1. Who can apply for the Ausgrid Traineeship?
All applicants must be either Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents.
Students who are completing their HSC (or have already completed) with sound results in maths and science and an ATAR (anticipated) of 70 or above.
You are also eligible to apply if you have a trade certificate and are able to provide your transcripts from TAFE.
2. What will I study at TAFE?
On the traineeship program you will study an Advanced Diploma in Electricity Supply Industry (Power Systems). Classes are available in Sydney and Newcastle and may be held at Ausgrid training locations.
3. What are the long-term career opportunities?
Traineeships last for five years (maximum). Once you have graduated from TAFE and have completed your time on the Traineeship program you will be eligible to apply for an Engineering Officer role with Ausgrid.
4. What is the selection process for the program?
You will need to complete an online application form (NB: applications will not be reviewed until after the 30 September close date)
If your application is shortlisted, you will be contacted after the close date and asked to complete a phone interview and online tests. The online tests measure suitability and cognitive ability.
If you progress to the next stage of the recruitment process, you will be invited for an interview where you’ll be asked questions relating to the skills required for the position.
5. When are interviews held?
Interviews are generally held towards the end of November each year. You will need to keep this in mind if you plan to go away at the end of the school/university year.
6. How are offers made?
Provisional offers are made based on the Ausgrid Merit Appointment policy after final interviews are held.
7. When will I know I am successful?
We aim to advise all applicants by the middle of December each year.