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Bright Spark Apprenticeships Program 2023


At Ausgrid, we are passionate about growing and investing in our early careers talent. The Bright Spark Apprentice Program supports our business vision for our communities to have the power for a resilient, affordable net zero future by developing our future leaders.

We are seeking diverse and talented candidates. You could be a school leaver, someone looking for a career change or have already commenced an electrical apprenticeship. Join the Ausgrid 2023 Bright Spark Apprentice Program for an opportunity to light up your career!

Be part of our future

Imagine a world where possibilities are widespread. Ausgrid is the forefront of the transitioned future. We are the leader in connecting communities easily to their energy supply choices, while striving for net zero. Are you ready to play your part in an evolving industry?

As the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, we provide power to 1.8 million customers with over four million Australians relying on us every day. Our network is made up of substations, powerlines, underground cables and power poles, spanning 22,275 square kilometres throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.

Our vision is simple; for our communities to have the power in a resilient, affordable, net zero future.

Our primary focus is the safe management and operation of the electricity network. Day-to-day we are actively operating, maintaining, repairing and building our electricity network with a focus on safety and reliability. Our job is to make sure the network is ready for a future where renewables play a major role in the power mix.

We take pride in knowing that the work we collectively achieve today, will transform the world tomorrow. We value a culture of working and living safe, being customer focussed, commercially minded, collaborative, honest, accountable, and respectful. It is through our values that our employees grow and thrive in our business.

Program Details

This program aids in building strong foundations to develop your career as a Lineworker, Cable Jointer or Electrician. As part of our program you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and capability in:

  • Completing a structured training program and a Certificate III in the relevant trade through an RTO whilst working and earning a full time wage.
  • Using and handling and power tools to install and maintain power network infrastructure.
  • Fabrication, assembly and dismantling utilities components.
  • Installing, maintaining, repairing, testing, commissioning, diagnosing and rectifying faults in electrical equipment such as transformers, switchgear and control systems.
  • Maintaining poles, overhead and underground infrastructure.
  • Work on electrical metering, light, power and data circuits

We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and are recognised as an Equal Opportunity Employer. In line with this, we adhere to a robust and equitable recruitment and selection process.

About you

  • An Australian citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident
  • Already have completed an electrical apprenticeship and wish to transfer
  • Have completed year 10 or hold a Record of School Achievement or equivalent
  • Have a great attitude and the ability to learn by following instructions
  • Hold a white card or willing to get one
  • Possess an Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
  • Willing to submit eprofiling cards on a weekly basis and undertake Capstone Assessments
  • Have reliable transport to travel to the depots
  • Willing to work outside normal working hours if required
  • Able to commence full time employment in January 2023

Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship you will become trade qualified either as a Lineworker, Cable Jointer or an Electrician.

Why join our program?

We empower our people to challenge the status quo, they own decisions that directly impact the transformation of our network to be safer, smarter, and more sustainable. In return our employees enjoy:

  • Attractive salary - earn while you learn on the job
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification
  • Supportive and safe working environment
  • Nine-day fortnight (RDO every second week)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 15% superannuation
  • Pay for performance culture
  • Recognition program
  • Annual employee day
  • Novated lease options
  • Staff club
  • Corporate Health plan
  • Health and Wellness fitness program
  • Annual Flu vaccine
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Strong focus on mental health and much more
 

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 and we encourage applications from women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and Indigenous Australians.

Ausgrid is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to environmental excellence.

If you have any questions, please contact us at brightsparks@ausgrid.com.au.