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We offer traineeships in a number of areas, which offer exciting career paths and paid work to gain industry recognised qualifications.
The traineeships combine TAFE study and paid work that is supervised and mentored by our qualified staff. Once the traineeship has been completed, you’ll have an industry qualification and a great head start to your career.
Here are the traineeships we have on offer.
Technical Officer - Electrical Distribution Design Officer
This three-year traineeship teaches you to design overhead and underground electricity systems. It’s an ideal career for individuals who enjoy an office-based environment (using design tools such as GIS and AutoCad) who still like to occasionally get out in the field and see their designs brought to life.
Technical Officer – Customer Projects
In this three-year traineeship, you will learn to project manage new or increased electrical load requests, including helping with non-complex connections, budget estimate requests and scoping non-complex project proposals. This role includes minor survey, design and cost estimating using computer systems such as SAP and GIS.
As an electrical tester, you’ll learn to maintain, test and operate electrical plant, protection and control equipment. The four-year traineeship is suited to people with an interest in maths and problem solving.
We’ve provided some answers to the questions that future trainees commonly ask...
Our traineeships are structured programs combining work and study that offer opportunities to commence a career in the electricity industry.
Traineeships run for either a 3-year or 4-year period, incorporating both formal and on-the-job training. Formal training entails a maximum of 8-10 weeks per year of schooling.
Upon successful completion of the traineeship, you will gain a technical qualification and may be offered a permanent position within our group.
Dependant on business requirements, we generally look to appoint approximately 5 trainees into the first year of our program.
We offer three kinds of traineeships.
- Electrical Tester – responsible for the maintenance, test and operation of electrical plant, protection and control equipment
- Technical Officer – Electrical Distribution Design – design overhead and underground electricity systems to enable customers to be connected and improvements to be carried out on the electricity network
- Technical Officer – Customer Projects – responsible for the project management around processing new or increased electrical load requests, including facilitating non-complex connections, budget estimate requests and scope non-complex project proposals
You’ll learn specific industry knowledge, plus how to be a positive contributor to a team and applying safe work practices on the job.
When you’ve completed your traineeship, you will have skills which are transferable across the industry, in addition to a technical qualification.
As an Electrical Tester, you will obtained an Advanced Diploma in ESI Power Systems.
As a Technical Officer, you will obtain a Diploma in ESI Power Systems.
You get paid while you learn and you will be starting a career with Victoria’s largest electricity distributor. You will have full-time employment and gain job specific experiences that are transferable across the industry.
We want people who have a passion for power or communications in the utilities sector. Our program is designed for anyone who has completed or will be completing a minimum of Year 12 with a pass in Maths Method (Units 3 & 4) and/or Physics (Units 3 & 4).
You will enjoy combining both outdoor experiences as well as working in the office. You will be enthusiastic, willing to learn, able to respect the importance of health and safety in our industry and enjoy using your problem solving and analytical skills.
Our Trainees are covered by an EBA and the salaries associated with each year in the Traineeship are determined in a set structure. In 2014, the starting salary for a first-year trainee is about $750 per week, plus 10.5% superannuation. Your salary increases each year and the career path progression for Trainees is dependent upon satisfactory results from the training establishment in addition to satisfactory on the job performance.
If we employ you after your traineeship is completed, you can expect annual bonuses and increased salary, depending on your performance.
We also offer flexible work arrangements, generous leave allowances, health and wellbeing programs, and social club membership.
You apply online during the advertising period, which is usually September. Keep an eye out on our website for updates and opening and closing dates to submit your application.
Locations will be listed when the application process opens.
Applying online takes about 30 minutes. You’ll need to answer a couple of questions, and attach a resume and cover letter.
Once applications are closed, we’ll look at all applications and make a shortlist. The first stage of the recruitment process (should you pass the shortlisting) is to complete a series of tests (including numerical, verbal and mechanical reasoning tests). If successful, the second stage of the recruitment process will be a phone interview.
The process will also include a behavioural-based interview and participation in a practical exercise in relation to the role.
Your employment will by subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination (hearing test, colour blindness test and physical examination), and drug and alcohol tests as well as other pre-employment background checks.
Once you’ve submitted your application, an email will be sent to you to let you know we’ve received it. Applicants are then contacted once the application closing date has expired and all applications have been reviewed. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only contact unsuccessful applicants by email.
Yes, the offer of employment will depend on you successfully finishing your school year. Your letter of offer will also state you start date, normally early in the following new year.
Not at the moment.
We also offer apprenticeships alongside our Trainee Program.
Yes, but they must have permanent Australian residency at the time of their application.
Yes, but you’ll need to be prepared to start on the base salary and commit to the full respective three or four-year traineeship.