Frequently Asked Questions - Traineeships

Crew of Ausgrid field workers

Q1. Who can apply for the Ausgrid Traineeship Program?
Whether you’re a school leaver or a mature age applicant looking for a career change, if you’ve got the passion and commitment we want to hear from you. You’ll need to have completed your high school studies (years 10, 11 or 12) and have sound communication skills.

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 traineeship.

Q3. Where will I be based?
The majority of traineeships are located in our Head office which is close to Town Hall station. We also have some business traineeships in Wallsend and Maitland.

Q4. Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the Traineeship Program?
Your traineeship lasts for 12 months and when you graduate, you will hold a marketable vocational qualification in business to assist you gain employment 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 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 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 safe working practices 

You'll need to bring photo ID, evidence of education results and details of any projects that you have been involved in prior to and after leaving school.