To help shape the future of the electricity network in Western Australia, Western Power is looking for people who are as passionate as they are about lighting up the State. It’s an exciting time in the electricity industry: a time of great change, innovation and opportunity. Western Power's entry level apprenticeships provide individuals with the training, mentoring and development opportunities required to succeed in this specialised industry, and applications for 2019 are now open!
As a Western Power apprentice, you will be expected to operate safely and effectively whilst working towards all the requirements you need to achieve your trade qualification. During the four years of your apprenticeship you will undertake regular off the job training learning the trade skills you require, and back in the workplace you will be guided and mentored by qualified and experienced work colleagues to apply these skills while working on the Western Power network.
Applications close 15 October.
The following apprenticeships are available in 2019.
- Lineworker apprentice – Construction and maintenance of overhead power lines, installation and maintenance of public lighting systems, testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus, and LV and HV de-energised work undergrounding polymeric cables.
- Electrical apprentice – High voltage construction and maintenance in substations throughout the network, conduction of pre-job planning, risk and hazard assessments, installation of earthing systems, construction of primary plant including structures, isolators, circuit breakers, CTs and VTs
- Cable jointer apprentice – Construction and maintenance of underground transmission networks, installation and maintenance of public lighting systems, testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus, and LV and HV de-energised work undergrounding polymeric cables.
For more information, and how to apply, please visit the Western Power website at westernpower.com.au/about/careers.
The Western Power Story
Western Power is a Western Australian State Government owned corporation with a vision to deliver on the changing energy needs of Western Australians. In this short video you'll hear from a manager and two employees; Jared Stone (WA Apprentice of the Year 2015) and Megan Feaver (WA Apprentice of the Year 2018), about working in this industry – what they enjoy about their work, and the benefits of training.
“One of the great things for me about vocational education and training is that if you really commit yourself to it and you really sink in to your field of knowledge and your field of study, the opportunities can be endless.”
Jared Stone, Primary Plant Technician - DC Systems Tradesman, Western Power
Winner of the WA Apprentice of the Year 2015, WA Training Awards
Winner of the Australian Apprentice of the Year 2015, Australian Training Awards