Why CitiPower and Powercor?

Our apprenticeship program has been running for more than 20 years. Unlike many companies, we employ our apprentices directly and we are extremely proud that more than 98% of the apprentices we recruit complete their four year apprenticeship program and go on to enjoy successful careers in our business.

With the transformation to a modern grid, our team members are also involved in commissioning new smart energy and automation technology to integrate distributed energy sources.

Apprenticeship opportunities

Our four-year apprenticeship program gives you the chance to gain a nationally recognised electrical trade qualification and build a career with us, learning from the best in the business.

Apprentices benefit from a competitive salary, unrivalled job security and excellent working conditions. All your TAFE course and tuition fees, along with paid leave to attend TAFE, will be covered as part of your apprenticeship. All tools and equipment are supplied.

Earn whilst you learn and enjoy a nine-day fortnight working in an inclusive, friendly team. You’ll be working in the great outdoors and in different locations every day.

Lineworker (Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead)

A day in the life of a Lineworker involves installation, repair and maintenance of overhead and some underground electrical cable lines and infrastructure. Working in teams, we use elevated work platforms and equipment to raise, replace and maintain poles, hardware and overhead powerlines. We may also install, repair and maintain street lighting systems.  Importantly during weather events, our Lineworkers are the ones who respond to power outages due to powerlines affected by storm damage and ensure our community power outages are minimised.

Pre-apprenticeship scholarships

First Peoples pre-apprenticeship scholarship

CitiPower and Powercor are committed to creating opportunities for First Peoples in the energy industry, through trade and professional career pathways. We recognise the financial barriers to undertaking study and are offering scholarships for First Peoples undertaking a Pre-Apprenticeship Cert II in Electrotechnology.

The scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 and aims to assist First Peoples with costs associated whilst undertaking study – tools, clothing, rent, childcare or to supplement an income. The 2024 scholarship is running across Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Bendigo), Yorta Yorta Country (Shepparton) and Wurundjeri Country (Burnley) who are interested in building a career in the electrical industry.

Scholarship recipients who apply before 30th of April will also undertake additional hands-on training at CitiPower and Powercor’s depots these include:

  • Introduction to power tools
  • Effective on-the-job communication skills
  • Recruitment supports (this will wrap in CL/CVs/aptitude testing/interview preparation)

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete the application form. Applications will be reviewed as received.


Women’s pre-apprenticeship scholarship

Our scholarship for women (including transgender women) and non-binary and gender diverse people undertaking a Pre Apprenticeship TAFE Cert II in Electrotechnology course was established in 2017 to support students with a desire to enter the electrical industry and help increase the number of women enter into a career in trades.

The scholarship, valued at up to $2,000, will be awarded to students who demonstrate commitment and motivation to succeed in building a career in the electrical industry. The money can be used for costs such as school fees, tools, PPE, clothing, rent, childcare or to supplement an income whilst attending the course.

There is no obligation on the recipient to apply for a role with our company. However, recipients are put on the candidate list for our apprenticeship program when the program opens for applications.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact us via or complete the application form.

Applications are reviewed three times a year in April, August and December.


Who can apply

We want our workforce to be as diverse and engaged as the communities we serve. We welcome applicants of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds, abilities and LGBTIQ+ identities. We have a strong focus on equal opportunity and encourage women to apply and join our growing group of female apprentices.

To apply, you must be completing (or have completed) Year 11 and achieved a pass in General Maths, or currently be completing (or have completed) a pre-apprenticeship TAFE training course in Electrotechnology (Cert II).

How to apply

Firstly, decide which depot location you would like to apply for and which apprenticeship role is of most interest to you. View our depot locations.

Our recruitment process includes the following steps:

  1. Application
  2. Online assessment including numerical, mechanical reasoning and reading comprehension
  3. Video interview
  4. Face-to-face interview, including a practical assessment
  5. A Working at Heights assessment
  6. Pre-employment screening including a reference check, national police check and medical assessment
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