Administration Trainee – 12 month Business traineeship program

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Brisbane, Queensland
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Gain new skills and knowledge in business administration that will set you and your career apart. Be the start of every possibility with Powerlink.

  • Traineeship wages from $26,523.91 for school leavers to $42,687.00 for adults (Year 12 + 3 years)
  • Start your administrative career with a Government Corporation!
  • 9 Day Fortnight with other great Employee Benefits

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We believe life’s about possibilities. And so’s the future.

That’s why we need you. As an Administration Trainee, you’ll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It’s every community connected and every future made possible.

Together, we’re gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we’re ready to tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As an Administration Trainee, you’ll help find clever solutions to interesting problems as you grow your skills every day. And you’ll do it with down-to-earth people who you’re proud to work with and get to know. Here’s how:

Starting in Reception for the first three months, you’ll be meeting and greeting visitors, providing security access cards, scheduling transport, answering phones and providing customer service to all the visitors that come to Powerlink. This could include members of Government, company representatives, members of the public or new employees!

You will also spend some time in the Mail Room, liaising with couriers, supporting with mail distribution, archiving and advising employees of their deliveries. Part of your traineeship will be spent in Admin teams throughout the business where you will also be trained in Financial Administration, Travel Bookings, Uniform & Stationary Ordering, Catering and assisting with functions and events throughout the year.

You’ll work a 9-day fortnight, from 8:15am – 5:00pm daily with 30 minutes for a lunch break. There’s plenty of free parking on site, or you can walk from Virginia Train Station!

What you’ll bring

We’re looking for a warm, friendly and organised self-starter who’s a good team-player and who loves providing great customer service. You’ll have good time management, great people skills, and be motivated by helping others. You’ll have finished Year 12 and have an interest in working in a corporate or administrative environment.

While you won’t need any administration experience, you will need to have a passion for learning and acquiring new skills and be open to feedback. Some days will be varied, some days may feel repetitive – we’re looking for somebody who want’s long-term development and appreciates the opportunities available to them once they finish!

Why Powerlink?

There’s lots to love about a career with Powerlink. But our people say there’s three things that really stand out:

  • A career that matters and lasts: You’ll shape a progressive career connecting more than five million Queenslanders to a world-class, clean energy future.
  • Unique work and the chance to grow: You’ll help find smart solutions to interesting problems as you develop your skills and impact every day.
  • People who love to support and share: You’ll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people who you’ll be proud to work with.

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 12.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Volunteer leave and 14 weeks paid paid parental leave – at full or half
  • Bright, open office layout with access to onsite credit union and cafeteria.
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Be the start of every possibility

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!To apply, please click on the Apply button above. This will take you to our careers page, where you’ll start the application process by attaching your resume and cover letter.

Applications close Sunday, 5th November, 2023 at 11:59pm. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.

If you’d like to find out more about this position, please reach out to our recruitment team at

At Powerlink, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and harness the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all people. Throughout the recruitment process, we provide support for candidates to ensure nobody is disadvantaged. Please tell us about any adjustments, support or access requirements that may help make the recruitment process more inclusive. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

As part of the recruitment process, the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include, but are not limited to: pre-employment medical checks, reference checks, right to work eligibility, and verification of academic qualifications.

We’re proud to be a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant.


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