Aug 20, 2020

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Applications open on Friday for more than 80 apprenticeships Queensland-wide with energy distributors Ergon and Energex in 2021.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said 86 apprentices would be employed across 41 depots from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa and Longreach.

Some of the apprentice positions available include electrotechnology electricians, linespersons and underground cable jointers.

Dr Lynham said the apprentices of today were joining the electricity industry at an exciting time.

“Queensland’s renewable revolution is full steam ahead with almost 6700 megawatts of renewable energy generation capacity either operational and committed,” he said.

“These are the next generation of energy workers who will have the skills to support Queensland’s ongoing transition to a renewable future.

“This year has really driven home the importance of having world-class skills and resources within our own communities, and that’s what these apprenticeships offer.”

Successful applicants will undertake training for an initial four-week block in early 2021 before heading to their home depots to begin their careers in the field.

Applications close on Tuesday, September 8. 

  • For more information visit Energex:HERE or Ergon: HERE