Nearly 100 jobs are available for the next generation of electricity industry professionals with Queensland’s publicly-owned electricity distributors Ergon Energy and Energex.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said advertising had started to recruit 95 apprentices statewide from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait to Southport on the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa.
“These are golden opportunities to learn, earn and make a real difference while training and working on one of the world’s largest electricity networks,” he said.
“These aren’t just jobs – they’re some of the most sought-after trade career launchpads in Queensland.
“Many apprenticeships are secured by local people, meaning that they can develop their skills while remaining in the community with their family and friends.”
Apprenticeships are available across a range of field and substation disciplines, including electricians, distribution and transmission linespersons, communications technicians and mechanical fitters.
Energex will have 23 new apprentices starting in the greater Brisbane area, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, and rural and regional communities like Boonah and Caboolture.
Ergon’s 72 apprenticeships span Thursday Island and the Gulf, along the coast, west to the Isa and south to the Granite Belt.
The current recruitment comes on top of 100 apprentices who started early this year as well as another 24 who will begin their careers at the end of July.
New apprentices will start at Atherton, Banyo, Barcaldine, Beaudesert, Berrinba, Blackall, Boonah, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Charleville, Chinchilla, Cleveland, Dalby, Emerald, Esk, Gatton, Geebung, Georgetown, Gladstone, Greenslopes, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Home Hill, Ingham, Innisfail, Julia Creek, Kelvin Grove, Kilkivan, Kingaroy, Longreach, Mackay, Mareeba, Maroochydore, Maryborough, Millmerran, Miriam Vale, Monto, Mossman, Mt Isa, Mundubbera, Murgon, Pinnacle, Proserpine, Raceview, Ravenshoe, Richmond, Rockhampton, Roma, Sarina, Southport, Stanthorpe, Stapylton, Thursday Island, Toowoomba, Townsville, Warwick and Winton.
More than 207,000 jobs have been created in Queensland since the Palaszczuk Government was elected.