before rotating elsewhere within the company.


  • What career opportunities could a traineeship lead to?

    Upon completion of the program, Trainees will receive an Advanced Diploma in Electrical Technology and be equipped with the skills and experience required for engineering related roles within TransGrid.

  • Will I be reimbursed for study expenses?

    Yes. Trainees are reimbursed for TAFE course fees and textbooks in accordance with semester subject and module course requirements.

  • Can I apply if I am not an Australian citizen?

    No. Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. As part of the pre-employment checks you will need to provide proof of your status before being offered a position.

  • Why do I need to have a medical check?

    Medical checks are a standard condition of employment for TransGrid. The medical check is designed to make sure that you are fit to conduct work as a Trainee. Please keep in mind that an invitation for a medical test does not necessarily mean you have been selected for the position.

  • Why do I need to have a criminal record check?

    Applicants over 16 years of age are subject to a criminal record check through New South Wales Police to ensure that they are fit to work at TransGrid.