Frequently Asked Questions - Ausgrid Apprenticeships

Crew of Ausgrid field workers

Q1. Who can apply for the Ausgrid Apprenticeship Program?
Whether you are a school leaver or a mature age applicant looking for a career change, if you’ve got passion and commitment we want to hear from you.

You will need to have completed your high school studies (years 10, 11 or 12), have sound maths and communication skills and hold a current Drivers Licence (or have obtained your driver’s licence prior to commencing the program).

Q2. Do you support TAFE and other studies?
Ausgrid pay all the costs when we invest in your training, including the enrolment fees required to complete your apprenticeship. Not only that, but further study options are always available to help you develop your career.

Q3. Where will I be based?
We have a number of opportunities across our network. If you are successful, we will endeavour to place you with the closest depot to your home location. Our current vacancies are located in Sydney East, Sydney South West and Hunter Region.

Q4. Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the Apprenticeship Program?
Your apprenticeship goes for four years and when you graduate, you will hold a marketable trade qualification in Electrotechnology to assist you gain employment as a licensed electrician anywhere. Full time employment with Ausgrid will depend upon business requirements at that time.

Q5. What is Ausgrid's contribution to superannuation?
We contribute 15% super, which is made up from the compulsory 9.5% Super Guarantee Contribution plus an additional 5.5% that we pay over and above requirements.

Q6. How much annual leave do I receive?
As well as entitlement to four weeks’ annual leave a year, you’ll be working a nine-day fortnight, so you’ll also get one day off every two weeks.

Q7. What is the selection process for the program?
First you'll be asked to sit for a pre-selection test. The pre-selection test measures comprehension and mathematical knowledge and skills. If necessary, you should brush up on your maths skills, as calculators aren’t allowed! You can also prepare by organising to bring a photo of yourself that we'll attach to your test.

If you do well in the pre-selection test, you'll be invited for an interview where we'll ask you questions relating to the skills required for the position.

Q8. When and where are the pre-selection tests held?
The preselection tests are held in August. Registrations to attend the tests open late June and close late July each year.

Q9. What skills are tested at the interview?
If you do well in the pre-selection test, we’ll invite you back for an interview. As well as being a chance for you to find out more, we’ll get to know you better, discuss your skills and ambitions and assess a number of things, including:

  • Your communication skills 
  • Your ability to contribute to and be part of a team
  • Your ability to work without close supervision
  • School or work performance
  • Knowledge of hand tools and mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of safe working practices
  • Your level of interest in a chosen trade

You will need to bring your driver’s licence and evidence of your education.