Ausgrid Bright Spark Apprentice Program
Do you have a passion for working in the electricity industry? Our Program offers an opportunity to join our experienced field teams who will supervise, support and mentor you throughout your training.
Ourimbah Apprentices in front of truck
Group of Ausgrid Apprentices

Calling all Bright Sparks!

Applications for the 2025 Bright Spark Program will be opening in June. If you’d like to learn more about the program and be notified when it opens, complete the form below and we’ll contact you closer to the opening date.

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Ausgrid's ‘Bright Spark’ apprenticeship program will prepare you for a lively, hands-on career where you’re a valued team member. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, have a real maths mind, good at solving problems and enjoy hands on work that offers variety you’ll thrive with us.

We develop apprentices to excel in a field career through a structured program combining on and off the job training, a series of rotations and additional learning and development opportunities.

Those who are selected represent a diverse group including female and mature-age apprentices, breaking down barriers and addressing historical underrepresentation in trade apprenticeships.


Program Inclusions

The program includes:

  • A 4 year on the job rotational program with experienced field teams across overhead works, substations, transmission, underground works and safety 
  • Industry leading remuneration starting from ~$42,000 (under 21 years) and ~$58,500 (21 years and over)
  • Building your technical trade expertise, gain various truck/work licences and professional development skills
  • Access to senior leaders, mentors and networking opportunities
  • Work that contributes to community electrification, sustainability and Net Zero goal
  • A fortnightly Rostered Day Off (RDO) and 4 weeks annual leave in support of work life balance
  • Reward your future self with 15.5% super
  • Gain access to our Health & Wellness programs and discounts (including Fitness Passport)
  • Work for an Equal Opportunity Employer where diversity and inclusion is a priority
  • Gain a nationally accredited qualification where tuition fees are covered by Ausgrid and you receive paid time off to attend class.

Ausgrid Apprentices inspecting cable drums at OurimbahApprentice Keira up the poleApprentices near ladder


Lineworker (Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead)

If you’re active, love the outdoors and will enjoy working at treetop level then this is for you. You’ll learn how to build, improve and maintain the poles and wires that deliver electricity to our high and low voltage customers. You’ll gain various licences and become skilled in the operation of plant and equipment associated with the trade.

Cable Jointer (Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Underground)

If you’re after work that’s outdoors, hands on and internationally recognised, this apprenticeship is for you. Working in small teams, you’ll look after the underground cables that are an integral part of our electricity network. You’ll learn to join and terminate high and low voltage cables. You’ll gain various licences and become skilled in the operation of plant and equipment associated with the trade.

Electrician (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician)

This apprenticeship is for anyone who is good at solving problems and using their mathematical mind. Our electricians mainly work on the electrical equipment in our substations as well as light, power and data circuits, You’ll learn to install, test and fix electrical equipment to help maintain our electrical distribution network. You will also pick up new skills and become a licensed electrician.


Application Process

  1. Apply: Register your application and schedule an aptitude test
  2. Aptitude test: Attend a pre-selection test to assess comprehension and mathematical knowledge and skills
  3. Interview: Focused on you, your personal work standards, learning, communication, teamwork, problem solving, health and safety
  4. Pre-employment assessments: Medical, criminal history, qualification and reference checks


Applicant Requirements

At the time of application:

  • You must be an Australian citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.
  • You must have completed Year 10 and/or be over 17 years to apply for a full-time apprenticeship.
  • You hold or are working towards a driver’s licence.


Inclusion and Diversity

To deliver the best possible service to our customers, we strive towards a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Ausgrid is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We strive for gender balance in our apprentice intakes. We encourage applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Find out more about Inclusion and Diversity at Ausgrid.