Bright Spark Apprenticeships Program 2022

Commencing January 2022, Ausgrid is offering Apprenticeships in the fields of Line Worker, Cable Jointer and Electrician across the Sydney and Hunter regions of New South Wales.

Ausgrid is the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, providing power to over four million Australians every day. Our network is made up of substations, powerlines, underground cables and power poles, spanning 22,275 square kilometres throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.

As an apprentice, you will learn new skills through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • use hand and power tools to install and maintain power network infrastructure
  • fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities components
  • install, maintain, repair, test, commission and diagnose and rectify faults in electrical equipment such as transformers, switchgear and control systems
  • look after and maintain poles and overhead and underground infrastructure
  • work on electrical metering, light, power and data circuits

In addition, you will receive paid leave to attend training with a Registered Training Organisation. Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship you will become trade qualified either as a line worker, cable jointer or licensed electrician.

This apprenticeship is for anyone who is good at problem solving and with an aptitude for maths.

Expression of Interest for January 2022 intake

The Ausgrid Bright Spark Apprentice Program is a supportive steppingstone for success and preparation for a valuable hands-on career.

The benefits:

Attractive salary - earn while you learn on the job and formally through a RTO.

Receive a nationally recognised qualification

  • Supportive and safe working environment
  • Enjoy a nine-day fortnight
  • 15% superannuation
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Staff club
  • Health and Wellness fitness program – Fitness Passport
  • Annual Flu vaccine
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We are seeking diverse and talented candidates. You could be a school leaver or have already commenced an electrical apprenticeship.

How to register your interest

Interested parties should apply online below and submit their resume including contact information, details of any work experience and qualifications already held.

Once you have registered your interest, our recruitment process will commence in December 2021.

To be considered, applicants will need to:

  • Be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of Year 10 (or equivalent studies), or be completing studies this year
  • Possess strong mathematics and communication skills.

All appointments will be subject to:

  • A National Police Check, and
  • Passing a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol screen.

Applications close: 12 December 2021. 

To deliver the best possible service to our customers we strive towards a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Ausgrid is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and we encourage applications from women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and Indigenous Australians.

Ausgrid is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to environmental excellence.

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