During their first-day induction, our new apprentices and trainees learned about Ausgrid and the areas where they’ll be working.
They also received a solid introduction to health and safety at Ausgrid, with an eye-catching video about our arc-rated clothing.
Here’s a short snapshot of the day.
Ausgrid has welcomed 18 new apprentices and ten trainees to the Ausgrid team this week through the Bright Spark program, starting a journey to learn new skills and build a foundation for their future careers.
Our new apprentices have begun five weeks of intensive ‘ready to work’ training, including Health and Safety and electrical safety, building towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology on successful completion of their four-year apprenticeships. They’ll start at depots in Sydney CBD, Homebush, Ourimbah, Oatley, Zetland and Wallsend in early February, joining our very experienced field teams who will supervise, support and mentor the apprentices throughout their training.
Our new trainees have started with their assigned business areas, including Procurement and Finance, combining practical hands-on experience with structured training to achieve a Certificate III in their relevant field.
As part of a fully-rounded program, all apprentices and trainees will also build professional development skills that will help them to grow and evolve their career, now and into the future.
The quality and level of interest from a diverse range of candidates has been outstanding and we’re pleased that 20 of the new Bright Spark apprentices and trainees are women, three are indigenous and we also have five mature age apprentices who are changing careers.
As the energy market and technology goes through rapid change, our new apprentices and trainees are an important part of Ausgrid’s future, joining a team that is multi-skilled and adaptive, firmly focused on safety in everything we do.