Apprenticeships


We’re proud to be the only organisation in New South Wales that offers high voltage Electrical and Transmission Lines apprenticeships.

Each year we offer a number of positions to motivated people who are keen to learn an electrical trade and start a career in the energy industry.

The types and locations of apprenticeships differ from year to year, however each one is guaranteed to provide you with challenging and interesting opportunities and the chance to learn from some of the best in the industry. Upon successfully completing your apprenticeship, you will be fully certified and eligible to apply for a technical role within our business.

To be considered for an apprenticeship, you will need to:

  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia

  • Have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent studies)

  • Possess strong mathematics and communication skills

Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas:

Electrical

Our Electrical apprenticeships offers an opportunity to learn how to install, maintain and commission high voltage and low voltage equipment, as well as how to perform fault finding tasks. Once you successfully complete the apprenticeship you will receive a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

Transmission Lines

The Transmission Lines apprenticeships will teach you how to maintain transmission lines at a voltage range of 132 kV to 500 kV. You’ll also learn different techniques involving dead line work. This apprenticeship is primarily based outdoors in remote locations, with some work conducted in high voltage substations. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship, you will receive a Certificate III in ESI Transmission.

  • How to Apply

    The Apprenticeship Program 2018 Intake is open from Friday, 19 May 2017 to Sunday, 18 June 2017.

    To view our other vacancies, please visit Search & Apply to submit an application.

  • Recruitment Process
    1. Applying
      When applying, you will need to submit an up-to-date resume and provide details of your work experience, qualifications and referees. Be sure to check your email inbox regularly as you will be sent updates on the progress of your application.

    2. Online Selection Test
      Once you have applied, you will be emailed an invitation to complete an online selection test that can be done in your own time. The test measures various abilities relating to the role of an electrical industry technical employee. Results will remain confidential to TransGrid.

    3. Interview and Practical Assessment
      After the online selection test, you will receive an email informing you of whether you will progress to the next stage. This will involve:
      1. A 15-minute online numeracy skills test.
      2. A 45-minute panel interview. The questions will focus on what you know about TransGrid, as well as areas such as teamwork, working independently, personal work standards, learning, following instructions, problem-solving, communication, health, safety and the environment.
      3. A practical assessment that is based on the trade you have applied for.

    4. Pre-employment Assessments
      You will be informed of the outcome of your interview via email or phone. If you’re successful you will be subject to TransGrid’s pre-employment assessments, which include a criminal history record check and medical check.

    5. Job Offer
      Upon successful completion of all assessments, you will be contacted to confirm your place in the Apprenticeship Program. This offer will be formalised with an appointment letter and new starter information package.

    For further details about our apprenticeships, including tips on preparing for your interview, please read the Apprenticeships FAQs. If you require further information, please email careers@transgrid.com.au or call (02) 9620 0222.