Ergon and Energex commence record apprenticeship drive

Four people wearing Ergon and Energex uniforms stand outside depot
Jon Haynes and apprentices

Queensland’s Ergon Energy and Energex have commenced an electricity industry apprenticeship drive, offering game-changing opportunities for 185 new starters to join the electricity distribution companies.

Ergon and Energex are recruiting for 61 locations; from the Gulf to the Gold Coast, and west across Outback Queensland. Apprenticeships are being offered across five trade disciplines: distribution linesperson, electrotechnology electrician, communication technician, transmission linesperson, and mechanical fitter.

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Ergon Energy Network is recruiting for 44 depots across regional Queensland: Atherton, Biloela, Blackall, Bundaberg, Cairns, Charleville, Charters Towers, Childers, Chinchilla, Clermont, Cooktown, Cunnamulla, Dalby, Emerald, Georgetown, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Home Hill, Hughenden, Ingham, Innisfail, Kingaroy, Mackay, Mareeba, Maryborough, Millmerran, Miriam Vale, Monto, Moranbah, Mossman, Mount Isa, Murgon, Normanton, Rockhampton, Roma, Sarina, Springsure, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Townsville, Tully, Warwick, Whitsunday, and Yeppoon.

In South East Queensland, Energex is seeking apprentices at 17 depots and sites: Beaudesert, Berrinba, Burleigh Heads, Caboolture, Cleveland, Cooroy, Gatton, Geebung, Greenslopes, Gympie, Landsborough, Maroochydore, Oxley, Raceview, Southport, Stafford, and Stapylton.

Full details of roles, locations, the application process, and “day in the life” videos introducing the different trades are available on the Ergon Energy Network and Energex websites.

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Baseline criteria includes that candidates:

  • be aged at least 17 at the time of the apprenticeship starting (February 14, 2025). There’s no upper age limit.
  • be a permanent resident, or hold a visa that enables them to work and remain in Australia permanently.
  • Applicants who are currently in their final year of school will need to complete Year 12.

Applications close on Monday, July 15.

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