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2025 Apprentice Program Essential Energy

2025 Apprentice Program

Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast NSW

Power Generation & Distribution (Mining, Resources & Energy)

16% super + 9 day fortnight

We are unique

Join an organisation that values your voice, empowers your autonomy, recognises the strength in diversity, and prioritises your well-being while offering attractive remuneration and benefits. Take pride in having a meaningful impact on regional, rural and remote communities while being a pivotal player in the energy industry's future.

About the role

Apprenticeships are four-year structured programs that offer you the best of work and study. You learn on the job as well as in the classroom to become a qualified tradesperson with a fantastic head start in your chosen career. In an apprenticeship with Essential Energy you will have hands-on experience in the ever evolving energy industry.

Powerline Workers are responsible for building and maintaining the poles and wires that deliver electricity to our communities. Essential Energy have opportunities available for Powerline Worker Apprenticeships in the following locations in 2025:

Albury, Ballina, Balranald, Barham, Barraba, Bega, Bombala, Boorowa, Bourke, Braidwood, Buronga, Canowindra, Casino, Condobolin, Coolamon, Coonamble, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Culcairn, Glen Innes, Gloucester, Goulburn, Grafton, Griffith, Gunnedah, Guyra, Jerilderie, Lake Cargelligo, Lismore, Moree, Moruya, Mudgee, Murwillumbah, Nambucca Heads, Narromine, Orange, Parkes, Port Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Taree, Temora, Texas, Tooleybuc, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Walgett, Warialda, Warren, West Wyalong, Yass


Cable Jointers are responsible for the construction, installation and maintenance of underground and associated electrical equipment that delivers electricity to our communities. Essential Energy have opportunities for Cable Jointer Apprenticeships in the following locations in 2025:

Albury, Bathurst, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Goulburn, Grafton, Maclean, Orange, Tamworth, Taree, Tweed Heads, Wagga Wagga

Zone Substation Electrical Technicians are responsible for the Coordination/ management of construction and maintenance of Zone Substations and the installation, commissioning and testing of Zone Substation equipment. Essential energy have opportunities for Zone Substation Electrical Technician Apprenticeships in the following locations in 2025:

Albury, Bega, Coffs Harbour, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Griffith, Inverell, Moruya, Orange, Queanbeyan, Tumut


About You

If you are a passionate person who is excited to start your career within a supportive and inclusive team where you will have the opportunity to work outdoors while gaining a nationally recognised qualification and making positive contributions to your local community then this is the opportunity for you.

All of our apprentice positions are physical roles and you will be required to maintain a level of physical fitness with the ability to lift, carry push and pull up to 20kg (34kg for a two person carry) and stand for extended periods of time. Tasks will involve actions such as squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, shovelling, walking, crouching and balancing.

You will require upper limb strength and endurance to undertake tasks including, carrying and stabilising ladders, climbing, reaching overhead and working at heights for extended periods of time.


Why Essential Energy

We offer competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience and 16% superannuation.

For information on our employee benefits (such as Fitness Passport, Apple, JB Hi-Fi and Dell Employee Purchase Programs and 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary and secondary carers) please visit our Employee Benefits page.

We are proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women.

An energy network doesn't just keep the lights on… it's a living network that needs to adapt to new and emerging energy generation technologies while still meeting the energy needs of customers.

It requires innovation, commitment, and collaboration to bring people together to solve the energy delivery challenges of the modern world.

Your potential will be realised, and you'll feel a real sense of purpose and satisfaction knowing you have a pivot role to play in delivering the energy of the future to the people who need it today.




To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status.

For further information please email careers@essentialenergy.com.au

*More information about the roles, process (including indicative timeframes) and Apprentice Program can be found on our website.

Have questions? We love curious minds and are holding several online "Ask us Anything" sessions. Please register for one of our sessions and bring along any questions that you have about Essential Energy's Apprentice program.

Applications close on Sunday 23 June 2024 at 11:55pm (AEST).

Date posted
May 27, 2024
Closing date
June 23, 2024
Job Location
Port Macquarie and Various
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