Apprenticeships on offer with Essential Energy

Essential Energy is recruiting apprentices across regional and rural NSW.

Signing up: Dan Boland is a first year Apprentice Powerline Worker based in Tamworth.

Signing up: Dan Boland is a first year Apprentice Powerline Worker based in Tamworth.

The 31 apprenticeships are open to people of all ages in locations across Essential Energy’s footprint.

Manager community relations Northern, David Crough, said Essential Energy was seeking to recruit 20 powerline workers and 11 electrical technicians in towns including Barraba, Goondiwindi, Inverell, Narrabri and Tamworth.

“As an equal opportunity employer, we want our workforce to reflect the local communities we serve and encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and experience,” Mr Crough said.

“The skills our new recruits will develop as they learn their nationally-recognised trade will enable us to deliver a first-class electricity distribution network that continues to evolve to meet changing customer needs into the future.”

About one-third of the 31 new apprenticeships on offer have been identified as opportunities for women and Indigenous people.

The successful applicants will begin their apprenticeships in February 2018, with in a three-week induction program.

“The four-year apprenticeship program offers an opportunity to learn a valuable trade in regional NSW and includes practical and theoretical instruction, complemented by training in the field,” Mr Crough said.

Applications close at noon on Friday, September 8.

Apprenticeships: Successful applicants will undertake a four year training program.

Apprenticeships: Successful applicants will undertake a four year training program.

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