Apprenticeships

Apprentices at the Ardeer Depot stand for a picture in front of a vehicle.

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.

Cable Jointer (Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Underground)

With the construction of new estates and developments installing power underground, a day in the life of a Cable Jointer involves working in teams, mostly at ground/below ground level where they install and maintain cables and conduits in underground pits and trenches and terminate cables on electrical equipment. We use specialised training, fault finding and work methods to diagnose faults on the underground network.

Substation Electrician (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician)

A day in the life of a Substation Electrician involves constructing and maintaining electrical zone and ground mounted substations in teams, including finding and fixing faults with electrical plants and equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, and HV switch gear and LV switchboards.

Meter Technician (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician)

A day in the life of a Meter Technician involves travelling in a car to individual properties where they install and maintain smart meters.  This can involve testing the accuracy of meters, rectification of metering faults and replacement of metering equipment. This position will allow you to enjoy working autonomously (after you have completed your apprenticeship) and regular customer interaction in your day-to-day work.

Womens pre-apprenticeship scholarship

The CitiPower and Powercor 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 careers@powercor.com.au or complete the application form.

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

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 95% of the apprentices we recruit complete their four year apprenticeship program and go on to enjoy successful careers in our business.

We’ll support you through the energy transition

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.

Our apprentices regularly attend off-the-job block training with Registered Training Providers such as Holmesglen TAFE who provide the critical foundational knowledge and basic practical skills for your apprenticeship. All our apprentices are partnered with an experienced tradesperson mentor and a buddy to ensure the most supportive learning and development environment is provided. You’ll work in a hands-on environment and gain the skills to work across many different parts of our business.

As a large organisation with more than 2000 employees across Victoria, there’s an opportunity to work across a diverse range of interesting roles throughout your career with us.

Applications

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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