Trainee & apprentice programs

Our apprenticeship and traineeship programs are a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce. We provide a structured apprenticeship or traineeship process, supported by block theory components through local TAFE colleges or registered training organisations. By combining paid work and training, you will learn some of the practical skills that we require of our team and gain nationally recognised qualifications along the way.

As an apprentice or trainee, you will be taking advantage of:

  • structured off-site training
  • learning a trade/skills and gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid
  • paid college fees and travel related expenses
  • fully equipped toolkits for apprentices
  • supplied safety uniform and/or personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • supportive mentoring and coaching from experienced tradespersons and supervisors
  • comprehensive induction program
  • access to the Employee Assistance Program

The minimum age for entry into apprenticeships or traineeships is generally limited to candidates who are 16 years of age or have completed Year 10 schooling, and are an Australian resident or hold an appropriate visa. You can apply for an apprenticeship and traineeship if you are a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or an adult worker simply wishing to change careers or gain new skills. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and encourage females, mature aged and Indigenous candidates to apply.

Each year we employ a number of new apprentices and trainees who demonstrate:

  • mature/responsible attitude
  • good work ethic
  • self-motivation
  • willingness to commit to structured training
  • solid communication skills
  • ability to work in a team based environment
  • willingness to learn new skills
  • ability to accept direction
  • 'can do’ attitude towards work
  • attention to detail

The application process

  1. we post openings on our current vacancies website as soon as they become available, which is usually around August/September each year
  2. you complete an online application
  3. we contact you via phone, email or letter to advise if you have been selected to proceed to the next stage
  4. the recruitment process begins.

The recruitment process

New apprentices and trainees usually start in early January. The stages in the process are:

  1. you will be invited to attend a one-on-one interview
  2. in the interview you will be asked for examples that demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experiences
  3. if successful at your interview, further assessment is required such as a pre-employment medical
  4. references you have provided in your application will be checked
  5. if successful, you will be made a verbal offer explaining in detail the package being offered
  6. if you verbally accept the offer, you'll receive a formal letter of offer.  This must be signed and returned to us to confirm your employment.

Positions can be located at any one of our service centres

Back to top